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Princess Anne previews Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo's return

The Princess Royal has attended one of the final rehearsals of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo ahead of its official opening night.

All performers from this year's show, 'Voices', took part in the rehearsal at the Redford Barracks, giving Her Royal Highness an exclusive preview of their musical and cultural showcases and military precision. 

Princess Anne, who is the patron of the Edinburgh Tattoo, was able to have a preview of the cultural spectacle that will draw in crowds at Edinburgh Castle this summer to witness for the first time since 2019.

Established in 1950, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo usually takes place every year in August on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, to a live audience of 220,000.

However, the event has been cancelled for the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The showpiece event will run from 5 August to 27 August.

More than 900 performers from across the globe are taking part in this year's Tattoo.

The show 'Voices' will be a celebration of expression, giving a stage to performers and acts from around the globe to share their voices through spoken word, song, music and dance.