Kate Middleton

Prince William is just a chip off the Charles block

17 March 2017 12:41

Generally, I am the last person to advocate modesty, sobriety or duty. But then, I have been supporting myself financially,…

The Queen crops Charles out of her Christmas message

25 December 2015 15:29

The Queen always judges her Christmas message perfectly – and today was no exception. As she knows, her subjects are…

The world belongs to Taylor Swift now. There will be no free-trial period

23 June 2015 17:46

All hail Taylor Swift. How she must give baby boomers the fear. Not just baby boomers. Also those who came…

Politicians deliver careful messages of congratulations for the royal baby

2 May 2015 12:41

This morning the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby girl. The girl, who is the Queen’s fifth great-grandchild, is the…

We are lucky that the royal baby won’t distort the democratic system

2 May 2015 11:32

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby girl. It is hardly a very exciting event. Babies are born…

Royal baby due at height of general election campaign

18 March 2015 16:37

Two of the biggest media circuses are set to collide. The 2013 press storm that greeted the arrival of Prince George…

The Spectator’s portrait of the week

22 October 2014 17:58

This is a sneak preview from tomorrow’s magazine: Home A hundred firemen could not prevent wooden cooling towers at Didcot…

The royal womb watching begins. It’s enough to make you yearn for independence

8 September 2014 13:55

So, there’s the final nail in the coffin of the ‘Better Together’ campaign. The Duchess of Cambridge is up the…

Kate and the Queen come out fighting for the Union

8 September 2014 13:25

Well, what a coup for the No campaign. At least that was my first thought before I found, annoyingly, that it…

History of Art shouldn’t just be a subject for posh girls

4 March 2014 15:48

There’s a campaign running at the moment to rebrand History of Art and clear up some of the myths surrounding…

Uncle Gary breaks his silence

18 March 2013 16:10

It was only a matter of time before the silence of Uncle Gary would be broken. Last seen splashed across the…

Hilary Mantel’s misinterpreted Royal Bodies lecture was still unpleasant

21 February 2013 10:17

People are quite often pilloried for saying the opposite of what they actually said. I have read Hilary Mantel’s London Review…

Hilary Mantel did not attack Kate, she defended her.

20 February 2013 14:55

Like grief, stupidity has a hierarchy. So, on balance, Ed Miliband’s response – if it can be so dignified –…

The Duchess of Cambridge on a visit this morning. Picture: Getty

David Cameron should have read Hilary Mantel’s essay before criticising it

19 February 2013 13:36

How stupid of David Cameron to join this absurd row over Hilary Mantel’s-speech-turned-LRB-essay on monarchy. I strongly suspect that the Prime Minister was…

The Duchess of Cambridge, defining a portrait

14 January 2013 12:26

Poor Kate Middleton. In the royal tradition of artistic and literary representation, what defines her at this moment in time?…

Kate Middleton pregnant, the world reacts

3 December 2012 23:16

Ask not where I was when I heard that the Duchess of Cambridge was pregnant, ask rather where I was…

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…

A messy end to a Royal era

21 August 2012 15:38

Who said posh youths don’t riot? Head down to South Kensington tonight for some Bullingdon-style antics: the nightclub Boujis is…

This year’s other Royal Wedding

30 July 2011 18:14

Coffee House congratulations to Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall, who were married in Edinburgh today. Footage via ConservativeHome:

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…

The vows

29 April 2011 12:16

Downing Street celebrates the Royal Wedding

29 April 2011 10:36

Forgive the hazy quality, but here’s a photograph of the gathering street party outside No.10:

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…