Prince Charles in North of Ireland - Day Four

Prince Charles in North of Ireland - Day Four

PRINCE Charles will visit the North of Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation centre today - the final day of his Royal visit.

The Corrymeela Centre, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, was set up to promote Christian peace-building.

Reconciliation has been a recurring theme within this week's four-day visit by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla to Ireland.

Earlier in the week the Prince shook hands with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams - a historic first in southern Ireland.

The following day he visited the site in Co. Sligo where his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten was killed in an explosion planted by the IRA.

prince-charles-day-three1-n Prince of Wales with Father Michael Sheehan outside St Patrick's Church in Belfast

On Thursday, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, visited a Catholic Church in the north of Belfast that has been at the centre of bitter disputes in relation to loyalist band parades.

Later today the Prince and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit Mount Stewart house and gardens in Co Down.

The Prince is president of the National Trust, and their visit marks the completion of a three-year restoration programme supported by local volunteers. 

duchess-of-cornwall-day-three-n Duchess of Cornwall attends a reception for supporters of the community initiative in Belfast

Yesterday Prince Charles had a private audience with First Minister of Northern Ireland Peter Robinson, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers at the Royal quarters at Hillsborough Castle.