Robert Hardman

Can the King save the Commonwealth?

11 March 2024 6:51 pm

When the King makes his first public address since his cancer diagnosis today, the occasion could not be more fitting.…

Balmoral notebook

9 September 2023 9:00 am

What will Charles III’s reign look like?

6 May 2023 9:00 am

What will Charles III’s reign look like?

Elizabeth II’s devotion to the Commonwealth

17 September 2022 9:00 am

The Queen’s devotion to the Commonwealth

The quiet radicalism of Elizabeth II

4 June 2022 9:00 am

Luckily for us, the Queen has always trusted her instincts

The monarchy’s real race problem

7 May 2022 9:00 am

The monarchy has a race problem. And it has much more to do with Theresa May and Boris Johnson than…

Prince Philip’s links with the Russian imperial court

19 March 2022 9:00 am

Prince Philip’s links with the Russian imperial court

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…

I’d never seen a princess wear statement socks – until Anne

25 July 2020 9:00 am

Not since the befuddled twilight of George III has a monarch been confined to Windsor Castle for such a duration.…

Robert Hardman: My private encounter with David Cameron and the Queen

28 September 2019 9:00 am

David Cameron’s revelation that he sought ‘a raising of the eyebrow’ from the Queen during the 2014 Scottish referendum campaign…

The Queen can handle coups – she’s been on the receiving end of one

7 September 2019 9:00 am

Supplies of Brexit invective are now almost exhausted. While the Prime Minister is denounced for denouncing Remainers as ‘collaborators’, his…

Why Ceausescu’s 1978 state visit was far more humiliating than Trump’s ever could be

1 June 2019 9:00 am

The Queen has seldom had more holes in a state banquet seating plan. The leader of the opposition, the shadow…

Ireland’s strange decision to become a French colonial outpost

6 April 2019 9:00 am

Seventy years ago this month, a prime minister led a divided nation towards the exit from what was then one…

Not so fast Monsieur Pompidou: The Queen in Paris in 1972

Elizabeth, the Eurosceptic queen

15 September 2018 9:00 am

There has been much inconclusive speculation on the Queen’s views on Brexit. In 2016, the Sun asserted that she was…

It’s not just the Queen who approves of Meghan – the corgis do, too

2 December 2017 9:00 am

Meghan Markle certainly knows how to impress the in-laws. She has announced that she and Prince Harry are going to…

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…

VE day anniversary: why politics will take second place the day after the election

21 February 2015 9:00 am

Will politics take second place the day after the election?

A Russian occupation and a veterans' revolt – it's D-Day all over again

7 June 2014 9:00 am

The phrase ‘ring of steel’ hardly begins to describe the operation here in Calvados country as we await the 70th…