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Sunday, 18 December 2011

In "a Right Royal Resurgence" Lucy Carne  in London reports in Sydney's  Sunday Telegraph on 18 December that support for the Royal family has experienced a dramatic shift. This should be considered in the context of the polls, at least as regards Australia.  (This newspaper enjoys the highest circulation in Australia.)

She says that the Royal Wedding endeared the Royal Family to the rest of the world.  She quotes Robert Jobson, a royal commentator and bestselling author of” William and Kate: a Love story”: "What they have achieved between 1992 and 2011 is a huge turnaround.  The Royal wedding has certainly put them back on the map"

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She says that about 24 million people in the UK watched Prince William marry his university sweetheart Kate Middleton. 

She adds: "In Australia which is 54.8% of the population support the monarchy in the 1999 referendum, the republican causes now struggling in the wake of the wedding.

"Next year, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are set to visit Australia as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee"

This is not so completely true of Australia.  As is evidenced in the  survey by Roy Morgan Research presented to our National Conference just before The Queen's visit to Australia, the trendline indicating support for a vague and undefined politicians’ republic was already falling significantly Before the Royal Wedding .

 
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