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The quiet radicalism of Elizabeth II

She has been not just an interested bystander but a player

By Robert Hardman

Europe

Robert Hardman: My private encounter with David Cameron and the Queen

The appetite for all things royal seems insatiable

By Robert Hardman

Europe

The Queen can handle coups – she’s been on the receiving end of one

In 1987, a colonel overthrew the Fijian government

By Robert Hardman

Should Donald Trump be invited to the Royal Wedding?

Two golden rules of royal weddings. First, it’s always wonderful on the day. Second, there is always an almighty official spat beforehand which no one saw coming. When Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer, there was a Spanish boycott because the honeymoon included Gibraltar. In 2011, Prince William’s marriage plans had a crisis moment when […]

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