ED’S LET­TER

Sunday Herald Sun - Stellar - - Contents -

If you’re an avid royal watcher – and not just of the Bri­tish monarch and her as­sorted chil­dren, grand­chil­dren and daugh­ters-in-law – then there is plenty to keep you busy in the fol­low­ing pages of Stel­lar. In what could be dubbed the Un­of­fi­cial Royal Is­sue, this week we bring you in­ter­views with mu­si­cal monar­chs Mariah Carey and Bruce Springsteen (who be­tween them have sold sev­eral hun­dred mil­lion records) and sport­ing sov­er­eigns Cadel Evans and Paul Roos. There’s also roy­alty of the more lit­eral va­ri­ety, with Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Ab­dul­lah of Jor­dan grant­ing her first ever in­ter­view with an Aus­tralian pub­li­ca­tion. Even those un­moved by the pomp and cer­e­mony of palace life will find her an in­trigu­ing char­ac­ter, given her forth­right views on Is­lamic State, hon­our killings, refugees and gen­der equal­ity in the Mid­dle East. Be­ing a royal might look easy, but as she tells Stel­lar of her quest to use her pub­lic pro­file to im­prove ed­u­ca­tion to com­bat ter­ror­ism: “There isn’t ex­actly a man­ual to do­ing the queen thing right.”

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