Royals

Hilary Mantel’s sympathy for the royals

19 February 2013 12:47

Hilary Mantel has got into hot-water over a piece she has written about monarchy for the London Review of Books.…

Pippa’s exclusive office Christmas party tips

12 December 2012 11:36

Bestselling author Pippa Middleton has written this week’s Spectator diary*, in which she takes on her critics directly: ‘I have…

The Hippy King

26 November 2012 17:55

Last month I brought you news that Prince Charles was blocking Freedom of Information requests to ensure that his communications with government…

Prince Charles’ letters covered up again

16 October 2012 14:17

It is no secret that the Prince of Wales is a plant-whispering greeny; but the precise nature (and bias) of his…

The Duchess of Cambridge’s dignity

17 September 2012 12:53

Mr Steerpike is no Middleton fan, but it has to be said that the Duchess of Cambridge has maintained her composure remarkably well…

Pippa Middleton cashes in

30 August 2012 16:54

Mr Steerpike was overcome with joy when he read the press release from Pippa Middleton’s publishers. It told him that…

Even more excitement for the Queen

24 June 2012 15:30

Her Majesty the Queen must wish it was Diamond Jubilee year absolutely every year, such fun is she having. Watching…

Ethnic minorities celebrated the Jubilee too

7 June 2012 17:45

The Diamond Jubilee — a historic occasion when British people from a variety of races, religions and cultures united to…

God save the Queen

5 June 2012 19:00

It was beautiful and a bit strange this morning, sitting in St Paul’s Cathedral with the rest of the congregation,…

The Jubilee concert: 8/10 for cheering the nation up

5 June 2012 11:15

‘Ten years ago, if you’d been asked what Gary Barlow would be running now, you’d have said a Little Chef…

The View from 22: Greece is burning

17 May 2012 9:42

The upcoming Greek elections will push the nation into a confrontation with the European authorities, reports Faisal Islam, the economics…

From the archives: Britain’s new Queen

6 February 2012 18:07

To mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to the throne in 1952, here is the leader that…

Gove’s Royal yacht proposal in full

16 January 2012 15:28

This morning’s Guardian scoop about Michael Gove’s suggestion that the nation should present the Queen with a new Royal yacht…

Yet more questions for News International to answer

11 July 2011 13:18

The phone hacking controversy first began to come to public attention because of a story in The News of the…

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…

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…

From the archives: the marriage of Charles and Diana

29 April 2011 16:54

It is just under thirty years since Prince William’s parents, Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, were themselves married…

The Royal Wedding: across the web

29 April 2011 16:18

Here is a selection of articles on the Royal Wedding from around the web. For those, like me, who wouldn’t…

Street party … in Tirana

29 April 2011 15:41

Wedding-themed street parties are underway not only in Britain, but wherever Brits are living. I’m in Tirana in Albania where…

From the archives: the Queen’s wedding

29 April 2011 10:05

Perhaps it’s the pageantry of the occasion, but it does feel like one of those days for looking back as…

The PM turns for his tailcoat

20 April 2011 13:20

The Prime Minister will now wear a morning suit to the Royal Wedding, Ben Broganreports. Since I first revealed in…

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…