Monday, 23 June 2014

The Queen in NI

THE QUEEN and The Duke of Edinburgh today visited Northern Ireland and were received at Belfast City Airport by the Rt Hon Therea Villiers MP (Secretary of State for Northern Ireland) and Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the County Borough of Belfast (Dame Mary Peters DBE).

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness proceeded to Hillsborough Castle, County Down, where they were greeted by the Lord-Lieutenant of County Down, Mr David Lindsay.

HM was introduced to Mr Michael Day, Chief Executive of Historic Royal Palaces.

The Queen had an audience with the First Minister of Northern Ireland, the Rt Hon Peter Robinson MLA.

HM also had an audience with the Deputy First Minister, Mr Martin McGuinness MLA.

Prince Philip held a reception for 75 Gold award recipients of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

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