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How the pretty royals are turning young people into monarchists

Support for the monarchy has almost doubled among Australians under the age of 30. Monarchists and republicans agree Wills and Kate are partly responsible. Crikey intern Luke Cooper talks to both sides.

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iSentia index: Royals, Direct Action and a premier cut down

NSW politics dominated national news this week, catapulting plenty of NSW politicians into the Index for the first time.

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Tips and rumours

Jewish links to parliament … Will and Kate, is it OK to take pics of Uluru? … unique O’Farrell protest …

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They did but see them pass them by, but not much love before they die

Wills and Kate (and baby Prince George) are in Sydney to meet their loyal subjects. But our enterprising royal correspondent found loyal subjects were rather thin on the ground.

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Media briefs: O’Farrell wash-up … news dump … ABC to China …

Barry O’Farrell’s resignation pushes the royals to a close second while the ABC becomes the first Australian broadcaster viewed China-wide… and other media tidbits of the day

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Razer’s Class Warfare: Wills, Kate will never be royals — but they can be celebs

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in Sydney, and they will no doubt be on their blandest, most boringly dutiful behaviour. But that’s not due to the dignity of their titles — it’s in opposition.

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A caravan for Kate? Budget tips for the royals’ trip Down Under

Will and Kate’s trip to Australia will cost the government millions. Crikey provides suggestions on how the royals can slash costs … but can Kate pitch a tent?

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Are Wills and Kate worth it?

Crikey readers talk the upcoming visit from Prince William and Princess Shinyhair, plus why we should process our own refugees.

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Royal rates: what you’ll pay for Will and Kate’s Aussie adventure

Will, Kate and royal celebri-baby George will visit Australia next month. Did you know that Aussie taxpayers are going to pay the full cost of the trip?

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Media briefs: boats explained … royal babymania … psychic property …

Australian mags are getting in on the excitement over the imminent arrival of the royal baby. But do you really need to knit Wills and Kate and bub?

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Purebred breeder presents a pup for the rich and famous

A German breeder of fine dogs and grower of luxury lemons has presented Prince William and Kate Middleton a wedding gift: a purebred Bolonka puppy. RRP: US$1370.

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Fool Britannia: palace throws in the tea towel on Wills-Kate wedding

Buckingham Palace authorities have refused to endorse any tea towels commemorating Prince William’s forthcoming marriage to Kate Middleton.

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Rundle’s Euro Bites: where there’s a Will, there’s a day (off)

Funny how we all have to work hard, increase productivity, etc, except when an ancient monarchical ritual is involved, at which point everything dissolves like a mad May fair.

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Pobjie: Republicanism, like suicide and Peter Garrett, solves nothing

The personal lives of the Queen’s grandchildren belong to us all: in a way, today we are all engaged to Kate Middleton, writes Ben Pobjie.

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Don’t be jealous of Middleton: being a royal is way over-rated

Prince William’s engagement to Kate Middleton will undoubtedly bring out the green-eyed monster from woman around the world. But being a royal actually isn’t much fun, writes Andrew Roberts.

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Getting the balance right in royal reporting

Republicans think most people — a clear majority — in Australia have moved on from the 1950s and that the correct line for us to take is to be respectful and honest — not disingenuously claim we are overcome with excitement about upcoming royal wedding, writes the Australian Republican Movement’s David Donovan.

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A special Royal Engagement edition of Leigh Josey’s Morning Media Mauling

Did you hear? Prince William and Kate Middleton are getting married! As a proud member of the Commonwealth, Leigh Josey believes we should do everything in our power to be embarrassingly sycophantic in the rush to praise our Royal overlords. And it appears Australia’s newspapers agree…

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From Di’s dead hand, a ring for commoners everywhere

Warning — this report contains flash photography” was how every news bulletin began tonight, as the engagement of Prince William and Kate — now Katherine — Middleton was announced. That was something of an understatement, reports Guy Rundle from London.

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What’s so wrong with publicly identifying yourself?

What exactly is the problem with making bloggers and commenters in SA publicly identify themselves? asks one Crikey reader. Plus, Prince William, Fructose and angry dads.

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Despite two Fs and a J, Wills just won’t get the top job

William for king, William for governor-general: it just won’t happen — and it just shouldn’t, says Barry Everingham: the monarchy has no place in contemporary Australia.

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How the Palace press machine seduced the Australian media

Now that Prince William and his PR machine have left the country, the Australian media needs to sit back and realise they were used and a bit cheapened by a rapturous week-long love affair, writes David Donovan.

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The ABC has launched its 24 Hour news channel!

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Wills visit: this is 2010, not 1810

Crikey readers weigh in on Prince Will’s visit, the actual cost of books from BookDepository and fat people flying on planes.

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Republican movement’s new enemy: Prince William

Prince William’s visit has left more than just giggling schoolgirls and a princely display of bowling. It has also revealed how unprepared the Australian Republic movement is for the next generation of royals.

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The media’s royally crushed on Wills

The Australia media’s “We Willy willy like you” response to Prince William’s visit left the Crikey team with little doubt as to what the topic of this week’s Wankley would be. Crikey Intern Flint Duxfield examines the field.

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