It’s been a frenetic week for the United Kingdom, but its longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, hasn’t lost her sense of humor through it all.
The queen, wearing an elegant lime green suit and her signature horsebit loafers, made a visit to Northern Ireland on Tuesday — a few days after British voters shocked the world by voting to separate from the European Union in the Brexit referendum.
The royal family has stayed mum on the matter, though it has a surely been a topic of conversation behind the scenes. Prime Minister David Cameron told the queen on Thursday he would resign after news of the vote came down.
According to multiple reports on Tuesday, an Irish television station picked up a humorous exchange between the queen and Martin McGuinness, a deputy first minister in Northern Ireland. When the politician asked the monarch if she was well, she replied, “I’m still alive.” She then went on to talk about her busy schedule of late.
Of course, the queen just capped off a busy few months of birthday celebrations. The first one took place at Windsor Palace in May, and the second one was a three-day affair in London in mid-June.