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Prince Charles to visit peace centre in Northern Ireland

Prince Charles will visit Northern Ireland's oldest peace and reconciliation centre later today concluding his visit to the region.

The daughter of Lord Mountbatten, who was killed by an IRA bomb in August 1979, has supported the Corrymeela Centre for years in its work with victims of violence on all sides of the Troubles.

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Historic meeting 'next phase' in Anglo-Irish relations

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An anticipated historic meeting between Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams and Prince Charles has been hailed in some quarters as the next phase in deepening the bonds between the UK and Ireland.

The meeting with Mr Adams will take place before Prince Charles visits the site of his great-uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten's murder and is a way of "promoting reconciliation and healing", according to a Sinn Fein party official.

Lord Mountbatten was assassinated by the IRA along with Lady Doreen Brabourne, the 83-year-old mother-in-law of the earl's daughter, his 14-year-old grandson Nicholas Knatchbull and 14-year-old Paul Maxwell, from Killynur, Enniskillen in 1979.

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