Royals

Princess Madeleine of Sweden shows Harry how to exit a royal family 

15 January 2020 17:29

Can a royal who grew up third in line to the throne marry a rich American and move over there?…

What Meghan’s new fans like to ignore

14 January 2020 6:30

What would it take to convert Afua Hirsch to the cause of capitalism? We now know the answer because the…

Why people who hate Brexit love Megxit

11 January 2020 6:00

It is actually fitting that Harry and Meghan’s decision to leave the UK is being referred to as Megxit. Because…

Harry and Meghan have placed the Queen in an impossible position

9 January 2020 15:20

In the Queen’s Christmas message, she observed that 2019 had “felt quite bumpy” at times. Her implication was that a…

The puzzling thing about Harry and Meghan’s big announcement

9 January 2020 8:24

Let’s not get carried away. The Queen’s younger grandson may be decamping to North America with his lovely wife and…

Prince Andrew’s fatal error

21 November 2019 7:08

Well, they’ve got their scalp. Prince Andrew is retiring from public life. But before he did, he said in his…

Prince Andrew’s Newsnight interview was a career-defining calamity

18 November 2019 9:52

Hats off to Newsnight. BBC 2’s flagship political show bagged itself an almighty royal scoop. Emily Maitlis was given an…

Harry and Meghan’s documentary is a spectacular own goal

21 October 2019 10:42

So after Tom Bradby’s documentary on Harry and Meghan: An African Journey last night, what are people talking about? The…

Prince Harry’s misguided attack on the press

2 October 2019 14:18

It had all been going so well. Coverage of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s tour to South Africa kicked…

Prince Harry and Meghan’s made-to-measure morality

31 July 2019 10:13

Prince Harry’s revelation that he intends to only have two children for the sake of the planet is woke politics…

The Sussexes’ complete lack of self-awareness

2 July 2019 9:30

There’s no stopping the Sussexes, is there? Right after they get up everyone’s nose by saying their son’s christening is…

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…

Prince Charles’s trip to Cuba is a big mistake

26 March 2019 15:00

More than 120 years ago, Winston Churchill sailed to Cuba. While there, he dreamt of a country ‘free and prosperous…throwing…

Why can’t Prince Harry be more like the Queen?

7 March 2019 18:14

Are you feeling better? Anyone who’s seen Prince Harry address the WE Day – Me into We! – gathering in…

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…

The genius of constitutional monarchy

22 May 2018 15:41

George Orwell famously wrote that an English intellectual would rather be caught stealing from the poorbox than be seen standing…

Meghan Markle and the myth of ‘racist’ Britain

21 May 2018 16:42

In recent years the British public have been bombarded with allegations about our alleged bigotry. When we failed to follow…

The royal wedding exposed the media’s tokenism

21 May 2018 12:11

I was lucky (or unlucky, depending on your sensibilities) to be in a prime spot for Saturday’s royal wedding. Wearing…

Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding is monarchy for the Netflix generation

19 May 2018 20:35

Well, a star is born. I refer to the Rt Rev Michael Curry, bishop of that vanishingly rare breed, the…

MP for Kensington: How I’m ignoring the royal wedding

18 May 2018 13:57

It’s fair to say that Labour’s Emma Dent Coad is no fan of the Royals. The MP has backed the…