Royal Visits to Ireland and Northern Ireland


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I thought it would be nice to gather pictures and information on past visits by members of the British Royal Family to Northern Ireland

Here are pictures from the Golden Jubliee Tour in 2002
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http://legacyeditorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=52104715&cdi=0 visitin the site of the Omagh bomb
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http://legacyeditorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=52109194&cdi=0 arriving for the 3 day Jubliee visit
http://legacyeditorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=52107578&cdi=0 May 15 Balmoral Showgrounds
http://legacyeditorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=52107299&cdi=0 Garden Party May 15

Visit to the Lagan Weir 26 Feb 2003
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Meeting Irish President Mary McAleese in Hillsborough Castle on December 8, 2005
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Presenting the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross to the soldiers of the Royal Irish Regiment on October 6, 2006 at the Balmoral Showgrounds
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Queen Elizabeth And Prince Philip Attending A Garden Party At Loughry Agricultural College. 14 May 2002
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MAY 14 2002: Queen Elizabeth II With David Trimble, Northern Ireland First Minister Of Assembly, At Stormont, The Northern Ireland Parliament Building
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Silver Jubliee Tour 1977
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Coleraine University of Ulster 1977
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Attendin a garden party at the University of Ulster campus in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, 01 June 2006
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Coronation Tour 1953
Stormont, Northern Ireland http://legacyeditorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=78982661&cdi=0
http://legacyeditorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=78982654&cdi=0 Civic Reception

the opening ceremony for the Lagan Bridge in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 09 March 1995
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21st March 1946: Princess Elizabeth waving as she arrives at Dungannon High School for Girls in County Tyrone
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19th March 1946: Princess Elizabeth, with Sir Frederick Rebbeck the managing director of Harland and Wolff, on the launching platform of the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast.
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launching HMS Eagle, an aircraft carrier built by Harland and Wolff's shipyard, at Belfast.
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10th February 1942: King George VI shaking hands with the prime minister of Northern Ireland, John M Andrews, at the Ulster Canteen in Cockspur Street whilst Queen Elizabeth looks on
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British and American sailors cheering King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at the conclusion of their visit to American naval units in Northern Ireland, 1st July 1942
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29 June 1992: Princess Diana Laughing With Clergymen During A Visit To Belfast
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Charles and Camilla visit of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 23 May 2007.
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Charles and Camilla at Belfast City Hall, 12 December 2005 in Belfast
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Prince Andrew opens a school at Wellingtton College April 16, 2002 in Belfast
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Edward and Sophie April 12, 2002 on the first day of their two day visit in Belfast
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Prince Charles at Queen's University February 7, 2002 in Belfast
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9th March 1955: Princess Margaret Rose walks through a guard of honour at Belfast
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Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall on a 2day visit 20th - 21st May 2008
Day 1
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Day 2
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the Princess Royal is the most frequent visitor to the province whilst Prince William has never made a visit
 
No invite to Ireland?

Hi everyone, is there any logical explanation as to why the Queen has never paid a State visit to the Republic of Ireland?.......is it simply because she has never recieved an invitation, or maybe there's a bit more to it than that?
 
One would imagine that the ongoing state of tensions with regards to Northern Ireland would be the reason. Take a look at the history of Anglo-Irish relations since 1922 (at least!), and you have your answer.

Additionally, security would be an enormous issue. The Provos would have a field day with a visit by HM to Ireland, and while it's true that the IRA has disarmed, I imagine some of the still-extant hardliners wouldn't see too much of a problem with trying something on if she were to visit.
 
There's been talk recently of a possible visit next year, but I suspect such rumors abound every year.
 
actually the Irish President has extended an invitation to the Queen to visit on condition that policing and justice powers are devolved to the assembly in northern ireland - that is due to happen at some point in the next year so i guess we will wait and see

the queen probably would never have been welcomed in ireland as tensions remain pretty high about any sort of british influence or control but i guess the time is right now to extend the welcome to her
 
This afternoon Her Majesty and His Royal Highness arrived in Londonderry at the begining of a Royal visit to Northern Ireland

It's a three day visit
 
Here are some pics of today's second engagement with
less watermarks:

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II speaks to student Stacy Long during a
visit to the dental room of Lisneal College in Londonderry, Northern
Ireland, on 06 May, 2009. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh
arrived in the British province for a three-day visit.

I don't think that the gentleman on pic 2 ever dreamed of meeting
the Queen in a situation like this...;)


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 ** Pic 6 **
 
:lol: I noticed his ears were quite red. If that had been me I would have gone underwater & held my breath til she was gone
 
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i got caught up in the Queen's motorcade today as it was skirting the outskirts of Belfast this afternoon - didnt really get a good look at her as they flew past
 
:lol: I noticed his ears were quite red. If that had been me I would have gone underwater & held my breath til she was gone

Completely understandable :D Nevertheless I think that his brave
reaction impressed her more :) - I hope he was asked before the
Queen entered the room..;)

Here are some of today's pics in a bigger version:

Britain's Queen Elizabeth ll arrives at the Maritime and Coastguard
Agency, during a visit to the Bangor, Northern Ireland, May 7, 2009.


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I notice today is one of those rare occasions when HM wears her brooch on her right side (obviously due to her assymetric coat design)
 
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I notice today is one of those rare occasions when HM wears her brooch on her right side (obviously due to her assymetric coat design)
:ermm: The coat design isn't assymetric, the buttons are straight down the center. There are however appliques on the left side of the coat.:flowers:
 
:ermm: The coat design isn't assymetric, the buttons are straight down the center. There are however appliques on the left side of the coat.:flowers:

I meant the design detail is assymetric, not the edge of the coat. I could see that the opening was central, but a brooch would probably not look good on that heavy black applique.
 
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/gillweb/DonnchaOCallaghanoftheRBS6NationsGr.jpg with some members of the Grand Slam winning Irish rugby team (l-r Donncha O'Callaghan and Ulster's Paddy Wallace) with the Queen during their 30 minute reception at Hillsborough Castle

photo originally posted by GillW in Jewels Forum

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/8037833.stm
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2009/0507/breaking71.htm with the Irish President during their private meeting
 
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The following photographs were taken afterwards in Victoria Barracks, the home of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, where The Queen came to attend the Regimental reception. The Irish Guards were last stationed in the royal town of Windsor in 1980 and I think it was the last time she was in Victoria Barracks to celebrate St Patrick's Day with The Queen Mother at the time.

I actually had the honour of seeing her very close and to receive a very nice smile and 'Good afternoon' from The Queen.

receptioin picture by Yoeri - Photobucket

reception picture by Yoeri - Photobucket

reception picture by Yoeri - Photobucket

reception picture by Yoeri - Photobucket

reception picture by Yoeri - Photobucket
 
very nice pictures, thanks for posting them.
 
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The Queen and Irish President Mary McAleese met in Northern Ireland on Thursday, but there was still no sign of the long-anticipated Royal visit to Dublin.

Queen meets Irish President - Telegraph

The Duke of Edinburgh narrowly avoided a potentially painful fall when he stumbled on steps during a royal visit

Duke of Edinburgh stumbles on royal trip - Telegraph

Hopefully the Duke didn't wrench something when this happened- sometimes preventing a fall can be worse than an actual fall itself.
 
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