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A not-so-serious look at the serious business of royal rumours, gossip and gowns. Every Monday, we'll be bringing you a roundup of our favourite stories about the British royal family, from the latest headlines to the hidden messages in an Instagram caption, and all of the looks and lines of the wee…


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    The Big Jubbly Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 71:03

    Now that the confetti has settled on the Platinum Jubbly, we're looking back at all of the major moments from the big weekend. The Sussexes returned from California, and even had a special birthday celebration for Lilibet, while the Cambridge kids were front and centre for many of the royal events, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte's first walkabout, and a scene-stealing balcony appearance by Prince Louis. Elsewhere, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles paid a visit to Albert Square, and the royals managed to weaponise the universal appeal of Paddington Bear in a video with the Queen. Plus, we discuss the Queen's partial absence — and Prince Andrew's total absence — from the festivities, and what it means for the monarchy going forward. Thanks so much to our fabulous Eastenders correspondent Shy Charles, and thank you to everyone who has listened over the past three years. #AbolishTheMonarchy

    Cruise Control

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 48:20

    Lady Gaga said Hold My Hand, and Tom Cruise appears to be taking notes… The movie star made headlines for helping Kate Middleton up the stairs at the Top Gun: Maverick premiere in London, and also made us wonder why he's spending so much time around the royals, from red carpet events to private screenings to a jubbly horstravaganza. Elsewhere, the Queen learns how to use an Oyster card, Prince Charles makes his debut in parliament and Prince William gets booed at a football match. Plus, Prince Harry and Meghan are reported to be working on an “at-home” docuseries, and we discuss the “balcony ban” for Trooping the Colour ahead of the big jubbly weekend.

    Cringe de la Cringe!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 98:53

    Finally, it's here! We've spent 40 hours working our way through Tina Brown's epic new book, The Palace Papers, and breaking down all the best insights, funniest details and shocking revelations for this Book Club episode. Plus, a look back at the national embarrassment that was Prince Edward and Sophie's tour of Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Antigua and Barbuda.Support us on Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/heirheadsShop our merch: linktr.ee/heirheads

    Cleanup on Aisle York

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 35:52

    It's a York family special this week: We run through Prince Andrew's arrival with the Queen at Prince Philip's memorial service, yet another financial scandal (this time involving Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie) and Fergie's Instagram posts reminding us of her ex-husband's glory days as a Falklands War hero. Plus, a Netflix documentary highlights how Prince Charles sought advice from disgraced media personality Jimmy Savile, and we preview the Wessexes' upcoming Caribbean tour.Support us on Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/heirheadsShop our merch: linktr.ee/heirheads

    Barely Regal: Bridgerton Season 2 and The Gilded Age

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 92:09

    *WARNING: SPOILERS*Hold onto your bonnets — it's KANTHONY TIME! Bridgerton is back for season two, and we're talking sizzling chemistry, the striking lack of sex scenes and what the show has to say about gossip, as well as all the major plot changes from Julia Quinn's The Viscount Who Loved Me. Plus, we discuss Julian Fellowes's latest period drama The Gilded Age, from its sensational cast (with one notable exception) to its jaw-dropping costumes to its rare insight into the lives of the 19th century Black elite.Beginning to 48.22: Bridgerton48.22 to end: The Gilded AgeSupport us on Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/heirheadsShop our merch: linktr.ee/heirheads

    The Cambridges' Caribbean Disastour

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 74:41

    Was this the worst royal tour ever? We're discussing the Cambridges' trip to the Caribbean, and why it offers the clearest evidence yet that this generation of royals aren't capable of modernising the monarchy or sustaining it in the decades to come. From Prince William's almost hilariously underwhelming speeches to Kate Middleton's incongruous throwback wardrobe lacking in local designers — not to mention some of the worst photo opps in PR history — we look back on the ultimate royal disastour.Support us on Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/heirheads

