Turning another page in the history books
The journey from the Good Friday Agreement to today was one from antipathy to trust. The next stage was to forge sustainable bonds of friendship. It hasn't always been easy, and it was made less so by a tendency to keep one stubborn foot in the past. But time is a masterful healer.
The visit of Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla is testament to the progress in building stronger and more enduring relationships between these islands.
Yesterday's meeting between Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and Prince Charles was another link in that important chain of friendship.