The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh departed for Northern Ireland from Heathrow Airport. Before leaving, the Queen officially opened the new Terminal 2, named The Queen's Terminal.
I was hoping this week's visit to Northern Ireland would give us another glimpse of the Shamrock Brooch, debuted during their Diamond Jubilee visit and also seen during this year's Irish state visit. And look at that, my wish granted on the first go! Delightful. (Oh, and that terminal the Queen opened today? Yeah, she also opened the last Terminal 2, in 1955. She's now officially more durable than 90% of all building materials.)
The Queen arrived in Northern Ireland and then held audiences at Hillsborough Castle.
She was wearing the same outfit and brooch. Click here for an article and photos.