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Miles Taylor

service in the American War of Independence and in the Caribbean, and so became the first prince to actually see the colonies, through to Prince Charles’s presence at the ceremonies marking the British withdrawal from Hong Kong in 1997 – the British royal family seems to have served as the symbolic link between Britain and its dominions overseas. Historians have at last caught up with journalists in the

in Crowns and colonies
Mark Hampton

hold over Hong Kong people the royal family might continue to enjoy would be entirely unofficial. Prior to 1967, the colonial government did not systematically use the monarchy as a legitimisation tool, partly because it took a fairly casual attitude towards public relations more broadly. To be sure, royal iconography was present, for example on coins, stamps and statues, or through royal patronage of social clubs and learned societies – the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club perhaps the most famous example. Jan Morris has stated that the ‘monarchical status’ of Hong

in Monarchies and decolonisation in Asia
Monarchy and Fascism in the Italian colonies
Alessandro Pes

from a monarchical to a republican regime; following the plebiscite, in which a majority of Italians voted in favour of a republic in 1946, the members of the royal family were exiled, and they took along with them a large part of the archives of the dynasty. Notwithstanding the scarcity of primary material, historical studies have used the relatively few available royal sources as well as the records of parliament, ministries

in Crowns and colonies
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Sultans and the state
Jean Gelman Taylor

suggest nostalgia for older traditions. Indonesians still pay deference to people of aristocratic background. They may dress up as royals on their wedding day, honour royal appurtenances such as carriages in museums, or take part in staged festivals featuring descendants of former royal families. But the only serious alternative in Indonesia’s modern history to a republican form of government based on popular participation has been Indonesia’s military, which backed two presidents who had pretensions to be ‘president for life’, Sukarno and Suharto. The first men who

in Monarchies and decolonisation in Asia
New Zealand’s Maori King movement and its relationship with the British monarchy
Vincent O’Malley

Early in 2014, a minor controversy arose in New Zealand when the Maori King, Tuheitia Paki, rejected a proposed visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to his headquarters at Turangawaewae, Ngaruawahia, as part of the royal couple’s tour of the country. There was no shortage of interest in a meeting between the two royal families. The problem was that the ninety minutes

in Crowns and colonies
Napoléon III and Eugénie in Algeria and beyond
Robert Aldrich

journeys undertaken by members of royal families, including ones deposed from their thrones. It demonstrates the way in which experiences and impressions during a tour, such as Napoléon’s brief first visit to Algeria, contributed to the formulation of policy, and how that second tour both revealed and obscured conflicts inherent in colonialism. Napoléon III did not just reign, he ruled, and the tours of a near dictatorial monarch

in Royals on tour
Jim Masselos

staying as a guest of the royal family in their palace. Kunverba was waiting in the morning ready to go to the ceremony separately. Radhakrishnan saw her and, assuming she was to travel with him, invited her to enter his car, and she did so, getting in before him, the President. She explained that he said to her: ‘Madam, you first.’ So I looked at

in Crowns and colonies
Peter Dawson
Jeffrey Richards

the royal family and the fact that both King George VI and the Prince of Wales had collections of his records, as indeed did British Prime Ministers Churchill, Asquith, Bonar Law, Ramsay Macdonald and Stanley Baldwin, and the Australian Prime Minister John Curtin. 26 In his 1951 autobiography, he was at pains to stress that the new Australian Governor-General William McKell, although a ‘rough diamond

in Imperialism and music
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Jeffrey Richards

VI and Queen Elizabeth II), and at the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip. The royal family always took a particular interest in military music. In 1898 George Miller, Charles Godfrey and Ladislao Zaverthal, the three leading bandmasters, were given honorary commissions at the intervention of Queen Victoria herself. She thought that the rank, pay and pensions of the bandmasters were wholly

in Imperialism and music
Panikos Panayi

hounded out of Britain in May 1915. 18 The hostility towards him encompassed all wealthy individuals regarded as having had any connections with Germany during the war, leading to the change in the name of the Royal Family from Saxe-Coburg to Windsor in 1917. 19 In New Zealand George von Zedlitz lost his position as Professor of Modern Languages at Wellington's Victoria College following a campaign against him, 20 scenes

in Exiting war