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# queen-elizabeth-ii - Wednesday 18 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge Duking it out, part deux: Who wants to stop for a Guinness? Royal Visit

Duking it out, part deux: Who wants to stop for a Guinness?

One really has a goo on one, doesn’t one, Prince Philip?

From The Daily Edge Duking it out: Our tips for gaffe-prone Prince Philip on his way around Ireland Royal Visit

Duking it out: Our tips for gaffe-prone Prince Philip on his way around Ireland

The Queen’s consort verged on creating another of his trademark foot-in-mouth moments at the Guinness Storehouse this morning so has come up with an etiquette checklist for the Duke of Edinburgh.

Poll: Should the Queen apologise? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Queen apologise?

The Queen will make the only speech of her Irish visit this evening. Do you think the word ‘sorry’ needs to feature in it?

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Day 2 of the Queen’s trip sees her visit Croke Park; the Olympic torch may stop over in Dublin during its London 2012 tour; and IMF boss’s lawyers claim sex with chambermaid was consensual.

Queen Elizabeth begins second day of state visit

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will visit the Guinness Storehouse, the Irish War Memorial Garden at Islandbridge, Croke Park, and attend a banquet in Dublin Castle later today – where she will be joined by David Cameron.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge The Queen's meet-and-tweet: How YOU viewed today's visit Royal Visit This post contains images

The Queen's meet-and-tweet: How YOU viewed today's visit

The conduct of those inside and outside the security cordons in Dublin today comes under scrutiny from Twitter.

Bombs scares and controlled explosion herald the Queen's historic visit to Ireland

It’s all systems go for Queen Elizabeth II’s first ever trip to the Republic. Enda Kenny says he hopes protesters don’t embarass the country as the eyes of the world’s media turn on Ireland.

From The42 The Morning Score: Tuesday Early Doors

The Morning Score: Tuesday

Get ahead of the game with your early fix of the day’s sports news.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Monday 16 May, 2011

Gerry Adams suggests alternative celebration for Queen’s visit: a celebration of republicanism

Sinn Féin party leader outlines a range of alternative activities including the release of 1,000 black balloons during the royal visit.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Saturday 14 May, 2011

Buckingham Palace looking forward to 'incredible' visit of Queen Elizabeth to Ireland spoke to the Palace this afternoon as preparations for the visit continued with barriers erected along the route the Queen will travel in Dublin and more manholes and sewers sealed in other parts of the country.

Dissident republicans 'attempted to acquire rocket launchers and missiles' ahead of Queen's visit

The developments will mean that, controversially, British police protection officers will carry firearms on the streets of Dublin next week, according to The Times newspaper.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Friday 13 May, 2011

Diversions, shutdowns and traffic restrictions: How the royal visit will affect us

Gardaí announce extent of traffic and parking restrictions, with whole sections of Dublin and Cork cities to be temporarily closed off.

'Taliban Terry' still being held over alleged Obama threats

While Islam convert is being held in security operation around US presidential visit, file going to the DPP on another man suspected of photographing Garden of Remembrance ‘with intent’.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge Don't call me princess: Fáilte Ireland makes Queen gaffe Etiquette This post contains videos

Don't call me princess: Fáilte Ireland makes Queen gaffe

So our national tourism board got the British royal etiquette wrong – but how easy is it to know how to greet a monarch? We look at international royal meet ‘n’ greet customs.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Sunday 8 May, 2011

Security concerns over threat from dissident republicans during Queen's visit

Gardaí have criticised the itinerary for the Queen’s four-day visit to Ireland later this month.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Thursday 5 May, 2011

From The42 The YouTube top 10: because we're on the bench again Going Viral This post contains videos

The YouTube top 10: because we're on the bench again

If it’s Thursday – it must be the round-up of the week’s best videos. It is Thursday, right?

