The Crown & Us: Story of the Royals in Australia

Great news for royal fans in Australia. A new documentary will air on Sunday, 3 March 2019, at 7.40 am on ABC and ABC HD. This two-part series explores the historical relationship between Australians and the British Royal Family from the time when Queen Victoria's son, Prince Alfred, visited our shores in 1867. The story…

Podcast: Edward VIII Letter, Royal Engagement 70 Year Anniversary & Spanish State Visit

Edward VIII's letter goes on sale, 70 years ago since the Queen and Prince Philip announced their engagement, King Felipe and Queen Letizia arrive for a state visit and Malcolm Turnbull's audience. Edward VIII Letter For Sale A letter written by Edward VIII, as Prince of Wales, to his mistress Freda Dudley-Ward in January 1919 is to…

Louis Mountbatten: 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Viceroy of India

British naval officer Lord Louis Mountbatten accepted the Japanese surrender during World War II. He was the last Viceroy of India, and also mentor to Prince Charles. Mountbatten, known as “Dickie” to family and friends, was born Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas on 25 June 1900 at Frogmore House, Windsor. His parents were Prince Louis…

Podcast: Chelsea Flower Show, Unseen Photos of Edward VIII & Winnie-The-Pooh

British Royal Family attend the Chelsea Flower Show, Crown Princess Marit's Bicentenary celebrations, new photos of Edward VIII and a delightful new book celebrating the Queen and Winnie-The-Pooh's 90th Birthdays. Chelsea Flower Show, 2016 Chelsea Flower Show celebrates the Queen's 90th Birthday. Listen to the show to find out about the Queen's dry sense of humour. Embed…

Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester: Australia’s First Royal Governor-General

Prime Minister John Curtin believed appointing a member of the royal family would improve chances Britain maintained its commitment to Australia’s defence during World War II. Australians will be deeply appreciative of his Majesty’s action in appointing a member of the Royal Family to be Governor-General of Australia. All in the country will look forward…

Podcast: Prince George’s 2nd Birthday, Danish Royal Family & Edward VIII

Prince George celebrates his 2nd birthday, the Danish Royal Family at Gråston Palace, controversy about some footage taken in 1933, Edward VIII, and another push for a republic in Australia. Much Ado About Nazis News about three of Prince Philip's sisters married German Princes who were involved with the Nazis was recently rehashed when archival…

Podcast: New Documentary, Monaco & King Richard III Appeal

Monaco prepares for the birth of princely twins, a new documentary on the Queen's visit in 1954, Leicester Cathedral's King Richard III Appeal, and more. When The Queen Came To Town Umbrella Entertainment has produced a new documentary commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen's visit to Australia and New Zealand in 1954.…

Podcast: Royal Visit To Coonamble in 1920 & The Aussies Are Coming!

Why did Edward VIII, when he was the Prince of Wales, visit the rural town of Coonamble in 1920? Meet the Australian team competing in the Invictus Games. Find out more in this week's podcast ... Invictus Games' Australian Team Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert launched Australia's Invictus Games campaign at Parliament House, Canberra,…