Her Majesty The Queen visits Royal School Armagh

Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, was guest of honour at a reception in The Royal School Armagh held to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the five Royal Schools of Ulster.

To celebrate their foundation the five schools, The Royal School Armagh, Portora Royal School, Enniskillen, The Royal School Dungannon, Cavan Royal School, and The Royal and Prior School Raphoe have joined together in a unique cross-border initiative and formed a separate company known as “The 1608 Royal Schools” to focus on their histories.

Arriving at The Royal School Armagh, Her Majesty and His Royal Highness were greeted by The Earl of Caledon, The Lord-Lieutenant of County Armagh who went on to present The Most Reverend Dr Alan Harper OBE, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, and Chairman of the School’s Board of Governors, who presented Mr Paul Crute, Headmaster, Royal School Armagh who later presented Mr Paul Hewitt, Chairman “The 1608 Royal Schools”.