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Meeting the Queen in Northern Ireland

50 years of visits - some key dates

Opening of Queen's Bridge in 1966.

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Meeting the Queen in Northern Ireland

50 years of visits - some key dates

Thousands turn out to greet the Princess - were you there?
Thousands turn out to greet the Princess, 1945.

  • 1945: Visit by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth [The Queen Mother] accompanied by Princess Elizabeth [now The Queen]. This was the first Royal visit to NI by air.

  • 1946: Princess Elizabeth visited Belfast for the launch of HMS Eagle, Britain's largest aircraft carrier.

Visit to The RUAS show at Balmoral.
Visit to The RUAS show at Balmoral '49.

  • 1949: Princess Elizabeth came to Belfast, accompanied by her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. They visited several industrial concerns and the R.U.A.S. show at Balmoral.

Well-wishers at Balmoral in '49 - know anyone?
Well-wishers at Balmoral in '49 - know anyone?

  • 1952: (Coronation Year) Queen Elizabeth II visited Northern Ireland and made a steam train journey from Lisburn to Londonderry.

Londonderry 1952
Londonderry 1952


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