BBC: Queen 'to make historic Ireland visit'
The Queen is preparing for an historic trip to the Republic of Ireland, a report on Saturday suggests. The visit - which would be the first by a British monarch since partition in 1921 - has been agreed in principle by Buckingham Palace, Downing Street and the Irish Government, the Times newspaper reported.
I'm no royalist, but when you think that, despite all the things she's done during her long reign, the queen has never enjoyed a pint of the cold, black stuff in an Irish pub, I kind of feel sorry for the poor lass.
Mind you, when was the last time Her Majesty enjoyed some of the warm, brown stuff in a British pub? There's no excuse for that one.