The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Join The Royal Forums Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-24-2020, 03:59 PM
AC21091968's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 553
Originally Posted by Curryong View Post
A letter from Prince Charles to Sir John Kerr written several months after the Dismissal, has turned up in the Australian, in which he expresses sympathy for Sir John's position and his actions of the year before (1975.)
I know that Jenny Hocking is a Whitlam supporter and possibly a republican, who is still bitter about the reveal of the Palace letters in July and mostly nick pick things out of context, but I think Charles should not have sent a "sympathy letter" to John Kerr. The reason is that it would show Charles is leaning on one side of the political controversy and not neutral. Unless, he also sent a "sympathetic letter" to Gough Whitlam, but then again, even if he does that, he would also dragged the monarchy into politics.

The part that drives the controversy was
“What you did last year was right and the courageous thing to do – and most Australians seemed to endorse your decision when it came to the point.”
Again, Charles should have done what The Queen did by staying away from politics. And I'm quite serious about Charles involvement in contentious issues, because that was one the main reasons that drives the republican movement in Australia.

Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2020, 10:44 AM
AC21091968's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 553
The Australian has published an article claiming that Sir John Kerr has the confidence of Malcolm Fraser and Buckingham Palace, based on newly released documents.

Revealed: How palace and prime minister’s misgivings led Sir John Kerr to resign

Both Paul Kelly and Troy Bramston (the writers of the above article) are the author of a new book, The Truth of the Palace Letters: Deceit, Ambush and Dismissal In 1975, due to be released on 3rd November.

I know the link may be behind a paywall if you have access the recent The Australian's articles to the limit.

Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2020, 05:27 PM
Serene Highness
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Posts: 1,117
I've never the understood why the Prince of Wales thinks it a good idea to involve himself with politics either in the UK or Australia or anywhere else for that matter. Surely he must realise that it does a lot more harm than good.

Reply With Quote

australia, british commonwealth, elizabeth ii, governor general, julia gillard, monarchy versus republic, parliament, queen elizabeth ii

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Queen and Canada: Residences, Governor General, etc... Duchess Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 660 10-16-2020 09:33 PM
General Discussion about Dutch Royal Residences Tina Dutch Royal Residences 29 07-25-2020 07:25 AM
The Queen and New Zealand: Residences, Governor-General, etc... wbenson Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 58 04-30-2020 08:48 PM
Brazilian Imperial Palaces, residences etc Marengo The Imperial Family of Brazil 35 03-24-2019 06:14 PM
The Queen and the Caribbean: Residences, Governors-General, etc... wbenson Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh 48 02-25-2012 05:56 AM

Popular Tags
abu dhabi american history anastasia anastasia once upon a time ancestry british royal family british royals buckingham palace cht commonwealth countries countess of snowdon cover-up daisy doge of venice duke of cambridge dutch dutch royals family life family tree games haakon vii hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duke guillaume history imperial household interesting intro israel jack brooksbank jacobite japan jewelry kids movie king willem-alexander książ castle line of succession list of rulers mailing maxima names nepal plantinum jubilee prince charles prince charles of luxembourg princess ariane princess catharina-amalia princess chulabhorn walailak princess elizabeth princess ribha pronunciation queen louise queen maud queen maxima royal balls royal events royal jewels royal wedding serbian royal family snowdon spain speech spencer family startling new evidence taiwan thailand thai royal family unsubscribe videos wedding gown wittelsbach

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:25 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020
Jelsoft Enterprises