Slideshow: King for a day in Carrickfergus

King William has been greeted by thousands of people after making a colourful return to the historic town of Carrickfergus.

The Dutch visitor’s arrival at the harbour on his way to the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 is retold annually in a popular pageant.

Lee, Jessica and Gavin Vaughan with dog Harvey and soldier Eoghan Donelley at the King William pageant 2015. INCT 24-097-GR

Lee, Jessica and Gavin Vaughan with dog Harvey and soldier Eoghan Donelley at the King William pageant 2015. INCT 24-097-GR

As he made his away past the famous medieval castle in the 2015 re-enactment, King William was cheered by spectators who also had the opportunity to have their photos taken with him and other characters from the production.

To order copies of pageant photographs go to www.carrickfergustimes.co.uk or telephone 028 28 272303