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Meghan Markle's wedding to Prince Harry has given the royal family trans-Atlantic appeal - and injected new energy into The Firm. Follow the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they build their new royal life, William and Kate as they adapt to Prince Louis joining George and Charlotte, the Queen and all t…

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    • Sep 29, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    End Of An Era - Part 1: The Queen according to those who knew her

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 34:12


    Since the Queen's death, countless celebrities have shared previously untold stories of their encounters with the Queen - from an unfortunate cheese incident to a touching jewellery gesture. Zoe Forsey is joined in the studio by Daniel Jackson to go through some of the brilliant tales and tributes we've heard to the late Monarch. We also discuss the Queen's death certificate, which was released shortly before we sat down to record, and visitors beginning to visit her final resting place.

    The Queen's Funeral

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 47:22


    After yet another historic week, Zoe Forsey and Russell Myers reflect on the Queen's funeral. They discuss the pomp and ceremony of the day, the moving tributes and the personal touches added by the royal family to ensure their ‘Gan-Gan' had the perfect send off. And of course, they couldn't not talk about The Queue (and The Queue for The Queue), the most British of British tributes to a Monarch who served her country for 70 years.

    God Save The Queen

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 42:03


    Queen Elizabeth II passed away at Balmoral on Thursday, September 8. Her death comes in her Jubilee year after dedicating 70 years of her life to the Crown. Her oldest son and heir becomes King Charles III. After a historic few days, Zoe Forsey and Russell Myers sit down to reflect on the sad news as the world mourns. We talk through what has happened in the days since and what will happen in the lead up to the State Funeral, as well as the emotional statements put out by members of the royal family so far.

    In conversation with... Ken Wharfe

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 41:00


    As Princess Diana's police protection officer, Ken Wharfe saw a side to the royal that very few people knew. He spent his working days with Diana and her two mischievous sons, William and Harry, doing day-to-day activities like the school run and days out. To mark the launch of his new book Diana: Remembering the Princess, released to mark the 25th anniversary of her tragic death, Ken sits down with Zoe Forsey to share his memories of his old boss and his thoughts on the royal family today.

    Meg's Cut is the deepest

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 31:44


    Meghan Markle's controversial interview with The Cut has been the royal talking point of the week, and there is a lot for Zoe Forsey and Russell Myers to talk through. There is also the second episode of her Archetypes podcast and another update on Prince Harry's security row. We look ahead to the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana's death.

    Cambridge children off to school and Meghan's first pod drops on Spotify

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 28:59


    Meghan's first podcast finally drops and a new school for Cambridge childrenAfter a very, very long wait the first episode of Meghan Markle's Spotify podcast - Archetypes - has finally dropped. Zoe Forsey and Russell Myers share their thoughts on the 58-minute audio, which is an interview with Serena Williams. In the debut episode, Meghan reveals Archie had a near escape from a fire in his bedroom during the royal tour of South Africa. The other big news of the week is an announcement from Kensington Palace about Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis's new Windsor school - Lambrook. We discuss everything we know about the very, very fancy school so far as well as the Cambridges' new home.

    In conversation with... Tom Bower

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 35:02


    Biographer Tom Bower's latest book, Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the war between the Windsors, has been causing a storm since it hit bookshops last month (JULY), with bombshell after bombshell about the royal family. On this week's episode host Zoe Forsey sits down with Tom to talk about the highly-anticipated book, which claims Meghan ‘threw tea in the air' and alleges that Harry was far from pleased with his family's small role in the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Tom also lifts the lid on what it's like to write a royal biography and explains how his research changed his perception of The Firm.

    Camilla at 75 with Ingrid Seward

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 31:13


    Following the Duchess of Cornwall's 75th birthday, Zoe Forsey sits down with royal expert Ingrid Seward to discuss our future Queen Consort. Public opinion of Camilla has changed a lot over the past 25 years, and she's gone from one of the most hated women in the country to a popular member of The Firm. Ingrid recalls meeting Camilla over the years and shares her thoughts on her future. We also discuss her relationship with other members of the royal family, including the tough bond she has with Prince Harry.

