Relaxed security reflects changing times – Robinson

First Minister Peter Robinson

First Minister Peter Robinson

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The public nature of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s latest visit to Northern Ireland reflects changing times in the region, the First Minister has said.

Ahead of the Royal couple’s arrival in Belfast last night, Peter Robinson expressed hope that the open nature of their schedule would allow lots of people the opportunity to greet them.

While past visits have seen the Queen’s itinerary closely guarded due to security fears, this week’s engagements in the region have been publicised in advance.


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