This is a key moment in the ending of the War of Indpendence. Just over a decade later, George V's son, the Prince of Wales would visit Northern Ireland to open Stormont. The Prince made the following speech: 'My Lord Duke, my lords, ladies and gentlemen, His Majesty the King, being unable to be present himself, has charged me, as his representative, to perform today’s ceremony of opening the building which is to be the home of your parliament. No-one can fail to be touched by the nobility and bounty of fabric and the spanning of the site dominating a great part of your beautiful countryside here at the capital city of Belfast of which you are justly proud. In the name and behalf of His Majesty the King, I declare this building to be open. May the blessing of almighty God rest upon it and those ministers, magistrates and other public servants who labour therein.' The Prince’s visit in 1932 reflects back to the moment his father visited a decade earlier and, just as the former visit was a crucial moment in the process of partition, the prince’s visit too signifies the expanding differences between north and south.