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Martin McGuinness to attend banquet with Queen when President Higgins visits UK

7 April 2014 Last updated at 14:28 BST

Northern Ireland's deputy first minister has said that accepting the Queen's invitation to a state dinner was "an important thing to do".

Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness will attend the banquet at Windsor Castle, hosted by the Queen on Tuesday as part of a state visit to Britain by Irish President Michael D Higgins.