The Queen is thought to be a Brexiteer, having told dinner guests to giver her 'three good reasons' why Britiain should stay part of the E.U., but it appears even her Majesty has been roiled by the past few days of national political drama in the U.K.
During a meeting with Northern Ireland's First Minister Martin McGuinness, McGuinness inquired how she was doing, to which the Queen replied, "Well, I'm still alive anyway," flashing him a smile, which may or may not have referred to the fact that Mr McGuinness has proudly admitted that he spent his early years as a senior member of the IRA, which spent much of its time trying to figure out ways to render the Queen and members of her family dead.
"There has been quite a lot going on," said the Queen, in the understatement of the year, but before the conversation could get too political, or distracted by the potential imminent break-up of the U.K., she deftly pretended she was talking about mere domestic and family life, adding, "I've had two birthdays so I've been quite busy."
"Yes, there's been quite a lot going on," said Mr McGuinness, calmly.
To be fair, the Queen's oft-quoted mantra of, 'Keep calm and carry on' is probably the best advice available right now.
The exchange was captured by ITV News in a short video clip which was later posted on Twitter.
The Queen and Prince Philip will today head to Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway. No word on if they are doing the Game of Thrones tour.