Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Visit Northern Ireland

  May 11, 2009 at 3:59 pm by

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HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh made a three-day visit to Northern Ireland last week. The royal couple visited many locations during their tour, including the Lisneal College dental room in Londonderry, the Police Rehabilitation and Retaining Trust in Holywood, the Maritime and Coast Guard Agency in Bangor, and the McWilliam Gallery in Bainbridge.

The Queen met at Hillsborough Castle with President Mary McAleese of Ireland, spurring new questions about a potential state visit to Ireland sometime in the future. While at Hillsborough Castle, she also greeted members of the Grand Slam winning Irish Rugby team.

Prince Philip had a scare during the visit when he stumbled and nearly fell while mounting some stairs; he recovered and is fine.

For more on The Queen and Prince Philip, please visit this thread. For more on royal visits to Northern Ireland, please visit this thread.

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