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Her Majesty and the Irish Sea Border

She had been due to arrive in Hillsborough, County Down, on Wednesday where she was scheduled to meet locals including schoolchildren after the village was officially named Royal Hillsborough. It is the first village or town in Northern Ireland to be granted royal status.

She was also due to attend a church service in Armagh on Thursday to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland's formation.

Political leaders wished her well following the cancellation. The Northern Ireland secretary, Brandon Lewis tweeted: "Wishing Her Majesty the Queen all the very best as she takes a few days' rest. I look forward to meeting her in Northern Ireland in the future."

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Church leaders expressed their sorrow after learning she would not be coming to Northern Ireland.



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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Oct 20th, 2021 at 02:10:22 PM EST
It may be a diplomatic illness on the Queen's part. There has been a lot of controversy over President Higgins' decision not to attend, as he felt an Irish President shouldn't be taking part in a commemoration of partition. It would be like asking a SA President to attend a commemoration of Apartheid. See Manufactured outrage.

Boris has decided to attend it as he sees it as a celebration of the greatest union ever - underlining the political nature of the event, and the Queen has a sensitivity to such issues that her government often lacks...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Oct 20th, 2021 at 05:55:19 PM EST
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stuff like this  is what Charles is  supposed to be doing

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Oct 20th, 2021 at 07:04:14 PM EST
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Yes, what is Charles doing these days, and shouldn't he be representing the queen when she is indisposed? Or is the absence of a Royal intended to send a message?

Mind you, at 72, he would be justified in just retiring. The Queen obviously doesn't want him to succeed her.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Oct 20th, 2021 at 07:28:02 PM EST
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He's pretending to be Irish
"Go gcastar ar a chéile arís muid.

"Go dté sibh slán.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Oct 20th, 2021 at 07:58:01 PM EST
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He's probably as Irish as he is Welsh!

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Oct 20th, 2021 at 08:03:50 PM EST
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