A trip abroad marks the return of the British monarchy’s international angle after Charles mother stopped travelling.
Divorce is still rare for high-profile politicians and any political consequences of the separation will likely unfold in the months to come.
Plans to use face recognition technology at public events raise issues about civil liberties.
Hint: It’s all tied up with the country’s history with British royalty.
Canadians should learn the lessons of the U.S. and the U.K. to avoid idealizing a republic with a powerful president and at the same time acknowledge that a constitutional monarchy is no alternative.
May 9 is the date the first Australian parliament met, and when the first parliament in Canberra and the first on Capital Hill opened. It means far more than the King’s birthday, or January 26.
The coronation is a Church of England service, expanded for the contemporary age.
Shorter working weeks bring economic benefits but also boost employee wellbeing.
The coronation oath speaks to the entire nation, but also broadcasts a global message of what the United Kingdom stands for.
The pageantry of the coronation will be broadcast around the world. Here’s what to expect over the three days of celebrations.
How to prove you’re descended from royalty.
From the coronation robes, made of gold to last centuries, to David Bowie’s jumpsuits created from the newest materials, dress archives have stories to tell.
The packed schedule is a chance for the new king to remind the British public why the monarchy is valuable.
In previous generations, a divorcee becoming king would have been unpalatable to many. But Charles embodies the modern character of monarchy and the liberal values of wider society.
While this will only be the second British coronation to be televised, popular culture has provided many opportunities to see fictional depictions.
There will be not one, but seven crowns present at the king’s coronation ceremony.
From lockets for Henry VIII’s wedding to tea cups for Charles III’s coronation, there is a long history of royal souvenirs.
Ironically perhaps, it may be the move toward reconciliation between Indigenous Peoples and settler Canadians that revives the focus of the Crown in Canadian schooling.
Gems do not a monarch make, and repatriating the Crown Jewels would strengthen the contemporary British monarchy at a time when it most urgently needs to modernize.
Although King Charles will have a low-key ceremony this coronation, the Crown Jewels will still figure prominently. An exploration of the jewels tells a tale of exploitation, rape and pillage.