« Queen gives Ireland closest royals have come to apology… »

19 mai 2011

The Guardian, « Queen gives Ireland closest royals have come to apology for Britain’s actions », par Stephen Bates et Henry McDonald (19.05.2011)

Depuis le 17 mai, la reine Elisabeth II est en voyage officiel en République d’Irlande. Symbole fort qui tourne définitivement la page des conflits et rancoeurs entre les deux pays.

« The Queen offered Ireland the nearest the royal family has ever come to an apology for Britain’s actions in the tortured relations between the two countries, in a speech at a state banquet Dublin.
She told guests from the northern and southern Irish communities: “It is a sad and regrettable reality that through history our islands have experienced more than their fair share of heartache, turbulence and loss … with the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we wish had been done differently, or not at all.”… »

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