Princess Diana

'What do you think the English will say?' Pablo Larrain on his pop horror Diana film

30 October 2021 9:00 am

Jasper Rees talks to the Chilean director Pablo Larrain about his new film, Spencer, which makes The Crown look like royalist propaganda

What the Romans would have made of Diana’s statue

10 July 2021 9:00 am

The recently unveiled funerary monument of Princess Diana prompts comparison with Greek and Roman archetypes. To many, Diana was a…

The echoes of Diana in Prince Harry

9 January 2021 9:00 am

The echoes of Diana in Prince Harry

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…

Did any of this actually happen? The Crown, season four, reviewed

14 November 2020 9:00 am

‘We have to stop it now!’ says Princess Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter), smoking another cigarette, obviously. She’s talking about the…

Did Panorama use tabloid methods to lure Diana?

31 October 2020 9:00 am

As time passes, there is — blessedly — ever less need to pay attention to ‘untold’ stories about Diana, Princess…

The war heroes of Northolt Airport

9 November 2019 9:00 am

At 6.50 p.m. on 31 August 1997 a plane touched down at Northolt Airport. It was a lamentable and dismal…

A princess of greasy spoons: Café Diana reviewed

1 June 2019 9:00 am

Café Diana is a Princess Diana-themed greasy spoon in Notting Hill Gate. It is a mad place, but it is…

The Royals in 1972. Photo: Press Association

Watch Paxo set a new PB for lip-curling: Paxman On The Queen’s Children reviewed

9 February 2019 9:00 am

You might well expect a royal documentary on Channel 5 to be unashamedly gossipy. You might also expect it to…

Thanks to Diana, the royals are done for

31 August 2017 1:00 pm

We are approaching an important royal anniversary, which I trust will be marked with a display of the appropriate reverence…

Diary

12 August 2017 9:00 am

No sympathy from me for the Brits stuck in the European heatwave. I’ve never understood people who go abroad for…

Diary

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Diana Spencer has been dead for 20 years. I was a journalist on the Evening Standard in those days and…

The Spectator’s Notes

29 July 2017 9:00 am

The pre-commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales is already in full swing. She…

Diana the diva

29 July 2017 9:00 am

Twenty years in August since Diana died. The anniversary is sad for me on many levels — she was definitely…

The uglier the man, the uglier the attitude

22 August 2015 9:00 am

The uglier the man, the more he demeans women

Romance isn't a religion. Stop looking for The One and join The Queue

23 August 2014 9:00 am

Pity the modern starlet. Be she steaming-hot pop-tart or reality-show show-off, her range of emotional experiences will, thanks mostly to…