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Details of Queen's visit were left in Belfast pizzeria ... Tory MP's daughter sparked royal scare


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Meet and greet: The Queen during her visit to Northern Ireland in 2010

Meet and greet: The Queen during her visit to Northern Ireland in 2010

Hugo and Sasha Swire

Hugo and Sasha Swire

Meet and greet: The Queen during her visit to Northern Ireland in 2010

A major security alert involving the Queen in Northern Ireland was prompted by a Tory MP's child on a visit to a Belfast pizza restaurant.

Sasha Swire, wife of former junior minister Hugo Swire, has told how she took their daughter Siena for a bite to eat before she was due to meet the monarch.

But the little girl left behind her black notebook in which she had detailed all the arrangements of the royal visit, because she had been copying the protagonist of her favourite children's novel, Harriet The Spy.