Prince Charles expected to promote reconciliation as he begins Northern Ireland visit

The Prince of Wales has begun a two-day visit to Northern Ireland.

He will tour the Carlisle Memorial Methodist Church, which has served as a gateway to north Belfast since 1875.

The neo-Gothic building is the subject of a major regeneration project.

The Prince of Wales is visiting Northern Ireland (Brian Lawless/PA)

It is at the heart of one of the most troubled parts of Belfast, Charles’s host, the Belfast Buildings Trust, has said, during a 30-year conflict when there were many sectarian murders.

In 2015 the heir to the throne visited nearby St Patrick’s Catholic Church which was at the heart of disputes involving loyalist band parades.

He has often touched on the theme of reconciliation during recent visits to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

- Press Association

Related Articles

Gavin Whyte rapped for ‘clearly unacceptable’ behaviour in lewd video

Tributes paid to hikers killed in falls on Mourne Mountains

Van Morrison sings Ian Adamson’s favourite song at historian’s funeral

17-year-old arrested in connection with stabbing of two women in Derry

More in this Section

Footballer Jay Donnelly’s appeal against indecent image sentence adjourned

'Excruciatingly embarrassing' Garda Commissioner press conference was too long, says former Garda

'Take a day off work or school' to see total eclipse of the Moon, says Astronomy Ireland founder

Standards body to bring in new wiring rules for electricians by end of year


What’s better for your health – sleeping naked or in pyjamas?

Fixing leeks in the cold snap

How some home truths can help save the planet

Wish List: Some delightfully eclectic products we need in our lives

More From The Irish Examiner