Royals

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…

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…

What Prince Charles should say to the Commonwealth

18 February 2018 9:00

The Queen is Head of the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth is headquartered in London, in the splendour of Marlborough House. The…

Meghan Markle and the return of American Anglophilia

24 January 2018 8:59

Prince Harry’s imminent wedding to Meghan Markle will reinvigorate the dying special relationship between Britain and America. It is a…

Meghan Markle ticks almost every modern box

3 December 2017 9:00

We are congratulating ourselves and the royal family on overcoming prejudice by welcoming Meghan Markle’s engagement to Prince Harry. But…

Should Donald Trump be invited to the Royal Wedding?

2 December 2017 9:00

Two golden rules of royal weddings. First, it’s always wonderful on the day. Second, there is always an almighty official…

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…

Is Prince Charles so fond of Islam because he distrusts Jews?

19 November 2017 9:00

It has long been my belief that whereas the quality of gentiles drawn to Judaism is very high (Marilyn Monroe,…

Hilary Mantel’s sympathy for the royals

19 February 2013 12:47

Hilary Mantel has got into hot-water over a piece she has written about monarchy for the London Review of Books.…