Prince Charles Visit to N Ireland
With a traditional Irish blackthorn stick in his hand, and HMS Britannia sailing behind, Prince Charles stands on the stones of the Giant's Causeway, Co Antrim today (Wednesday). The Causeway is one of the famous natural wonders of the Irish coast, formed into hexagonal columns by the cooling of volcanic lava, before continuing on the second day of his three day visit to the Province. See PA Story ULSTER Prince. PHOTO BY JOHN STILLWELL/PA.
Prince Charles in Sterling
The Prince of Wales arrives at the Albert Halls in Sterling to meet D-Day veterans. The Prince talked to three old soldiers from Glasgow who recounted their memories of the Normandy landings and the battle in which many of their comrades fell. The meeting at Stirling's Albert Halls - his first visit to the city since the Dunblane massacre of 1996 - came on the last day of a three-day long series of engagements north of the border.
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Royalty - Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee
The Bishop of London, the Rt Rev Gerald Ellison, in the new cope and mitre he will use for the first time at the Silver Jubilee service to be attended by the Queen in St Paul's Cathedral. With him is the designer, Beryl Dean, who made the cope with her students at the Stenhope Adult Education Institute in London. They have donated it to the City of London for the Bishop's use. The design includes St Paul's cathedral, 73 churches of the London Diocese, three Royal Peculiars and one house - no.42 Queen's Square, where the classes were held. The embroidery, on a fine cream coloured woollen background, is in synthetic gold thread and silk, on silk organza, and required 6, 015 hours work shared among 36 workers. The mitre and morse (cope fastening) are worked on cloth of gold. The mitre depicts, on the front, Westminster Abbey, and on the back, a ship symbolising the Christian Church.
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