Prince Charles expected to meet with Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams

GALWAY, Ireland, May 18 (UPI) — Britain’s Prince Charles is expected to meet with the president of Sinn Féin, a political party that pushed for Irish independence from Britain, during a visit to Ireland on Tuesday.

Prince Charles and Gerry Adams will meet Tuesday in Galway shortly after the prince arrives for a four-day visit to Ireland with Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles.


It would be the first meeting between Sinn Féin leadership and a member of the British royal family in Ireland. The last time a member of Sinn Féin met with the royal family was in 2012 in Belfast, when North Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness shook hands with Queen Elizabeth.

Adams said the meeting would be “an opportunity to promote reconciliation and build on the good work done by Martin McGuinness and the English queen,” the BBC reported.

“Prince Charles is the colonel-in-chief of the Parachute Regiment — a regiment of the British army…

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