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Because of security concerns, it's wasn't announced in advanced
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The Prince and Duchess start a three day visit to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland today.

http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/news.../press-release
Great. Any pictures yet?
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Great. Any pictures yet?
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Prince Charles begins two-day Northern Ireland visit at Queen's University cyber security unit - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk


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Charles will begin his trip in Belfast on Monday, and on Tuesday will be joined in Northern Ireland by the Duchess of Cornwall.
The royal couple will then travel to the Republic on Wednesday for an official visit.
Prince Charles and Camilla to visit Ireland for three days this week - Independent.ie
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Old 05-23-2016, 05:20 PM
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Prince Charles is back in Ireland - here's what he'll be getting up to
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Old 05-23-2016, 05:24 PM
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Haven't things pretty much settled down in the north now? Other than the usual security is there still concern over the various groups that used to cause so much trouble?


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It's a lot better than during The Troubles but just recently the terror level was raised. This was 11 May

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British intelligence has raised the alert level across Britain for a Northern Irish terrorist attack from “moderate” to “substantial”.

MI5 said the rise, to the second-highest threat level, reflected a strong possibility of an attack.

The warning follows concerns among the security forces in both the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland about increasing violence by dissident republicans linked to a group calling itself the “New IRA”. Some of the violence appears to be part of a feud among rival drug gangs operating in Ireland.
UK terrorism threat from Northern Ireland raised to ‘substantial’ - FT.com
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The Prince and Duchess start a three day visit to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland today.

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Ah, the big hole in their calendar for this week makes sense now.
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This is such sad news.
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Additional pics from day 1 can be found here:


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I am a bit surprised to hear they are in Northern Ireland. I guess for security reasons they couldn't announce a head of time. Makes sense

Great to see the photos from the first day. Thanks for posting.
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The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will visit Donegal in the Republic of Ireland tomorrow.

Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to visit Donegal | Irish Examiner
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The Prince of Wales has met Northern Ireland's political leaders on the second day of his visit to the region.

The private and separate meetings with First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness began a packed schedule for the heir to the throne.

The prince talked with the Democratic Unionist leader and Sinn Fein veteran in two 20 minute behind-closed-doors encounters at the royal residence at Hillsborough Castle.

The leaders updated Charles on the current political and economic situation in Northern Ireland.
Read more: Prince Charles has private meetings with Northern Ireland political leaders - BT
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Haven't things pretty much settled down in the north now? Other than the usual security is there still concern over the various groups that used to cause so much trouble?


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Thankfully 90% of us continue to live in harmony with each other, as we pretty much always have. Unfortunately, roughly 5% remain at either extreme, still intent on pursuing their own agenda. I guess because of the 5% at one of the extremities, certain precautions still have to be taken for a Royal visit - since, as one of the other posters has mentioned, the terror threat has risen recently according to MI5.
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Good to know!


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Prince Charles is joined by Camilla for the second day of Northern Ireland visit - BBC News

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It seems the have had a blast so far!
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Definitely seems as has been a good trip so far and couple are having a great time
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The couple in Ireland today, May 25:



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The Duchess of Cornwall tastes local cider during Northern Ireland visit | Daily Mail Online
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The Prince and Duchess in County Donegal

Prince Charles makes official visit to Donegal - RTÉ News

Prince Charles and Camilla to visit Donegal on Wednesday
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