Royals

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…

Prince William won't save the Union

13 June 2021 4:15 pm

Can the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge save the Union? Officials at Buckingham Palace are reported to be drawing up…

Why can't King's College academics cope with a photo of Prince Philip?

1 June 2021 12:32 am

Librarians aren’t known for causing trouble. But at our elite universities, in the grip of an increasingly unhinged culture of…

The infuriating truth about Harry and Meghan's activism

15 May 2021 4:00 pm

‘Why do you lot hate Harry and Meghan so much?’ It’s a question the formerly royal couple’s supporters often ask…

Will the Vanuatu tribes now worship Prince Charles?

25 April 2021 3:30 pm

In the days after the Duke of Edinburgh’s death, there was much eagerness to hear from a particular group of royal…

The royal redemption of Prince Andrew

16 April 2021 12:24 am

Seventeen months is clearly long enough, as far as Prince Andrew is concerned, to spend in the royal wilderness. While…

The truth about Prince Philip's 'gaffes'

9 April 2021 11:55 pm

However impressive Prince Philip was in photographs, it didn’t compare to his imposing bearing in the flesh. When I met…

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…

A tribute to Prince Philip, 1921-2021

9 April 2021 9:09 pm

Prince Philip played a pivotal, yet often underestimated, role in ensuring the survival of the modern British monarchy. His self-confidence…

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…

Breaking: Piers Morgan leaves Good Morning Britain

10 March 2021 5:36 am

Oh dear. It’s been a difficult day for Piers Morgan who stormed off set after fellow presenter Alex Beresford accused him of ‘absolutely diabolical’…

Harry and Meghan have played a blinder

9 March 2021 12:39 am

If bouquets and Bollinger were winging their way to Montecito last night they were well deserved. When Harry and Meghan…

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…

Meghan, Harry and the trouble with Oprah's 'truth'

4 March 2021 11:38 pm

Obviously, I can’t wait for the Meghan and Harry audience with Oprah Winfrey. Alas, it’s going to be broadcast at…

Megxit and the War of the Waleses

3 March 2021 10:20 pm

A 99-year-old prince is in hospital. His 94-year-old wife is displaying an almost childish delight as she continues to dip…

The monarchy failed Harry and Meghan

20 February 2021 11:19 pm

It will be a saddened Prince Harry who will digest the verdict of much of the British media on the…

Harry and Meghan’s podcast of political correctness

31 December 2020 3:26 am

Why is there not a single trans voice featured in Harry and Meghan’s first podcast? It’s a question that needs…

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…

The War of the Waleses 2.0

27 July 2020 12:45 am

In the Nineties, it was a husband and a wife who used supportive reporters, friendly biographers and the global reach…

HS2’s completion is as likely as King Harry’s coronation

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

Seven years ago, when HS2 was still officially costed at £33 billion, I wrote that I was looking forward to…

What Meghan’s new fans like to ignore

14 January 2020 5:30 pm

What would it take to convert Afua Hirsch to the cause of capitalism? We now know the answer because the…

Why people who hate Brexit love Megxit

11 January 2020 5:00 pm

It is actually fitting that Harry and Meghan’s decision to leave the UK is being referred to as Megxit. Because…

Harry and Meghan have placed the Queen in an impossible position

10 January 2020 2:20 am

In the Queen’s Christmas message, she observed that 2019 had “felt quite bumpy” at times. Her implication was that a…