Martin McGuinness set for historic meeting with the Queen

Sinn Féin's Martin McGuiness is Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland. Credit: PA

Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness will meet the Queen next week and shake hands in an historic first for the Northern Ireland peace process, the party has confirmed.

The Deputy First Minister at the Stormont executive will attend a cross border event in Belfast on Wednesday, which the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, will also attend.