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# Queen Elizabeth II

All time
# still kicking
'I'm still alive anyway' jokes Queen Elizabeth on visit to Northern Ireland
The queen also told Martin McGuinness she had been kept very busy celebrating her two birthdays.
# Security Breach
Man who scaled Buckingham Palace walls was a convicted murderer
Dennis Hennessy was out on licence when he breached the palace walls on Wednesday.
# Game of Thrones
QUIZ: How well do you know the Queen?
Ah Liz, sure I know her well.
# Not happening
'A major distraction': It looks like there'll be no Royals at the 1916 centenary
A junior minister pretty much confirmed it won’t be happening last night.
# 10 downing street
"Active abstentionists" - Adams rubbishes talk of Sinn Féin sitting in Westminster
The UK’s general election campaign officially began today.
# Sex slave
'No record' of meeting between Queen and alleged sex abuse victim
In a second, stronger statement on the issue, the Palace “emphatically denied” Prince Andrew had any form of sexual contact with the woman.
# indyref
Will Elizabeth II still be Queen of Scots if the 'Yes' vote triumphs?
Separatists say it will be up to the people to decide but there are questions about how secure the monarchy would be after independence.
# her majeselfie
The Queen photobombed a selfie with a big grin at the Commonwealth Games
From behind a fence. #sneaky
# We are not amused
Queen of England's horse fails drug test
Estimate won the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in 2013.
# Lovely Hurling
Queen Elizabeth gives hurling the royal seal of approval
One was rather impressed by the action on Sky Sports recently.
# come on in
This British MP wants to let us join the Commonwealth
Michael Fabricant said the State visits in Ireland and England show that times have moved on and this could be the next step.
# best friends
The new normal: State visit solidifies an Anglo-Irish relationship that has changed utterly
The sight of Martin McGuinness raising his glass in a toast to the Queen of England would have astonished many and appalled some not so long ago. But not now, in 2014, when Ireland and Britain are, it seems, the best of friends.
# Elizabeth II
Take Two: The Queen and Martin McGuinness shake hands at Windsor
It’s the second time they’ve shaken hands — and therefore implicitly less historic this time around. Still though…
# State Visit
The British Monarchy are tweeting in Irish for the President's visit
Not too shabby.
# detente
Hello ma'am: Martin McGuinness accepts invitation to dine with the Queen
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams confirmed this evening that McGuinness is to accept the invitation as part of the “new and positive relationship between Ireland and Britain”.
# Royal Telling Off
Helen Mirren gives the Queen a right telling off* in this brilliant snap
*Well, sort of: It certainly looks like she does anyway.
# get the good china
Queen Elizabeth to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican
Queen Elizabeth will meet with the Pontiff on 3 April, Buckingham Palace announced today.
# State Visit
Broad welcome for President Higgins's planned trip to Britain
Presidents have visited Britain many times in the past – Mary Robinson had tea with Queen Elizabeth in Buckingham Palace – but this will be the first official state visit.
# State Visit
President Higgins accepts invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to visit the UK
President Higgins said he is “very pleased” with the invite from the Queen of England.
# Identity crisis
Police asked Prince Andrew to identify himself as he walked in palace gardens
The Duke of York, the third child of Queen Elizabeth II, was approached by two armed officers as he took an evening stroll in Buckingham Palace during the week.
# The Queen
Two arrested after man 'climbs fence' at Buckingham Palace
Neither Queen Elizabeth nor any of the Royal family were in the palace at the time.
# Monarchy
Third in line: Here's the new line of succession to the British throne
Prince William’s baby son follows him in the order, overtaking William’s younger brother Prince Harry at third in line to the throne.
# William and Kate
The world's media is waiting outside a London hospital for the Royal baby
A rumour that the Duchess of Cambridge had gone into labour on Thursday spread like wildfire on Twitter and reportedly caused Prime Minister David Cameron’s office to call Buckingham Palace to check on it.
# Winning
Look how happy the Queen was when her horse won today
One simply cannot believe it!
# Girl Guides
Girl Guides in Britain scrap oath to God (but keep the queen)
From September, girl guides will pledge to “be true to myself and develop my beliefs” rather than “to love my God”.
# Top Jock
And the 'Top Jock' award goes to... the Australian DJ in tragic Kate prank
Michael Christian and Mel Greig made the hoax call to the London hospital pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles.
# The Queen
60 years ago today Queen Elizabeth II was crowned
The 87-year-old took the throne on 6 February 1952 upon the death of her father King George VI.
# Pressies
Queen Elizabeth gave a nice bottle of whiskey to Enda Kenny in 2011
Find out what presents Enda Kenny has received since taking office… including a €5k famine painting from Michael Flatley.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added baby-vomiting frogs
The things we learned, loved and shared today…
# The Queen
Queen released from hospital after treatment for gastroenteritis
It was the first time in ten years that the British monarch had been hospitalised.
# Meet and Greet
21 pictures of Enda Kenny meeting famous people
Our leader meets a lot of people and there are plenty of them who are pretty famous….
# review 2012
TIME cover boy and Savita: How the world saw Ireland in 2012
Compared to last year this was not Ireland’s best year in the eyes of the international media which focussed on the very different circumstances of two stars of the Celtic Tiger and Ireland’s strict abortion laws…
# review 2012
'A logistical, logarithmic progression' : The year in 46 quotes
“It’s clear that people are pissed off with us as a government” and 45 other quotes that tell the story of 2012.
# 1982
Thatcher papers show how Reagan kept Queen Elizabeth II waiting
British documents reveal the countries desire to make sure that President Reagan’s visit in 1982 materialised.
# Odd Couples
8 of the weirdest meetings of 2012
From Lady Gaga hanging out with Julian Assange to Tupac Shakur’s Coachella performance, here’s our shortlist of the stranger celebrity and political encounters of the year.
# Tragedy
Emotional Australian DJs talk about tragedy of Kate prank call
Michael Christian and Mel Greig apologised to Jacintha Saldanha’s family and said they were ‘shattered, gutted and heartbroken’.
# hoax call
Australian radio station reviewing policy after nurse's death following hoax call
Nurse Jacintha Saldanha’s death followed a hoax call during which details of the Duchess of Cambridge’s medical condition were given to a radio station.
# king of swing
Darren Clarke Getting His OBE At Buckingham Palace Pic Of The Day
Rumours that Queen Elizabeth asked for advice on her short game could not be confirmed.