President Higgins To Make First State Visit To UK

President Michael D Higgins will lead the first state visit by an Irish Head of State to the United Kingdom next month.

The President will be accompanied by Sabina Higgins as he visits the UK between 08 – 11 April, both going to Windsor Castle as guests of Queen Elizabeth.

A full itinerary of the President's visit has been published on his website, showing that on the first day President Higgins and his wife will be met by HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at the Irish Embassy in London, before departing together for Windsor.

The President will also address both Houses that day before before attending a reception with members of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups.

The full programme of the state visit can be found here.


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