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Mary McAleese and the Queen at the Convention Centre Photo by: Irish Times

Queen's Irish visit a 'game-changer' says David Cameron

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Mary McAleese and the Queen at the Convention Centre Photo by: Irish Times

The historic May visit of Queen Elizabeth to Ireland has been described by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, as a "game-changer" that heralded a new era in Anglo-Irish relations.

In the RTE documentary, “The Queen's Speech” broadcast last night, Cameron said the “strong relationship” between London and Dublin has been further bolstered as a result of the visit.

In May, Queen Elizabeth became the first monarch to visit the Republic in over a century. Her four day visit sparked an unprecedented multi-million security operation.
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The British Prime Minister told RTE, "It's been a game-changer, to use that terrible modern expression.

"What was already a strong relationship, and what was already becoming warmer and more positive because of the settling down of the Northern Irish issue, I think her visit has just put that into a massive new perspective.

"She just warmed the hearts of people, and so this true relationship - that I think had been going on between British people and Irish people for years - has really now been able to flower."
 

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