President Higgins Begins State Visit To UK

President Michael D Higgins has started his first official State visit to the UK.

The President and his wife arrived in London on Monday evening.

President Higgins, and his wife Sabina, will be officially welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, before travelling by horse-drawn carriage through the streets of Windsor, which have been decorated with large tricolours and union flags.

Later today, the president will speak at both house of the Palace of Westminster, before attending a State banquet in Windsor Castle.

The visit will last for four days, with a busy schedule of events lined up.


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