Monarchy

Eight Hundred Years of Oppression and Now This?

17 May 2011 17:14

Pete is right to say there’s a definite “resonance” to these pictures. Nevertheless, I suspect that British people’s view of…

An historic moment

17 May 2011 15:44

There is something incredibly resonant about the images of the Queen arriving in the Republic of Ireland this afternoon. You…

HMQ’s AV Victory

5 May 2011 1:43

The success of Prince William’s wedding was one thing but if you want another indication that, whatever people think they…

A model for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

1 May 2011 16:13

With the newspapers still full of Royal Wedding pictures, I thought I’d draw CoffeeHousers’ attention to something remarkable: a visit…

A princely marriage

29 April 2011 18:38

There are some things that Britain does better than any country in the world, and we saw one of them…

The Royal Wedding around the world

29 April 2011 18:13

So we’ve seen the ceremony at Westminster Abbey. How was the Royal Wedding celebrated – by expats and locals alike…

The vows

29 April 2011 12:16

A day when politics is not the story

29 April 2011 9:04

This, it has to be said, is not much of a day for politics. Although the world’s laser-like attention will…

The Royal Wedding (extended expat version)

28 April 2011 20:37

Last month, dressed as a town crier, the head of the British Club in Singapore, Sean Boyle, visited the offices…

The Royal Wedding by numbers

28 April 2011 12:49

I know, I know, it’s deeply unromantic to anticipate tomorrow’s Royal Wedding through the prism of opinion polling. But as…

The Wedding Dog That Barked

27 April 2011 0:40

That, Watson, was the remarkable thing about the Royal Wedding: the dog barked and still no-one heard it. You can…

From the archives: the Queen’s Birthday

22 April 2011 19:12

It was, I’m sure CoffeeHousers noticed, the Queen’s 85th Birthday yesterday. So here, as a belated commemoration, is an item…

Cameron takes it to the councils

11 April 2011 15:46

Ignore what your council is telling you. So says no less a personage than the Prime Minister of our country,…

A princely problem

7 March 2011 19:00

Tonight’s Six o’clock news had a long package on Prince Andrew that ended with Laura Kuenssberg reporting from Downing Street…

The politics of Prince Andrew

7 March 2011 13:59

Uh-oh, the Prime Minster has “full confidence” in Prince Andrew as a UK trade envoy – the sort of endorsement…

David Cameron arranged Prince William’s Wedding to Distract Attention from his Plan to RAPE Britain

23 January 2011 1:53

Oh dear. That is to say, three cheers for this comedy post by the New Statesman’s Laurie Penny. It turns…

Princes and politics don’t mix

18 December 2010 11:36

Max Hasting’s essay in the Daily Mail about the dangers for the monarchy of Prince Charles becoming king is an…

From the archives: The Royal Marriage Question

26 November 2010 12:34

Like father, like son. Prince William took his time to propose to Kate Middleton, almost as long as his father…

How to pay for the Royal wedding? Simple: public subscription

25 November 2010 14:53

Now that we have a date in the diary, we can begin the traditional rites and customs on the path…

Who will benefit from the Royal wedding?

23 November 2010 16:33

David Cameron is playing down the effect the Royal Wedding will have on the 5th May elections, especially the AV…

A Royal Holiday

23 November 2010 12:48

Kate Middleton and Prince William will marry on Friday 29th April at Westminster Abbey. I can scarcely contain my indifference,…

Monarchy is Better Than Republicanism, Part CXVI

22 November 2010 22:53

Meanwhile, elsewhere in whimsy the nice folks at Foreign Policy asked me to write a piece about Prince William’s engagement.…

Cameron, Villa and the succession

9 August 2010 18:20

The Prime Minister is, as we know an Aston Villa fan. So we can expect him to be disappointed at…

Barring Griffin was an error, Your Majesty

22 July 2010 13:49

I sympathise with the Palace, who were put in a tight position by Nick Griffin’s attendance at a Garden Party…