Prince Harry makes first official trip to Northern Ireland to open new ambulance station
Prince Harry is making his first ever official visit to Northern Ireland.
He arrived in the province this morning to visit Ballymena, Belfast and Hillsborough.
Harry, 32, is meeting people from across the region but is focusing on the emergency services and young people.
The fifth in line to the throne was first visiting Ballymena, where he was opening the new Northern Ireland Ambulance Service station which combines Ballymena Ambulance Station and North Division Headquarters.
The Prince was due to receive a briefing from the design team behind the new £5.6 million station before watching staff give a demonstration of their skills and training.
He was seeing some of the vehicles and ambulances that operate out of the station, and watching a demonstration of paramedic skills before touring the building to view the facilities available to staff.
Harry will then head to Belfast to visit Co-operation Ireland, a peacebuilding organisation working to encourage and promote interaction, dialogue and practical collaboration within Northern Ireland and between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The Prince will meet with a range of youth organisations from across Northern Ireland brought together by Co-operation Ireland and will hear how each group is working with young people to promote cross-community links.
At The MAC in Belfast’s new Cathedral Quarter, he will see pupils from schools across the province sharing a peace pledge before meeting the public outside in St Anne’s Square.
Harry will complete his day in Northern Ireland by attending a garden party for 2,000 guests at Hillsborough Castle.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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