    Royals at football, Royals at Commonwealth games... Are we a sport podcast now?!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 26:25


    It's been a very sporty week for the royals! Zoe Forsey and Russell Myers sit down to look back at the Cambridges' day out at the Commonwealth Games, which was Princess Charlotte's first official engagement without her big brother George. Proud mum Kate also revealed her daughter's favourite sport and Charlotte got to meet some exciting stars. She also sent a special good luck message to England's Lionesses ahead of their Euro 2022 Final - and Prince William couldn't hide his excitement when the Ladies finally brought football home! We also look ahead to the royals' summer and what's happening with the Cambridge family's move to Windsor.

    Key revelations from new Royal book, Revenge

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 33:48


    Zoe Forsey is joined by the Mirror's royal writer, Jennifer Newton, to discuss the latest book sending shockwaves through the royal family - Tom Bower's Revenge: Meghan, Harry And The War between the Windsors. The biographer makes a series of claims about Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and the rest of The Firm, including that there were rows at the Queen's Jubilee, a Strictly Come Dancing pitch and a bizarre accusation against Victoria Bekham.

    Queen's visit, Duchess of Cornwall goes to Cornwall and Harry makes a speech

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 33:23


    Zoe Forsey and Russell Myers sit down to chat about Camilla's low-key 75th birthday, the Queen's surprise outing and a very, very hot royal trip to Cornwall. We also ponder over the mysterious Prince Andrew photo which a BBC employee says will rock the Royal Family if it's ever made public. Prince Harry gave a speech at the UN this week and there is a new Meghan Markle book hitting the shelves, which includes a number of claims including that she “threw tea in the air”.

    Queen honours NHS, Kate hands out trophy and Camilla's 75th birthday

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 30:23


    The royals have been making the most of the UK heatwave this week - and there was a very exciting day out for Prince George! Zoe Forsey and Russell Myers sit down in their very, very hot living rooms to chat about the Queen's most recent outing, which saw her hand the St George's Cross to the entire NHS. Kate was back at Wimbledon in her role as Patron, and she took Prince William and Prince George along for the Men's Final. Several of the royals attended a (sort of) royal wedding in Gloucestershire and we look ahead to Camilla's 75th birthday this weekend.

    Cambridge's visit Wimbledon, Charles goes to Wales and Queen surprises dog walkers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 26:30


    It felt like a very summery week this week, with the royals making the most of the sunshine at a series of fun engagements. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were at Wimbledon while Prince Charles and Camilla are enjoying a three-day trip to Wales. We talk about Kate's latest photography commission, snapping some beautiful photos of her mother-in-law for a very special edition of Country Life magazine. Meanwhile the Queen gave a group of dog walkers the shock of their lives when she casually drove past them in Sandringham and Princess Beatrice suffered a very embarrassing moment at Glastonbury.

    Royal finances, missing findings and fortieth birthdays

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 48:36


    The Sovereign Grant Report was published this week and after hours and hours of trawling through the facts and figures, Zoe Forsey and Russell Myers sit down to discuss the headline findings - including the £17million, or 17%, rise in royal spending from last year. There is also a cost breakdown of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's disastrous Caribbean tour and it's revealed that Prince Charles' helicopter trips cost a staggering £15,000 a time. We discuss the Palace's decision not to publish any findings from the investigation into bullying claims against Meghan Markle, the Queen's Holyrood Week outings and Prince Charles's £2.6million of charity cash stuffed in carrier bags. Russell fills us in on his trip to Rwanda with Charles and Camilla and we discuss Meghan's comments on the Roe V Wade ruling.

    In conversation with... Andrew Morton

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 52:11


    Andrew Morton is perhaps the most famous royal biographer of all time, with his book Diana: In Her Own Words changing the way the world looked at The Firm forever. This week he sits down with Zoe Forsey to talk about his latest book, The Queen, which celebrates the Monarch's 70 years on the throne. He also shares his thoughts on the latest royal dramas, including what he believes Diana would have thought of Princes William and Harry's fallout and the mistake the Duchess of Cambridge made when the Queen expressed her wish for Camilla to become Queen Consort.

    Photographer's view of the Jubilee and Camilla's big Garter moment

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 34:46


    Host Zoe Forsey catches up with Mirror photographer and friend of the podcast Ian Vogler to hear all about his most recent royal outings. Ian had some of the best seats in the house for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, standing right in front of Buckingham Palace for both of the historic balcony moments. He was also inside St Paul's Cathedral for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's return, and explains the royal interactions he managed to spot. Ian was also in Windsor for this week's Garter Day, which saw Camilla made a Royal Lady of the Order of the Garter.

