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Thin ring of steel around King George V in 1911

The massive security operation for the visit of Queen Elizabeth II contrasts with the last visit here by a British monarch.

14th May, 2011

The massive security operation for the visit of Queen Elizabeth II contrasts with the last visit here by a British monarch. That was exactly 100 years ago, when King George V received a warm welcome on his trip to Dublin in 1911.

Details of the security arrangements for a visit by George V, then the Prince of Wales, to Ashford Castle in Mayo, just six years earlier, give an idea of how low-key the security arrangements were...

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