The shoes also had brown soles and brown laces.
Nick Hewitt, head of the restoration project, said: “It was fantastic. She’s so engaged with the story of the navy, and she is so connected to the navy’s historical importance.
“She really gets it, and that was lovely. I can’t think of anyone better to do that, and it was very moving to come back here and take part in the celebrations,” he told The News.
Afterwards, the Princess Royal gave a short speech, discussing the appropriateness of LCT 7074 being at the museum, and giving her thanks to those who restored the craft.
She said: “I would like to congratulate those who contributed to the presence of LCT 7074 here at Portsmouth at the D-Day museum.