    Dissecting the 4 day celebrations, little royals steal the show and Andrew's new chalet woes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 46:39


    After an extremely busy few weeks, a slightly poorly Zoe Forsey dials in from home to chat with Russell Myers and catch up on the Queen's Platinum Jubilee - and what a celebration it was! Russell was out and about at all the exciting London events so he shares his behind the scenes insight into how things went down - including some VERY fancy food at the private royal Guildhall lunch and the historical balcony moment. We also chat about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's very limited appearances and the adorable new photo of Lilibet. And of course, there is a LOT of chat about the star of the show, Prince Louis!

    Memories of The Queen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 39:13


    As the Jubilee celebrations continue, we asked listeners and friend of the show to share their favourite memories of The Queen. Host Zoe Forsey and Producer Dan run through your stories and discover the secret ingredient for a royal cucumber sandwich.

    Fashion Focus: 70 years of The Queen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 55:14


    Our Jubilee specials continue with a deep dive on the fashion of The Queen from across her 70-year reign. Host Zoe Forsey is once again joined by OK! Magazine's fashion stylist Scott Wells to look over the most memorable looks from the last seven decades.

    First reactions to The Queen's Jubilee

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 38:31


    The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations have officially begun! Zoe Forsey and royal writer Jennifer Newton sit down to discuss today's Trooping of the Colour event, which was even more exciting than we had expected! The Queen beamed as she waved to tens of thousands of well-wishers gathered on the Mall, joined by Charles, Camilla and the Cambridges. However it was Prince Louis who stole the show, delighting fans with some incredible facial expressions. We also got a very quick glimpse of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry as they watched the historic events from Horse Guards. We also catch up with Russell Myers who was in the middle of the action at Buckingham Palace.

    Charles and Camilla's Canadian tour, the Sussexes' polo kiss and Andrew's visits to Queen

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 46:28


    It's a bumper episode this week as Zoe Forsey and Russell Myers catch up after Prince Charles and Camilla's Canada tour. We discuss the Queen's visit to the Chelsea Flower Show and her delight at the Jubilee Celebration event at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. Meghan and Harry have also been out and about, sharing a kiss at a polo match and Prince William has carried out moving engagements. There's also an update on Prince Andrew after Russell revealed he's making daily visits to the Queen.

    In conversation with... Ian Lloyd

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 52:00


    Ahead of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, royal writer and photographer Ian Lloyd has written a fascinating book on the Monarch's 70 years on the throne. He joins host Zoe Forsey to talk about his career so far, telling us what it's like to photograph the Queen and the changes he noticed in Prince Harry in recent years. He also shares funny stories about some awkward encounters between members of the royal family and celebs and the Queen's unusual approach to Christmas shopping.

    Charles steps in to read Queen's Speech, Sussexes to visit UK and Sophie's dance moves

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 41:30


    This week Prince Charles stepped in for the Queen at the State Opening of Parliament, reading out his mother's speech. Zoe Forsey and Russell Myers discuss the historic day and what it means for the future of the Monarch. Russell also reflects on his visit to Manchester with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for an emotional engagement. We also discuss the Sussexes' Jubilee announcement and Prince Harry's acting gig.

    Royal intruder, Meghan's show cancelled and Vogue for Camilla

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 40:51


    Zoe Forsey and Russell Myers kick off this week's show by discussing the extraordinary story of an intruder who managed to talk his way into the Queen's guards' barracks at Windsor. They chat about Meghan Markle's cancelled Netflix show, the row over Adelaide Cottage and the Queen's disappointment as her horses pull out of the Jubilee races. It's also been a busy week for Camilla, with several interesting engagements and some exciting Vogue news.

    Fashion focus on Meghan and Harry at Invictus Games

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 38:47


    It was great to see Meghan Markle back in the spotlight as she joined Prince Harry at the Invictus Games - and with some incredible outfits, we couldn't resist another bonus fashion episode! Host Zoe Forsey is in the studio with OK!'s Scott Wells to talk about Meghan's very un-royal wardrobe, including that red-carpet ready white power suit and countless tributes to Diana that we almost missed. And we couldn't miss off the Queen's outfit in her official birthday photo, so we chat about the strong look and tribute to Prince Philip.

