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Queen: 'We will continue to work together for Northern Ireland'

8 April 2014 Last updated at 21:27 BST

The Queen has said that the United Kingdom and Irish governments will continue to work together to advance the Northern Ireland peace process.

Speaking at a banquet for the Irish President in Windsor Castle, she said both governments will support the first and deputy first ministers to advance the peace process and to "establish a shared society based on mutual respect and equality of opportunity".

The banquet was in honour of President Michael D Higgins, who was making the first state visit to the UK by an Irish head of state.

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