The relationship between Australia and the royal family is complex and fascinating. We are drawn to the pure magic of palaces, celebrity romance and high-fashion, but it goes deeper. This isn't just any royal family, it's Australia's royal family, who, when they are on our soil, consider themselves Australian, with a genuine and heartfelt connection to the people of Australia. Juliet Rieden is the long-time deputy editor of the Australian Women's Weekly and the magazine's royal correspondent. In this lavishly produced, fully illustrated and meticulously researched book, Juliet tells the story of over 100 years of royal visits to Australia, and explores the myriad ties and deep connections that keep the Monarchy firmly entrenched as our Head of State and Australian support for the continuation of the Monarchy at 51 per cent, the highest in 35 years.
Juliet Rieden has been a journalist for 29 years working between the UK and Australia for a variety of magazines and newspapers as a feature writer and editor. She was born in the UK and moved to Australia in 1997. Juliet is currently Deputy Editor of The Australian Women's Weekly where she has worked for six years. She is also The Australian Women's Weekly's Royal Correspondent and won the Writer of the Year in the Bauer 2014 Awards for Publishing Excellence. Juliet went on the Australian tours of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall; Prince William, The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George; and Prince Harry. She has also covered UK royal engagements of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Duchess of Cambridge, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles. She interviewed Prince Charles at his home in Scotland and has visited His Royal Highness's gardens at Highgrove, as well as some of the Prince's UK projects. When researching Royals in Australia, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II kindly granted Juliet access to the Royal Archives in Windsor Castle. Juliet spent time interviewing and researching both in the UK and in Australia.