Queen shakes hands with McGuinness

Queen Elizabeth, dressed appropriately in green, shook hands today with Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness.

Queen Elizabeth, dressed appropriately in green, shook hands today with Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness.

The historic and symbolic moment, in which the Britsh Monarch and a senior member of Sinn Féin, brought the peace process one step further forward, took place at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre in the company of First Minister Peter Robinson and the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip.

The event has stirred many emotions - see tomorrow’s Donegal Democrat for reaction and comment.