Megan Doherty

Megan Doherty

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...

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...

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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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...

A rebel's tale and pride in baby prince three decades on

Former PSCC [Protective Security Co-Ordination Centre] member David Evans with a signed photo and letter from Prince Charles and Princess Diana at his Chapman home.

Megan Doherty One was the head of security during Prince Charles and Princess Diana's royal visit to Australia in 1983; the other cheekily evaded security, handing Di a Eureka flag

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?

Antiques Roadshow: Teddy gets a heads-up from an old expert

Megan Doherty You may think Antiques Roadshow is about uncovering hidden treasures rescued from the back cupboard, but it's really about the queues.

Canberrans vie for $100,000 cash in 104.7's basketball centre shot competition

Megan Doherty Pacing the basketball court at the AIS Arena in his steel-capped boots, Mawson cabinetmaker Geoff Graham was about to make the throw of his life.

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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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

Back to the futuro: iconic buildings headed to University of Canberra

An artist's impression of how the restored Futuro House will look when it is returned to the University of Canberra.

Megan Doherty It looks like it would have been perfect for fondue and cognac in the snow but this example of the iconic Futuro House is being painstakingly converted more for megabytes and coffee as a funky...

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John Hilton's miracle leg helps his cat, thanks to Dr Munjed Al Muderis

John Hilton has been an above-the-knee amputee since a car accident in 1982.

Megan Doherty John Hilton is not quite a human cyborg, but he would have a better claim than most with his new prosthetic leg.

Guardians of Style street theatre comes to a standstill

Megan Doherty In a city such as Canberra, which trades on gossip and being ''in the know'', it is remarkable no one has spilled the beans.