Northern Ireland

Deirdre Heenan: DUP’s royal humiliation reflects a political creed in deep decline

The sight of an unhappy Jeffrey Donaldson playing second fiddle to Sinn Féin in King Charles’s presence last week showed how far unionism has fallen down the pecking order

King Charles was introduced to Jeffrey Donaldson, leader of the DUP, at Stormont last week, where he asked him: ‘I have seen you occasionally, in the past?’ Picture: Getty