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Duke of Edinburgh visits NI to present awards

Prince Philip has presented 115 young people from across Northern Ireland with Duke of Edinburgh awards.

The event took place at Hillsborough Castle, in what could be the Duke of Edinburgh's last royal engagement in the region.

Buckingham Palace announced earlier this month that he is to stand down from royal duties from August.

Prince Philip at Hillsborough Castle. Credit: PA


Royals in Republic of Ireland to continue Irish visit

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall continue their engagements in the Republic of Ireland on their third day of their Irish visit.

After engagements in Northern Ireland including the official opening of the PSNI memorial garden at police headquarters, Their Royal Highnesses arrived in Dublin on Wednesday evening.

They visited Áras an Uachtaráin where they met with Irish President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabrina Higgins and in the evening met with a number of invited young people for a function.

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Royal visitors tour Seamus Heaney Homeplace

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have visited Bellaghy to tour the Seamus Heaney Homeplace.

Charles and Camilla arrived on Tuesday morning to see the arts and leisure centre dedicated to the life of the Nobel Prize-winning poet, who grew up just a few miles away.

They met friends and family of Heaney and view manuscripts and artefacts.

Charles is well-known as an admirer of the poet’s work - and the Prince’s distinctive royal tones form a permanent part of the exhibition in Homeplace, where visitors can listen to a recording of the Prince reciting some of Heaney’s poetry.

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