Queen’s reconciliation gesture will be reciprocated

November 25, 2013

According to AFP:

President Michael D. Higgins is to become the first Irish head of state to make a state visit to Britain…

The visit in April will come three years after Queen Elizabeth made a groundbreaking trip to the republic…

During her state visit, Queen Elizabeth laid a wreath at Ireland’s Garden of Remembrance in honour of those who died fighting for Irish freedom from Britain. It was seen as a hugely symbolic moment.

Were Higgins to lay a wreath at the grave of the World War I combatant…it would be a similar landmark of reconciliation…

To read the entire article from AFP, please click here.

State Opening 2010: Leaving Parliament The Queen and Prince Philip descend the stairs leading from the House of Lords to Sovereign’s Entrance, following the State Opening of Parliament. Photo by UK Parliament

State Opening 2010: Leaving Parliament
The Queen and Prince Philip descend the stairs leading from the House of Lords to Sovereign’s Entrance, following the State Opening of Parliament. Photo by UK Parliament

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