Ahead of her historic call to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen, President Mary Robinson visits the Irish Centre in Camden Town.

At the Irish Centre, President Robinson met with many representatives of Irish Community Groups from the Greater London area. Addressing those gathered at the London Irish Centre, President Robinson praised their work and acknowledged their significance to her presidency. 

I need to sense that I can communicate to you how you are valued on the island of Ireland, how you are very much part of my perception of the modern Ireland. 

President Robinson then took time to meet some of the one hundred men and women who had come to the centre for the occasion. There was overwhelming approval amongst those present about the President's visit to Buckingham Palace later that afternoon with most believing that the visit would help to bring the two countries closer together. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 27 May 1993. The reporter is Charlie Bird.