HRH The Princess Royal paid a visit to Shepherd's Bush this week to inspect the recently opened Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) advice centre.
As patron of the National Association of CAB, Princess Anne was invited to the Uxbridge Road centre for a tour and to meet staff and volunteers.
During her trip she spoke to trustees who discussed the challenges of running a charity in times of decreasing resources and increasing demand.
Chair of the Hammersmith and Fulham CAB, Hugh Macmillan, said: "We are very fortunate to have HRH The Princess Royal as our national patron and to be able to welcome her in person to our bureau. Her support for the work of the CAB service is greatly appreciated and we are delighted she is able to join us to thank our team of volunteers and paid staff for all their hard work and dedication."
The advice centre, which shares the premises with employment support service Tendis, opened in September last year.
For more information, visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk