Much of the Harry and Meghan coverage has ignored the royal family's complicated history with race and "blood" and its insistence on continuing outdated traditions.
Two tourism experts assess the evidence on whether visitors are drawn to the UK by the monarchy.
The hat is an example par excellence of aristocratic excess, the equivalent of a peacock's tail in seducing the Queen's subjects.
In TV and film the British monarchy have never had it so good – it's about time something took a more sceptical eye.
It turned out to be a fairly minor announcement, but the palace knows how to work the news cycle.
Having moved so far from its origins in 1788, perhaps Australia Day should now be a celebration of Australian 'ordinariness'.