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Strength, Dignity and Laughter: Archbishop Carey’s Sermon For The Queen Mother

This is the full text of the sermon delivered by Dr. George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury, in Westminster Abbey, on the occasion of the funeral service for Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

Of the large numbers who turned out for the funeral, Carey said: “How should we explain the numbers? Not just by the great length of a life, famously lived to the full. It has to do with her giving of herself so readily and openly. There was about her, in George Eliot’s lovely phrase, ‘the sweet presence of a good diffused’.” [Read more…]

The Queen Comments On The Death Of Her Mother

The Queen has made a televised Address to the Nation on the eve of the funeral of her mother.

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, died on March 30, aged 101.

The funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey tomorrow. [Read more…]


Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, has died, aged 101.

The Queen Mother, born The Honourable Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, died in her sleep at the Royal Lodge, Great Windsor Park yesterday. Her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, was at her side.

Queen Mother [Read more…]

Keating And Hewson Exchange Words Over Death Of Kerr

Sir John Kerr died in Sydney on March 24, 1991.

The former Governor-General, responsible for the Dismissal of the Whitlam government on November 11, 1975, was 76.

During the Condolence motion in the House of Representatives, the then Treasurer, Paul Keating, intervened in the debate after hearing the Opposition Leader, Dr. John Hewson, speak.

Audio and video of Hewson and Keating appears below. [Read more…]