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Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth catches adeptly a sovereign who has become a little tired and distracted behind the eyes. Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television Production UK

The Crown series 3 review: Olivia Colman shines as an older, frumpier Elizabeth

A first look at the new series of The Crown finds a changing of the guard, with a fresh cast. Increasingly, in this series, the public hold Elizabeth and the royal family more accountable.
As prime minister, republican Malcolm Turnbull said there would be no more moves towards an Australian head of state while Queen Elizabeth remained on the throne. AAP/Ward/WENN.com

If Labor wins government, will an Australian republic finally take the crown?

Bill Shorten is committed to an Australian head of state, but it will likely take lost priority to constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians.
Queen Elizabeth II with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia during his state visit in 2007. John Stillwell/PA Archive/PA Images

Pity the Queen – she has to have Donald Trump to stay

It looks as if a state visit from the US president is on the cards. But the Queen is a veteran at hosting unwanted guests.
Bill Shorten will seek to elevate the issue of a republic by pledging. a policy for quick action. Julian Smith/AAP

Shorten pledges republic vote in first term

Bill Shorten's policy for quick action on a republic contrasts with Malcolm Turnbull's position.
Queen Elizabeth II meets with Australian Defence Force personnel and veterans at the Australian War Memorial in 2011. Graham Tidy/AAP

Friday essay: King, Queen and country – will Anzac thwart republicanism?

As Australians once found spiritual communion through allegiance to the British monarch, they find similar virtues in Anzac today. Can the republican movement connect with a large enough number of people in a similar way?

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