Princess Anne played a low key visit to St Andrews to open an exhibition at the British Golf Museum.
The Princess Royal met and chatted with more than 100 members of the St Andrews Ladies’ Putting Club, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary, at a private ceremony at the venue.
She was greeted by Lord Lieutenant of Fife Robert Balfour and presented to club members and museum staff before touring the exhibition.
She also unveiled a specially-commissioned painting by artist Jennifer Thomson depicting the club as it is today.
Angela Howe, museum and heritage director, said: “It was a very great honour to welcome Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal to the British Golf Museum.
“By kindly agreeing to open the exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the St Andrews Ladies’ Putting Club, the occasion was made extra memorable.”
Shining Examples: 150 years of the St Andrews Ladies’ Putting Club celebrates the pioneering women who first took to St Andrews Links in the 19th century and those who followed them, bringing together their medal and trophy collection for the first time.
Exhibits include prizes of earrings, opera glasses, ornate fans and elegant white gloves, as well as medals from the 1860s and contemporary trophies.
Club president Paddy Hill said: “It is entirely appropriate that to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the St Andrews Ladies Putting Club all our trophies, medals and memorabilia have been brought together in one exhibition and we are indebted to the staff of the British Golf Museum for making this possible.
“Having HRH The Princess Royal to officially open the exhibition made the event even more special.”
The exhibition runs until March 2018.