Royal family

‘It’s in my blood’: Prince Charles’s love of Transylvania

18 June 2022 9:00 am

For the first time since the pandemic, Prince Charles has returned to Transylvania. When he visits the small village of…

The royal rabble vs the Queen

13 June 2022 10:45 pm

By and large, the Platinum Jubilee celebrations were a success. Barring the odd moment of inexplicable poor taste, it was…

I hope my son will inherit the Queen’s kindness

4 June 2022 9:00 am

When I was asked by an old friend to write this diary, I did my usual thing of: ‘Yeah I’d…

The quiet radicalism of Elizabeth II

4 June 2022 9:00 am

Luckily for us, the Queen has always trusted her instincts

Are republicans becoming an endangered species?

2 June 2022 6:00 pm

How disappointing. Come Jubilee time and the Guardian can usually be relied upon to lead the way in publishing sour…

Will anyone watch a Harry and Meghan Netflix docuseries?

20 May 2022 10:13 pm

Picture the convivial scene. You have been invited into the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s palatial £11 million mansion in…

Prince Charles and a living history lesson

14 May 2022 9:00 am

When I was a lobby journalist, I never went to the State Opening of Parliament. I much regret it, because…

This isn’t the beginning of the Charles Regency

10 May 2022 8:25 pm

One of the cruellest and most accurate remarks made about Prince Charles is that he is less king-in-waiting and more…

Harry and Meghan’s balcony ban is a mistake

7 May 2022 10:08 pm

Once again, a moment that should be a unifying and celebratory for the Windsors has attracted division and discord. It…

Why Meghan Markle’s Netflix show was cancelled

3 May 2022 9:59 pm

In their post-royal careers, Harry and Meghan have learned two lessons in quick succession: firstly, that membership of the royal…

How much of a litre of fuel is now tax?

2 April 2022 9:00 am

Common knowledge Tensions in the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Jamaica led some to speculate that…

The Prince Andrew conundrum

30 March 2022 10:10 pm

Prince Philip’s memorial service yesterday was an affecting occasion. The hymns, including Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer and Britten’s…

Prince William is turning into his brother

29 March 2022 2:00 am

For a tour that should have been an unmitigated success, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to the Caribbean…

Will Prince Andrew fuel a republican boom?

16 February 2022 10:06 pm

So that’s then. After years of claims and counter-claims, Prince Andrew has settled with Virginia Giuffre for an eight-figure sum…

Prince Andrew settles. What next?

16 February 2022 5:00 am

In some ways, the news is a disappointment. Prince Andrew’s decision to settle the civil case filed against him by…

Portrait of the week: Queen Camilla, a cabinet rejig and NHS waiting list warning

12 February 2022 9:00 am

Home In a message for the 70th anniversary of her accession, the Queen said it was her sincere wish that…

70 years on: the making of Queen Elizabeth II

5 February 2022 9:00 am

The making of Queen Elizabeth II

Is Putin the reason my house is so cold?

29 January 2022 9:00 am

Justin Webb is normally one of the least self-righteous BBC presenters, but he was out-Maitlising rivals on the Today programme…

Prince Andrew's royal excommunication is complete

14 January 2022 5:41 am

Prince Andrew has been well and truly cut adrift. By his only family. From birth, he was styled His Royal…

A riveting cheese dream of a film: Spencer reviewed

6 November 2021 9:00 am

Go see Pablo Larrain’s Spencer, which stars Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, and the next day you will wonder: did…

HBO’s The Prince should leave George alone

3 August 2021 4:30 pm

Last year Netflix refusedto add a disclaimer to the beginning of every episode of The Crown, warning viewers that it…

My brush with a royal literary crisis

31 July 2021 9:00 am

The past week has seen another media splash about the self-exiled Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Following the recent ruckus…

Prince Harry could learn from Kate Middleton’s mental health work

20 July 2021 10:29 pm

I wonder if the royal family realise how lucky they are to have Kate? She may have been born a…

Spare us Prince Harry's 'literary memoir'

20 July 2021 9:22 pm

However you look at it, ‘freedom day’ turned out to be a bit of a damp squib. So thank goodness…

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…