Photograph of Royal visit to Belfast

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Photograph of Royal visit to Belfast

This photograph of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth was taken in 1937, shortly after the coronation. His accession to the throne followed the abdication in 1936 of Edward VIII who stepped down in order to marry the twice-divorced American Wallis Simpson. This was the new King's first visit to Belfast. The picture was taken by one of my mother's sisters and it's a wonderful piece of history. Contributed by Chris Ralph.

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