The lighter moments could turn out most memorable
Queen Elizabeth driving her Range Rover when attending the Windsor Horse Show last Thursday.
While much attention on next week's royal visit is understandably focused on the big set-piece events such as Queen Elizabeth's visits to the Garden of Remembrance, the War Memorial in Islandbridge, Aras an Uachtarain and, of course, her historic appearance in Croke Park, the less formal engagements on the four-day programme may provide some of the more memorable moments.
One of the more unlikely venues for a royal pitstop is the home of the pint, the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. But it will be the queen and Prince Philip's first port of call on Wednesday, May 18, when she'll visit the lofty Gravity Bar for a bird's-eye view of the capital.