    Say It With Flowers

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 30:25

    From floral arrangements to impassioned speeches, the royals are showing their colours over the Ukraine crisis. We look back on each household's response to the invasion, and the firestorm over Prince William's misreported comments on war in Europe. Plus, Prince Charles agrees to loan Prince Andrew the money to settle his case with Virginia Roberts Giuffre, while Camilla meets Camilla as Emerald Fennell gets an invitation to Clarence House and a shoutout from her real-life counterpart.Shop our merch: heirheads.co.ukSupport us on Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/heirheads

    A Not-So-Lovely Jubbly

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 56:24

    Note: we recorded this episode before the Queen's Covid diagnosis, so weren't able to discuss here. Instead, we're focusing on the rough start to her Platinum Jubbly year, kicking off with Prince Andrew. As he reaches a settlement with Virginia Roberts Giuffre, bringing an end to his civil sex assault case, we run through the big questions. How much is it? Who's paying? And where is the money coming from? Plus, the Metropolitan Police investigates cash-for-honours claims at Prince Charles's charity, Prince Harry battles it out with the Home Office in court, and the Queen tries her damndest to protect her big Jubbly party. Shop our merch: heirheads.co.ukSupport us on Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/heirheads

    Toy Story

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 25:09

    A lot of Andrew updates this week! From the arrangements for his teddy bears to developments in Virginia Giuffre's civil suit, we run through the latest details about the disgraced duke. Elsewhere, Prince William and Prince Charles dodge uncomfortable questions, and we ask: what happened to Archewell Audio?Shop our merch: heirheads.co.ukSupport us on Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/heirheads

    Throne Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 21:14

    Finally! It's the word on everyone's mind as the Queen strips Prince Andrew of his military titles and patronages following his failed bid to get Virginia Giuffre's case against him dismissed. The palace is drawing a line, but will it be enough to salvage the monarchy's reputation? We discuss the developments in Andrew's case, what he is losing (and holding on to), and the similarities to the treatment of Prince Harry. Shop our merch: heirheads.co.ukSupport us on Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/heirheads

    Great Gowns, Beautiful Gowns

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 40:42

    Did you know it was Kate Middleton's 40th birthday? The now 40-year-old Kate just celebrated turning 40 on her 40th birthday, and no one will let us forget it — from gushing profiles to glamorous portraits, the milestone is lavishly marked, while Meghan Markle looms large in much of the press coverage. Meanwhile, Meghan receives an apology from the Mail on Sunday (and at least £1 in damages) and we discuss Prince Andrew's legal strategy as Virginia Roberts Giuffre's civil suit against him gets underway.Shop our merch: heirheads.co.ukSupport us on Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/heirheads

    2021 Wrap-Up: A Birth, A Burial and A Bombshell Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 55:13

    Before we close the door on 2021, we are looking back on the defining events of the year, from the lawsuits to the lobbying to the looks we loved the most. Plus, Kate Middleton hosts a Christmas carol service, the Cambridges and the Cornwalls release their holiday cards, and the Ghislaine Maxwell trial reveals an unflattering photo taken at the Queen's estate in Balmoral. Support us on Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/heirheadsShop our merch: https://heirheads.co.uk/

    Always Complain, Never Explain

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 65:00

    It's another victory for Meghan Markle in her privacy and copyright case against the publishers of the Daily Mail, but we may not have seen the end of this legal battle. When he's not jetting off to Barbados, Prince Charles finds himself further embroiled in the cash-for-honours scandal, while Prince Harry also gets drawn in over his links to the billionaire donor at the centre of the controversy. Elsewhere, Prince William is furious over the BBC's documentary The Princes and the Press, and Kate Middleton lets the mask slip when asked about the Sussexes on a school visit… Support us on Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/heirheadsShop our merch: https://heirheads.co.uk/

    Cathartic and Real and Honest and Factual

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 69:11

    As the royals descend on Glasgow for the Cop26 summit, we discuss their travel arrangements, thoughts on climate action and new analysis of the family's energy consumption. Elsewhere, the appeal hearing over Meghan Markle's privacy lawsuit reveals a fascinating series of text and email exchanges, while the Sussexes challenge misinformation in online panel discussions and make their return to the red carpet. Plus, a follow-up conversation on Spencer (starting at 48:00) breaking down the ending, the response to the film and *that* masturbation line…Support us on Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/heirheadsShop our merch: https://heirheads.co.uk/

