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President Michael D Higgins & his wife Sabina Coyne-Higgins arrive in London for the State visit to UK

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Wasn't there a state banquet last night? I couldn't find any Pictures.
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As far as I know the visit only starts today
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As far as I know the visit only starts today
Oops, thank you for correcting me!
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No problem I think the confusion was President Higgins arrived in the UK yesterday
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No problem I think the confusion was President Higgins arrived in the UK yesterday
Yes the President & his wife arrived in London yesterday but the Official Visit starts today.
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President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina have arrived at the Irish Embassy in Central London .The Prince of Wales & Duchess of Cornwall will join them there before departing for Windsor.As per the media,Sabina Coyne Higgins is wearing a Philip Treacy hat!

http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/0408/607...s-state-visit/
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:25 AM
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Live coverage from Windsor on the first day of the visit, featuring the President's arrival and ceremonial welcome-
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Live Coverage has Started:-
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Looks like a lovely morning in Windsor,nice crowds lining the streets,many of them are either Irish living in the UK or have Irish ancestry.RTE Radio1 interviewed many of them earlier.

BBC News - Irish President Michael D Higgins in historic UK visit

TRH The Prince of Wales & Duchess of Cornwall at the Irish Embassy in London

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Ceremonial welcome & carriage ride to the castle almost over,I never noticed the bells ringing at Windsor on previous State Visits.One Irish commentator quipped it was the Angelus bells (which still ring daily on Irish radio at 12 noon).
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I'm so glad that we are getting a chance to actually watch this historic State Visit. I know it's happening because this is such an historic occasion but I really do wish more of these State Visits were broadcast Live either on a news channel or perhaps from the official Monarchy website.
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I'm so glad that we are getting a chance to actually watch this historic State Visit. I know it's happening because this is such an historic occasion but I really do wish more of these State Visits were broadcast Live either on a news channel or perhaps from the official Monarchy website.
Its wonderful to be able to watch this historic visit live,such a pity I'm gonna miss tonight's State Banquet ,hopefully I'll be home in time to catch the end of it.
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From RTE

President Higgins meets Queen at Windsor Castle - RT‰ News

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Nice touch using the Band of the Irish Guards for the Windsor welcoming ceremony. The Irish Guards went to Cyprus on deployment after St Patrick's Day so they were not available.
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I loved this morning I think President Michael D was fantastic
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Truly historic moment in history. Time has a way of healing old wounds. May both nations prosper together in harmony and friendship for many years to come.
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Irish President Michael D Higgins has arrived in Britain for his country's first ever visit by a head of state.
His four-day trip is a sign that relations between the two countries have been transformed since the Queen's historic visit to Dublin in 2011.
But it has been overshadowed by the decision to invite Northern Ireland's deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, a former IRA commander, to a state banquet at Windsor Castle this evening.
Former MP Mr McGuinness, who refused to take his Commons seat because of the oath of allegiance to the Monarch, snubbed a gala banquet in honour of the Queen during her visit to Ireland in 2011.
Irish President Michael D Higgins arrives in Britain for historic state visit | Mail Online
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