Apr 21, 2014

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The Queen lands in Northern Ireland begin historic two-day visit

1. The Queen’s trip to Enniskillen in Fermanagh saw her make a groundbreaking first visit to a Catholic church in either Northern Ireland or the Republic

2. She made the short walk across the street from the Anglican Cathedral’s deanery, where she privately met seven survivors of the Enniskillen bombing, to St Michael’s, filled with local community groups that had gathered to meet her

3. People take photographs from a rooftop as the Queen and Prince Philip arrive for a service of thanksgiving at Saint Macartin’s Cathedral in Enniskillen

4. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive at St. Macartin’s Cathedral in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh

5. Representatives from schools, sports clubs and organisations from both Catholic and Protestant backgrounds stood among impressive flower displays and briefly chatted to the royal couple during their 30-minute stay

6. People wave union flags as the Queen visits Macartin’s Cathedral in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland

7. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh leave St. Macartin’s Cathedral in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, accompanied by Dean Kenneth Hall (left) and Lord Anthony Hamilton (right)

8. Crowds watch in the rain as the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, during a two-day visit to Northern Ireland

9. The Queen is making her 20th visit to Northern Ireland since first arriving on its shores in 1953, but has never entered a Roman Catholic place of worship, Buckingham Palace confirmed

10. Schoolchildren waves flags as they await the arrival of the Queen


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