    Better Than A Guinness, Better Than A W*nk

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 57:29

    Move over, Greta Thunberg: the Queen's giving world leaders both barrels this week for their inaction on the climate crisis (or so commentators would have you believe). Prince William also has words to say about carbon emissions from flights — just not his own — while the Metropolitan police drop their investigation into Prince Andrew. Plus, we discuss two Diana biopics: Pablo Larrain's Spencer, starring Kristen Stewart, and Diana the Musical, Netflix's filmed version of the Broadway show.Spencer: 20.40Diana the Musical: 42.10Support us on Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/heirheadsShop our merch: https://heirheads.co.uk/

    The Ma'am with the Golden Gown

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 35:15

    Finally, some royal fashion worth talking about! From Kate Middleton's golden gown to Meghan Markle's Diana-inspired handbag, we're getting into the most notable looks and, more importantly, what they're trying to tell us. Away from the glamour, we talk about the Cambridges' relatable pub lunch, updates to Prince Andrew's legal strategy, and the Queen's plan for the Diamond Jubilee medals. Catch up now wherever you get your podcasts!Shop our merch: heirheads.co.ukSupport us on Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/heirheads

    Book Club: Her Heart for a Compass

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 83:44

    After a breezy 10-week holiday, Kate Middleton finally returns to work! While she's at her solo engagement, Prince Andrew is gearing up for a new legal strategy, Prince Charles becomes further embroiled in the cash-for-honours scandal, and Prince Philip's will is sealed for 90 years. The Irish President Michael D Higgins is dragged into a feud with the Queen, who is busy running interference by dispatching courtiers to share cuddly stories about her with the press. Plus, we give our (spoiler-filled) reviews of Fergie's first adult fiction novel Her Heart for a Compass, the Netflix teen drama Young Royals and the long-lost Princess Diana movie starring Toni Collette and Dominic West.*SPOILERS*Her Heart for a Compass: 31.27Diana and Me: 58.30Young Royals: 66.33Shop our merch: heirheads.co.ukSupport us on Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/heirheads

    Royal House Hunters

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 41:09

    The royals are back from their August break and so are we, ready to talk about Virginia Roberts Giuffre's civil suit against Prince Andrew, Camilla Parker Bowles's non-traditional Victoria sponge recipe and the Queen's leaked funeral plans. Plus, the Cambridges are feeling overlooked and Prince William thinks that the solution might be to move in with Granny — school run be damned!Shop our merch: heirheads.co.ukSupport us on Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/heirheads

    Queen's Consent Isn't Sexy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 35:00

    Happy Birthday, Meghan! As she turns 40, we discuss the royal family's curious new social media strategy for birthday wishes, and Meghan's new initiative to help women re-entering the workforce (with guest appearances by Melissa McCarthy and Guy the beagle). Elsewhere, the Queen uses her favourite arcane procedure to weasel out of Scottish climate laws and Prince Charles becomes a rent-a-royal for Tory dinners. Plus, Fergie defends Jack Brooksbank's yacht antics and volunteers her opinions on Prince Andrew's friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.Shop our merch: heirheads.co.ukSupport us on Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/heirheads

    The Man Who Wouldn't Be Duke

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 36:22

    We've got a vintage HeirHeads episode for you today, discussing royal rumours about Prince Charles's feud with Prince Edward over the Duke of Edinburgh title, gossip about Prince William's “intervention” in racist abuse of footballers, and the gown to end all royal gowns: Princess Diana's wedding dress! Plus, Kate Middleton closes out Wimbledon in a curious belt, Fergie talks to People about her old friend Diana, and Meghan Markle announces her first project for Netflix.Check out our trip to Kensington Palace on Instagram: instagram.com/heirheadspodShop our merch: heirheads.co.ukSupport us on Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/heirheads

