Queen Elizabeth II Visits Ireland


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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
  • Contributor
    Charlie Bird (Reporter)
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  • Material Type
  • 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.

  • Information

    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
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  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Aspect ratio
    16:9 (widescreen)
  • Language used
    English (eng)