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Fit for a king: Prince Charles’ experimental city is proving critics wrong

Fit for a king: Prince Charles’ experimental city is proving critics wrong

Poundbury has attracted scathing reviews from the moment construction began but something big is happening here recently.

  • by Bevan Shields

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The Crown series wanted scenes of bottles thrown at Queen, court told

The Crown series wanted scenes of bottles thrown at Queen, court told

Johnny Rotten, former Sex Pistols frontman, said he refused to allow God Save the Queen to be included in the Netflix drama because the scripted version of history “never happened”.

  • by Anita Singh
Frozen in time, retelling of Australia’s Royal romance offers nothing new

Frozen in time, retelling of Australia’s Royal romance offers nothing new

Charles and Diana’s 1983 tour of Australia was a slick piece of public relations machinery. The documentary about it, however, struggles to get itself into the air.

  • by Michael Idato
As a royal, Harry was refreshing. As a writer he risks becoming a bore

As a royal, Harry was refreshing. As a writer he risks becoming a bore

Like many another celebrity memoirist, Harry looks set to tell his story with one foot planted mushily in the genre of self-help.

  • by David Free
A prince’s ‘wholly truthful’ memoir could go one of two ways

A prince’s ‘wholly truthful’ memoir could go one of two ways

Some say the Duke of Sussex’s upcoming book could help the rest of us to heal. His relatives have had mixed results when trying to teach life lessons to the masses.

  • by Samantha Selinger-Morris
Prince Harry writing ‘wholly truthful memoir’ including his ‘life lessons’

Prince Harry writing ‘wholly truthful memoir’ including his ‘life lessons’

The Royals were given little notice about the announcement that Harry was writing the first family memoir since the Duke of Windsor published A King’s Story in 1951.

  • by Hille Itale
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Kate in box seat to restore royal reputation after Meghan interview

Kate in box seat to restore royal reputation after Meghan interview

The split between the Sussexes and the House of Windsor has sparked a PR battle between the duelling duchesses.

  • by Kate Halfpenny
‘Genocide games’: British MPs vote for diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

‘Genocide games’: British MPs vote for diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

China must not be allowed to “sportswash” its genocide of Uighurs, said one MP, referring to the soft power victory Beijing stands to gain from hosting the games.

  • by Latika Bourke
The Queen opens Buckingham Palace gardens for picnics for first time

The Queen opens Buckingham Palace gardens for picnics for first time

Around 2000 visitors a day are expected to pay the equivalent of $30 each for the privilege of a BYO lunch on the royal lawn.

  • by William Booth and Karla Adam
From the Archives, 1991: A stroke of the pen, and goodbye Queen

From the Archives, 1991: A stroke of the pen, and goodbye Queen

30 years ago, a group of high-profile founder members launched the Australian Republican Movement, intent on persuading the nation to cut ties with the British monarchy.

  • by Margot Date
Duchess of Cambridge self-isolating after COVID-19 contact
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Duchess of Cambridge self-isolating after COVID-19 contact

Kate Middleton had attended a number of events last week, most prominently the Wimbledon tennis championships on Friday.

  • by Michael Holden