Denmark's Princess Mary has praised Uganda for their efforts in fighting HIV and Aids.

The royal arrived in the country on Saturday (27.09.08) for a six-day visit to support projects set up to help people stricken with the disease.

A Danish TV crew followed the princess on her trip.

Speaking at her visit to The AIDS Support Organisation in Mulago yesterday, Mary said: "I am greatly impressed with what you are doing to help the people living with HIV/AIDS. Unfortunately, I am just on a short visit. I would have loved to stay much longer to share more."

The princess hugged and kissed two young girls suffering from HIV and listened to their tragic tales.

She was joined by Danish ambassador Nathalia Feinberg and the deputy head of mission Henrik Larsen.

Robert Ochai, executive director of the organisation, said: "The visit should awaken international attention to the HIV/AIDS situation in Uganda."

The charity receives around $1m from Denmark every day.