Irish president wraps up historic state visit to Britain

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (2nd L), bid farewell to Irish President Michael D. Higgins (R) and his wife Sabina (2nd R) at Windsor Castle in Windsor, southern England on April 11, 2014. Higgins is the first Irish president to make a state visit to Britain since independence. AFP PHOTO / POOL / LEON NEAL

What you need to know:

  • Laughing and smiling, the monarch waved off Higgins at Windsor Castle, west of London, after a four-day trip that both countries hope underlines the new strength of their relations.

Queen Elizabeth II bade farewell Friday to Irish President Michael D. Higgins at the end of a historic state visit to Britain that he called "uplifting".

Welcome!

You're all set to enjoy unlimited Prime content.