President Higgins welcomes Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla to Wicklow

President Higgins welcomes Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla to Wicklow
Britain's Prince Charles with his wife Camilla, President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins on a previous trip to Ireland

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have been welcomed to Wicklow by President Michael D Higgins.

The couple's fifth annual trip to Ireland since 2015 is being made at the request of the British Government and will celebrate the links between the two nations and their people.

They began their two-day visit to Ireland at the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation this morning.

Glencree works to promote peace, reconciliation, and inclusivity in Ireland and Britain.

Charles previously visited the centre in 2002.

A poem written by the late founding member of Glencree, Una O’Higgins O’Malley and written to honour the Prince's 2002 visit was read by local school children.

Charles and Camilla attended a number of closed sessions that showcase the work of Glencree.

The programmes highlighted spanned the areas of Women in Leadership, Legacy and Young Peacebuilders.

More on this topic

'There is a human cost to relentless propaganda': Meghan Markle to take legal action against paper'There is a human cost to relentless propaganda': Meghan Markle to take legal action against paper

Harry tells how Africa became his refuge after Diana’s deathHarry tells how Africa became his refuge after Diana’s death

Andrew marks Bruges anniversary in first major royal duty since Epstein deathAndrew marks Bruges anniversary in first major royal duty since Epstein death

Prince Andrew insists he never suspected paedophile Jeffrey EpsteinPrince Andrew insists he never suspected paedophile Jeffrey Epstein


More in this Section

Deal creating EU border in Irish Sea closerDeal creating EU border in Irish Sea closer

The key players in the UK’s hunt for a Brexit dealThe key players in the UK’s hunt for a Brexit deal

Talk of Northern Ireland-only backstop off the mark – Arlene FosterTalk of Northern Ireland-only backstop off the mark – Arlene Foster

Limerick IT and Athlone IT forming consortium to develop Technological UniversityLimerick IT and Athlone IT forming consortium to develop Technological University


Lifestyle

We know porridge is one of the best ways to start the day but being virtuous day in, day out can be boring.The Shape I'm In: Food blogger Indy Power

Sheila O’Flanagan can’t pin down an exact number of books she has written.First lady of fiction: Sheila O'Flanagan is happy to be accessible

This might not be the most entertaining topic but it is that time of year when colds, flus and nasty bugs enter classrooms and homes.Mum's the Word: Top tips for keeping nasty bugs and illnesses at bay

Laura Whalen is a Munster-based dollmaker and mother-of-five, and the founder of the Bábóg project, a community crafting drive to make a commemorative doll for all the babies born in Irish mother and baby homes.Made in Munster: Meet the West Cork dollmaker who uses bio-degradable materials for her craft

More From The Irish Examiner