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FILE - In this May 16, 2008 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, is welcomed by children waving Britain's flag, upon her arrival at the British Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. Encouraged by the largely successful peace process in Northern Ireland, which has made her sensitive visit feasible, the queen will become the first British monarch to set foot in the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. When a British sovereign last came, a full century ago, all of Ireland was still part of the United Kingdom. (AP Photo/Firat Yurdakul, Pool)

FILE - In this May 16, 2008 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, is welcomed by children waving Britain's flag, upon her arrival at the British Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. Encouraged by the largely successful peace process in Northern Ireland, which has made her sensitive visit feasible, the queen will become the first British monarch to set foot in the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. When a British sovereign last came, a full century ago, all of Ireland was still part of the United Kingdom.

Queen Elizabeth II

A fanfare of trumpets and cheering crowds greeted the Queen on the 60th

anniversary of her coronation on June 4, with a service in Westminster Abbey featuring a priceless crown that has adorned the heads of British monarchs for 350 years. (Reuters)