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Don't worry, Michael D's not lost... The State visit party was SUPPOSED to end up on a farm

‘Her Majesty said it was around here somewhere…’

Source: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

PRESIDENT MICHAEL D Higgins has been taking his State visit on the road today — visiting a sustainable farm in Oxfordshire.

After two days of rich banquet food (not to mention those biscuits Boris Johnson baked especially), no doubt the various dignitaries will have been glad to stretch their legs.

The President started his tour of the farm viewing two breeds of sheep and their lambs, some of which were only four days old.

Source: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

President and Mrs Higgins also viewed pigs at the enclosures — before heading on to Park House Stables in Newbury, where the Queen keeps fillies.

The stables are owned and run by Andrew and Anna Lisa Balding. The famous Derby winner from the 1970s, Mill Reef, was trained there — among many other champion horses.

After lunch, the President will be taken on a tour of the silks room, the stables and training gallops.

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Read:  ‘They’ve been preparing freshly baked biscuits’: When Michael D met Boris Johnson (video)>

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