N Ireland: 'I wouldn't waste my breath on the Queen'


The most historic moment of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee trip to Northern Ireland will be when she shakes the hand of Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness.

Such a momentous event would have been unthinkable at the time of her Silver Jubilee tour at the height of the troubles.

Peter Taylor made a controversial documentary about that visit back in 1977, now 35 years on, he has been back to speak to some of the people he talked to then.

Watch Peter Taylor's full report on the Queen's jubilee visits of 1977 and this year on Newsnight at 10.30pm on BBC Two on Tuesday 26 June 2011 then afterwards on the BBC iPlayer and Newsnight website.

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