Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Queen Elizabeth historic visit to Ireland - Day One (part two)

The Queen laid a wreath for those who died in the battle for Irish independence this afternoon during her historic state visit to Ireland. Dressed in white after changing out of an emerald green outfit, the monarch paid her respects in the Garden of Remembrance as the Irish tricolour flew at half mast.
The British national anthem was also played as the monarch stood beside Irish President Mary McAleese at the site where Ireland commemorates the men and women who died resisting British rule. Nearby some minor fights broke out as protesters clashed with police - but despite the unrest the Queen ploughed on unperturbed.

The Queen, dressed in ivory, and Irish President Mary McAleese, arrive to lay a wreath in the Garden of Remembrance this afternoon