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Queen Elizabeth: ‘I'm Still Alive, Anyway’

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© Paul Hackett / Reuters Keeping calm and carrying on, the Queen displays an enviable sense of perspective as she issues a measured judgment on the Brexit drama. During a meeting with Northern Ireland's First Minister Martin McGuinness, McGuinness inquired how she was doing, to which the Queen replied, "Well, I'm still alive anyway," flashing him a smile, which may or may not have referred to the fact that Mr McGuinness has proudly admitted that he spent his early years as a senior member of the IRA, which spent much of its time trying to figure out ways to render the Queen and members of her family un-alive.