Both Keir Starmer and King Charles will be in Paris, though not together

by Rashmee

Posted on September 18, 2023


For Britain, this is France week. Not only is King Charles making a three-day state …

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A crowning moment for newly bold talk about republicanism and reparations

by Rashmee

Posted on May 8, 2023


If there were ever a reminder of how quickly the global conversation is veering towards …

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Right royal tamasha: New season of the Crown begins

by Rashmee

Posted on May 7, 2023 / The Times of India


LONDON: With ancient symbols and regalia, crowns and sceptres bearing contested baubles, a 2014 all-weather …

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Are Indians still obsessed with the Raj? Or was that big yawn at the coronation for real?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 6, 2023


Over on my substack Joining the Dots, my former BBC colleague Henri Astier offered …

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Americans have an enviably healthy attitude to Britain royalty

by Rashmee

Posted on May 5, 2023


Is it the distance that comes with time – after all, America kicked the British …

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Don’t mention the coronation

by Rashmee

Posted on May 4, 2023


“Let’s drop the Charles reference,” advised the opinion editor of one of India’s largest papers …

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Really? King Charles has already started to make reparations

by Rashmee

Posted on May 3, 2023


American playwright and critic Bonnie Greer recently offered an interesting perspective (paywall) on increasingly loud …

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Coronation countdown II: Look who’s celebrating

by Rashmee

Posted on May 2, 2023


As it turns out retailers are bending the knee and doffing their cap with gay …

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The first coronation of the social-media era

by Rashmee

Posted on April 30, 2023


In 1953, recounts an American media outlet, television was in its infancy and a crowd …

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As Britain’s King Charles III visits, Germany fondly recalls he’s “half German”

by Rashmee

Posted on March 29, 2023


“How German are the British royals?” Germany’s public broadcaster funded Deutsche Welle (DW) …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK