The mother of a boy murdered in the IRA bomb attack that killed Prince Charles' great-uncle, Lord Mountbatten, has welcomed the prince's visit to Ireland.
The prince is to visit the place where his great-uncle was killed in 1979, on the second day of his visit to Ireland.
Mary Hornsey, whose son Paul Maxwell, 15, was killed, said: "It's a good thing that people will never forget how awful it is for a mother to lose her son. And realise the absolute senselessness of violence."
Prince Charles will visit Northern Ireland's oldest peace and reconciliation centre later today concluding his visit to the region.
In an emotional tribute Prince Charles has spoken about the loss of his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten who was killed by the IRA.
The great-uncle of Prince Charles was killed along with his 14-year-old grandson and two others in an IRA bomb blast in August 1979.