    Jubilee preview, how Harry may still make the balcony and the City of York hold Andrew vote

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 43:55


    Zoe Forsey and Russell Myers look ahead to the Jubilee as an exciting new set of plans are revealed for the final day of the bumper weekend celebrations - The Peoples' Pageant. There's also an update on whether Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be joining the royal family on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the celebrations. We also discuss the adorable new Prince Louis photos, released to mark his fourth birthday, and more rumours that the Cambridges are looking to leave London.There's an update on Prince Andrew from York council and a look at Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex's tour.

    Queen's birthday, Harry's interview and Russell's Barbie

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 46:54


    Happy birthday to The Queen! We sat down to record this week's show on Her Maj's 96th birthday, looking at that adorable new official photo and sweet messages from Charles, Camilla and the Cambridges. The big story from this week is Prince Harry's latest TV interview and his controversial claims that he's still protecting his grandmother and making sure she's got the “right people around her”. We also chat about the Invictus Games, the royal family's Easter Sunday church service and the last minute change to Edward and Sophie's Caribbean tour.

    Queen passes Maundy service baton | Harry and Meghan head to Invictus

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 43:28


    This week Zoe Forsey and Russell Myers discuss the royals' tribute on the first anniversary of Prince Philip's death and there's another update on the Queen's health as she pulls out of the Maundy Day Service. We also look at Kate's unlikely friendship with the winner of this year's Grand National and how he's credited with getting her back together with Prince William after their 2007 split. There's also lots of exciting royal tour news and we look ahead to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's trip to the Invictus Games.

    Cambridges eye up Windsor, Andrew on Fergie's Insta and a trip to Albert Square

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 39:40


    A slightly calmer week in the royal world but still a lot for Zoe Forsey and Russell Myers to catch up on. We chat about fresh rumours that the Cambridges are set to move to Windsor and Prince Charles and Camilla's trip to the EastEnders set. We also discuss Prince Andrew's controversial and slightly baffling Falklands statement and the Prince of Wales' hand-written letters to Jimmy Savile.

    Fashion focus on the latest royal tour and united front at memorial

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 53:35


    It's been far too long since we've taken a proper look at royal fashion, so this week Zoe Forsey sat down with OK! Magazine's Scott Wells for a special bonus episode. We look back at the Duchess of Cambridge's incredible tour wardrobe - or “tourdrobe” - and the best looks from Prince Philip's memorial service.

    A controversial royal week - 'dated' tour and Queen's shock Andrew decision

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 52:07


    Zoe Forsey is joined by royal editor Russell Myers and photographer Ian Vogler to discuss a controversial royal week. We hear about the second half of the Cambridges' Caribbean tour, including those heavily criticised Land Rover photos and Prince William's unprecedented post-tour statement. We also reflect on Prince Philip's memorial service and the Queen's surprise decision to give Andrew a prominent role in the service - despite objections from her heirs Charles and William.

    Commonwealth catchup, William and Kate on tour and St Patrick's Day events are back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 42:01


    A slightly chaotic episode of Pod Save the Queen as we catch up on Commonwealth Day, St Patrick's Day and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's tour. Zoe Forsey is joined by MyLondon's royal writer Rebecca Russell to discuss events in the UK, with Russell Myers battling against time difference and a packed tour itinerary to join us with the latest news from the Caribbean. We also look ahead to Prince Philip's memorial service next week.

    In conversation with... Tracy Borman

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 46:52


    In her book Crown & Sceptre, historian and author Tracy Borman draw parallels between issues affecting the current royal family and their ancestors. On this week's episode, Zoe Forsey chats with her about how the death of Prince Philip, Megxit and Kate's development into our future Queen echo the history books. She also discussed her day job as Joint Chief Curator for Historic Royal Palaces, sharing some of the secrets from Kensington Palace and the Tower of London.

    Emotional visits to Ukrainian charities, International Women's Day and Harry's day at the rodeo

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 44:58


    The royals have attended a number of Ukraine-related events this week, hearing horrifying stories about those stuck in the conflict and the incredible work being done by organisations in the UK to help in any way possible. Zoe Forsey and Russell Myers also discuss how the family marked International Women's Day, Prince Harry's day out at the rodeo and Camilla's joke with the actress who plays her in The Crown. We also look ahead to Commonwealth Day and clear up the confusion around Prince William's decision to skip the BAFTAs.

