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Royal visit ends with art viewing

The Queen and Prince Philip visited a gallery in Banbridge

The Queen and Prince Philip have finished a three-day visit to Northern Ireland.

Their last engagement was at the FE McWilliam Gallery and Studio in Banbridge, County Down.

Arts officer Deidre Quail showed the Queen around and said artwork by William Scott had caught her eye.

The royal couple were met by Lord Lieutenant for County Down Major William Hall, Ms Quail and other dignitaries.

The Queen was presented with a protective cover for her iPod, during a visit to Lisneal College during a tour of the 17m complex.

Frederick Edward McWilliam was one of Ireland's most successful and influential artists who achieved international acclaim.

McWilliam's daughter Sarah Gretton and William Scott's sons Robert and James were present as the Queen unveiled a plaque commemorating her visit.

During her visit the Queen also visited Londonderry and Bangor. She met coastguards and injured police officers as well as school children, the Irish rugby team and Irish President Mary McAleese.

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