17 November 2013
THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN
The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, accompanied by Mrs. Sabina Higgins, has accepted an invitation from The Queen to pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom from 8-10 April 2014.
The President and Mrs. Higgins will stay at Windsor Castle.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh paid a State Visit to Ireland in May 2011.
This is the first State Visit to the United Kingdom by a President of Ireland.
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