The Queen visits UTV in Belfast

Crazy day at work, all the hush hush security stuff I couldn’t talk about for days finally came to light today. The Queen visited UTV in Belfast to launch the new UTV HD service.

The frosted sticky plastic on the windows to prevent (unfriendly) snipers seeing in, sealed doors, drains being searched, (friendly) snipers on the rooftops, airport style security. Just some of the measures in place to make sure she was safe.

Her Press Officer is amazing, a girl of clearly fine stock with long red curly hair and the most fabulous moss green, full length, wool coat. You wouldn’t mess with her.

As for the Queen, small, looking more frail than I remember her last but still every inch the powerhouse. A real privilege to have the opportunity to get up close and personal with my camera. Rest of the shots here