According to a treasury announcement “the Chancellor of the Exchequer has this day appointed James Martin Pacelli McGuinness to be Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead.”
There is a long-standing tradition of publishing gore in Mauritius by ‘la presse sensationnelle’ and it looks like these photos have been used to boost the circulation figures for a new entrant in an already crowded marketplace.
The meeting and handshake between the Queen and Martin McGuinness is the most important act of healing and reconciliation achieved so far in Northern Ireland. McGuinness was one of the leaders of the Provisional IRA, which killed more than 2,000 people during the conflict. That one of those victims was the Queen’s cousin, Lord Mountbatten, gives the handshake particular poignancy.
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