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Thursday 25 December 2014

In Pictures: Queen visits Northern Ireland

The Queen  on the weather forecast with Frank Mitchell during her visit to The UTV studio. October 2010
The Queen on the weather forecast with Frank Mitchell during her visit to The UTV studio. October 2010
Weatherman Frank Mitchell impressed the Queen with the use of green screen technology
A massive security operation was set up in Belfast around the Queen's visit as 'dissident' republican threat levels in the province are set at an all time high.
The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland, October 2010
The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland, October 2010
The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland, October 2010
The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland, October 2010
The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland, October 2010
The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland, October 2010
The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland, October 2010
The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland, October 2010
The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland, October 2010
The Queen on the weather forecast with Frank Mitchell during her visit to The UTV studio as they launch their new HD station at Belfast
The Queen during her visit to The UTV studio as they launch their new HD station at Belfast
The Queen during her visit to The UTV studio as they launch their new HD station at Belfast
The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland, October 2010
The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland, October 2010
The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland, October 2010
The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland, October 2010
The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland, October 2010
The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland, October 2010
The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland, October 2010
The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland, October 2010
The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland, October 2010
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN BEGINS NORTHERN IRELAND VISITHer Majesty the Queen was joined by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh today on the first stop of their visit to Northern Ireland Their Royal Highness's visited UTV in Belfast where the Queen officially launched UTV HD. Pictured during the visit Her Royal Highness met Paul Clarke and Alison Fleming on the UTV Live set Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography
The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland, October 2010
The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland, October 2010
The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland, October 2010
The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland, October 2010
The Queen's visit to Northern Ireland, October 2010
The Queen arrives at Ulster Television's Havelock House
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets representatives from Action For Children at Hillsborough Castle in Lisburn
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets broadcaster Alison Fleming during a visit to the Ulster Television Studios in Belfast, where she switched on the stations HD Service
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to the Ulster Television Studios in Belfast, where she switched on the stations HD Service
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets representatives from Action For Children at Hillsborough Castle in Lisburn
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets representatives from Action For Children at Hillsborough Castle in Lisburn
Her Majesty, The Queen and His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh at reception in Hillsborough Castle for Action for Children in which HRH is patron. To celebrate Northern Ireland region's 10th anniversary Her Majesty and His Royal Highness cut the cake with help from young people Paul Baxter and Erin Mc Caughey.
Her Majesty, The Queen at reception in Hillsborough Castle for Action for Children in which HRH is patron
Her Majesty, The Queen met with First Minister Peter Robinson at Hillsborough Castle

The Queen is in Northern Ireland for a two-day visit.

She has launched broadcaster UTV's high definition television service in Belfast and will meet business leaders during a Hillsborough dinner. Guests at the UTV reception said she was interested in the science of broadcasting.

Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Paterson welcomed her at the airport and said: "She is into the new technology, she is tremendous the way she works the new technology."

She was met by First Minister Peter Robinson and Belfast Lord Mayor Pat Convery as well as senior UTV executives.

The Duke of Edinburgh accompanied the monarch.

She met UTV weatherman Frank Mitchell in the studio, who explained the system. He said: "I checked before meeting her with some of the technical people and I was impressed that she asked technical questions about the science of how the technology worked."

He showed her a variety of backgrounds for presenters including the world-famous Giant's Causeway and Buckingham Palace.

After seeing that she remarked, "you could take me anywhere in the world".

Mr Mitchell said afterwards: "It was a very casual, witty comment from a woman you don't expect to be witty. I was impressed by how friendly she was."

As patron of Action for Children, the monarch will be guest of honour at a Hillsborough Castle reception to celebrate the charity's 10th anniversary in the Northern Ireland region.

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