A man walks past graffiti painted on a wall in a nationalist area of north Belfast calling on the public to boycott the Queen's visit this week. She will visit Belfast tomorrow to meet Martin McGuinness.
Queen makes history with ex-IRA leader handshake - CNN.com
Britain's Queen Elizabeth shakes hands with Northern Ireland deputy first minister Martin McGuinness, watched by first minister Peter Robinson (C) at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast, June 27. (Reuters/Paul Faith/pool)
I know who Queen Elizabeth represents. I know she's the head of the British state. I know she has all sorts of titles in relation to different regiments in the British army. She knows my history. She knows I was a member of the IRA. She knows I was ... - Martin McGuinness - BrainyQuote
Three years earlier: The Queen shook hands with Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness, a former commander of the IRA and now Northern Ireland's deputy first minister, in June 2012, one of a number of steps made by the royals to aid the peace protes