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# Queen Elizabeth II

All time
BBC apologises after revealing Queen's opinion on extremist
A journalist this morning revealed a conversation with the Queen seven years ago – prompting an apology from the broadcaster.
# paralympics
11 incredible images from the Paralympics opening ceremony
Fireworks? Check. Flying wheelchairs? Check. Queen Elizabeth II wearing red earplugs? Check.
# Ready to go
Stephen Hawking to star in Paralympics opener
Other famous faces including Ian McKellen and Queen Elizabeth II will also be involved.
# Paralympics 2012
'Inspirational' Paralympics to open in London tonight
Cyclist Cathal Miller will lead the 49 Irish athletes into the Olympic Stadium for tonight’s sold-out opening ceremony.
# pass the sauce harry
VIDEO: Topless Prince Harry parties in Vegas
Prince Harry? Check. Topless? Check. Las Vegas? Check. Pool party? Check. Here’s how it went down, maybe.
# right royal mess
Kate Middleton's cousin in Playboy: How the Royals (probably) reacted
The Daily Edge’s guide to the scenes of shock in Buckingham Palace.
# Your Say
Poll: did you watch (and enjoy) the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony?
Over one billion people tuned in. Did you?
# travelling taoiseach
Taoiseach to meet Team Ireland, the Queen, and Romney in London
Enda Kenny will be a busy man today in advance of the Olympics 2012 opening ceremony.
# Peace Process
Greeting from McCrea shows how far we've come - McGuinness
Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has told an American website the importance of a recent “hello” from the hardline unionist.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: The Government stands up to itself over the Croke Park Agreement; household charge to be used for floods; and new e-voting machines on the way…
# Handshake
McGuinness says Queen handshake can prompt ‘new relationship’ with Britain
…but the Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister says Britain must acknowledge “its role as a combatant” in the North.
# Your Say
Poll: Does Martin McGuinness's handshake with the Queen matter?
The meeting has been widely hailed as historic. But what do you think?
# Handshake
'My goodness, McGuinness!': How the world saw the historic handshake
The handshake went as planned – but how did it go down with those watching? Here are the headlines…
# Peace Process
Pics: Martin McGuinness meets and shakes hands with Queen Elizabeth II
The meeting is a historic and symbolic moment in the North’s peace process.
Big Ben clock tower to be renamed for Queen Elizabeth
The clock tower – which currently goes by the imaginative name of Clock Tower – is to be renamed Elizabeth Tower.
# Diamond Jubilee
Queen Elizabeth arrives in Northern Ireland for two-day Jubilee visit
The Queen and Prince Philip will visit Enniskillen today and Belfast tomorrow, when she will meet Martin McGuinness.
# Peace Process
McGuinness meeting with Queen 'a major challenge for Republicans' - Adams
The Sinn Féin president acknowledged the enormity of next week’s planned meeting between Martin McGuinness and Queen Elizabeth next week.
# Peace Process
In full: Gerry Adams statement on decision for McGuinness to meet Queen
The Sinn Féin’s president’s full statement announcing the decision that will see a historic first in the Northern Ireland peace process.
Column: What we're seeing is a charade - Sinn Féin's decision is already made
Will Martin McGuinness meet the Queen? The real question is who the party wants to represent, writes David McCann.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Martin McGuinness shake hands with the Queen?
Sinn Féin is expected to decide today whether McGuinness should make history by greeting the UK monarch. So what do you think?
Massive pay rise for Queen Elizabeth II
Pay will rise by 16 per cent as Britons are warned of 10 more years of austerity.
# London Calling
Tánaiste to meet British Foreign Secretary William Hague in London
The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs will meet his British counterpart in London today.
# jubilee
In pictures: The Queen meets oddly-dressed celebrities
One runs into the strangest people at one’s Diamond Jubilee.
# Royal Family
Prince Philip hospitalised with bladder infection
Buckingham Palace says the 91-year-old Duke of Edinburgh’s hospitalisation is a “precautionary measure” amid the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
# Diamond Jubilee
In pictures: Thousands gather as Thames flotilla marks Queen's 60 years
In one of a series of events taking place this weekend and early next week, hundreds of boats gathered to sail down the River Thames as the rain fell on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
# Diamond Jubilee
Queen off to the races as jubilee events begin
Queen Elizabeth is heading to Epsom for the Derby, as Britain begins a four-day weekend to mark her 60 years.
# Queen
Enda Kenny: Queen Elizabeth II is 'awesome'
The Taoiseach also extended the compliment to Barack Obama during a speech in Washington DC.
# One Year In
In pics: Tensions, visits and tantrums - the new Dáil's first year in photos
It’s been exactly one year since the current crop of TDs took their seats in Leinster House for the first session of the current Dáil. Here’s what’s happened over the year in photographs.
# Diamond Jubilee
GALLERY: Queen Elizabeth marks 60 years of power
Britain’s King George VI died sixty years ago today – making his eldest daughter, then 25, the head of seven different countries. She’s now the head of 16 – and has ruled over no fewer than 32.
# Sinn Féin
McGuinness 'would now be open to meeting Queen'
The Sinn Féin figure said the Queen’s behaviour during her visit to Ireland had “made an impact” on him.
# Shindig
Queen to be honoured with 1,000-boat flotilla for jubilee
Queen Elizabeth II marks the 60th anniversary of her coronation this year and our neighbours are not keeping the celebrations low-key.
# One's boat
Fit for a Queen: British minister suggests a yacht for diamond jubilee
Michael Gove believes that Her Majesty deserves “a gift from the nation” to mark the diamond jubilee.
# Review 2011
Obama, Cloyne and an 'elderly poet': how the world's media saw Ireland in 2011
It’s been an eventful year for the nation, here’s how the international media saw the big events.
# Review 2011
14 game-changing moments of 2011
These were the catalysts for some of the upheavals at home and abroad this past year…
# Buckingham Palace
Prince Philip undergoes heart surgery
The Duke of Edinburgh is being treated for a blocked artery which had been causing him discomfort.
# Prince Philip
Prince Philip taken to hospital with chest pains
The 90-year-old husband of the Queen is undergoing tests at a cardiac unit.
# Gardaí
Garda services will be hit by cost of State visits, warns GRA
The government is “resisting paying” for the security operation around the visits earlier this year, the union has said.