Royals

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…

The puzzling thing about Harry and Meghan’s big announcement

9 January 2020 7:24 pm

Let’s not get carried away. The Queen’s younger grandson may be decamping to North America with his lovely wife and…

Prince Andrew’s fatal error

21 November 2019 6:08 pm

Well, they’ve got their scalp. Prince Andrew is retiring from public life. But before he did, he said in his…

Must Harry and Meghan’s son really learn to ‘essentialise’ race?

20 July 2019 9:00 am

‘Ha, ha,’ said my husband, as though he’d made a joke. ‘Here’s one for you.’ He waved a page of…

Danny Dyer trying to keep a straight face in his latest bizarre TV outing. Photo: BBC / Wall to Wall Media

Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family might well be the oddest TV show of recent times

26 January 2019 9:00 am

Last year on Who Do You Think You Are?, Danny Dyer — EastEnders actor and very possibly Britain’s most cockney…

Poking fun at the royals is good for the monarchy

16 December 2017 9:00 am

Isn’t Meghan fabulous? Hasn’t she totally brought the monarchy into the 21st century? Doesn’t she make Kate look like such…