Today kicked off The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall’s visit to Northern Ireland and Ireland.
Charles and Camilla have a brief but event packed visit the next three days.
In Northern Ireland, Their Royal Highnesses will undertake a range of engagements, including visiting Omagh as part of commemorations on the twentieth anniversary of the Omagh bomb.
Today Prince Charles began his visit in Belfast at the Carlisle Memorial Church. HRH was greeted by The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor Councillor Deirdre Hargey.Embed from Getty Images
Charles met members of the local community before watching a performance by the Ulster Orchestra. Following the performance, HRH learned how Carlisle Memorial Church would become the permanent home of the Ulster Orchestra.Embed from Getty Images
HRH also took some time to chat and tuck into a beer and some cheese samples during his visit to the community centre.Embed from Getty Images
The Prince made a stop Ulster University’s Coleraine Campus to help celebrate its 50th anniversary.
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On Wednesday, The Prince of Wales will visit Omagh Hospital and will then be joined by Her Royal Highness for a visit to the Gortin area, before visiting the town of Omagh to meet those affected by the bomb, members of the emergency services and residents of the town.
Made at the request of the British Government, Charles and Camilla’s visit to Ireland will highlight the crucial alliance and friendship between the two nations, as well as the deep bonds between their people.
This week’s trip is the fourth visit TRH’s have made to Ireland in as many years, and offers a chance to commemorate the permanent nature of the relationship.