Queen Elizabeth concludes NI visit by marking WWI centenary

Wednesday 25 June 2014 22.15
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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip pay their respects at the cenotaph in Coleraine
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip pay their respects at the cenotaph in Coleraine
Queen Elizabeth greets well-wishers on her visit to Coleraine
Queen Elizabeth greets well-wishers on her visit to Coleraine
Queen Elizabeth attends a lunch with Belfast Lord Mayor Nicola Mallon
Queen Elizabeth attends a lunch with Belfast Lord Mayor Nicola Mallon
Several hundred people gathered in the rain to greet Queen Elizabeth
Several hundred people gathered in the rain to greet Queen Elizabeth

Britain's Queen Elizabeth has concluded her three-day visit to Northern Ireland by attending a ceremony to commemorate the outbreak of World War I.

The guests at the event in Coleraine, Co Derry included members of the British Legion.

It was founded by veterans in the aftermath of World War I and 130 of its members from north and south of the border were among the guests at this morning's ceremony in Coleraine Town Hall.

Several hundred people gathered in the rain to greet the queen and her husband, Prince Philip.

They were presented with gifts including a specially commissioned brooch and a bottle of Coleraine whiskey before leaving for London.