Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall start two day visit to Northern Ireland

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have been greeted by schoolchildren in Co Tyrone at the start of a visit to Northern Ireland.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 22nd March 2022, 2:13 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd March 2022, 2:39 pm
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd  March 2022

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall started their two-day visit around Northern Ireland in County Tyrone, where they will undertook a public walkabout in Cookstown and met with local businesses and members of the community. 

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd March 2022 The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall started their two-day visit around Northern Ireland in County Tyrone, where they will undertook a public walkabout in Cookstown and met with local businesses and members of the community. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Charles and Camilla became the first members of the royal family to visit Cookstown on Tuesday, which boasts one of the longest high streets in all of Ireland.

Part of the more than a mile-long main street was cordoned off to traffic and lined with hundreds of schoolchildren waving Union flags.

The royal couple went on a walkabout to meet well-wishers, as well as being introduced to local businesses people and community members.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd March 2022 The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall started their two-day visit around Northern Ireland in County Tyrone, where they will undertook a public walkabout in Cookstown and met with local businesses and members of the community. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

They visited Superstars Cafe, a centre that helps train and provide employment for 20 young people with learning difficulties, where they met staff, volunteers and trainees before unveiling a plaque marking the date.

Charles and Camilla are at the start of a four-day visit to the island of Ireland, with the final two days to be spent in the Republic.

They are also due to travel to all the nations in the United Kingdom during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year.

_____________________________________________________________________

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd March 2022 The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall started their two-day visit around Northern Ireland in County Tyrone, where they will undertook a public walkabout in Cookstown and met with local businesses and members of the community. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our advertisers - and consequently the revenue we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription.

Subscribe to newsletter.co.uk and enjoy unlimited access to the best Northern Ireland and UK news and information online and on our app. With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content. Visit https://www.newsletter.co.uk/subscriptions now to sign up.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 22nd March 2022 The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall started their two-day visit around Northern Ireland in County Tyrone, where they will undertook a public walkabout in Cookstown and met with local businesses and members of the community. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Our journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them. By supporting us, we are able to support you in providing trusted, fact-checked content for this website.

Ben Lowry

Editor