She's his Queen, he's her Deputy First Minister. The Union Flag flies over Stormont and the Royal Irish Regiment have held a homecoming parade through Belfast. Doesn't look like a Republican victory to me.
At least as interesting as the fact that he looked her in the eye without a trace of deference or pretence of warmth.
It's all in the way you read it.
What is without doubt is that the DFM has been, and will be in the future, the honoured and respected guest of the Crown.
Meanwhile, the lads that died on Banner are still fertilizer.
Y'see... That's the reality. The will of the people. Paint it any brightly coloured shade that you want to, but an unqualified butcher's boy from a shitty bit of Derry is being feted by our Queen, principally because he and his gang of thugs sent so many of those who took her shilling (and others) home in boxes.
And it's still a better situation than had it not happened.
Ruminate upon this and lament the inequity of our existence.
No, of course it's not - but the venue and means have changed. The other side is on the back foot now and needs to catch itself on politically, socially and culturally, or them other ones will walk away with it by default.