'I'm still alive' jokes Queen Elizabeth on N. Ireland visit

Queen Elizabeth II shakes hands with Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at Hillsborough Castle, south of Belfast on June 27, 2016London (AFP) – “I’m still alive,” quipped the British monarch Queen Elizabeth when asked about her health, in her first round of public engagements since Britain voted to leave the European Union. The dry remark followed a dramatic few days for Britain that have seen the prime minister resign, the pound hit a 30-year-low, and England defeated by Iceland in a shock football rout. Next came the queen’s two-day trip to Northern Ireland, where she met with leaders including Martin McGuinness, a former Irish Republican Army paramilitary who now serves as deputy First Minister of the British-ruled province.

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