Royal Family

Why should we pay for Harry and Meghan’s new home?

25 June 2019 12:59

Before you get too worked up about the £2.4 million cost to the taxpayer of refurbishing Frogmore “Cottage” for a…

Why I’m not surprised that Prince Harry meditates

15 January 2019 15:58

Surprise! Prince Harry has let it be known that he meditates daily after being presented with a copy of Eight…

Why are lefty academics talking about Meghan Markle’s skin colour?

17 May 2018 12:31

A professor of black studies, Kehinde Andrews, has claimed the monarchy will do all it can to ensure Meghan Markle…

Prince Harry and Meghan should restrain their personalities

17 May 2018 10:26

The last time we had a royal wedding of comparable dynastic importance (i.e. only a bit important), Prince Andrew married…

Meghan Markle has rescued her prince

30 November 2017 12:12

Of all the interesting combinations which sexual geopolitics has come up with, that of the American girl and the English…

The royal family isn’t racist – but the monarchy is

28 November 2017 20:36

Contrary to what the liberal gushing might suggest, Meghan Markle marrying Prince Harry and joining the royal family is a very modest…

Royal engagements: A Spectator history, 1839 – 2010

28 November 2017 12:15

A Royal engagement is dominating the headlines once again. Here is how The Spectator has marked royal engagements over the years, from…

Made in Windsor: How the young royals became Britain’s biggest reality show

27 November 2017 16:30

Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement. The majority of the country will wish them every happiness,…

The politics of Meghan Markle

27 November 2017 15:19

After Kensington Palace announced Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle, the rumour mill has gone into overdrive into what the…

‘Princess Meghan’ has arrived to cheer up Britain

27 November 2017 14:57

So, Princess Meghan it will be. No, I know that won’t be her name officially. But we all know that…

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: the union of royalty and showbiz

27 November 2017 10:25

It may be churlish to be unkind about a young couple who have just announced their engagement but needs must.…

Prince Philip is well placed to imagine his grandsons’ grief

11 May 2017 15:32

The broadly welcomed admission recently by Prince Harry that he had sought counselling to help him to deal with his…

Welcome to the era of the boring Royals

4 May 2017 18:50

The news that Prince Philip will be retiring from his royal duties from August is a terrible blow. It’s entirely…

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…

Kensington Palace in a flap over Prince William’s ‘pro-EU’ speech

16 February 2016 19:00

The Duke of Cambridge caused much excitement today with a speech he gave to British diplomats at the Foreign Office. In the…

Spectator books of the year: Mark Mason discovers the royal family’s ‘Marmite strategy’

20 November 2015 15:00

Royalty Inc. by Stephen Bates (Aurum Press, £20) is a superb account of how ‘the Firm’ (Windsors rather than Krays)…

There’s only one person who can save the Queen’s corgis

29 July 2015 11:16

The Queen, we learnt earlier this month, has decided not to take on any more corgi pups as, at the…

Prince Charles’s letters reveal the extent of his lobbying for dangerous ‘alternative medicine’

14 May 2015 18:00

The age of enlightenment was a beautiful thing. People cast aside dogma and authority. They started to think for themselves.…

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…

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…