Petronella Wyatt

Why am I so unlucky in love?

8 June 2024 9:00 am

One of my exes is trying to get me arrested. I discovered this when I received an email from the…

My Negroni-soaked lunch with Laurence Olivier

27 April 2024 9:00 am

Breakfast is my preferred meal, in case you’re interested. I broke my fast this week with my walking laser-light of…

I’ve finally solved the mystery of the Mayerling Affair

17 February 2024 9:00 am

It was the mother of royal scandalabras, as Walt Winchell might have said, and remains one of the greatest historical…

The death of royalty

28 October 2023 9:00 am

The cohorts of Hamas have invaded my neighbourhood. I was walking my dog, Maxi, in the afterglow of a shower…

In defence of Camilla

14 January 2023 9:00 am

The Queen Consort is far from being a schemer

In defence of Lady Susan Hussey

2 December 2022 12:13 am

Lady Susan Hussey resigned from the Royal household yesterday after 60 years of loyal service to King and Country. Lady…

My snogging spat with Boris

18 December 2021 9:00 am

I have not given up on my Build Back Boris campaign, which is the most pressing concern facing the UK.…

Build Back Boris!

7 October 2021 10:30 pm

As a clarion call, a sounding of hosannas, a piece of fiery rhetoric to hold puissance over the soul of…

The Prince Harryfication of Boris Johnson

10 July 2021 9:00 am

The acting one sees upon the stage doesn’t show how human beings actually comport themselves in crises, but simply how…

Petronella Wyatt: I’m not surprised Michael Gove is a lockdown fanatic

19 December 2020 9:00 am

What this government needs is a good dose of the London mob, which at its height in the 18th century…

Petronella Wyatt: My food fights with Boris

3 October 2020 9:00 am

I have been in Istanbul, partly to research a French-born collateral ancestor of mine, Aimée Dubucq, who, according to legend,…

Petronella Wyatt: The time I saw Boris cry

21 December 2019 9:00 am

Boris Johnson is nothing like Churchill, a view with which my friend Andrew Roberts concurs. But in the 20-odd years…

Boris Johnson and Petronella Wyatt at The Spectator’s summer party in 2016 (Alan Davidson/Shutterstock)

Petronella Wyatt: I’ve been turned into a curiosity – and Boris is to blame

13 July 2019 9:00 am

I am beginning to feel like a sort of fairground curiosity: one of those pickled things in jars that Victorians…

Donald Trump is an awkward ginger snob – and he owes me £20

7 May 2016 9:00 am

I am no admirer of Donald Trump — not because he is a doomsayer and professional patriot but because he…

Royal Marriage Secrets, by John Ashdown-Hill - review

21 September 2013 9:00 am

My brother Pericles Wyatt, as my father liked to say, is by blood the rightful king of England, the nephew…