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Bethany McLoughlin, who is singing with the Ursline school choir to sing for Charles and Camilla at Drumcliffe Chapel, Sligo on Wednesday with a photo of her grandfather Gerard Mc Kinney who was shot dead by the Paratroopers on Bloody Sunday In January 1972, at her home in Sligo, yesterday. Photo: James Connolly

Bethany McLoughlin, who is singing with the Ursline school choir to sing for Charles and Camilla at Drumcliffe Chapel, Sligo on Wednesday with a photo of her grandfather Gerard Mc Kinney who was shot dead by the Paratroopers on Bloody Sunday In January 1972, at her home in Sligo, yesterday. Photo: James Connolly

James Connolly

Bethany McLoughlin, who is singing with the Ursline school choir to sing for Charles and Camilla at Drumcliffe Chapel, Sligo on Wednesday with a photo of her grandfather Gerard Mc Kinney who was shot dead by the Paratroopers on Bloody Sunday In January 1972, at her home in Sligo, yesterday. Photo: James Connolly

THE granddaughter of one of 13 people shot dead on Bloody Sunday will sing for Prince Charles in Sligo.

Bethany McLoughlin (17) was one of 40 local children picked to sing four hymns at a service in Drumcliffe.

Her grandad Gerard McKinney was shot by members of the British Parachute Regiment. Prince Charles is regiment Colonel-in-Chief.

"We all have to move on," said Bethany.

"I lost my grandfather in the Troubles and Prince Charles lost his grand-uncle. But we cannot live in the past."

Irish Independent