In an historic encounter, the Queen has shaken the hand of Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness.
Today's handshake between the Queen and former IRA commander Martin McGuinness is a historic gesture of peace. Here are some others.
The hands of history? The Queen and former IRA Commander Martin McGuinness will make a remarkable gesture for peace today.
Security is tight around the theatre in Belfast where the Queen will meet Martin McGuiness shortly.
As well as an ambulance and police officers on the street police are also visible on the roof of the Lyric Theatre.
Road blocks near where Martin McGuinness and the Queen will meet soon.
The Queen's historic meeting with Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness will be recorded for posterity, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.
The initial handshake between the Queen and the former IRA commander will remain private but farewells between the two individuals - when another handshake is expected - will be filmed and photographed.
Peter Sheridan, chief executive of the peace charity Co-operation Ireland which will host the meeting at Belfast's Lyric Theatre, said the event will be hugely significant.
Mr McGuinness, Stormont deputy First Minister, has described the upcoming greeting as a symbolic gesture of "stretching out the hand of peace and reconciliation to Queen Elizabeth who represents hundreds of thousands of unionists in the north".
Northern Ireland Assembly Member Michael Copeland and Jeffrey Bloom, who survived the IRA bombing of the Baltic Exchange in 1992, joined Daybreak to discuss the meaning of today's historic meeting between the Queen and Martin McGuiness.
A number of police officers were injured during an attack by a gang of around 100 missile-throwing youths in Northern Ireland.
A total of nine officers sustained minor injuries after trouble flared in the Broadway area of Belfast last night, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said.
Localised disorder in the Broadway area last night was police believe criminal elements trying to take advantage of tensions and events in the Black Mountain area to attack officers. Police do not believe this attack was orchestrated.
There are reports of petrol bombs being thrown at police this evening by a crowd of 100 young people in the Broadway area of West Belfast.
Police are advising motorists to stay away.
Police are responding to localised disorder in the Broadway area of Belfast and are asking motorists to avoid the area.From @policeserviceni on Twitter:
The Police Service of Northern Ireland have said they are dealing with some "localised disorder" in the Broadway area of Belfast.