Byline: CATHAL McMAHON
THERE was a cheer for Queen Elizabeth II when she stepped out of her plane wearing a "St Patrick's green" coat and hat yesterday.
It was 100 years since a reigning British Monarch visited what is now the Republic.
But shortly after 11.50am yesterday that historical taboo was broken when Flight BAE146 touched down in Casement Aerodrome Baldonnel, Dublin.
Group Captain Tim Hewitt held a Royal Standard flag from the window of the cockpit as the plane taxied along the empty runways.
Just 10 minutes later the Queen emerged from the jet dressed in a jade green patterned dress. Over this she was wearing a green coat and …