Robinson hails Queen’s visit

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DUP MLA George Robinson has welcomed Her Majesty the Queen’s and the Duke of Edinburgh’s to Northern Ireland.

“Last Tuesday and Wednesday were special days in Northern Ireland,” said Mr Robinson.

“The Queen’s visit was a special occasion and the event in the Stormont Estate on Wednesday was a marvellous occasions for the people fortunate to be there.

“The atmosphere at Stormont was fantastic and her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh received one of the warmest and sincerest welcomes that she will receive this Jubilee year.

“I would also like to mention the Stormont security and catering staff who must be given a special thank you for the work they did in ensuring the day was such a success.

“As usual our First Minister represented Northern Ireland with the dignity we have become used to, and arranged for a war veteran to attend the event at the Titanic Centre – including attending lunch – after he had been unable to secure a ticket for himself. This was a greatly appreciated, sensative and respectfull move.”

Mr Robinson added: “Her Majesty is a lady of devotion to her country as the last 60 years have shown, and during her visit she was made aware of the great depth of affection from the Northern Ireland people and how welcome her presence was”