    Diana at 60

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 90:17

    We've got a supersize episode this week for the reunion of Prince William and Prince Harry at the unveiling of the Diana statue. We're talking about the divisive artwork and the brothers' show of unity, plus sporty days out for Kate Middleton and Prince George at Wimbledon and Wembley. And finally, the HeirHeads Book Club returns to discuss The Diana Chronicles by Tina Brown, including wicked stepmothers, royal warfare and affairs with married men… Support us on Ko-fi: ko-fi.com/heirheadsCheck out our merch: heirheads.co.uk

    Royally Minted

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 36:21

    Guess who got a self-isolation notice and had to stay inside all weekend? And what better way to spend it than reading the palace's annual financial report... including details of the royals' outrageous travel bill, Prince Charles's support for the Sussexes, and the households' staff diversity statistics, published for the first time. Plus, the Cambridges consider moving to the countryside (again) and tensions between Prince William and Prince Harry continue to escalate.Support us on Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/heirheadsShop our merch: https://heirheads.co.uk/

    Damaged Goods and Damage Done

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 40:01

    We're a couple of weeks out from the highly-anticipated reunion of Prince William and Prince Harry for the unveiling of the statue of Princess Diana at Kensington Palace, and the Cambridge side are firing new shots at the Sussexes in the reissue of Robert Lacey's book Battle of Brothers. Meanwhile, Kate Middleton has a flashy launch for a new project, Mike Tindall says words about Black Lives Matter and Meghan Markle gives an interview about her children's book The Bench. Plus, Prince Andrew is back in the headlines as Channel 4 asks whether royal concerns put a stop to the Met's investigation of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.Support us on Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/heirheadsShop our merch: https://heirheads.co.uk/

    ... Lilibet?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 29:01

    Congratulations to the Sussexes on the birth of Lili Diana! We're going into the “Lilibet” origin story, and comparing the social media responses from each of the royal households. Elsewhere, we take a long, hard look at Buckingham Palace's racist hiring policy, and marvel at the proposal to deploy Prince William and Kate Middleton to counter Scottish independence. Plus, who's more famous: Oprah or Sophie Wessex?Support us on Kofi: https://ko-fi.com/heirheadsShop our merch: https://heirheads.co.uk/

    Panorama Drama

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 43:35

    This week we’re heading back to 1995, as we finally get a look at Martin Bashir’s Panorama interview with Princess Diana, and catch up on the aftermath from last week’s official BBC inquiry. Prince William has some strong words for the BBC, and one strong arm for his vaccine selfie. Plus, we discuss the Cambridges’ Scottish tour and all the events they do and don’t want you to know about. Support us on Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/heirheadsCheck out our new merch on HeirHeads.co.uk

    The Royal Truman Show

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 40:27

    Prince Harry’s back to podcasting, but not on his own show… As the Archewell Audio hiatus continues, we discuss his interview with Dax Shepard, plus the reactions from the palace and British media. Meanwhile, the Queen’s speech at the opening of parliament raises questions about voter suppression, while Prince William and Kate Middleton lose a longtime staff member — but was Prince Charles pulling the strings all along? And don’t forget to check out our new merch on HeirHeads.co.uk!Support us on ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/heirheads

    The Princess and the Vlog

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 39:38

    Your country needs YOU… to like and subscribe! Prince William and Kate Middleton are YouTube official, complete with distracting stock music and never-before-seen bloopers. We discuss the Cambridges’ new channel, their Instagram name change and the Hold Still book giveaway, plus Meghan Markle’s upcoming children’s book and the Sussexes’ appearance at Vax Live. But first, we break down the investigation into Prince Michael of Kent, who is accused of selling access to Vladimir Putin as “Her Majesty’s unofficial ambassador to Russia”...Support us on ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/heirheads

