The Queen Goes Green in Ireland
Following years of the country's bloody past with her native England, the Queen, 85, traveled to Ireland, becoming the first British monarch to do so in a century. (Her grandfather visited 100 years ago.)
Arriving in a bright green jacket and matching hat, Her Majesty was undeterred by a bomb scare after police detonated a bomb that was discovered on a bus near Dublin just hours before her visit. In London on the same day, Scotland Yard also had news of a bomb threat, believed to be from republican dissidents in Northern Ireland.
According to the L.A. Times, "The Queen is expected to spend four days touring the country, including a stop at a stud farm in southeast Ireland, reflecting her interests and skills as an accomplished horsewoman."
Her trip was first announced last year.