Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Prince Richard in Ulster

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester today attended the annual celebration of the life of Columbanus at the Clarion Hotel, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, hosted by The Ullans (Ulster Scots) Academy.

Prince Richard's son is styled by his father's subsidiary title, Earl of Ulster.

Arriving at the Clarion Hotel, Carrickfergus, HRH was greeted by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mr Richard Reade DL.

Throughout the engagement Prince Richard was accompanied by Dr Ian Adamson OBE, President, Ullans Academy.

Moving to the Glendun Suite for pre-lunch drinks, HRH met over one hundred and fifty guests attending the “Feast of Columbanus” lunch.

Speaking at the lunch in the Causeway Suite were Ruairí Ó Bléine welcoming guests in Irish and Dr Adamson welcoming guests in Ullans later.

The Rt Hon and Rev the Lord Bannside PC delivered a speech on Columbanus. The Master of Ceremonies, Sammy Douglas MLA, then invited HRH to speak.

During Lunch light entertainment was provided by children from two Belfast Primary Schools.

Following farewells HRH departed for the next engagement

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