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Saturday 17 March 2018

Does your castle have a dragon? . . . royal guest to face quirky inquisition from most select group

Allison Bray

Allison Bray

Burning questions -- like whether Windsor Castle houses any skeletons in its dungeon -- will greet Queen Elizabeth when she arrives in Dublin for her historic visit today.

Twenty quirky queries from children about all aspects of the monarch's life will be projected on a giant outdoor screen at the Dublin Convention Centre where the queen will attend a special concert.

The questions will be projected on a continuous loop until Saturday, as part of a project by the The Art Park -- a public art space at Spencer Dock -- to curate public art projects.

Twenty children aged between three and 11 years old from Dublin and Co Wicklow -- including four-year-old Juliana Wall, left, from Dundrum, and Orlando Young (8), above, from Wicklow -- were asked to submit questions they would personally ask the queen if they had a chance to meet her.

Some of their questions are likely to put a smile on the monarch's face, including whether she wields a wand, feeds her horses personally, or fights with her sister.

Irish Independent

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