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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coverage has ignored the royal family's complicated history with race and "blood" and its insistence on continuing outdated traditions.
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Bill Shorten's policy for quick action on a republic contrasts with Malcolm Turnbull's position.
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It turned out to be a fairly minor announcement, but the palace knows how to work the news cycle.
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Will the next King of Thailand be able to bear his constitutional duties?
The heir to Thailand's throne, Maha Vajiralongkorn, enters his reign with no authority other than that of the office he now holds.