This cartoon by Dave Brown from The Independent represents a map of the British Isles. The Queen is Great Britain, drinking a glass of Guinness (Ireland) through a straw. She is dressed in green (the colour most associated with Ireland, the Emerald Isle), and wearing a leprechaun's hat.
This is one of those cartoons which is open to intrepretation. The Queen's sour expression suggests she is not enjoying the Guinness. Could this be a metaphor for her distaste at finally having to visit a country which has a history of troubled relations with Britain? Or does she just not like the taste of Guinness?
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