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Queen Elizabeth II

Can Someone Please

Pass the Salt???

4/9/2014 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0409-queen-elisabeth-GettyQueen Elizabeth II gave a speech during a dinner in Windsor in honor of the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, marking the first state visit by a president of the republic since it gained independence from neighboring Britain.

Lord knows if anyone actually heard it.


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So this dinner is actually quite a big deal - the Queen is hosting Sinn Fein officials who are (allegedly) ex IRA - very controversial in England. Also, the IRA famously bombed Lord Mountbatten's jeep, he was not only close to the Queen and her husband's relative, but Prince Charles's godfather. My Mum is from Ireland (the Republic) and was ardently anti-IRA because of the violence - it is a wonderful thing that the Good Friday accords move forward, but conflicting to see certain Sinn Fein politicians with IRA histories. There are no easy solutions to creating peace, and sometimes you do have to bed the Devil, but this dinner is a huge step by the Queen and she deserves kudos for hosting this dinner.

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