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Leading article Australia

God save our CM

17 September 2022

9:00 AM

17 September 2022

9:00 AM

It doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, ‘God save our gracious constitutional monarchy, long live our noble constitution monarchy, God save the constitutional monarch’. But that is the essence of what two weeks of emotional outpourings really amount to; this is what lies behind the endless television specials, news correspondents hanging around outside Buckingham Palace wondering what to say next, reams of newspaper opinions, royal-looking logos and graphics and loads of dead flowers and stuffed Paddington Bears outside the gates of the Palace (they asked people to stop leaving marmalade sandwiches – the rats, presumably).

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