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Mass photography, monarchy and the making of colonial subjects
Susie Protschky

per se , that defined this development. The present-day status of European monarchies such as the Dutch royal family as a popular – perhaps even popul ist – institution therefore has its origins in the early twentieth century, when ‘family photography’ emerged as a mode of connecting royals with their subjects at ‘home’, in the colonies as well as the metropole. Royal celebrations in colonial family albums During Wilhelmina's reign, the annual koninginnedag (Queen's Day) festivities went from 29 August to 6 September, and

in Photographic subjects
Queen Victoria, photography and film at the fin de siècle
Ian Christie

Secretary, would soon become closely involved with the royal family, photographing their children in early 1854 and taking formal studies of the couple, including the well-known double portrait in court dress of 1854. Later that year, he left for the Crimea, apparently at the prompting of Prince Albert (if not the Queen herself) to photograph the war, in the hope that his record would counteract reports appearing in

in The British monarchy on screen
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Royal weddings and the media promotion of British fashion
Jo Stephenson

was shown wearing their ‘£175 taupe Shola dress to meet the Obamas’. 4 The royal family is a central feature of Britain’s projected identity and a unique selling point of the national brand created to promote its exports. The relationship between the Windsors and the fashion industry can be seen in a number of British Fashion Council (BFC) initiatives. Following the death of Princess Diana in 1997, the

in The British monarchy on screen
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Rajas, maharajas and others in post-colonial India
Jim Masselos

that ruled over Udaipur, in Rajasthan, which claimed to go back at least to the eighth century, and in doing so vied with the Japanese royal family as the world’s oldest hereditary monarchy. 4 Proud the princes may have been, but their impressive lineages did not protect them from falling under British control during the course of the nineteenth century. Thereafter and through to independence in 1947, the princes functioned under British suzerainty, and being under indirect British rule meant that they could not engage in foreign relations or other external matters

in Monarchies and decolonisation in Asia
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Mandy Merck

– action adventure, costume drama, the ‘biopic’ and melodrama – with which it is portrayed in fiction film? How do these understandings shift with the international production and consumption of such fictions? What connections are drawn between royal celebrity and movie stardom? How is the deference with which the British royal family has historically been portrayed in its national media affected by the greater informality of

in The British monarchy on screen
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Race, postcolonialism and diversity capital
Laura Clancy

On 19 May 2018, Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, a bi-racial (her mother is African American, her father white American), divorced, self-identified feminist American actor with a working-class background. Unlike Kate Middleton before her, who is publicly known only through her royal role, Meghan entered the royal family with an already-established media persona. She played the lawyer Rachel Zane in the American cable TV drama Suits between 2011 and 2018, and had small roles in Hollywood films Get Him to the Greek and Remember Me

in Running the Family Firm
Steve Poole

the king’s ‘two bodies’ at one and the same time. By clarifying amendments passed in 1796 and 1817, it became explicitly treasonable to compass or imagine any harm to any member of the Royal Family, and implicitly treasonable to publicly advocate republicanism or any other political ideas that might result in the death of the king. In theory, the prosecution had to demonstrate the accused’s intention, but it was always arguable that, since any sane man should have considered the 46 MONARCHY AND THE POLICING OF INSANITY 47 consequences of his actions, whether

in The politics of regicide in England, 1760–1850
Thomas Hajkowski

rather complemented, their identities as Jamaicans or Asians or Africans.16 King George V at the microphone Given the proclivity of the twentieth-century monarchy to put its symbolic power on display it is surprising that George V and his ministers were slow to exploit the new medium of radio. Rather, the BBC, specifically Reith, reached out to persuade members of the royal family to broadcast. For Reith, royal broadcasts represented a natural extension of the role of radio as a public service and a means by which to unite dispersed listeners into a national audience

in The BBC and national identity in Britain, 1922–53
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Steve Poole

prosecuting counsel and a consultant psychiatrist successfully argued that he was ‘a great danger to whoever becomes the subject of his delusions’.8 Apart from inviting as yet unexplored historical comparisons with the cases of James Sutherland, ‘The Boy’ Jones and James Hadfield, the Fagan case also raised a number of questions about the wisdom of the ‘demystifying’ of monarchy. In an essay entitled, ‘Getting too close to the Queen’, Nicholas Wapshott claimed that the present Queen’s greatest achievement had been to ‘soften the pomp and ceremony around the Royal family

in The politics of regicide in England, 1760–1850
Charters as evidence
Pauline Stafford

unknown number of daughters, and a dowager queen alongside his own wife; by 1002 he had married twice, perhaps three times, and produced at least two more sons. Not since the reign of his great-grandfather Edward the Elder at the beginning of the century had an English king been blessed – or faced – with such a progeny, and with the issue of providing for it. Another feature of charters of the 990s is the prominence of this royal family. The dowager queen, Ælfthryth, Æthelred’s mother, re-emerged in witness lists now and the king’s sons appeared for the first time. 22

in Law, laity and solidarities