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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...

Prince Philip dies: old-school European aristocrat and dedicated royal consort

      Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on his last official engagement in 2017. Yui Mok/PA Archive/PA Images The death of Prince Philip, the Duke of...

Sunday essay: the hidden agenda of royal experts circling The Crown series 4

Des Willie Netflix The recent outcry from royal biographers about the accuracy and fairness of series 4 of The Crown taps into narratives that have surrounded...

Jenny Hocking: why my battle for access to the ‘Palace letters’ should matter to all Australians

Picture: Independent Australia Professor Jenny Hocking recently won her longstanding campaign for the National Archives of Australia to release the so-called “Palace letters” about 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...