Queen Elizabeth II managed to claw back popular support after the PR disasters around her handing of Diana’s divorce from Prince Charles and her response when she died.
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.
The Queen has expressed her wish that when Prince Charles becomes king, his wife will be known as queen consort.
While many of the letters are quite candid, their release after so many years is hardly damaging, and the efforts to keep them secret for so long are again shown to be absurd.
Royal satire has softened over the last 300 years, but audiences are more sensitive to barbs against the institution.
The British royal family has got more in common with the average family business than you might first imagine.
More than ever, the language used by Elizabeth II could be a source of reassurance for families seeking stability.
In this extract from Jenny Hocking’s new book, Buckingham Palace becomes alarmed when Sir John Kerr agitates for the release of the so-called “palace letters” to bolster his version of events.
The letters confirm the worst fears of those who viewed Governor-General John Kerr’s sacking of the Whitlam government as a constitutional coup.
There are many questions regarding The Dismissal that can still be debated. But the queen simply advised the governor-general to follow the constitution, which is as she should have done.
After a long court battle, Australians are finally about to learn more about one of the most pivotal episodes in our political and constitutional history.
However, the win does not necessarily mean the public will have access to the letters - much now rests on what the National Archives does next.
The Queen’s speech offered comfort and resolved which was heard, not just in Britain, but throughout Europe.
Having a royal lend their name in patronage to a charity may have some benefits but it can also have its drawbacks.
Does this mean the prime minister lied to the Queen? And could he face personal repercussions?
As former director of the US Information Agency, Edward R. Murrow, once put it, presidential travel should be treated as a ‘weapon’ to influence popular opinion.
There has been recent speculation that governments could advise royal assent not be granted if bills are passed against their wishes. Here’s why this is very unlikely to happen.
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.
In the 1940s, the renowned Anglo-Australian artist became an outlaw just like his most famous subject, Ned Kelly.