Royals: We were first with the news

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Yet again Wicklow’s favourite scooped its rivals with an exclusive story, this time the visit of Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla to the Garden County.

In our edition of May 17, we reported extensively the itinerary of the Royal couple before any other local or national newspapers, radio or TV stations.

During their visit, the strong links between the county and Great Britain were stressed by the Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council, Cllr Pat Vance.

“Your Royal Highnesses Céad Míle Fáilte: It is a great pleasure to welcome you on behalf of the people of County Wicklow to the most magnificent Powerscourt Estate.”

The Royal Couple were at Powerscourt House as part of their visit which included a series of engagements where they visited the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation and attended a ceremony hosted by President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina, before the Duchess paid a visit to Bray Women’s Refuge.

The duo also visited the National Botanic Gardens in Kilmacurragh.

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