The President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins (2ND R) inspects the guard with his wife Sabina (L), Britain's Queen Elizabeth (2nd L) and Prince Philip at Windsor Castle in Windsor, southern England April 8, 2014. (REUTERS/Steve Parsons/Pool)
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Ireland's president was welcomed with regal pomp to Queen Elizabeth II's Windsor Castle home and with thunderous applause to Britain's Parliament on Tuesday, kicking off a state visit heavy with symbolism for two countries with a tangled and troubled history.President Michael D. Higgins' visit is the first by an Irish head of state since Ireland threw off British rule almost a century ago, and a sign of how Northern Ireland's peace process has transformed relations between two one-time enemies.Among the guests will be Martin McGuinness, once a senior Irish Republican Army commander, now Northern Ireland's deputy leader.In 2011, the queen became the first reigning British monarch to visit the Republic of Ireland.
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