Queen

Bohemian Rhapsody’s Oscars win is a triumph over snobby film critics

26 February 2019 15:17

Midway through Bohemian Rhapsody, the big screen biopic about legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury that won four Oscars on Sunday,…

Don’t believe the critics. If you like Queen’s music, see the Queen film

27 October 2018 17:25

When it was released as a single, Bohemian Rhapsody was slated by the critics – yet went on to be…

The Spectator Podcast: plots, politics, and the pains of leadership

14 September 2018 15:56

This week, Tory in-fighting comes to the fore, but could the party be even more divided than we thought? Meanwhile,…

Will the Commonwealth dare to defy the Queen?

19 April 2018 14:35

The Queen has done something quite extraordinary today: she has, very carefully, made an explicitly political intervention at the Commonwealth…

The Queen backs Brexit

16 March 2017 11:21

Champers at the ready. After much speculation last year over Her Majesty’s feelings towards the EU, the verdict is finally…

The Queen’s Brexit challenge to dinner guests: ‘give me three good reasons why Britain should be part of Europe’

21 June 2016 17:09

Although the Sun were only recently found guilty of ‘significantly misleading’ its readers with its ‘Queen backs Brexit’ splash, it…

Watch: Dennis Skinner takes a pop at Nick Clegg – ‘what on earth was the Queen doing confiding in him?’

14 March 2016 17:05

Today’s Mail claims that Michael Gove is ‘clinging to office’ as a result of accusations that he was the source of…

Is anyone surprised that the Queen didn’t approve of gay marriage?

7 March 2016 15:43

Of all the frankly riveting stuff in the Daily Mail’s serial of what it calls ‘The Unknown Queen’ — nicely timed…

In the age of democracy, a monarchy keeps the powerful humble

9 September 2015 17:33

My six-year-old, when told that there was a princess of England with the same name as her, was astonished to…

The Queen has proven herself to be a shrewd asset manager

9 September 2015 12:20

One person who has never shown much interest in corporate correctness is Her Majesty the Queen — but if you…

Report by BBC journalist that the Queen is in hospital just a ‘silly prank’

3 June 2015 10:36

Given that the Queen looked in such good health last week during her speech, Mr S was surprised to hear…

Queen’s Speech Tory slogan bingo

27 May 2015 12:30

Anyone would think that those drafting the Queen’s Speech might have had a bet on to see how many Tory…

Joan Collins celebrates her damehood with an old frenemy

24 April 2015 9:00

With the Queen’s birthday honours fast approaching, future awardees can take inspiration from Joan Collins on the suitable number of…

Brian May questions Russell Brand’s revolution

21 April 2015 23:04

Tonight Russell Brand took part in a live Q&A to celebrate the launch of his new documentary The Emperor’s New…

Queen refuses to play Game of Thrones

24 June 2014 12:17

The Queen has visited the set of Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland. Frankly, she did not look that enamoured…

Handbagged: if this is what luvvies think being ‘fair’ to Thatcher is, I’d like to see their idea of ‘unfair’

12 April 2014 11:19

Why do the Left love the Queen? Sure, most of us agree she’s done an excellent job in a difficult…

I salute the Queen’s neo-colonial stance against the persecution of homosexuals in Africa.

11 March 2013 13:42

Is her Majesty the Queen really at the forefront in the struggle for gay and lesbian equality? Or does she,…