Title

How The President And Taoiseach Of The Day Dealt With George VI's Funeral

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Available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 4.0 International Licence

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Abstract

It is a measure of how much Anglo-Irish relations have changed in modern times that there was no surprise when it was announced that President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Micheál Martin would attend the funeral of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. When Queen Elizabeth's father and predecessor as British monarch, King George VI, died on February 6th, 1952, there was almost zero public expectation that then president, Sean T. O'Kelly, and then Taoiseach Eamon de Valera, would attend the obsequies in London.


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