Queen Elizabeth Arrives for Irish State Dinner


Photo Left: Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip (L) arrive the state dinner at Dublin Castle in Dublin May 18, 2011. Reuters Pictures

Photo Right: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at a state dinner taking place in Dublin Castle, on the second day of her four-day state visit to Ireland, Wednesday May 18, 2011. Queen Elizabeth II made a powerful statement Wednesday night expressing "deep sympathy" to all who had suffered as a result of the troubled relations between England and Ireland. She did not apologize for any British actions during the bitter conflicts between the two neighbors but said it is clear mistakes were made. "To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy," she said at a state dinner hosted by Irish President Mary McAleese. "With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all." AP Photo