Prince William and Prince Harry arrive for the statue unveiling of their mother on what would have been Princess Diana’s 60th birthday at Kensington Palace in July 2021, a year after Harry departed the U.K. for the United States.
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The relationship between Princes William and Harry is fractured, and can be explained by what’s known as the ‘family systems’ theory. Repairing it will require the Royal Family to change.
Prince Harry’s long-awaited memoir tells a story of a troubled young man, traumatised by the death of his mother when he was just 12. And a man, closer to his 40s, who remains angry and anxious.
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The drama around the revelations in Harry’s book are just the latest episode in the royal soap.
The proclamation of King Charles III marked the first time in history the public was allowed to witness the Accession Council, at St James’s Palace in London.
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Charles’s coronation will be the most constitutionally significant ceremony of his entire reign. It should prompt discussion about what a modern monarchy could be.
London’s Piccadilly Circus on the first day of national mourning.
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An award-winning photographer reflects on iconic images of the late monarch and pictures a nation in mourning
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In 2022 TV news rather than ballads communicate the details of a monarch’s death, but the challenge of communicating the royal succession draws on lessons from 400 years ago.
Is it possible to disentangle the personal attributes of a gentle and kindly woman, from her role as the crowned head of a declining global empire that waged numerous wars? Many don’t think so.
Queen Elizabeth II during a 1983 tour of California.
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The new queen was a subversive model for American women of the 1950s, and many traveled to London for her coronation. Their daughters and granddaughters will be among those mourning the monarch’s death.
A quarter of a century after the Paris car crash, conspiracy theories about Diana’s death persist.
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Conspiracy theories help people make sense of chaos and tragedy by finding a ‘reason’ behind the coincidences.
Succession has long been the weak link in the system of hereditary monarchy. Perhaps it may be time for Australia to reconsider the place of the monarchy in our own political system.
Polling backs it up – Americans really do look favorably on Queen Elizabeth II.
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The UK is set to spend four days celebrating the very long monarchy of Queen Elizabeth II. But as the Platinum Jubilee is marked, why do so many Americans also fawn over the British royal family?
The prince is often said to be the Queen’s favourite child.
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The agreement is not an admission of guilt or a finding of innocence, but the outcome of this case still has implications for the royal family.
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The Queen has expressed her wish that when Prince Charles becomes king, his wife will be known as queen consort.
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We’re likely to see a lot less of Andrew, and a lot more damage control in the form of positive headlines.
Far from the romance of 1981’s made-for-TV films, Spencer is trapped in a frozen Sandringham setting, gasping for air.
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The Queen has stripped Prince Andrew of his patronages, but she can’t go much further.
Most Australians have known no British sovereign other than the queen. Without her, questions about a republic will again come to the fore.
Prince Andrew has been described as the “black sheep” of the royal family, but his alleged behaviour is part of the monarchy’s long history of dismissing women.
Lord Mountbatten, Ghandi and Lady Mountbatten in New Delhi in 1947.
An immense trove of the most important royal historical material for decades has just quietly been made public in the United Kingdom.
A new book argues no-one writing an Australian constitution today would argue for creating a head of state on the other side of the world who is hand-picked by the head of government.