Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Queen in Ireland

In what has been described as one of the most important speeches of her reign, Queen Elizabeth II eloquently reflected in Dublin on the complex relationship between Britain and Ireland. The Queen is making the first visit of a British monarch to [Southern] Ireland since that of her grandfather King George V in 1911. While a noisy republican minority have protested, most Irish people seem to be happy to welcome the Queen and move forward into a positive relationship with their neighbour. While we monarchists already knew this, a speech like this shows the world how Her Majesty is always so classy and gracious, no matter how delicate the situation.

As usual, despite a provocative headline that gives undue publicity to the aforementioned noisy minority, the Daily Mail has great pictures.

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