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.
The coronation oath speaks to the entire nation, but also broadcasts a global message of what the United Kingdom stands for.
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.
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.
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.
Ofcom guidelines ask broadcasters to use ‘due impartiality’ in reporting.
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.
As Charles is crowned King, maybe the time has come for Canada to reassess its connection with the British monarchy and become a republic.
Racism aside, many of the difficulties they face are shared by all the royal families of Europe.
Migrant workers’ rights are indeed an ongoing issue in Qatar – but the country has passed reforms to improve workers’ rights, and it isn’t the only issue to define Qatar.
Despite not being at COP27, there are other ways for King Charles to showcase his commitment to the environment.
The title was last held by a Welshman in the 1400s.
Royal women play important roles in succession disputes, such as the naming of King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu’s heir.
Throughout Europe, the new king’s name has been translated (or not) in many different ways.
Reaction to criticism of the monarchy shows that universities need to do much more to support racialized faculty and staff.
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.
Whatever Queen Elizabeth’s personal qualities, it’s time to determine how the monarchy fits Canada’s current situation as an independent country and its aspirations for the future.
King Charles inherits a multi-faith Britain. An expert explains the monarch’s complicated relationship with religion.
Poets once wrote their verse in “blood” or “wounds” when a king or queen died. On the eve of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, what has happened to the epic art of elegy?
Queen Elizabeth’s funeral will maintain all the traditions of previous royal funerals but will have some new additions to ease the new sovereign in.