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North Antrim MP meets King Charles during visit to Parliament

North ANTRIM MP meets King Charles ahead of Saturday’s Coronation.

North Antrim MP Ian Paisley was honoured to meet the King today, Tuesday 2 May, during a visit to the Houses of Parliament by Their Majesties The King and Queen Consort during which they met members of both Houses ahead of this weekend's Coronation.


The King was greeted by the Lord Great Chamberlain, Lord Carrington, and Black Rod, before meeting the Speaker of the House of Commons and the Lord Speaker inside Westminster Hall.



The King was also welcomed by the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition, plus the Leaders and Shadow Leaders of both Houses.


The King then met with groups of members from both Houses of Parliament with shared parliamentary interests, including agriculture, business and communities.


The Queen Consort joined later and met with members of both Houses who share similar interests, including literacy, combating domestic violence and osteoporosis.



North ANTRIM MP meets King Charles ahead of Saturday’s Coronation.

Ian Paisley MP enjoyed the opportunity to meet with the King on behalf of his constituents. Speaking afterwards the MP said:


"It was an honour to meet with the new King and have a few moments to converse with him about the nation. I do this on behalf of my constituents and proudly represented North Antrim today at this pre coronation event." 



During the almost two hour visit, Their Majesties also viewed the Speaker's State Coach, which is now on display in Westminster Hall and links to past Coronations.


Speaker of the House Lindsay Hoyle MP pictured with the State Coach.
Speaker of the House Lindsay Hoyle MP pictured with the State Coach.


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