First State Visit of an Irish President

Queen Elizabeth ll with Ireland's President Michael D Higgins (R) greet Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (L), First Minister Peter Robinson (2nd L) and Britain's Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers (3rd L) as Sabina Higgins and Prince Philip, Duke of Endinburgh look on during a Northern Ireland-themed reception at Windsor Castle on April 10, 2014 in Windsor, United Kingdom. The event was organised as part of Irish President Michael D Higgins' (R) four-day state visit. The visit comes three years after Queen Elizabeth II made a groundbreaking trip to the republic, which helped to heal deep-rooted unease and put British-Irish relations on a new footing.
(April 9, 2014 - Source: WPA Pool/Getty Images Europe)
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