The letters confirm the worst fears of those who viewed Governor-General John Kerr’s sacking of the Whitlam government as a constitutional coup.
There are many questions regarding The Dismissal that can still be debated. But the queen simply advised the governor-general to follow the constitution, which is as she should have done.
After a long court battle, Australians are finally about to learn more about one of the most pivotal episodes in our political and constitutional history.
However, the win does not necessarily mean the public will have access to the letters - much now rests on what the National Archives does next.
The Queen's speech offered comfort and resolved which was heard, not just in Britain, but throughout Europe.
Having a royal lend their name in patronage to a charity may have some benefits but it can also have its drawbacks.
Does this mean the prime minister lied to the Queen? And could he face personal repercussions?
As former director of the US Information Agency, Edward R. Murrow, once put it, presidential travel should be treated as a 'weapon' to influence popular opinion.
There has been recent speculation that governments could advise royal assent not be granted if bills are passed against their wishes. Here's why this is very unlikely to happen.
The Queen has been central to the achievements of the Commonwealth. Her son can do the same, if he stops being quite so petulant about it.
In the 1940s, the renowned Anglo-Australian artist became an outlaw just like his most famous subject, Ned Kelly.
It turned out to be a fairly minor announcement, but the palace knows how to work the news cycle.
It has been meticulously planned for ... but the end of the Elizabethan Age will throw up plenty of surprises.
Royal PR in pictures started with the Stuarts 400 years ago.
The saying goes, with age comes wisdom, but is that really true?