The King and Queen's visit to Enniskillen Castle on Thursday, May 25, was a particularly special day for 11-year-old Eoin Doyle, who had previously met Queen Elizabeth II when she visited the then newly-opened South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) in 2012.

Eoin, who has Down's syndrome, was in the hospital's Children's Ward at the time of The Queen's visit as he was experiencing some breathing difficulties. His mum Susan, who was at his bedside, also met the monarch at the time.

When she was asked by Eoin's school, Willowbridge, if he could attend the Royal Visit last Thursday, she thought he would just be part of the general audience.

"I didn't actually realise he was going to meet The King. So when I saw the photograph myself, I couldn't believe it," said Susan, noting that it was one of Eoin's teachers that suggested the photograph of Eoin meeting The Queen be printed off and made into a little flag that he could wave during the visit on Thursday.

"So that drew his [King Charles'] attention," she said, adding: "It probably struck a wee chord with him, seeing his mum [the late Queen] in a photograph.

"I know Mandy who works in the school had explained all to The King about Eoin in the photograph.

"Us as a family were thinking, this is so surreal, because not only has Eoin met The Queen, he has now met The King. So it's just like a wee lucky charm really," she said.

Following the visit, Eoin is now jokingly called 'Sir Eoin' by his family after His Majesty tapped him on the shoulder during their meeting.

"I think when he [The King] saw The Queen in the photograph, his own mother, I actually think he might have touched his heartstrings because then he was tapping Eoin on the shoulder so we're all calling him 'Sir Eoin', because it's as if he's been knighted," said Susan with a laugh.

In a special mother-daughter moment, Carina Cutler of the Jolly Sandwich Bar in Enniskillen was assisted by her little girl Ruby as she baked a cake which was presented to His and Her Majesty during the Royal Visit as a representation of the Big Lunch initiative.

The moment was particularly poignant as it was reflective of the relationship Carina shared with her own mother, the late Hazel Johnston, founder of the popular Enniskillen café, who had been heavily involved in the late Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday celebrations in Fermanagh.

"It was amazing to be able to provide the cake and to be asked," said Carina.

"Ruby, my daughter, she helped, so it was more of a mess than anything," she added with a laugh.

Talking about what the visit would have meant to her own mother, Carina said: "If mum was here, bless her, she would have been stuck in the middle of it."

During the visit, The King and Queen cut the cake together, with Carina and Ruby standing beside them.

At the time, Ruby told The King: “I maded that cake so I did, I maded it."

Speaking to The Impartial Reporter following the visit, Carina said: "It was unreal [to meet The King and Queen] and it was great that the kids were involved because they are our future. They were delighted with Ruby and she was able to hand them a bunch of flowers."

She added: "The fact they came to Enniskillen and they took so much time to go around all the different sections of people. We might never get that opportunity again.

"We're very honoured, we really are," she told this newspaper.