Queen Elizabeth II and President McAleese lay wreaths at the Garden of Remembrance on the first day of the Royal visit.
- Title Queen Visits Garden of Remembrance
- 1st Broadcast 17/05/2011
- ContributorCharlie Bird (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:02:45
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title Queen Elizabeth II Visits Ireland
- Extended description
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrive at Garden of Remembrance among tight security. Minister for Defence Alan Shatter welcomes the Royal party.
During the short ceremony the Queen and President McAleese lay wreaths followed by a minute silence. The British and Irish national anthems are played and the Last Post is sounded. Former Taoisigh Brian Cowen and Bertie Ahern comment on the significance of the Queen's visit to the Garden of Remembrance.
Within one week in May 2011 RTÉ was to cover three major events. The first was the four day state visit of Queen Elizabeth followed by the arrival of President Obama. In between the two visits was the state funeral of former Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald
Queen Elizabeth II was the first British moanarch to visit the Republic of Ireland. The ceremony in the Garden of Remembrance took place on the first day of the visit and was seen as being hugely significant in defining a new realtionship between neighbouring states.
- Local keywords RTÉ, Broadcasting, Royal Visit, Garden of Remembrance, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Mary McAleese, Alan Shatter, Brian Cowen, Bertie Ahern, Charlie Bird, 2010s
- Geographical coverage Dublin, Ireland
- Topic Politics and Economics
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 2011
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier BN11/00137
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 16:9 (widescreen)
- Language used English (eng)
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