Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Duchess of Gloucester in Belfast

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester attended the “Hope for Youth Northern Ireland” Gala Ball at Belfast City Hall, on Monday evening, 21st May, 2012.

Upon arrival HRH was greeted by the Lord-Lieutenant of the County Borough of Belfast, Dame Mary Peters DBE, and went on to meet Alderman Ruth Patterson, Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman May Campbell, Sheriff of the County Borough of Belfast and Mr Ion Montgomery, Chairman Hope for Youth Northern Ireland.

Upstairs, in the Great Hall, HRH met a number of Trustees and friends of the Hope for Youth Charity over pre-dinner drinks. Background music was provided by Ms Patricia Tracey.

Later Her Royal Highness, accompanied by the Deputy Lord Mayor, proceeded to the Lady Mayoress's Parlour and accepted an invitation from the Deputy Lord Mayor to sign the visitors’ book.

Returning to the Great Hall for dinner, HRH listened to a few words of welcome from the Deputy Lord Mayor and, prior to Grace, heard a brief overview of the Hope for Youth Charity from Mr Montgomery.

HRH departed following the Loyal Toast, bringing the engagement to a close.

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