Queen Elizabeth to visit Northern Ireland
Queen Elizabeth is set to visit Northern Ireland next week.
The 90-year-old monarch and her husband Prince Philip will take a two-day trip – starting in Antrim before moving to Derry – to the country on June 27 and June 28.
The royal couple will kick off their trip by meeting with the Secretary of State Teresa Villers, Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster as well as the Deputy Minister Martin McGuinness at the Hillsborough Castle.
They will then make their way down to the Giant’s Causeway to be given a guided tour and meet volunteers, before heading to Bushmills Village to unveil a statue of Robert Quigg – a soldier who fought at the Battle of the Somme.
They will wrap up their trip with a final stop off at Bellarena Railway Station to unveil a plaque to mark the official opening of the premises, according to the Irish Post.
Meanwhile, this isn’t the first time the queen has paid a visit to Northern Ireland as she’s made 23 visits over the course of her reign, starting with her first stop over in July 1953.
Her last trip took place in 2014 when she stayed for three days, during which she visited the ‘Game of Thrones’ set.