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Queen’s ‘secret palace’ letters should be public, Australian court rules

WorldNews Friday, 29 May 2020
Queen’s ‘secret palace’ letters should be public, Australian court rulesAn Australian court has ruled that correspondence between Queen Elizabeth and her representative in the country during the lead up to the dismissal of a former prime minister can be made public. Historian Professor Jenny Hocking has fought for a decade for access to the letters, her legal battle with the National Archives of Australia (NAA) costing millions of dollars. Prof Hockings said the decision by the court ends “decades of residual British control over Australian archive material, kept from us in the name of the Queen through the exercise of an alleged Royal veto”. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Download now The cache of 211...
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Australian court grants access to Queen's letters 01:17

An Australian court ruled on Friday that the country's archives must release letters between Queen Elizabeth and her local representative during the 1970s, a move which may shed light on the only sacking of a modern prime minister by the monarchy. Edward Baran reports.

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