    Take Ten: Will and Kate

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 75:18

    As the Cambridges mark a decade of marriage with glossy new portraits and some middle-class cosplay, we look back on the highs and lows from the past 10 years of Will and Kate, including our royal wedding rewatch, Kate’s Marilyn moments, Will’s dad dancing, the topless photo scandal, the Great Kate Wait, controversial hunting weekends, the triumph of the Australia tour, the flop of the India and Canada tours, and most divisive of all: Kate’s fringe...Support us on ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/heirheads

    How to Abolish the Monarchy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 45:36

    It’s our 100th episode! To celebrate, we’ve prepared something a little different this week: our guide to abolishing the monarchy. Why could it happen? How long would it take? What would ex-royal life look like for the royals? And what would the country even be called?! We answer all of these and more, plus a quick look at some topical stories, including Prince William and Kate Middleton’s return to work, Prince Louis’s birthday portrait and paparazzi shots of Meghan and Archie. Support us on ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/heirheads

    Barely Regal: It’s A Sin, Promising Young Woman, The Great

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 53:47

    *cw rape, sexual assault, gender-based violence*Join us for a round-up of what we’ve been watching lately: the Russell T Davies mini-series It’s A Sin, Emerald Fennell’s Oscar-nominated film Promising Young Woman and lavish period drama The Great. SPOILERS:1.10 to 23.40: It’s a Sin 23.40 to 38: Promising Young Woman 38 to end: The Great Support us on Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/heirheads

    Four Medals and a Funeral

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 35:33

    We’re back! And so is Prince Harry, who returns to the UK and meets Prince William for the first time in a year at the funeral of Prince Philip. We put our body language expert hats on to discuss the big reunion, as well as a week’s worth of frenzied build-up and the drama around who’s wearing what and who’s standing where. Plus, Prince Andrew stages another stealth comeback operation and Kate Middleton earns a new title as the “peacemaker” bringing the brothers closer together. Support us on Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/heirheads

    Silicon Wally

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 35:33

    One person who hasn’t been struggling in the American job market? Prince Harry, who has landed a job at a for-profit mental health company in Silicon Valley. We’re talking his new roles, as well as the palace’s hunt for a diversity tsar and Camilla Parker-Bowles repping Brand Wales on a “work trip” to Greece. Elsewhere, the Cambridges have more words to say about mental health, Kate Middleton’s private letter somehow becomes front-page news, and Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis saddle up and allegedly shovel shit. Plus, the Queen refuses to say why police aren’t allowed to search her private property for looted artefacts, and Meghan Markle fights food poverty with cake and cash.Support us on Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/heirheads

    The Other Brother

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 48:04

    Beannachtaí na féile Pádraig oraibh! The Cambridges celebrate St Patrick’s Day and we hold our heads in our hands, while Prince William gets a glowing new profile that gives insights into his family life, his work ethic and his “genuine and huge knowledge”. Meanwhile, the fallout from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah continues, as Gayle King is appointed spokesperson for the Sussexes and Prince Charles starts to worry about appeasing American audiences… Plus, a spectacular photo opp, Kate Middleton’s eye-searing blazer and Meghan Markle responds to a damning report about “predatory practices” in the British tabloids.Support us on Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/heirheads

    Very Much Not the Right Response

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 61:59

    From the moment Oprah’s interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry began, we wondered how the royal family would respond to their claims. That response turns out to be… not great! We’re breaking down a week of curious paparazzi shots, lukewarm statements, tone-deaf photo opps, and Prince William’s excruciating reply to an impromptu query. Plus, we discuss the Meghan effect on the British media, Kate Middleton’s surprise appearance at the memorial for Sarah Everard, and how the royals marked Mother’s Day.Support us on Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/heirheads

    Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A Really Loaded Piece of Toast

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 74:57

    CW: racism, suicideOnce upon a time, in a mystical kingdom built on colonialism, fear and emotional repression, a lost prince fell in love with an American lifestyle blogger. On entering the castle, an evil queen stole her voice, and our lifestyle blogger learned she would have to endure racism, isolation and flesh-coloured tights in stoic silence for the rest of her days, until finally! She and her prince escaped to a far-off land of opportunity, Madea movies and 16-bathroom homes, where she found her voice once more — just in time to share it with the nation’s Queen of Talk. Did the interview live up to the hype? Listen in and find out! And may that old castle crumble and its monarchy fall... that’s our happily ever after.

