If you would like to submit a contribution to our Readers Blog section then follow this link. Be sure to include your full name, address and contact number otherwise your submission will not be considered for publication. We will contact you prior to publication.

Who’s who in the royal Dublin procession

YOUR issue of June 25 carried a large photograph purporting to be Queen Victoria passing through Dublin in 1853.

The photograph is actually that of her successor and eldest son, King Edward VII, and his queen consort, Alexandra, during their state visit in 1903.

He is the gentleman centre photo in the top hat, the lady next to him being the queen. This episode was dramatised on Strumpet City with Peter Ustinov playing the king.

Further down in the article it was stated that Queen Victoria was the last British queen to visit Ireland. She was indeed the last queen regent to visit but not the last queen, as Queen Alexandra came in 1903.

On that occasion the royal couple visited Cork and went to the Great Exhibition held at the Mardyke. The king liked visiting this country and was popular here.

I am pleased Queen Elizabeth is coming to visit. It demonstrates we are moving on in this country and that can only be good.

Alison Walsh

Windy Heights




The actor knows how to impress when it comes to high profile events.6 times Katie Holmes wowed on the red carpet

Glamour, fun and feathers all feature in this year’s hottest looks – but first and foremost, individual style rules.10 on-trend ways to transform your home in 2020

Abi Jackson shares the enduring appeal of Pooh Bear’s wisdom on Winnie-the-Pooh Day – author A.A. Milne’s birthday.Winnie-the-Pooh Day: The wellbeing lessons we can learn from Pooh Bear

We asked three experts for the low-down on shampooing frequency.How often should you really wash your hair?

More From The Irish Examiner