Britain's Prince Charles wrote to support historic Australia n PM sacking: media
Britain's Prince Charles sent a hand-written letter of support to Australia 's governor general in 1976, backing his controversial sacking of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, local media reported on Saturday.
Reuters Staff2 Min ReadFILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Charles delivers a speech during the VJ Day National Remembrance event, held at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, Britain August 15, 2020. Oli Scarff/Pool via REUTERSSYDNEY (Reuters) - Britain’s Prince Charles sent a hand-written letter of support to Australia’s governor general in 1976, backing his controversial sacking of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, local media reported on Saturday.
The letter, published on Saturday by The Australian newspaper, is dated four months after Queen Elizabeth’s representative in Australia, John Kerr, took the unprecedented step to dismiss Whitlam without first warning the palace or the prime minister.“Please don’t lose heart,” the heir to the British throne wrote in the hand-written letter to Kerr on Mar. 27.
“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.”The letter was revealed in an extract of a book “The Truth of the Palace Letters: Deceit, Ambush and Dismissal in 1975” by Paul Kelly and Troy Bramston, due to be published next month.
Whitlam’s firing remains one of the country’s most polarising political events because it represented an unmatched level of intervention by the Commonwealth.Historians say the country was never told the full story behind Whitlam’s removal during a political deadlock over the Budget and in 2016, one historian sued Australia’s National Archives for access to letters between Kerr and the Queen.
In July, the 211 so-called “palace letters” were published, pulling the veil from one of the great mysteries of Australian politics, and re-igniting a conversation about whether the country should cut ties with Britain and become a republic.Reporting by Paulina Duran; Editing by Lincoln Feast.Read more: Reuters Top News »
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Not sure why this is a “thing”. It’s clear Kerr acted unilaterally, with no ref to local politicians or Palace before his admittedly controversial action. The Gov-Gen is appointed by the Queen, but the Oz gov chooses. Charles’ letter was 4 months later, just being supportive. Yes and the Queens office advised about the sacking in an apparent breach of her constitutional role but the media keeps pim on that
danwootton piersmorgan Are you gonna write columns asking for Charles to be stripped of his titles too🤔🤔 RacismInUK And people are losing their shit over Meghan and Harry encouraging people to vote. harryandmeghan only asked people to vote for causes they believe in and against what they don’t, yet some people wanted their titles stripped- for simple encouraging folks to exercise their right to vote.
FurqanReisen William throwing his father under the bus armania has ocuppyed karabağ Azerbaycan since 1990, terörist armania must withdrow from occupayed azerbaycan soil. So no 'stripe him from his titles' like they want for Harry and Meghan. The double standard, the bias against Meghan. Shame on you Britain.
But where are the UK trolls! Charles made a political act. So the trolls say nothing? Who cares. A win for the republican movement. Thank you. Charli£ looks older than his father and mother... This is the guy doing teenagers at Epstein's island, right? Maybe he send a note to the Adelaide gov and ask why two babies were denied life saving heart surgery. Adelaide princecharles babies heartsurgery reuters cbc Disgraceful
Prince Charles can’t even get his own mother to step aside. This guy is the crown prince pussy. It’s time he spoke up against our own corrupt government and Brexit. He knows its over...😏 Can we end the “Royal Family” cosplay thing? This is old news. This price will be sacked by the people once tje queen is dead. His days as the prince are numbered
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