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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."

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

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Wed Oct 20th, 2021 at 02:10:22 PM EST

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