The Queen’s role in reconciliation in Northern Ireland has been remembered during a service of thanksgiving in Belfast.
The service at St Anne’s Cathedral was attended by King Charles III, the Queen Consort, Taoiseach Micheal Martin, Irish President Michael D Higgins, British Prime Minister Liz Truss, Sinn Fein vice president Michelle O’Neill and DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson.
Leaders from the Catholic, Methodist and Presbyterian Churches also took part in the service, taking it in turns to offer prayers.
The head of the Church of Ireland, Archbishop John McDowell, praised the Queen for her “faithfulness, care, dutifulness, love and devotion”.
“All of these could be employed to describe her relationship with Northern Ireland, with patience binding them all…