BBC:Queen Elizabeth II and former IRA commander Martin McGuiness shook hands for the first time Wednesday, June 27. The meeting took place at an event organized by a charity that works to bring communities together. The Queen and McGuiness shook hands at a private meeting and later shook hands in public.
Photo: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II shakes hands with Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuiness in Belfast on Wednesday. (Paul Faith / Pool via AFP - Getty Images)