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Queen jokes that she's 'still alive'

Press AssociationPress Association 28/06/2016

The Queen has made light of her advancing years during a meeting with Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, telling him that she's "still alive".

With her 90th birthday celebrations dominating the monarch's year, she joked with McGuinness telling him the milestone anniversary had been marked twice.

The pair met at Hillsborough Castle as the Queen began a two-day visit to Northern Ireland with the Duke of Edinburgh.

In footage, McGuinness can be overheard greeting the British monarch with the words "Are you well?" and the Queen replied with a smile "Thank you very much - I'm still alive".

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