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Martin McGuinness 'still a republican' after royal visit

27 June 2012 Last updated at 13:33 BST

Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has told reporters that meeting the Queen was "very nice" but that he was still a republican.

Mr McGuinness, who was once a senior figure in the IRA Army Council, shook the Queen's hand at a private event and later in public, during her visit to Belfast.

The meeting happened at a function organised by a charity, Co-Operation Ireland, which works to bring communities together.