The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visit Northern Ireland


Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh visited Northern Ireland on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 June 2016.

The Royal party arrived at George Best Belfast City Airport on Monday afternoon and continued by car to Hillsborough Castle for Audiences with the Secretary of State, First Minister and Deputy First Minister.

On the second day of the visit The Royal party started their programme by visiting the Giant's Causeway. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh toured the Causeway Visitor Centre meeting the admissions team, local crafters, guides and volunteers. They watched a short video before continuing by car to the Giant's Causeway itself where they were met by National Trust Rangers who pointed out key features.

The Royal party continued by car to Bushmills Village where they attended an Act of Remembrance. The Queen unveiled a statue of Robert Quigg, VC and The Duke of Edinburgh unveiled a commemorative stone. They met family groups before they departed for Portrush Golf Club for a reception and lunch as guests of the Mayor of Coleraine.

In the afternoon The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at Coleraine Railway Station. The Royal party then departed by steam train to Bellarena Railway Station, where they unveiled a plaque to mark the opening of the Bellarena Railway Station before they departed Northern Ireland.

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