    Countdown to Chaos

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2021 50:31

    The countdown is on to the Sussexes’ sit-down with Oprah is on, and the royals are absolutely shitting themselves. We couldn’t let this week go by without recapping the chaos that has unfolded in the build up to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first public interview since quitting royal duties, and there’s a lot to talk about: bullying allegations, explosive teasers, unsavoury earrings, leaky courtiers and an astonishing takedown of the monarchy from none other than Suits’s Mike Ross. Join us for our primer for the TV event of the year.

    The Haz Age

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 45:47

    Ding ding! Welcome to the HeirHeads bus service to Bel Air, inspired by Prince Harry’s segment on James Corden’s Late Late Show this week. Along the way, we’ll be making a few other stops to discuss the “Magnificent Seven”, the Queen’s Commonwealth Day scheduling issues, the Sussexes’ Spotify promo, and a recent investigation into Prince Andrew’s role in British arms deals with the Middle East. Jump aboard and take a seat, but be warned: we’re going to get muddy...

    Service with a Smile

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 57:42

    The Sussexes’ one year review is in, and to sum it up: we are never, ever, ever getting back together. Join us as we sift through a week’s worth of push notifications, from Baby Sussex 2 to the Oprah interview to the duelling statements from the Palace and the Sussexes about their official separation. Plus, we’re talking royal feet pics, the privacy vs publicity debate, and the growing rift between Prince William and Prince Harry.

    The Embarrassment of Riches

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 43:58

    What is Queen’s consent? We attempt to give a non-boring account of this arcane parliamentary procedure and explain why it has no place in a modern democracy. Elsewhere, Meghan Markle wins her court case against the Mail on Sunday, and we break down the confusing press coverage of the judgement. Plus, Princess Eugenie gives birth to a baby boy, and Jack Brooksbank is there too.

    Royals Go Dictating

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 55:40

    The royal family’s year-long campaign to make Sophie Wessex happen has allegedly borne fruit: Boris Johnson believes Prince Edward and Sophie could stop the Scottish independence movement in its tracks! Elsewhere, Prince William no longer believes racism is “boring”, and even deigns to tweet about it, while we catch up on the controversial 1969 documentary the Queen had banned from TV. Plus, Meghan Markle makes a strongly-worded statement about mysterious changes to Archie’s birth certificate, and Prince Harry secures an expensive win in his tabloid battle.

    Case Sensitive

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 32:05

    All rise for some (virtual) courtroom drama — as Meghan Markle’s case against Associated Newspapers continues with a live-streamed hearing, we tune in to follow her application for a summary judgement. Meanwhile, Prince Harry raises eyebrows by sharing his thoughts on protecting democracy, and news of Prince William’s top aide quitting slides under the radar on the eve of the US inauguration. Plus, Kate Middleton has a new Zoom backdrop and Prince Charles has squirrels in his pockets.

    Barely Regal: A Bridgerton Special

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2021 62:52

    *WARNING: SPOILERS* Content warning: sexual assaultLace up your corsets and join us for a discussion of Netflix’s hit series Bridgerton and the book it’s based on, The Duke and I by Julia Quinn. We’re talking micro-fringes, the myth of a post-racial England and That Scene, along with what we do (and don’t) want to see in future seasons. Plus, the Scottish press offer an update on Prince William and Kate Middleton’s controversial train tour, Camilla Parker Bowles selects a door stopper for her book club launch, and Fergie teases a romance novel. Do you dare?

    A Shot in the Ma'am

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2021 51:29

    Happy new year! The Queen is already bringing the heat to 2021 with a correction to the story of Prince Harry’s rejected Remembrance Day wreath, while we’re fending off competition from the Sussexes’ new podcast Archewell Audio. Elsewhere, Kate Middleton celebrates her 39th birthday smizing under a mask, as the royal rota heralds her long-awaited “coming of age”. Plus, Camilla Parker Bowles launches a book club, and the Queen and Prince Philip get vaccinated.

