Royal family

The echoes of Diana in Prince Harry

9 January 2021 9:00 am

The echoes of Diana in Prince Harry

Portrait of the week: Vaccine shots, Brexit stutters and a frosty reception for the royals

12 December 2020 9:00 am

Home The Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine began, rather slowly, to be given to some old people in hospital and health workers.…

In defence of Eton’s headmaster

5 December 2020 9:00 am

My inbox is crowded with messages from Old Etonians attacking Simon Henderson, the headmaster of Eton. They are furious that…

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…

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.…

Why Boris Johnson poached Prince William’s right-hand man

13 June 2020 9:00 am

Boris’s new permanent secretary is a complicated choice for No. 10

Portrait of the week: The Queen turns 94, Captain Tom raises £27m and Harry and Meghan block newspapers

25 April 2020 9:00 am

Home The number of people with the coronavirus disease Covid-19 who had died in hospitals by the beginning of the…

Portrait of the week: Panic buying, Budget announcements and farewell to Harry and Meghan

14 March 2020 9:00 am

Home At the beginning of the week 319 people in the United Kingdom had been found to be suffering from…

Harry and Meghan’s farewell tour

9 March 2020 5:34 am

Farewell tours tend to be the preserve of ageing rock stars. Royals, cut from the cloth of Elizabeth Windsor, are…

Portrait of the week: Weinstein convicted, Harry and Meghan answer back, and coronavirus spreads in Europe

29 February 2020 9:00 am

Home The government told Britons returning from 11 quarantined towns in northern Italy to isolate themselves, for fear of spreading…

Who can use the word ‘royal’?

29 February 2020 9:00 am

What a hole The World Health Organisation added processed meats to its list of ‘known’ carcinogens. A few of the…

Portrait of the week: Cabinet reshuffle, another royal divorce and coronavirus hits iPhones

21 February 2020 10:00 pm

Home The Budget, still scheduled for 11 March, had to be rewritten after Rishi Sunak was made Chancellor of the…

Did Harry and Meghan step back, step down or step away?

1 February 2020 9:00 am

At this time of year in Colorado the crime of puffing is widespread. It is so cold that in the…

How much public income does the royal family receive?

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

Parliamentary motions The government floated the idea of moving the House of Lords permanently to York.    Until it was found…

What would the ancient Greeks have made of Megxit?

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

There are as many explanations for Harry and Meghan’s problems with the royal family as there are commentators. May as…

Letters: Slimming down the monarchy will only hasten its decline

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

Royal travails Sir: The travails of the royal family outlined by Penny Junor (‘In check’, 18 January) may be public…

Portrait of the week: Harry and Meghan quit, America avoids war and the Labour leadership race begins

18 January 2020 9:00 am

Home The Queen agreed to ‘a period of transition’ during which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would spend time…

How can Harry and Meghan cash in?

18 January 2020 9:00 am

Royal flush The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have registered the trademark ‘Sussex Royal’ as part of their plan to…

Letters: I was once on Prince Harry’s side. Not any more

18 January 2020 9:00 am

On child care Sir: Your recent editorial deplores, among other things, the cost of child care, to which you attribute…

We want one thing from our royals: patriotism

18 January 2020 9:00 am

There is a fascinating social media group which I think we should all join. It is called ‘DeMOCKracy — 2019…

Is slimming down the monarchy the only way to save it?

18 January 2020 9:00 am

The crisis that has engulfed the royal family, sparked by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s bombshell announcement that they…

Warring Windsors: the real royal conflict is between Charles and his sons

18 January 2020 9:00 am

Three years ago, Sir Christopher Geidt departed as the Queen’s private secretary. For years, he had done much to hold…

Britain and the Royals must do more for Australians in their hour of need

8 January 2020 6:00 pm

In the Netflix series The Crown an entire episode is dedicated to the disaster at Aberfan. More than 100 people…

Anne Glenconner: My Christmas gift from Queen Mary

21 December 2019 9:00 am

At the age of 87 I find myself not just a first-time author, but a bestseller. I’ve always told stories,…

Gay giraffes and dead in ditches: The Spectator 2019 quiz

21 December 2019 9:00 am

They said it  In 2019, who said: 1. ‘You have stolen my dreams and my childhood.’ 2. ‘I didn’t sweat…