Thursday, 16 January 2020

Princess Royal in NI

THE PRINCESS ROYAL is spending two days in Northern Ireland.

Her Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, the Royal Logistic Corps, visited 152 (North Irish) Regiment at Palace Barracks, Holywood, County Down.

On Thursday afternoon Her Royal Highness visited HMP Maghaberry, near Lisburn, County Antrim, in her role as Patron of the Butler Trust, and was received by the Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mr David McCorkell.

HRH was shown the new Davis House facility.

Princess Anne later visited the SlurryKat slurry equipment company in Waringstown, County Down, and was received by Dr Robert Logan DL.

I don't subscribe to any newspapers so, like everybody else, I'm reliant on others to keep me apprised of royal visits.

In this instance the Antrim Lieutenancy most helpfully issued a blog post this morning.

I scanned the BBC Northern Ireland news website this morning (at 07:52) and there was no mention of the Princess Royal's visit.


Anonymous said...

You've got to hand it to Princess Anne, she is a great, hard worker. She would surely not have offered a single objection to visiting a slurry kit manufacturer, she just gets on with it. Much like her parents.

I know it doesn't work that way, but I'd vote for her as our next monarch!

Handelian said...

The BBC is notorious for its lack of interest in royal visits to Northern Ireland. It’s perfectly happy to run any number of social interest non- stories on its website or to pander to the latest Twitter ramblings of our myriad politicians. But zero or little coverage of a royal visit which is of great interest to many people. Radio 3 and 4 and BBC4 are worth the licence fee alone but our local BBC is long overdue a good boot up the backside.