    2020 Wrap-Up: A Wedding, A Walkout, and Will's Whopper

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2020 40:15

    As 2020 comes to a close, we’re reflecting on a seismic year for the royal family with our rundown of the 10 standout moments from the last 12 months. We’re talking shark teeth, wedding dresses, school buses and of course, a rather shocking departure... Plus, we discuss our predictions for the royals (and their train) in 2021.

    A Big Boo Boo on the Royal Choo Choo

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2020 65:59

    All aboard! We’re talking Prince William and Kate Middleton’s latest tour: a royal trainwreck or right on track? They link up with the Queen for a family photo finale to announce the “New Firm”, while Prince Andrew gets left out as we sink our teeth into a report on his Pizza Express alibi. Elsewhere, Sophie Wessex goes big, the Cambridge kids go to a panto and Camilla Parker Bowles gets to go home for Christmas.

    5 Big Zs

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2020 45:01

    BIG news this week as Kate Middleton finally, finally unveils the BIG insights from her 5 BIG Questions survey! While the palace bigs her up, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles shut down replies on social after getting trolled over The Crown. We talk about whether the Netflix series will have a long-term impact on the monarchy, and also discuss Meghan Markle’s powerful essay about her miscarriage.

    The Crown: Season 4, Episodes 5-10

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2020 87:41

    Allow us to tell you the story of the Russian bear hunter... We’re recapping the second half of season four of The Crown, and answering all the most urgent questions: Why doesn’t the Queen have an electric toothbrush? Who is the Samantha of the royal group of gal pals? And what on earth made Diana think Prince Charles would enjoy a Phantom of the Opera serenade?

    The Crown: Season 4, Episodes 1–4

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2020 59:57

    Calling all ibble dibbles: The Crown is back! Join us for a spoiler-filled discussion of the first four episodes of the new season, from the IRA killing of Dickie Mountbatten and the psychological torture of the Balmoral Test to the Queen’s mummy guilt and the love triangle between Prince Charles, Diana Spencer and Camilla Parker Bowles.


    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2020 44:40

    Prince William tries to keep calm and carry on with a secret Covid-19 diagnosis — but he won’t keep us quiet… While the royals get busy changing their profile pictures for Remembrance Day, Prince Andrew makes secret visits to see the Queen, and Prince Philip is dragged back from Sandringham to the HMS Bubble. Plus, we discuss Prince Charles’s Vogue debut, Prince Harry’s plea to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph and the Queen’s first outing in a mask.

    Redaction Man

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2020 43:14

    We’re back! And so is Prince Andrew, as he tests the waters once again for a return to royal duties. While his team are briefing about his “level of maturity”, we’re decoding the redactions in Ghislaine Maxwell’s unsealed deposition, and wondering why the palace is digging its heels in over Andrew’s patronages. Elsewhere, Prince William and Kate Middleton are off on another holiday, the Cambridge kids allegedly bake buns, and Prince George shows off his military prowess. Plus, we discuss the update to Meghan Markle’s court case, Prince Harry’s interview with Patrick Hutchinson for GQ, and Camilla Parker Bowles’s busy week.

    Unmasked Menace

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2020 67:51

    After seven months holed up in her palaces, the Queen is back out and about. Doing what? No one knows, because all we can talk about is her refusal to wear a face mask! She’s accompanied by Prince William, whose much-hyped documentary debuts to disappointing ratings. But he may have more to worry about from Robert Lacey’s intriguing new book, Battle of Brothers, which chronicles the breakdown of Prince William and Prince Harry’s relationship. We discuss the extracts, and later consider what kind of royal work is “relevant” in 2020. Plus, Meghan Markle gets trolled for talking about getting trolled, and Kate Middleton suits up for a night at the museum.

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