Hillary Clinton is happily taking a consolation prize after missing the big one 5 years ago — settling for the title of Madam … but in a collegiate setting, well across the pond.
The former Democratic presidential candidate and Secretary of State was honored Friday at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland … where the head honchos tapped her to be the school’s 11th chancellor — the first female one in the institution’s history — and where she was officially inaugurated as so, dressed in a graduate’s gown … no cap.
HC posted photos Saturday in the aftermath of her ceremony, writing … “Just call me Madam Chancellor. @qubelfast #LoveQUB” The shots show her heading into the building where she ended up delivering some nice remarks and praised NI as a beacon of democracy.
Looks and sounds pretty nice in these still pics — but it was far from that in real life … as there were anti-war protesters just outside shouting at her as she went in — calling things like “war criminal” and saying “shame on Queen’s.” Yeah … it was pretty intense.
Hillary didn’t seem to pay them much mind though — in fact, she even gave them a slight wave before she went up the steps and into the venue … and, luckily, things didn’t escalate beyond that.
As for what she’ll be doing as chancellor of this place — well, that’s to be determined. Word on the street is that her role is mostly ceremonial, and she won’t be on hand too often.