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It may be a diplomatic illness on the Queen's part. There has been a lot of controversy over President Higgins' decision not to attend, as he felt an Irish President shouldn't be taking part in a commemoration of partition. It would be like asking a SA President to attend a commemoration of Apartheid. See Manufactured outrage.

Boris has decided to attend it as he sees it as a celebration of the greatest union ever - underlining the political nature of the event, and the Queen has a sensitivity to such issues that her government often lacks...

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