As Prince of Wales, Charles regularly met scientists to learn more about environmental research. Two Australian researchers recall encounters with the new monarch that left an impression.
The world changed a great deal in the 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Her son’s legacy may be determined by how he adapts to new dynamics within the UK and across the Commonwealth.
The passing of Queen Elizabeth II has the potential to transform Australia’s republic debate, but republic supporters still need to be patient.
The now King Charles is a man of contradictions.
Queen Elizabeth adjusted with aplomb and good grace – personally and as monarch – as countries achieved their independence from Britain.
An Accession Council will form as soon as possible to make it official but Charles is already the sovereign.
Queen Elizabeth’s eldest son has waited a long time to be king. Now, he is charged with holding the popular imagination after the death of his beloved mother.
Queen Elizabeth harnessed goodwill from Canadians mostly as an individual, rather than as the hereditary head of an institution. But her death will lead to debate about the relevance of the monarchy.
Conspiracy theories help people make sense of chaos and tragedy by finding a ‘reason’ behind the coincidences.
Succession has long been the weak link in the system of hereditary monarchy. Perhaps it may be time for Australia to reconsider the place of the monarchy in our own political system.
A new book telling the story of the last 25 years of the House of Windsor reveals a family that briefs against each other freely.
The Queen has expressed her wish that when Prince Charles becomes king, his wife will be known as queen consort.
The revolt in Barbados occurred in 1816 when an enslaved driver named Bussa led insurgents against the British colonial militia. It took another 200 years before British rule officially ended.
The move to a republic has been gathering pace for many years.
Diana is no longer limited to photographs and interviews in her lifetime. She is experiencing a successful posthumous career without her consent.
Word from The Hill: A prime minister, a prince and the ‘last chance saloon’.
Michelle Grattan discusses politics with politics + society editor, Amanda Dunn
When Joe Biden is the great hope for global change, it’s hard to feel overly optimistic.
Princess Diana’s bad experience with a ‘tell-all’ book in 1992 should have been a cautionary tale for her son.
The pandemic makes it hard for the royal family to act as national figureheads as they have in past crises.
A first-ever official royal visit now signals a sea change in British foreign policy towards post-Fidel Cuba.