Robert Hardman

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

Breakfast is under way on 8 May 2015, and the party leaders have already started haggling. The possibility of a…

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…