Downing Street: 'The Queen should meet representatives from across the community'

Asked how David Cameron viewed the handshake, the Prime Minister's official spokesman said:

Clearly, there was a visit by Her Majesty to the Republic of Ireland last year. That has taken relations between the two countries to a new level.

We think it is right that the Queen should meet representatives from all parts of the community.

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Queen meets Martin McGuinness

The Queen today has met the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland and former IRA member Martin McGuinness in a historic meeting at a Belfast theatre.