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Buckingham Palace claims released letters 'show Queen supports independence of Australians'

6 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Monarch defended for ‘playing no part' in sacking of prime minister of Australia in 1975 Read all 1,200 pages of the palace letters ‘Better for Her Majesty not to know' Conversations between the Queen, British prime ministers and governors-general should remain private, Buckingham Palace said, as letters released after a four-year court battle proved the monarch played no part in the controversial sacking of the Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam in 1975. The letters, kept secret for 45 years, showed the contentious decision was taken alone by the governor-general Sir John Kerr, as...
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