The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at Hillsborough Castle at the start of their visit to Northern Ireland. The Queen received Northern Ireland's First Minister, Arlene Foster, and Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, for private audiences.
This is a good start, brooch-wise. It's just the second time we've seen the Diamond Art Deco Double Clip Brooch, though it is a bit harder to spot today than it was at its debut last year. I'm always up for a nice diamond clip brooch.
Both ministers kept The Queen's confidence regarding the topics discussed during their audiences. At least Her Maj's sense of humor is still going strong: Martin McGuinness asked how she was, to which she responded, "Well, I'm still alive, anyway."
Asked by Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister how she is, the Queen replies: 'Well I'm still alive'https://t.co/9Q9YPTYsZl— ITV News (@itvnews) June 27, 2016
(I did laugh when they both mentioned that there are a lot of things going on right now - and just as everyone starts holding their breath in anticipation of even the vaguest of royal Brexit quotes, HM pivots right into her two recent birthdays. There will be no addressing of the elephant in the room while the cameras are rolling, thankyouverymuch.)