Royals

Megxit and the War of the Waleses

3 March 2021 10:20 pm

A 99-year-old prince is in hospital. His 94-year-old wife is displaying an almost childish delight as she continues to dip…

The monarchy failed Harry and Meghan

20 February 2021 11:19 pm

It will be a saddened Prince Harry who will digest the verdict of much of the British media on the…

Harry and Meghan’s podcast of political correctness

31 December 2020 3:26 am

Why is there not a single trans voice featured in Harry and Meghan’s first podcast? It’s a question that needs…

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…

The War of the Waleses 2.0

27 July 2020 12:45 am

In the Nineties, it was a husband and a wife who used supportive reporters, friendly biographers and the global reach…

HS2’s completion is as likely as King Harry’s coronation

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

Seven years ago, when HS2 was still officially costed at £33 billion, I wrote that I was looking forward to…

What Meghan’s new fans like to ignore

14 January 2020 5:30 pm

What would it take to convert Afua Hirsch to the cause of capitalism? We now know the answer because the…

Why people who hate Brexit love Megxit

11 January 2020 5:00 pm

It is actually fitting that Harry and Meghan’s decision to leave the UK is being referred to as Megxit. Because…

Harry and Meghan have placed the Queen in an impossible position

10 January 2020 2:20 am

In the Queen’s Christmas message, she observed that 2019 had “felt quite bumpy” at times. Her implication was that a…

The puzzling thing about Harry and Meghan’s big announcement

9 January 2020 7:24 pm

Let’s not get carried away. The Queen’s younger grandson may be decamping to North America with his lovely wife and…

Prince Andrew’s fatal error

21 November 2019 6:08 pm

Well, they’ve got their scalp. Prince Andrew is retiring from public life. But before he did, he said in his…

Must Harry and Meghan’s son really learn to ‘essentialise’ race?

20 July 2019 9:00 am

‘Ha, ha,’ said my husband, as though he’d made a joke. ‘Here’s one for you.’ He waved a page of…

Danny Dyer trying to keep a straight face in his latest bizarre TV outing. Photo: BBC / Wall to Wall Media

Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family might well be the oddest TV show of recent times

26 January 2019 9:00 am

Last year on Who Do You Think You Are?, Danny Dyer — EastEnders actor and very possibly Britain’s most cockney…

Poking fun at the royals is good for the monarchy

16 December 2017 9:00 am

Isn’t Meghan fabulous? Hasn’t she totally brought the monarchy into the 21st century? Doesn’t she make Kate look like such…

How many royal cliches can you fit into a single Channel 4 documentary?

29 August 2015 9:00 am

In 2011, the Daily Mail carried a long story about how the Queen’s cousin Prince William of Gloucester, who died…