Sunday 21 December 2014

In Pictures: President Higgins on the second day of the Irish State visit

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President of Ireland Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne arrive to attend a banquet in the Presidents honour at The Guildhall, in London, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Higgins is on a state visit to Britain, the first ever by an Irish head of state. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
President of Ireland Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne arrive to attend a banquet in the Presidents honour at The Guildhall, in London, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Prime Minster David Cameron (right) walks ahead of the President of the Republic of Ireland Michael D Higgins in 10 Downing Street, central London, prior to a short meeting as part of his state visit to the UK. Lefteris Pitarakis/PA Wire
Prime Minster David Cameron (right) shakes hands with the President of the Republic of Ireland Michael D Higgins, prior to a meeting in 10 Downing Street, central London, as part of his state visit to the UK. Lefteris Pitarakis/PA Wire
Prime Minster David Cameron welcomes the President of the Republic of Ireland Michael D Higgins to Downing Street during his state visit to the UK, in Westminster central London. John Stillwell/PA Wire
Prime Minster David Cameron (right) talks with the President of the Republic of Ireland Michael D Higgins in 10 Downing Street, central London, as part of his state visit to the UK: Lefteris Pitarakis/PA Wire
Prime Minster David Cameron welcomes the President of the Republic of Ireland Michael D Higgins to Downing Street during his state visit to the UK, in Westminster central London. John Stillwell/PA Wire
Prime Minster David Cameron (right) talks with the President of the Republic of Ireland Michael D Higgins in 10 Downing Street, central London, as part of his state visit to the UK. Andy Rain/PA Wire
The President of Ireland Michael D Higgins, waves to the waiting Media as he leaves Downing Street in London, during his state visit to the UK. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire
The Duke of York shows the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, accompanied by his wife Sabina Higgins, the Colours of the Disbanded Irish Regiments in the Grand stairs at Windsor Castle, Berkshire. Steve Parsons/PA Wire
The Duke of York shows the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins (right), accompanied by his wife Sabina Higgins, the Colours of the Disbanded Irish Regiments in the Grand Stairs at Windsor Castle, Berkshire. Steve Parsons/PA Wire
President of Ireland Michael D Higgins, centre right, inspects a Guard of Honour as he arrives to attend a banquet in his honour, at The Guildhall, in London, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
A journalist uses a smart phone to capture the arrival of the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne as they arrive to attend a banquet given in the President's honour at The Guildhall, in London, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
President of Ireland Michael D Higgins inspects a Guard of Honour as he arrives to attend a banquet in his honour at The Guildhall, in London, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
President of Ireland Michael D Higgins inspects a Guard of Honour as he arrives to attend a banquet in his honour at The Guildhall, in London, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
The Duke of York shows the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins (centre), accompanied by his wife Sabina Higgins and David Rankin-Hunt, Deputy Inspector, Regimental Colours for the Royal Collection (left) the Colours of the Disbanded Irish Regiments in the Grand Stairs at Windsor Castle, Berkshire. Steve Parsons/PA Wire
The Duke of York shows the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins (right), accompanied by his wife Sabina Higgins, the Colours of the Disbanded Irish Regiments in the Grand Stairs at Windsor Castle, Berkshire. Steve Parsons/PA Wire
The Duke of York shows the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins (second right), accompanied by his wife Sabina Higgins and David Rankin-Hunt, Deputy Inspector, Regimental Colours for the Royal Collection (right) the Colours of the Disbanded Irish Regiments in the Grand Stairs at Windsor Castle, Berkshire. Steve Parsons/PA Wire

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