“Continuing peace is an honor to his people”: Queen wishes Northern Ireland centenary

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The Queen has said that reconciliation in Northern Ireland “cannot be taken for granted,” as she sent people good wishes on the date many consider her centenary.

Her Majesty referred to ‘cherished’ memories she shared in Northern Ireland with her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, and paid tribute to his people.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson also marked the date, describing it as a ‘very important national anniversary, commemorating the centenary since the Government of Ireland Act came into effect and the formation of the United Kingdom as we know it today’ .

In a statement, the queen paid tribute to the people of Northern Ireland.

“This anniversary reminds us of our complex history and provides an opportunity to reflect on our togetherness and our diversity,” said the monarch.

Clearly, reconciliation, equality, and mutual understanding cannot be taken for granted and require long-term constancy and commitment.

The Queen has said that reconciliation in Northern Ireland “cannot be taken for granted” as she sent her “heartfelt congratulations” to the people on the date many consider her centenary.

‘During my many visits to Northern Ireland I have seen these qualities in abundance and look forward to seeing them again on future occasions.’

The Queen also paid tribute to the Republic of Ireland, recalling her historic visit there 10 years ago.

“I also want to recognize the important contribution our friends and close neighbors have made to the success of Northern Ireland,” she said.

“I look back with fondness on the visit Prince Philip and I made to Ireland this month ten years ago. I cherish my many memories and the spirit of goodwill that I saw firsthand. ‘

The Queen insisted on inclusion and hope for the future.

For generations, the people of Northern Ireland have chosen to build an inclusive, prosperous and hopeful society, empowered by the achievements of the peace process. May this be our guide for years to come, ”she said.

I wish the people of Northern Ireland all the best. Elizabeth R. ‘

Mr. Johnson recognized “different perspectives” on the centenary.

‘It is also important that we reflect for a moment on the complex history of the past 100 years.

Coleraine DUP Mayor Mark Fielding welcomes Arlene Foster to her arrival at St Patrick's Church in Coleraine for a service celebrating 100 years since Northern Ireland's founding

Coleraine DUP Mayor Mark Fielding welcomes Arlene Foster to her arrival at St Patrick’s Church in Coleraine for a service celebrating 100 years since Northern Ireland’s founding

“People from all parts of Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom and around the world will approach this anniversary in different ways, with different perspectives,” he said.

“While this is a moment of shared reflection, it is also an important opportunity to come together to celebrate Northern Ireland and build a brighter and brighter future for all of its inhabitants.”

The day many consider to be the date when the state of Northern Ireland came into being will be quietly marked on Monday.

Just like the day Northern Ireland was founded 100 years ago, there will be no major celebrations or grand ceremonies.

Very few people who lived to witness Northern Ireland’s birth date knew it was a particularly important day.

Northern Ireland was established on May 3, 1921 when the Government of Ireland Act went into effect, dividing the island of Ireland into two separate entities.

But the exact date Northern Ireland was founded has divided opinion.

The effect of the Government of Ireland Act split the 32 counties of Ireland in two, forming Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Fermanagh and Tyrone Northern Ireland.

Belfast City Council organizes a City Hall event to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Northern Ireland Parliament in the building on 22 June 1921 by King George V

Belfast City Council organizes a City Hall event to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Northern Ireland Parliament in the building on 22 June 1921 by King George V

Whether marking, acknowledging, remembering, celebrating or boycotting the centenary, Northern Ireland has had a turbulent history from which no story can be deduced.

Nationalists and unionists have very different views on Northern Ireland’s history, past governance and public representation.

There are different views on the security situation, including decades of conflict, earthquakes such as World War II or the civil rights movement, and issues such as housing, freedom to demonstrate, and equal representation of voters.

Centennial commemorations have not escaped the effects of the Covid-19 restrictions, however.

The pandemic has greatly disrupted the plans of union parties to mark the centenary.

On Tuesday, a panel will examine the history of Northern Ireland.

The lecture, which involves a number of historians brought together to advise the government on the centenary, will take place live from the Ulster Museum on Tuesday.

Government plans to mark the centennial of the state foundation include a major corporate showcase in London, a £ 1 million Shared History Fund, a futuristic youth program, tree planting projects, academic and historical events and an international church service for everyone. denominations.

Pictured: Prime Minister Boris Johnson also marked Northern Ireland's centenary with his own message, acknowledging that there are 'different perspectives' on the meaning of the date

Pictured: Prime Minister Boris Johnson also marked Northern Ireland’s centenary with his own message, acknowledging that there are ‘different perspectives’ on the meaning of the date

A total of £ 1 million has been awarded to 39 community projects to research and demonstrate what 100 years of Northern Ireland has meant for them and their communities.

Belfast City Council is organizing an event at City Hall to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Northern Ireland Parliament in the building on June 22, 1921 by King George V.

Each school will be given a native tree to plant on their property, while an extensive youth program explores the future for the next 100 years.

The Centenary Rose, a flower that the government said would represent reflection and hope, will be produced in Northern Ireland and planted in the gardens of the Royal Residence at Hillsborough Castle in Co Down.

A Centenary Rose will also be presented to the Queen for her own garden and a decorative rose pin will be designed and produced in the UK, which can be worn by VIPs at centenary events and given to program participants.

Boris Johnson said the UK government will continue to present ‘all the brilliant things’ Northern Ireland is contributing to the rest of the UK in a message to the country on the occasion of its centenary.

The Prime Minister said on Twitter: ‘This is a very important national anniversary, it is the 100th year since the Government of Ireland Act came into effect and the formation of the United Kingdom as we know it today.

In 2021, in its centenary, the government will showcase all the wonderful things Northern Ireland is contributing to the rest of the UK and the world, from the fintech industry and world-class research capabilities to the inspiring young people, and its vibrant arts and sports culture.

‘It is also important that we reflect for a moment on the complex history of the past 100 years.

People from all parts of Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom and around the world will approach this anniversary in different ways, with different perspectives.

“While this is a moment of shared reflection, it is also an important opportunity to come together to celebrate Northern Ireland and build a brighter and brighter future for all of its inhabitants.”

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