Gerry Adams comments on news of a visit by Britain’s Prince Charles
Responding to news today that Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are to visit Ireland next month Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said;
“The visit by the British Queen to the Garden of Remembrance, her words of reconciliation and the subsequent meetings with Martin McGuinness demonstrated the potential of these events.
“I am conscious that Prince Charles is the symbolic head of the British Army's Parachute Regiment and the grievous wrong they have done including to the people of Derry and Ballymurphy where I grew up.
“However I am also conscious that the British Royal family have also been directly affected by the actions of republicans.
“I hope this visit will be an occasion to promote reconciliation, respect and understanding.”