Stan Grant’s new book, The Queen is Dead, is revealing in terms of his decision to step down from public life. ‘I have been reminded what it is to come from the other side of history,’ he writes.
The pageantry of the coronation will be broadcast around the world. Here’s what to expect over the three days of celebrations.
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.
While this will only be the second British coronation to be televised, popular culture has provided many opportunities to see fictional depictions.
From lockets for Henry VIII’s wedding to tea cups for Charles III’s coronation, there is a long history of royal souvenirs.
The Westminster Abbey mosaic is the only surviving one of its kind north of the Alps. Come May, the public will get to see it up close.
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.
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.
Why age and gender are such prominent mechanisms of exclusion in parliaments and governments.
Will King Charles III used brand endorsements to support the causes he holds dear?
Ethiopia’s civet producers could benefit greatly if the industry were properly regulated and commercialised.
The new money – featuring the visage of King Charles III – will start rolling out by December 2022.
The British crown is the only surviving European monarchy that retains a coronation.
The mega dam in Jinja was meant to give Uganda energy independence, but this was constrained by Britain’s agricultural interests in Egypt.
Reaction to criticism of the monarchy shows that universities need to do much more to support racialized faculty and staff.
In the 19th century, ‘old age’ was once a leading cause of death, alongside the vague description ‘found dead’.
Waiting in line to see the Queen lying in state resonates with other contemporary, post-secular forms of pilgrimage.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Paddy Nixon discuss the week in politics.
In the middle of the tremendous outpouring of love and grief for the Queen and the monarchy she represented, not everyone wants to take a moment of silence. And there are a lot of reasons why.