Megan Doherty

Megan Doherty

Brodtmann and Uhlmann: A very Canberra couple

Megan Doherty Politician Gai Brodtmann and journalist Chris Uhlmann have always been one of the Australian capital's most intriguing partnerships.

A solemn day, a fond farewell

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, holds her son Prince George with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott behind them, as they prepare to board a plane with her husband Prince William to depart Canberra April 25, 2014. The Prince and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son Prince George.   REUTERS/Phil Noble  (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS)

Megan Doherty Friday’s leaden skies compared to Thursday’s abundant sunshine seemed to reflect the sombre, respectful mood of the royals on Anzac Day at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge charm the crowd at the National Arboretum

POOL PHOTO: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, tour the Pod Playground at the National Arboretum in Canberra, during the Royal Tour of Australia, on Thursday 24 April 2014. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen (FAIRFAX MEDIA / NEWS CORP POOL ONLY)

Megan Doherty It’s a while before they take the throne back home but Kate and William can officially be called the King and Queen of the Playground after their joyful visit to the National Arboretum Canberra for a...

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Mystery over why rescue chopper pilot's tweets vanished

One of Bryce England's photos of the rescue helicopter.

Megan Doherty The tweeting pilot used by the Snowy Hydro SouthCare rescue helicopter has mysteriously had his online wings clipped.

Wannabe contenders learn to love Big Brother

Megan Doherty After surviving a near fatal accident on a worksite in Canberra, Jayson Bush reckons ''life is too short'' not to try new things such as auditioning for Big Brother.

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The Voice brings Hayley Jensen back to the small screen

Megan Doherty Our Hayley is back.

Lead actors collared at Legally Blonde canine casting call

Mikayla Williams, who will play Elle in the Legally Blonde stage show, with Violet, who will play Bruiser, and her friends Jazz, Wilson and Jedda.

Megan Doherty At least half the showbiz adage of ''never work with children or animals'' is being ignored for a new Legally Blonde musical.

Trees a lasting legacy to decades of royal visits

Queen Elizabeth II of Britain is watched by gardener Norm Dunn (left) and her husband Prince Philip (right) as she plants a 'Black Sally' gum tree in the grounds of Government House in Canberra, 2006.

Megan Doherty Once the soil has been turned, the photographs taken, the hands shaken and the media circus moved on, all those trees planted by royals and other dignitaries are almost forgotten.

Royal tour 2014: Where to see the royals in Canberra

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 23:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gestures to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge to play on DJ decks at the Northern Sound System on April 23, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk - Pool/Getty Images)

Megan Doherty Six-year-old Canberra twin brothers Oliver and Sebastian Lye are about to have the experience of a lifetime as they help the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge fulfill one of their many engagements in...

Prince William praises Canberra twins at tree planting

Royal encounter: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, greets twin brothers Oliver and Sebastian Lye, at the National Arboretum in Canberra.

Megan Doherty Those cute little twin boys who helped water in the oak planted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Canberra on Thursday morning came from a local family with a power of strength and love behind...

Royals bask in capital of goodwill

Megan Doherty, Emma Macdonald and Jil Hogan It was declared by Prime Minister Tony Abbott as one of the best ever royal tours and Canberra played its part in a day full of goodwill and high spirits as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge charmed...

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Couple's special reason to return to the National Arboretum

Alan and Alicia Martin

Megan Doherty A Canberra couple married at the National Arboretum hours after the visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

A weekend in your suburb: 36 hours in Wanniassa

Sweet stuff: Camellia nectar attracts a silvereye to a Wanniassa garden in winter.

Megan Doherty Wanniassa - probably not top of everyone’s must-visit suburb list. But that’s okay. There is lots to like.

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Ilana Davies a very versatile model

Megan Doherty 17-year-old Canberra model Ilana Davies showed her versatility again this week with a pretty out-there fashion show.

Ballot to see Prince William, Kate in Canberra

BUCKLEBURY, BERKSHIRE - AUGUST 2013:  (EDITORIAL USE ONLY - NO SALES) In this handout image provided by Kensington Palace, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge pose for a photograph with their son, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, surrounded by Lupo, the couple's cocker spaniel, and Tilly the retriever (a Middleton family pet) in the garden of the Middleton family home in August 2013 in Bucklebury, Berkshire.  (Photo by Michael Middleton - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Megan Doherty Like to get a close-up look of Prince William and Kate and maybe even baby Prince George when they visit Canberra later this month?

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Royal rest day may be just the time to meet the 'locals'

Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik (C) and his wife Princess Mary.

Megan Doherty An encounter with the kangaroos on the lawns of Government House in Canberra seems par for the course for any visiting royal.

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Royal style v ACT fashion chief as Duke and Duchess visit Canberra

Kate v Katy in ACT royal fashion showdown

Megan Doherty Will the Duchess of Cambridge have some fashion competition when she arrives in Canberra on Sunday?

Canberra breakfast radio duo Scotty and Nige celebrate milestone

Scotty and Nige aka Scotty Masters and Nigel Johnson.

Megan Doherty The ratings-winning team of 104.7 breakfast presenters Scotty and Nige - aka Scotty Masters and Nigel Johnson - celebrate their 1500th show on Thursday.

Dream come true for royal watcher

Karen Vey and her 10 year old son, Harry, of Latham, are ecstatic about winning a place by public ballot, to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Megan Doherty Karen Vey was overcome with emotion even before she had been randomly selected to see the British royals at the National Arboretum.

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Prince William’s first Canberra visit

Prince William is seen with his mother Princess Diana in 1983.

Megan Doherty Minds may be returning to the 1983 royal visit to Australia when Prince William travelled Down Under for the first time