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Whilst in the UK during a State Visit in April 2014, Michael D. Higgins (b.1941), the President of Ireland (Uachtarán na hÉireann) - visited Westminster Abbey.  Following laying a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Mr Higgins and his wife took time to visit the memorial to Mountbatten and his wife Edwina.  This was the first State Visit by an Irish President, and followed the successful State Visit in 2011 by Queen Elizabeth II (1926(1952-    ) to Ireland.


Michael D. Higgins, the President of Ireland (right) with his wife

at the Mountbatten Memorial, Westminster Abbey

President of Ireland visits Mountbatten Memorial

President Michael D. Higgins visits Westminster Abbey


Michael D. Higgins,

the President of Ireland

with his wife

at the Mountbatten Memorial,

Westminster Abbey


Michael D. Higgins,

the President of Ireland

with his wife at the Tomb

of the Unknown Soldier,

Westminster Abbey