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Editor's Viewpoint: Queen's peace process role is her crowning achievement

Editor's Viewpoint

It is no surprise to learn that the Queen and Prince Charles are obsessed with the peace process as both have displayed an innate surefootedness when visiting either part of Ireland.

The Queen's visit to Dublin in 2011 - which Charles believes was the crowning achievement of her reign - moved Anglo-Irish relationships onto a new level.

Her handshake with Martin McGuinness in Belfast and Prince Charles' words at Mullaghmore, where his great uncle Louis Mountbatten was blown up by the IRA, showed a magnanimity mirrored by so many other bereaved families. They were magnificent confidence building gestures which showed what is possible given goodwill.

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