The Duke of Edinburgh visits Northern Ireland

Published 30 June 2023

The Duke of Edinburgh has been visiting Northern Ireland this week.

The Duke of Edinburgh in Northern Ireland

On Thursday, The Duke of Edinburgh visited 2 Rifles at Thiepval Barracks in Lisburn.

The Duke of Edinburgh visits 2 Rifles

As Colonel of the Battalion, The Duke met rifleman and the families of personnel currently deployed overseas.

Later, His Royal Highness held a DofE Gold Awards Celebration at Hillsborough Castle, welcoming over 140 young people from across Northern Ireland to recognise their extraordinary achievement.

The Duke of Edinburgh at Hillsborough Castle

On Friday, The Duke spent time in Garvagh, first visiting Garvagh Forest to hear about the parks new new mountain biking and walking trails.

The Duke of Edinburgh at Garvagh Forest

His Royal Highness then met members of the Royal British Legion at the village’s War Memorial, before joining representatives of the Garvagh Women’s Institute – the oldest WI in Northern Ireland – for a cooking demonstration.

Finally, The Duke visited Mussenden Temple, which was originally built as a library in the 1700s, to hear a choral performance.

The Duke of Edinburgh at Mussenden Temple

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