Friday 26 December 2014

President Higgins' State visit to Britain

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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. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 9, 2014. See PA story ROYAL Ireland. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
Prime Minster David Cameron welcomes the President of the Republic of Ireland Michael D Higgins to Downing Street. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire
Michael D Higgins, and his wife Sabina Higgins. Photo: Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images
Prince Andrew, Duke of York shows the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, 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. Photo: Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images
The Colours of the Disbanded Irish Regiments in the Grand Stairs at Windsor Castle. Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images
Prince Andrew, Duke of York shows the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, accompanied by his wife Sabina Higgins in Windsor Castle. Photo: Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images
Prince Andrew, 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. Photo: Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images
Prince Andrew, 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. Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images
President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, his wife Sabina Coyne (L), Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (2nd R) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, (R) pose for a photograph ahead of a state banquet in Windsor, England April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dan Kitwood/Pool
President Higgins speaking at the State Banquet hosted by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh in St George's Hall, Windsor Castle. Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2014
The State Banquet hosted by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh in St George's Hall, Windsor Castle on the first official day of the Presidents State Visit to the United Kingdom. Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2014
President of Ireland Michael D Higgins speaking at the State Banquet hosted by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh in St George's Hall, Windsor Castle on the first official day of the Presidents State Visit to the United Kingdom. Photo: Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2014
Actress Dame Judi Dench (C) attends a state banquet in honour of the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins in Windsor, England April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dan Kitwood/Pool
Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman attend a State Banquet in honour of the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins on April 8, 2014 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Cornwall (2nd left) attend a State Banquet in honour of the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins (3rd left) at Windsor Castle during the first State visit to the UK by an Irish President. Dan Kitwood/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II toasts after her speech during a State Banquet in honour of the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins (8th left) at Windsor Castle during the first State visit to the UK by an Irish President. Dan Kitwood/PA Wire
Actor Daniel Day-Lewis attends a state banquet in honour of the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins in Windsor, England April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dan Kitwood/Pool
Martin McGuinness, the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland attends a state banquet in honour of the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins in Windsor, England April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Dan Kitwood/Pool
Queen Elizabeth II attends a State Banquet in honour of the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins on April 8, 2014 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II delivers a speech during a State Banquet in honour of the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins on April 8, 2014 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Former Prime Minister John Major attends a State Banquet in honour of the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins on April 8, 2014 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Martin McGuinness, the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland (R) attends a State Banquet in honour of the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins on April 8, 2014 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband (R) greets the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins ahead of a State Banquet on April 8, 2014 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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