The Queen, Gerry Adams and former IRA commander Martin McGuinness have performed the iconic Latino dance known as ‘The Macarena’ together after really hitting it off earlier today, it has emerged.
The dance between the monarch and Northern Ireland's senior ministers took place at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast after the Queen’s representatives asked for the tables and chairs to be cleared out of the way to create an ‘adequate turning space’ .
It followed a symbolic handshake with McGuinness, and when later introduced to Gerry Adams, who she’d seen on TV, the Queen insisted on a ‘high five’ – a sure sign that Northern Ireland has turned a corner.
Sources claim that Adams was initially lukewarm to performing the Full Macarena, complaining ‘that he had two left feet’ – a result of botched surgery following an unplanned detonation.
Downing Street Spokesman, Simon Andrews, said,
‘We can confirm that the Queen, Adams and McGuinness performed the 1996 live version of the Macarena together, although Her Majesty was unable to perform the extended wiggle section due to an arthritic hip joint.’
'Adams was very reluctant to get involved but eventually gave in on the condition that no photographs would be taken and all of the singing would be done by McGuinness. However, after protracted negotiations, he softened his stance and agreed to join in for the bit that goes "Heeeeey Macarena!" '
Attendee and Macarena expert, Sean Flynn, said,
‘The Queen said to Martin ‘It’s time we put all that shite behind us'. She then made a joke about inspecting the arms dumps to which the three of them fell about laughing.’
McGuiness is also said to have performed some break-dance moves for Her Majesty, including ‘The Worm’ and ‘Crazy Legs’ after sending Adams off for a ghetto blaster and a piece of lino.
Downing Street confirmed,
‘They’ve been getting along like a house on fire. No, not a Catholic one.’