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An aircraft carrying Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth II's only daughter, was involved in a near-collision with a British fighter plane being tested over northern England on Thursday.

The Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet -- with a top speed of 1,321 mph -- was on an exercise from a Royal Air Force base when it came within 3.3 miles of the princess' Royal Squadron BAE125 plane over Morecambe Bay, northwest England. The fighter, not in service yet, is being tested by RAF pilots.

The royal flight pilot was told to take "avoiding action" after air traffic controllers realized that the warplane had turned across its path.

Buckingham Palace confirmed that Princess Anne, 54, had been involved in an "air proximity incident" Thursday morning as both planes headed for Scotland and that she was informed about it.

Princess Anne landed in Scotland and attended her two scheduled public events there.

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