Articles Tagged 'Australia'

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Prince Harry Rescues Trapped Crocodile While Deployed in Australia

Prince Harry may have thought he had his hands full when fending off lovelorn fans in Canberra, Australia, but he really did this past weekend (May 15) when reeling in a flailing crocodile caught in a trap. Harry is currently on tour with the Australian Army and went on a mission with the Crocodile Management Team in […]

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WATCH: Prince Harry Fan Sneaks a Kiss and a Proposal

Prince Harry is currently on assignment in Australia as part of his tour in the armed forces, reports BBC News. He took a brief break from his month-long tour with the Australian Army to meet with the citizens of Sydney. Let’s just say that his Aussie fans weren’t shy, with one girl reaching out to the young prince […]

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Snapshot: Food and Drink We Love from Australia

Australia has well-earned bragging rights having produced brilliant actors like Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush, and uniquely funky TV shows like Kath and Kim, but these 10 tasty treats are the real showstoppers. Today (January 26) marks Australia Day, the anniversary of the British arrival to Port Jackson, New South Wales, in 1788. Let’s celebrate Australia one bite […]

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Top Gear Thursday: ‘Top Gear’ Down Under

Sometimes life here in these United States is depressing. First, we carry the burden of empire (something with which our British cousins have more than a passing acquaintance). Then there’s obesity, which we didn’t invent but many people would argue we’ve perfected. Oh, and don’t forget the prison-industrial complex. But those national shortcomings pale in […]

‘Downton Abbey’ Has Gone Absolutely Potty!

Take a breather, Downton Abbey fans. Other than a display of flower power, there’s not a lot happening on the news front for your favorite TV period drama this week. Season Two has finally begun airing in Australia, filming continues on Season Three in England, and, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Jessica Brown Findlay, who played […]

Royal Roundup: Controversy Over the Queen’s Australian Gifts

  During the Queen’s trip Down Under last year, Australians demonstrated their overwhelming support for the monarchy and the royal family. Still, there are many who don’t think it’s right that Australians should have to pay for royal gifts – and in this case, somewhat strangely, the controversy is not about gifts that the Queen […]

Royal Roundup: After Great Aussie Barbecue, Queen is Back Home

The Queen’s trip to Australia is over, and pundits everywhere are calling it a complete success on every level. The only aspect that’s not going as planned, reports BBC News, is that Prince Philip, back in England, has cancelled his quick turnaround trip to Italy. The Prince will not be attending a conference in Assisi […]

Royal Roundup: Historic Changes to Royal Succession Laws Approved

Leaders of the Commonwealth nations have unanimously approved sweeping changes in the succession of the British monarchy. The reforms, which will end the long-ingrained favoritism given to male heirs to the throne, will mean that if Will and Kate’s first-born child is a girl, she would be first in line to become the monarch after […]

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