Prince Charles and the Duchess of
Cornwall at the Garden Party in Hillshorough.Photo
Prince Charles with the Mayor of
Lisburn Councillor James Tinsley and Mayoress
Margaret Tinsley at the Garden Party at
Hillsborough.Photo John Harrison.
THE Prince of Wales and Duchess of
Cornwall were Guests of Honour at a Garden Party in
Hillsborough hosted by Secretary of State Shaun Woodward on
Over 2000 guests, including the Mayor of
Lisburn, Councillor James Tinsley and his wife Margaret,
enjoyed the summer afternoon in thegrounds of Hillsborough
Castle. The royal couple were greeted on their arrival by Mr
William Hall, Lord-Lieutenant of County Down and were
accompanied during their visit by Mr Woodward and his wife
Among those they were introduced to were
the First Minister, the Rev Ian Paisley and his wife
In the Rose Garden they met Sir Hugh Orde,
Chief Constable of the PSNI, and a number of police officers
and their guests. They then went on to meet Brigadier George
Norton, Commander 38 (Irish) Brigade who presented a number
of service personnel currently serving in Northern Ireland
and their guests.
The band of the Northern Ireland Fire and
Rescue Service played the National Anthem marking the
arrival of the royal couple in the main garden and the
Secretary of State invited them to plant a Bhutan Pine tree
to commemorate the visit.
George Harkness, General Manager of
Hillsborough Castle assisted with the tree planting.