Princess Anne rides Staten Island Ferry to Manhattan

Britain's Princess Anne, accompanied by Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez, left, rides in the pilothouse of the Staten Island Ferry Sandy Ground in New York Harbor, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. (New York City Department of Transportation Photo)

Princess Anne took a ride on the Staten Island Ferry during a visit to New York City.

The sister of Britain's King Charles III was ushered to the ferry's pilothouse as the Manhattan-bound ship crossed the New York Harbor on Tuesday escorted by police boats. A fireboat greeted the ferry with a water display just before docking, according to

The ferry trip came after the princess was given a tour of Staten Island's National Lighthouse Museum. The visit included an unveiling of a miniature figurine of Needles Lighthouse, in the Isle of Wight, in memory of her parents.

Princess Anne is the only daughter Queen Elizabeth II, who died last month.

The princess attended a luncheon in Manhattan after the ferry trip and praised the lighthouse museum in a speech.

"The lighthouse still has a really important part to play," she said. "The story that goes with lighthouses and how we got here is just as important, and (the) museum has made an astonishing impact in telling that story."