This isn’t the beginning of the Charles Regency

10 May 2022 8:25 pm

One of the cruellest and most accurate remarks made about Prince Charles is that he is less king-in-waiting and more…

Will Prince Andrew fuel a republican boom?

16 February 2022 10:06 pm

So that’s then. After years of claims and counter-claims, Prince Andrew has settled with Virginia Giuffre for an eight-figure sum…

Will the end of monarchy in Barbados spark a chain reaction?

2 December 2021 11:24 pm

As of this week, the Queen is down to 15 thrones, after the royal standard was lowered in Barbados in…

Donald Trump: monarchist?

2 December 2021 2:26 am

As the Harry and Meghan carnival rumbles on, the Queen has found an unexpected source of support: Donald Trump. During an…

Why the Oxford Queen portrait row matters

11 June 2021 5:40 pm

The sheer scale of the outrage over Magdalen College Oxford electing to remove a portrait of the Queen from the…

Prince Philip epitomised a very British stoicism

9 April 2021 10:31 pm

So, Prince Philip has died, at home in Windsor Castle, thank goodness, and the Queen could be near him at…

The Queen has a secret weapon in the War of the Waleses

20 March 2021 6:30 pm

It was a big call, sending the royals out and about straight after the Oprah interview. We have to be…

In defence of Charlie Hebdo's 'racist royals' cover

16 March 2021 6:56 pm

Amid the ongoing fallout from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive Oprah interview, Charlie Hebdo seems to have done the…

The Royal response to Harry and Meghan is too little, too late

10 March 2021 6:28 am

They are 61 words that have taken more than 36 hours to hone. An ancient institution delaying action while a global…

Meghan’s critics and defenders are both wrong

6 March 2021 1:09 am

When it comes to Harry and Meghan, is it time for everyone to take a collective deep breath? With the…

Confessions of a failed royal reporter

26 December 2020 6:00 pm

Half a lifetime ago, I was, briefly, an occasional royal reporter – and watching The Crown, season four has revived…

A rare speech from an isolated Queen

6 April 2020 5:40 am

Once upon a time, a speech by the Queen had the capacity to surprise. Only a handful of her trusted…

The Queen, and indeed the British public, deserve better than The Crown’s lies

23 November 2019 9:00 am

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge recently met with survivors of national disasters. They were attending the launch of a…

All hail Æthelflæd! The first Brexiteer

16 June 2018 9:00 am

This week, Prince Edward was paying tribute to a much-loved Queen. Not ‘Mummy’ — but Queen Æthelflæd, Alfred the Great’s…

The Queen and Prince Philip’s 70th anniversary party sounds glorious

25 November 2017 9:00 am

Windsor Castle on Monday night sounds like a children’s party magnified. The rooms were filled with golden-leaved trees. A giant…

The 90th birthday present that the Queen really wants

23 April 2016 9:00 am

The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations start this week with the real thing and barely stop until her official birthday in…

Michael Gove and the bogeymen of Europe

23 April 2016 9:00 am

European bogeymen Michael Gove said ‘remain’ campaigners were spreading tales of bogeymen. But what is a bogeyman? Appropriately enough, the…

Irish Citizen Army soldiers on rooftops in Dublin before the Easter Rising of 1916

The holy relics of the Easter Rising: from hallowed flags to rebel biscuits

19 March 2016 9:00 am

The reverence for those involved in the Easter Rising is evident in an exhibition devoted to its centenary, says Harry Mount

Why does no one in the cabinet admit to being a Europhile?

27 February 2016 9:00 am

One of the oddest features of the cabinet majority for staying in the EU is that almost no one in…

How could the BBC allow Last Night of the Proms to be hijacked by worthy banalities?

19 September 2015 8:00 am

How should we deal with people who sneeze in public places? Stephen Jackson, aged 49, has found himself in court…

Queen Elizabeth the great

5 September 2015 9:00 am

That the Queen has lived to become our longest-reigning monarch — a milestone which she will mark quietly with a…

Portrait of the week

22 August 2015 9:00 am

Home Andrew Burnham described calls from Yvette Cooper, a rival candidate for the Labour leadership, for him to withdraw from…


Guns, gays and the Queen - a former bishop reminisces

3 May 2014 9:00 am

The Rt Revd John Bickersteth on guns, gays and the Queen

Portrait of the week

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Home Britain’s gross domestic product grew by 1.9 per cent last year, the most since 2007, according to the Office…

Charles Moore's notes: Peston and co would have done more Co-op digging if the Tories had been involved

23 November 2013 9:00 am

There has naturally been plenty of unfavourable comment on how the Revd Paul Flowers, the ‘crystal Methodist’, was allowed by…