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.