Queen Elizabeth: I’m Still Alive
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth joked she was “still alive” during a two-day visit to Northern Ireland yesterday (27.06.16).
The 90-year-old monarch met Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at Hillsborough Castle and after an eventful few weeks in Great Britain, which has seen the country vote to leave the European Union as well as her recent birthday celebrations, she showed she still has a sense of humour.
When asked if she was well, the queen quipped: “Well I’m still alive… quite busy.”
It was not clear what the queen was referring to and she is yet to make an official comment on the Brexit.
After their meeting, McGuinness told reporters: “We discussed many things, none of which I will tell you.”
The queen has been joined by husband Prince Philip on the visit and yesterday she also had meetings with Secretary of State Theresa Villiers, First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at Hillsborough Castle on Monday evening.
Today (28.06.16) they will make their way to the Giant’s Causeway to be given a guided tour and meet volunteers, before heading to Bushmills Village to unveil a statue of Robert Quigg – a soldier who fought at the Battle of the Somme and was awarded the Victoria Cross.
They will wrap up their trip with a final stop off at Bellarena Railway Station to unveil a plaque to mark the official opening of the premises.