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Palace letters reveal what Queen knew about Australian PM Gough Whitlam's dismissal [Video]

Palace letters reveal what Queen knew about Australian PM Gough Whitlam's dismissal

The newly released correspondence shows that the then governor general, Sir John Kerr, sacked the Labor government of Gough Whitlam in 1975 without giving advance notice to the monarch, because 'it was..

Credit: The Guardian Studio     Duration: 01:47Published
Palace letters reveal what Queen knew about Australian PM Gough Whitlam's dismissal – video report [Video]

Palace letters reveal what Queen knew about Australian PM Gough Whitlam's dismissal – video report

The newly released correspondence shows that the then governor general, Sir John Kerr, sacked the Labor government of Gough Whitlam in 1975 without giving advance notice to the monarch, because 'it was..

Credit: Guardian     Duration: 01:48Published
Australian court grants access to Queen's letters [Video]

Australian court grants access to Queen's letters

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..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:17Published

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