Royals

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.…

Pippa’s exclusive office Christmas party tips

12 December 2012 11:36

Bestselling author Pippa Middleton has written this week’s Spectator diary*, in which she takes on her critics directly: ‘I have…

The Hippy King

26 November 2012 17:55

Last month I brought you news that Prince Charles was blocking Freedom of Information requests to ensure that his communications with government…

Prince Charles’ letters covered up again

16 October 2012 14:17

It is no secret that the Prince of Wales is a plant-whispering greeny; but the precise nature (and bias) of his…

The Duchess of Cambridge’s dignity

17 September 2012 12:53

Mr Steerpike is no Middleton fan, but it has to be said that the Duchess of Cambridge has maintained her composure remarkably well…

Pippa Middleton cashes in

30 August 2012 16:54

Mr Steerpike was overcome with joy when he read the press release from Pippa Middleton’s publishers. It told him that…

Even more excitement for the Queen

24 June 2012 15:30

Her Majesty the Queen must wish it was Diamond Jubilee year absolutely every year, such fun is she having. Watching…

Ethnic minorities celebrated the Jubilee too

7 June 2012 17:45

The Diamond Jubilee — a historic occasion when British people from a variety of races, religions and cultures united to…

God save the Queen

5 June 2012 19:00

It was beautiful and a bit strange this morning, sitting in St Paul’s Cathedral with the rest of the congregation,…

The Jubilee concert: 8/10 for cheering the nation up

5 June 2012 11:15

‘Ten years ago, if you’d been asked what Gary Barlow would be running now, you’d have said a Little Chef…

The View from 22: Greece is burning

17 May 2012 9:42

The upcoming Greek elections will push the nation into a confrontation with the European authorities, reports Faisal Islam, the economics…

From the archives: Britain’s new Queen

6 February 2012 18:07

To mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to the throne in 1952, here is the leader that…