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Monday 25 April, 2011

Fairyhouse scrambles to cover up anti-royal slogan burnt into turf

Grand National preparations are disrupted after a slogan protesting the Queen’s visit is burnt into turf at the finishing post.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Saturday 23 April, 2011

Guest list confirmed and seating plan for royal wedding revealed

Guests include the crown prince of Bahrain, Mr Bean, the Beckhams and Elton John but not Nicolas Sarkozy nor Barack Obama.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Thursday 7 April, 2011

From The42 Queen Elizabeth to visit Croke Park, GAA confirm Royal Appointment

Queen Elizabeth to visit Croke Park, GAA confirm

Association officials expect the decision to be welcomed by its members, they insist.

Queen's three-day visit confirmed for May 17

The British Embassy and Áras an Úachtaráin confirm a programme of events including visits to Croke Park and the Guinness Storehouse, as well as stops in Cashel and Cork.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Monday 4 April, 2011

Pick-axe attack on runway may have been bid to scupper Queen

The weekend attack on the runway at Casement Aerodrome could have been a plan to stop Queen Elizabeth from coming.

Queen's visit set for May 17 as Garda holidays cancelled Exclusive

All leave is cancelled between May 16 and 25 – as officers are told to expect the Queen’s visit between May 17 and 19.

Poll: Would you welcome the Queen's visit to Croke Park? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you welcome the Queen's visit to Croke Park?

Reports at the weekend suggest that the Queen plans to visit Croke Pk in May. What do you think?

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Friday 1 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: April Fool's Day’s daily guide to what’s been going on for the last 24 hours: credit ratings, Cork visits and Kerry presidents?

British Queen Elizabeth "coming to Cork"

Lord Mayor of Cork is “confident” that his invitation will see her heading to the city on May 20.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Friday 25 March, 2011

Frocks and, er, socks: Queen Elizabeth II dresses to go on show here

British ambassador will exhibit QEII evening gowns in his Dublin home – alongside the work of some UK designers.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

From The42 Tindall chooses rugby over royal honeymoon Wedding Bells

Tindall chooses rugby over royal honeymoon

The England centre has declared himself available for a World Cup warm-up match just days after his wedding.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Fairview pub may be forced to remove ‘Queen is barred’ banner

John Stokes – father of Celtic player Anthony – may be forced to scrap the banner in order to retain his pub’s licence.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Saturday 5 March, 2011

Poll: Is it time that the Queen visited Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it time that the Queen visited Ireland?

The British monarch is coming to Ireland, possibly as early as May of this year. Are you bothered?

Queen's visit is 'premature' and will cause offence, says Adams

The Sinn Féin president says the ongoing partition of Ireland means the visit of Queen Elizabeth to the Republic is ill-timed.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: A race against time for coalition talks, the Queen’s visit is labelled “premature”, and cheaper electricity prices on the way.

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Saturday 16 October, 2010

Queen cancels staff Christmas party

Staff party cancelled because of “current economic climate”

# queen-elizabeth-ii - Thursday 22 July, 2010

NICK GRIFFIN, the leader of the far right BNP Party in the UK was turned away from the Buckingham Palace garden party.

Griffin, was one of 8,000 guests invited to attend by the Queen. A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace told The Daily Telegraph: “Nick Griffin MEP will be denied entry to today’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace due to the fact he has overtly used his personal invitation for Party political purposes through the media

“This in turn has increased the security threat and the potential discomfort to the many other guests also attending.

In a statement on the BNP site Griffin said “The reason is invented nonsense,” Mr Griffin said. “Nowhere in the book of rules given to all attendees does it say anything about not giving media interviews and of course countless people have done precisely that in the past.”

Griffin previously posted a blog asking for suggestions on what he should say to the queen “if we met by the cucumber sandwiches”

He also said it was unfair that BNP MEP Andrew Brons was still going when he had been banned.

The invitation was extended to Griffin as he is a Member of the European Parliament and officials pointed out they did not wish this to be a mark of disrespect against his democratic office. “However, we would apply the same rules to anyone who tried to blatantly politicise their attendance in this way,” the spokesperson said.

Griffin described the decision as “an outrage” and “thoroughly anti-British”

Griffin said he did not “blame the Queen” and claimed Buckingham Palace was under “enormous pressure from the Lib Con coalition” to withdraw his invite.