Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Royal Visit

THE PRINCE OF WALES and The Duchess of Cornwall have begun a two-day visit to Northern Ireland, on the Province's centenary year.

Their Royal Highnesses were welcomed by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Belfast, Sir Nigel Hamilton KCB.

Their Royal Highnesses were greeted at Belfast City Hall this afternoon by the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor, Councillor Frank McCoubrey.

TRH were introduced to Professor the Lord Bew, chairman of the official historical advisory panel set up to advise the Government on the centenary.

After leaving the City Hall, the royal party travelled to the Education Authority's headquarters in the Cathedral Quarter, where Prince Charles met youth workers and young people who spoke about the impact of youth services.

The Prince of Wales later visited Harland & Wolff, Queen's Island, Belfast, and was received by Professor Mark Sheridan DL (Deputy Lieutenant of the County Borough of Belfast).

His Royal Highness subsequently visited Slieve Gullion Forest Park, County Armagh, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of County Armagh (the Earl of Caledon KCVO).

Prince Charles later received the Rt Hon Brandon Lewis CBE MP (Secretary of State for Northern Ireland) at Hillsborough Castle, County Down.

His Royal Highness received the Rt Hon Arlene Foster MLA (First Minister of Northern Ireland).

The Duchess of Cornwall, Colonel-in-Chief, The Rifles, this afternoon visited 2nd Battalion The Rifles, Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn, County Antrim, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim (Mr David McCorkell).

Her Royal Highness afterwards visited Cara Murphy, Blessington House, Hillsborough, County Down, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of County Down (Mr David Lindsay CVO).

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