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In pictures: The third day of the Queen’s historic visit

After the momentous events of yesterday, Queen Elizabeth II gets to indulge her passion for horseracing and attends a celebration hosted by the British Ambassador in Dublin tonight.

THE THIRD DAY of Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Ireland has taken her down to the National Stud in Co Kildare and this evening, she’s back in Dublin for a fashion show and concert in the National Convention Centre. After two days of highly symbolic events remembering the victims of war and Ireland’s struggle for independence, we think she deserves to let her hair down…

In pictures: The third day of the Queen’s historic visit
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    Queen Elizabeth ll visits the Irish National Stud at Kildare. (Pic: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press/Press Association Images)
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    Horses take up positions prior to Queen Elizabeth II arriving at the Irish National Stud. (Pic: Paul Faith/PA Wire/Press Association Images)
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    Queen Elizabeth II chats to Chyrss O'Reilly at the National Stud, Co Kildare. (Pic:Paul Faith/PA Wire/Press Association Images)
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    The tricolour flies at half-mast above Government Buildings, Dublin, as a tribute to former taoiseach Dr Garret FitzGerald who died this morning. Queen Elizabeth II paid tribute to him as a "true statesman" who did so much to bring an end to conflict on the island. (Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images)
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    The late Garret FitzGerald is seen here on the far left of the picture speaking to Queen Elizabeth II at a meeting of the leaders of EC nations at Buckingham Palace in 1986. French President Francois Mitterand and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher are also seen in the picture. (Pic: Michael Lipchitz/AP/Press Association Images)
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    The Queen checks out Invincible Spirit as National Stud CEO John Osbourne shows her the facilities in Kildare. (Pic: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
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    The queen receives flowers from 8-year-old Emma Osbourne, watched by the CEO of the National Stud John Osbourne (right) and Chair of the Board of the National Stud Chryss O'Reilly. (Pic:Maxwells/PA Wire/Press Association Images)
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    Sculptor Anthony Scott shows his new work, a tribute to champion thoroughbred racehouse Sea the Stars. It was unveiled by Queen Elizabeth II at the National Stud this morning. (Pic: Maxwells)
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    Jockey Jonny Murtagh, left, points out one of the 'simulated' racehorses used to train jockeys at the National Stud in Kildare. (Pic: John Sitwell/PA Wire/Press Association Images)
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    The Duke of Edinburgh examines the Gaisce pin worn by Gavin Radford from St Declan's College in Dublin at Farmleigh House. (Pic: Maxwells)
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    The Duke of Edinburgh at Farmleigh House (Pic: Maxwells)
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    Prince Philip meets students from St Dominic's College, Navan Road, Dublin at Farmleigh House. (Pic: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
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