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Beheaded and exiled: the two previous King Charleses bookended the abolition of the monarchy

King Charles I’s reign ended in execution and an English republic. Image: Anthony Van Dyck/Wikimedia Commons On September 8 2022, King Charles III ascended to the...

Australia has a new head of state: what will Charles be like as king?

Image: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AAP With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Australia has a new king. The BBC has confirmed Charles will take on the regnal name of...

What would King Charles mean for the monarchy, Australia and the republican movement?

Image: Chris Jackson/AAP This week’s Platinum Jubilee marks 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign over “the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and...

After Oprah: what will it take to revive an Australian republic?

 Picture: Alastair Grant/AP/AAP Oprah Winfrey’s brilliantly stage-managed “tell-all” interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry was for viewers, advertisers and the three participants, a tremendous success. For the...

The Crown series 3 review: Olivia Colman shines as an older, frumpier Elizabeth

Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth catches adeptly a sovereign who has become a little tired and distracted behind the eyes. Left Bank Pictures, Sony...