The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit Northern Ireland

Published 30 September 2020
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit Northern Ireland

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall today visited Northern Ireland to thank individuals who have gone the extra mile during the pandemic.

To begin the day, Their Royal Highnesses went to the Ulster Museum, where they saw an exhibition on Florence Nightingale. The Prince and The Duchess also met nursing and midwifery graduates from Queens University Belfast and The Open University, who completed their courses early in order to assist on the front line of the pandemic. 

Later in Co. Antrim, The Prince of Wales met the team at Henderson Foodservice, who have worked tirelessly throughout Covid-19 to meet increased demand and keep supermarket shelves stocked. 

Meanwhile, The Duchess visited Belfast and Lisburn Women's Aid, where she met women who have been supported by the charity. The charity provides confidential support, information and emergency accommodation for women and children affected by domestic violence. Despite increased demand, the charity ensured no one was turned away from receiving their confidential support, information and emergency accommodation, during the lockdown period.

At Hillsborough Castle, The Prince of Wales received the Secretary of State, the First Minister and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland. 

The Duchess of Cornwall received two representatives of Barnardos, of which she has been Patron since 2017. The charity has determinedly worked to maintain their services despite the impact of COVID-19.