    Queen resumes duties, Royals respond to Ukraine crisis and looking ahead to Spring events

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 32:43


    While Zoe Forsey takes a well-deserved holiday, Daily Mirror Royal Editor Russell Myers takes the hosting duties joined by friend of the pod, Ian Vogler. In a week where the Ukraine crisis intensifies, the Royals joined the growing chorus to add their support to the country during the Russian invasion. But in better news, The Queen has resumed her duties via video calls after recovering from Covid-19. The pair start looking ahead to a busy Spring season for the Royals as events return at last.And something about goats?! Zoe normally writes these. PD

    Queen's health update, Kate royal double and Camilla's interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 45:38


    Zoe Forsey and Russell Myers discuss the latest updates on the Queen's health, including some breaking news about more cancelled engagements. We also chat about Kate's visit to Copenhagen - including her brave attempt at the slide and her great outfit choices. There's another legal case for Prince Harry and an exciting trip for Princess Anne.

    Andrew case settled, new woes for Charles and Superbowling cousins

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 41:56


    Zoe Forsey and Russell Myers discuss Prince Andrew's out-of-court deal with his sex abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre - and Queen's decision to fund part of the massive £12million settlement. We've got the latest on the Met Police's investigation into the cash-for-honours scandal after Prince Charles' aide was accused of promising to secure a knighthood for a Saudi donor. In lighter news, we chat about Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie's day out at the Super Bowl and Ian Vogler pops in to talk about Prince William's visit to Dubai.

    The Queen celebrates, a Queen Consort is announced and William in Dubai

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 48:30


    As the Queen marks 70 years on the throne, Zoe Forsey, Russell Myers and Ian Vogler discuss some of the key moments from the historical anniversary weekend. We had several new photos, including an adorable shot featuring Candy the dorgi, and a surprise statement from the Monarch in which she expressed her wish for Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall to become Queen Consort when Prince Charles takes the throne. Zoe also speaks to historian Tracy Borman, who has picked 10 defining moments from the Queen's reign - including the disastrous fly-on-the-wall documentary and her “annus horribilis”.

    The Queen celebrates, a Queen Consort is announced and William in Dubai

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 48:30


    As the Queen marks 70 years on the throne, Zoe Forsey, Russell Myers and Ian Vogler discuss some of the key moments from the historical anniversary weekend. We had several new photos, including an adorable shot featuring Candy the dorgi, and a surprise statement from the Monarch in which she expressed her wish for Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall to become Queen Consort when Prince Charles takes the throne. Zoe also speaks to historian Tracy Borman, who has picked 10 defining moments from the Queen's reign - including the disastrous fly-on-the-wall documentary and her “annus horribilis”.

    Kate's rugby, Charles in Chinatown and Fergie's TV comeback

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 38:50


    There have been some great royal engagements for Zoe Forsey and Russell Myers to discuss this week, including the Duchess of Cambridge's rugby training session and Charles and Camilla's trip to ChinaTown. We also discuss rumours that Meghan Markle could be relaunching her lifestyle blog, The Tig, and talk of a TV comeback for Sarah Ferguson. We look ahead to the Queen's Jubilee on Sunday and William's trip to Dubai next week.

    Spotify takes charge, Kate's visit, court update and Charles' emotional art

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 46:22


    It's been a busy week for the Duchess of Cambridge, with a visit to mental health text service Shout and a possible new royal title. Russell Myers updates host Zoe Forsey on the latest in the Prince Andrew case after he demanded a jury trial. We also discuss the news that Spotify have taken Meghan and Harry's podcast series “into their own hands" and William's upcoming trip to Dubai. There has also been an important outing for Prince Charles, as he viewed portraits of seven Holocaust survivors he commissioned during an emotional engagement.

    Andrew stripped of titles, Harry v Home Office and Sophie's exciting project

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 57:36


    It's a bumper episode this week with a lot for Zoe Forsey and birthday boy Russell Myers to discuss. Prince Andrew has been stripped of his royal titles after discussions between the Queen, Charles and William, reportedly leaving him extremely upset. We also learn more about Prince Harry's plans to take on the Home Office over his police protection while in the UK and what it could mean for the Sussexes' next visit. We clear up the confusion over Meghan's Jubilee Medal from the Monarch and chat about Kate's latest engagement. We also FINALLY hear about Russell's exciting project with Sophie Wessex.

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