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.
Like Albanese, Plibersek is pragmatic, but probably hasn’t moved quite so far to the centre as he has. If she were running things, would this Labor government have a more radical tinge?
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.
Pretty Yende performs at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, in 2019.
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Singing at King Charles III’s coronation tells a story of global histories coming full circle.
Shorter working weeks bring economic benefits but also boost employee wellbeing.
King Charles III during the State Opening of Parliament, May 2022.
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The coronation oath speaks to the entire nation, but also broadcasts a global message of what the United Kingdom stands for.
Portrait of Richard II – artist unknown, c. late 16th century.
The ‘divine right of kings’ may sound obsolete, but it has resonances today. Richard II asks what it means to have power, to take power – and what we’re left with when it’s gone.
Not only can a republic be a member of the Commonwealth, even countries that were never part of the former British Empire are now eligible.
A yarn of pomp and pageantry.
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The pageantry of the coronation will be broadcast around the world. Here’s what to expect over the three days of celebrations.
Left: George, Prince Regent and Prince of Wales by Thomas Lawrence (1816). Right: Charles III photographed by Allan Warren (1972).
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The coronations of these kings symbolise more than mere spectacle: they are a declaration of the new monarch’s intent as they transform from heir to sovereign.
While Albanese (who lands back in Australia on budget eve) basks in the international limelight, at home Treasurer Jim Chalmers this week has been feeling the heat of the spotlight.
Seamstresses from the Royal School of Needlework, at Hampton Court Palace, work on the crimson velvet Robe of State that King Charles will wear on arrival at Westminster Abbey.
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.
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In this podcast, @michellegrattan and @amandadunn10 discuss another interest rate rise form the RBA, Labor's war on vaping and an increase to the tobacco tax, and the likely boost to JobSeeker for people aged 55 and over.
Michelle O'Neill will attend the coronation.
Sinn Féin refuses to sit in the Westminster parliament because that would mean recognising the British crown. Here’s why the coronation is a different matter.
What can the Crown Jewels tell us about the history and future of the British Royals? In this photo from last May, then-Prince Charles sits with Camilla and William by the Imperial State Crown in the House of Lords Chamber in London.
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.
Charles’s culinary choices might be intended to recognise the multiculturalism of Britain today. But they are also a reminder of the difficult legacy of empire.
Coronation Quiche may be fit for a king. But with a few tweaks, can be made to suit your budget. Hint: store-bought pastry is cheaper.
King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla pose for a photo with representatives of the Commonwealth countries during the annual Commonwealth Day reception at Buckingham Palace in May 2022.
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The coronation is a critical moment for King Charles to show that the monarchy can be more efficient and more sensitive to the legacy of British imperialism.
Then-Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles visiting Canada in 2017. As a new monarch is crowned in Britain, is it time for Canada to have a head of state who is Canadian?
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As Charles is crowned King, maybe the time has come for Canada to reassess its connection with the British monarchy and become a republic.
Soprano Pretty Yende has been chosen to perform at the coronation of UK monarch King Charles III.
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Performing at the coronation of King Charles III will be just one of many firsts for the activist soprano.