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Queen’s death should renew reconciliation commitment: Linda Burney

Amid a full day of tributes, the Indigenous Australians Minister said for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the legacy of the British Crown remains β€˜fraught’.

  • Tom McIlroy


Bunting, street parties and pomp: Britain unites for its beloved Queen

Britain’s four-day fete for the woman who has for so long anchored the House of Windsor and the UK constitution has started in earnest. But soon will come a time to face the future.

  • Hans van Leeuwen


Camilla to be Queen when Charles ascends the throne

The Duchess of Cornwall should be given the title Queen Consort, the Queen has said as she marks her platinum jubilee.

  • Hannah Furness

December 2021

Dubai ruler ordered to pay $1b in record-breaking divorce

Princess Haya bint al-Hussein won the eye-watering payout in a British court, including millions for holidays, jewellery and mansions.

  • Steve Bird

October 2020

All the king’s money: Thailand divided over a $US40b question

The role and wealth of the Germany-based King Maha Vajiralongkorn is subject to unprecedented scrutiny amid national protests.

  • John Reed

September 2020

Once out, consort to Thailand’s King appears to be back in again

Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi rose to the position of royal consort to King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, only to be stripped of her official title last year. Now she's back in favour.

  • Hannah Beech

August 2020

Former king leaves Spain amid corruption allegations

In a letter addressed to his son, Spain's current monarch, former king Juan Carlos said his decision was taken 'with the same eagerness to serve Spain that inspired my reign'.

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  • Raphael Minder

January 2020

Can the British monarchy's 'magic' last another decade?

The Royal family's changing fortunes will come into sharper focus than ever as Prince Charles prepares to take the throne and the Queen turns 94 in April.

  • Simon Heffer

Queen bows to Prince Harry's retreat from royal front line

The Queen has reluctantly accepted her grandson Prince Harry's shock move to distance himself from the royal family, following what she called "constructive discussions".

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  • Hans van Leeuwen

William and Harry denounce press report as royals head to crisis talks

The fallout continues from Prince Harry and Meghan's split with the royal family as three princes converge on the Queen's private estate in Norfolk for crisis talks.

July 2019

Dubai princess takes on husband and ruler from $153m 'bolthole'

The divorce, in London, of Princess Haya and the ruler of Dubai will lift the lid on a dynasty shrouded in secrecy.

  • Peter Stanford

May 2019

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, gives birth to baby boy

A beaming, possibly sleep-deprived Prince Harry fronted the media to personally announce the birth of his and Meghan's first child.

  • Natasha Rudra

Postcard from Tokyo: Old air not cheap as Japan gets giddy on Reiwa

Pomp, ceremony and good old-fashioned entrepreneurial initiative are marking the change of the Imperial guard.

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  • Melanie Brock