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Queen begins historic Ireland visit

Publié par Clifford Armion le 17/05/2011

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"The Queen sets foot on Irish soil today for the start of a historic state visit which will herald a new era in relations between Britain and the Republic.

"Politicians on both sides of the Irish Sea have described the four-day event as momentous.

"When the Queen, joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, arrives in Dublin she will become the first British monarch to travel to the Republic in 100 years and the first since the nation gained independence from Britain.

"An unprecedented security operation, costing an estimated 30 million euro (£26.2m), is in place to safeguard the royal couple, which includes land, air and sea patrols and a ring of steel around the centre of the Irish capital."

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"Queen begins historic Ireland visit", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2011. Consulté le 16/04/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/queen-begins-historic-ireland-visit