Princess Diana

I never met Princess Diana – but this is why I loved her

31 August 2017 13:31

Last week, I took my two youngest sons to the Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park. It is quite unlike…

In defence of the stiff upper lip

20 April 2017 17:14

At the time of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997, Prince William and Prince Harry were in…

Princess Diana understood what ‘global Britain’ meant. Does Theresa May?

16 January 2017 14:46

So, ‘global Britain’ eh? This, we are told, will be the leitmotif for Theresa May’s Brexit speech tomorrow and, indeed,…

There’s nothing wrong with public grieving

14 January 2016 11:28

One of the things that repeatedly comes up with David Bowie fans talking about their hero is how much he…

Boo the knee-jerk reaction to William Tell not the rape scene

1 July 2015 13:05

‘I blame Princess Diana’, was my guest’s response to it all. Certainly, there is much we might lay at the…

The Labour party loves to hate Tony Blair

11 March 2015 11:42

I’ve met people at political events who seem otherwise normal, and then Tony Blair’s name is mentioned and their eyes light…

Spectator Play: The highs and the lows of what’s going on in arts this week

20 September 2013 17:16

Yorkshire, says William Cook, is the sculpture capital of Britain. It was the birthplace of ‘Britain’s greatest sculptors, Barbara Hepworth…

Blue blood on blue blood

5 September 2013 17:11

The People’s Princess is back in the papers, thanks to the latest film about her life, and one minor royal…