Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Prince Michael in Coleraine

Prince Michael of Kent yesterday evening attended a civic reception at Coleraine Borough Council to highlight opportunities of Digital Causeway initiative.

Upon arrival His Royal Highness was greeted by,
  • The Lord-Lieutenant of County Londonderry, Mr Denis Desmond CBE;
  • His Worship the Mayor of Coleraine, Councillor Sam Cole;
  • The Mayoress of Coleraine, Mrs Cole.

Prince Michael met Mr Philip Gilliland, High Sheriff of County Londonderry; Roger Wilson, Chief Executive, Coleraine Borough Council; Professor Deirdre Heenan, Provost, University of Ulster; and senior Council officials and representatives from the University.

The visit followed a private engagement with the Lord Ballyedmond OBE that took place during 2012.

At that time, His Royal Highness expressed an interest in the North Coast area and in particular the Project Kelvin cable.

True to his word, HRH visited Coleraine to witness the opportunities first hand.

The Mayor concluded the event by thanking His Royal Highness for his support and looking forward to his help with future economic development opportunities.

Prince Michael was joined by Lord Ballyedmond, who recently has been generously lending his support to local economic efforts.

Lord Ballyedmond, Ms Charlotte Pike, Sir William Moore Bt and Lady Moore all attended the presentation and the Mayor presented a gift on behalf of the Borough prior to his departure and signing of the official guest book.
Later HRH listened to a presentation on the Borough of Coleraine and economic development conducted by Mr Wilson and then heard a briefing on the Digital Causeway from the Chair, Telecommunications Engineering, University of Ulster, Professor Gerard Parr followed by a Question and Answer session.
In the Bann Gallery, HRH met approximately 100 guests during a light supper.

The Mayor spoke a few words of welcome and presented Prince Michael with a gift of a bottle of Bushmills Whiskey.

Prior to departure the Mayor also invited HRH to sign the Visitors’ Book bringing the engagement to a close.

1 comment :

The Earl Bishop said...

Gosh ! The older HRH gets the more he is the image of the last Tsar of all the Russias.