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Queen to visit Northern Ireland in June

Category: Northern Ireland

Published: 31st May 2012 11:24:50

The Queen will visit Northern Ireland on June 26 and 27 as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour of the United Kingdom.

She will be accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh on visits to Enniskillen and Belfast

First minister Peter Robinson said, on Twitter, "Her Majesty's two day visit to Northern Ireland will be greeted widely. It's a sign of progress that advance notice can be given to allow public presence."

Celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Queen's accession reach a peak this weekend with a four day programme of events.

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