Pictured at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens following the announcement by The Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland that Hillsborough has received Royal Status are: (front l-r) David Burns, Chief Executive, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council; the Mayor, Councillor Hon Nicholas Trimble; The Rt Hon Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP; Laura McCorry, Head of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. (back l-r) Alderman Paul Porter, Alderman Owen Gawith; Councillor Scott Carson; Alderman James Tinsley and Dr Ciaran Toal, Research Officer, Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum.

Take a look at these 24 snaps of prestigious visitors at Hillsborough Castle

This week Hillsborough became the first town or village in Northern Ireland to be awarded ‘Royal’ status.

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 2:32 pm

Over the years Hillsborough, and particularly the Castle, has been at the heart of royal, political, and community affairs.

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