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Sunday 21 January 2018

President Higgins visit highlights

President Higgins begins his state visit of England today. Here are some of the highlights


* President departs for UK from Baldonnel airport.


* Formal welcome to Windsor Castle.

* At Westminster Abbey, President will lay a wreath at grave of 'Unknown Warrior'.

* President will then address both Houses of Parliament.

State Banquet at Windsor Castle.


* President will lunch at 10 Downing Street before meeting Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister.

* That night, he will attend a banquet hosted by Lord Mayor of London Fiona Woolf.


* President and Mrs Higgins will visit Park House Stables, before attending the Ceiliuradh in the Royal Albert Hall that night.


* President will go to the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon before going to Coventry Cathedral.

* From there, he will return home to military honours at Baldonnel.

Irish Independent

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