In this new season of The Crown, Queen Elizabeth has two rivals for centre stage: Margaret Thatcher, played dazzlingly well by Gillian Anderson, and Diana Spencer.
Barbados is avoiding a referendum on whether to remove the Queen as head of state – is that a good idea?
The Queen’s speech offered comfort and resolved which was heard, not just in Britain, but throughout Europe.
The pandemic makes it hard for the royal family to act as national figureheads as they have in past crises.
It’s either in or out for a minor royal. A mix and match approach raises too many problems.
If Harry and Meghan are seen as separated from the monarchy, or worse yet, victims of it, its long term survival is threatened.
A first look at the new series of The Crown finds a changing of the guard, with a fresh cast. Increasingly, in this series, the public hold Elizabeth and the royal family more accountable.
The U.K. prime minister sought to suppress Parliamentary opponents, saying he – not they – represents the will of the British people. It put Queen Elizabeth II in a real bind.
The UK does not have a written constitution so how can we tell if the government is right or wrong on this point?
Relations between the UK and the US haven’t always been that “special”.
You might think it morbid, but people have many reasons for visiting the sites of battles and disasters.
Bill Shorten is committed to an Australian head of state, but it will likely take lost priority to constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians.
Labor says if it wins office at the upcoming federal election, in its first term it will offer Australians a chance to vote to become a republic – but in a two-step voting process.
At least one second daughter of a second son of the British monarch has ended up on the throne in her own right.
The inter-marriage of Muslim families and the mingling with Christianity provides us with an interesting back story to a Muslim ancestor of the current British monarch.
The Queen has been central to the achievements of the Commonwealth. Her son can do the same, if he stops being quite so petulant about it.
The continued embargo on documents relating to the dismissal of the Whitlam government point to the lingering imperial power that comes from an incomplete severance of colonial ties.
It looks as if a state visit from the US president is on the cards. But the Queen is a veteran at hosting unwanted guests.
In the 20 years since the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, the monarchy has been remade largely in her own image.
Bill Shorten’s policy for quick action on a republic contrasts with Malcolm Turnbull’s position.