And I went as the first Irish president to the United Kingdom and met with Queen Elizabeth II, and also welcomed to my official residence -- which we call "Áras an Uachtaráin," the house of the president -- members of the royal family, including, notably, the Prince of Wales.
Is welcomed a past tense or a past participle in the above sentence?
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Past tense. Simplified, rearranged, and split in two, the sentence says "I went to the United Kingdom. I also welcomed members of the royal family to my official residence."
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