Royal family

Is Putin the reason my house is so cold?

29 January 2022 9:00 am

Justin Webb is normally one of the least self-righteous BBC presenters, but he was out-Maitlising rivals on the Today programme…

Prince Andrew's royal excommunication is complete

14 January 2022 5:41 am

Prince Andrew has been well and truly cut adrift. By his only family. From birth, he was styled His Royal…

A riveting cheese dream of a film: Spencer reviewed

6 November 2021 9:00 am

Go see Pablo Larrain’s Spencer, which stars Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, and the next day you will wonder: did…

HBO’s The Prince should leave George alone

3 August 2021 4:30 pm

Last year Netflix refusedto add a disclaimer to the beginning of every episode of The Crown, warning viewers that it…

My brush with a royal literary crisis

31 July 2021 9:00 am

The past week has seen another media splash about the self-exiled Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Following the recent ruckus…

Prince Harry could learn from Kate Middleton’s mental health work

20 July 2021 10:29 pm

I wonder if the royal family realise how lucky they are to have Kate? She may have been born a…

Spare us Prince Harry's 'literary memoir'

20 July 2021 9:22 pm

However you look at it, ‘freedom day’ turned out to be a bit of a damp squib. So thank goodness…

What the Romans would have made of Diana’s statue

10 July 2021 9:00 am

The recently unveiled funerary monument of Princess Diana prompts comparison with Greek and Roman archetypes. To many, Diana was a…

How many countries have royal yachts?

26 June 2021 9:00 am

Royal waves Does any other country have a royal yacht? — The Queen of Denmark uses HDMY Dannebrog, a 260ft…

Portrait of the week: Pub staff shortages, a baby called Lilibet and a slap in the face for Macron

12 June 2021 9:00 am

Home The government pondered delaying the end of coronavirus restrictions on 21 June. But Chris Hopson, the chief executive of…

How many Lilibets are there in the world?

12 June 2021 9:00 am

Rare Lili Other than the new royal baby, is there anyone in the world formally called Lilibet? — There are…

Is Sweden ready for a woke monarchy?

29 May 2021 9:00 am

Is Sweden ready for a woke monarchy?

A Roman solution to Prince Charles’s ‘Harry problem’

29 May 2021 9:00 am

Charles, Prince of Wales, is having a little trouble with his son Harry. Romans knew about difficult offspring. They told…

Portrait of the week: Indian variant goes up, Santander goes down and pubs reopen

22 May 2021 9:00 am

Home The government made noises about having to delay the lifting of coronavirus restrictions on 21 June in some parts…

Prince William’s extraordinary attack on the BBC

21 May 2021 9:18 pm

The tone of his delivery was subdued, which belied the severity with which the future king, Prince William, battered an…

The islanders who met their god – Prince Philip

17 April 2021 3:00 pm

Some time around 2006 my then flatmate, a filmmaker, had a good idea: why not make a programme of reverse…

Should we fear for the future of the monarchy?

17 April 2021 9:00 am

Fourteen prime ministers; 18 general elections; seven changes of government. Even in a stable country like Britain it is remarkable…

The day I danced with the Duke of Edinburgh

17 April 2021 9:00 am

The day I danced with the Duke of Edinburgh

How to eulogise the Duke of Edinburgh

17 April 2021 9:00 am

The reason why Greeks and Romans would have found it difficult to eulogise the Duke of Edinburgh was that he…

Prince Harry's new job is hardly 'public service'

25 March 2021 2:21 am

At the tender age of 36, Prince Harry has got his first job since leaving the royal family. Congratulations to…

I was Oprah Winfrey’s hero

20 March 2021 9:00 am

Gstaad Some of you may have noticed that I have not commented at all about the ongoing soap opera and…

Letters: What really irritates Meghan’s critics

20 March 2021 9:00 am

Meghan’s adroitness Sir: Tanya Gold suggests that people criticise Meghan Markle because she is mixed race and a woman, and…

Portrait of the week: Harry and Meghan’s interview, Piers Morgan’s resignation and Biden’s pets in the doghouse

13 March 2021 9:00 am

Home The world was agog, some in tears, some in synchronised toe-curling, as the Duchess of Sussex and her husband…

Are Harry and Meghan legally married at all?

13 March 2021 9:00 am

I have been slow in the uptake. When I saw the Duchess of Sussex complain in her interview clips about…

‘My’ truth about Meghan and Harry

13 March 2021 9:00 am

Caroline Rose Giuliani, the daughter of the former mayor of New York, Rudy, has been talking to the press about…