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  • The Royal Beat - Episode 29. The New King: Charles III

    The Royal Beat discusses the challenges that face the new King as his reign begins. We also look at whether the new Netflix series threatens to destabilize the firm, and why Harry is trying to make last minute changes to his memoirs. Plus, we cover the new Prince and Princess of Wales as they pa...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 28. Goodbye and Thank You, Your Majesty

    The Royal Beat looks back over the extraordinary state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This episode covers the pomp and ceremony, the tradition and the emotion, and the controversies emerging as the dust settles.

    Plus we look at whether relations between Harry and William have thawed...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 27. Her Majesty's Final Journey

    This special episode covers the days leading up to the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the public reaction to her coffin as it has journeyed down to London from Balmoral, the new King's first address, and the other royal family members who have stepped into new roles, leading the country an...

  • The Royal Beat. Queen Elizabeth II: A Tribute

    The Royal Beat pays tribute to the life and legacy of the truly remarkable Queen Elizabeth II. A monarch who committed her life to service throughout her seven decade reign, we explore how her personal qualities profoundly shaped an era of extraordinary change.

    Kate Thornton is joined by guests ...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 26. The Princess and the Podcast

    02/09/2022
    On this week's episode we discuss Meghan's explosive new interview to mark the launch of her new podcast, Archewell, and the series' revealing first two episodes!

    Plus, one of the Queen's oldest personal roles is changing for the first time in her reign, how William and Harry marked 2...

  • The Royal Beat. Ep 25 - Diana, Princess of Wales: 25 Years On

    On this episode we discuss the latest news that Harry & Meghan will be returning to the UK in September, the first visit since their appearance at the Queen’s Jubilee back in June.

    We discuss the upcoming 25 anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales and the new documentary series that...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 24. The Windsors : Summer Break

    On this episode we uncover the reasons why the Windsors love their Balmoral break so much. And, as Prince George celebrates his ninth birthday, how are William and Kate navigating a new stage in his life as fourth in line to the throne?

    Plus, Harry celebrates a victory in his long running court...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 23. The Firm: Feeling The Heat

    07/22/2022
    An explosive book about Harry and Meghan hits the shelves, the Cambridges attract criticism over their travel choices and a new film about Andrew will make uncomfortable viewing for the Firm.

    On this week's episode, Kate is joined by The Mirror's Royal Editor Russell Myers, Royal Edit...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 22. Behind The Palace Walls

    07/08/2022
    As the Royal Household releases their annual finance report, The Royal Beat discusses which royals spent what, when, and why.

    Plus, have conclusions about how bullying allegations against the Duchess of Sussex were handled been covered up?

    And, as Prince William and Prince Harry mark...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 21. William: The Prince At 40

    06/24/2022
    As William celebrates his 40th birthday, we discuss the prince, heir & father he has become.

    Plus, are Prince Charles and the Cambridges pushing the boundaries of political neutrality? And has Prince Andrew finally come round to the idea that his life in the public eye is over for goo...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 20. The Queen's Platinum Legacy

    06/10/2022
    On this episode of The Royal Beat, we look back at the highlights from the Platinum Jubilee weekend, and forward to the next era of the reign.

    Kate is joined by Vanity Fair's Katie Nicholl, royal biographer Hugo Vickers, and Duncan Larcombe, former royal editor of The Sun.

  • The Royal Beat -Ep 19. The Platinum Jubilee: Congratulations Your Majesty!

    05/27/2022
    The Royal Beat celebrates The Platinum Jubilee! We discuss plans for four days of festivities across the UK, and look back at Her Majesty's glorious seventy years on the throne.

    This week, Kate Thornton is joined by The Sun's former royal editor, Duncan Larcombe, the Press Associatio...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 18. Charles: Stepping Up

    05/13/2022

    Prince Charles steps into the role of monarch at the State Opening of Parliament, as health issues force the Queen to pull out. We hear what this means for her attendance at the Jubilee celebrations, and discuss which royals have and have not made the guest list for the iconic Bucking...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 17. Different Paths

    04/29/2022
    Robert Jobson, royal journalist and author of a new book Prince William At 40, reveals all about the Duke of Cambridge as he approaches a new decade; the experiences that have shaped him, his temperament, and his growing sense of destiny.

    The panel also discusses Harry's equally str...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 16. A Very Royal Easter

    04/15/2022
    As the Queen pulls out of the Maundy Thursday service, one of the 'most rewarding' annual dates in her calendar, we look back at a royal Easter tradition dating back to the Middle Ages.

    Our guests also discuss how Princess Anne managed a smoother Jubilee tour than her nephew, Prince W...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 15. The House of Windsor: Changing Tides

    This week's show looks back at Prince Philip's life, as his family lead a memorial service commemorating legacy, and forward to challenges ahead for William and Kate following their controversial Caribbean tour.

    Kate is joined by Vanity Fair's Katie Nicholl, journalist and biographer Robert Job...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 14. Crown and Commonwealth

    This week we discuss the importance of the Commonwealth to the Queen, and vice versa.

    Plus, the spotlight's on Sophie and Edward; can they rise to the occasion? And what happened when Camilla met the actress who plays her in The Crown?

    Kate is joined by Russell Myers, royal editor of the Dail...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 13. Women of Windsor

    04/03/2022 - As the Queen recovers from covid, the spotlight falls on the Duchesses of Cornwall and Cambridge. Our panel discusses how they have risen to the moment, whether Camilla can ever shake off the ghost of Princess Diana, and whether we can expect baby Cambridge number four.

    This week w...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 11. King George VI: The Accidental King

    02/04/2022 - Marking the 70th Anniversary of accession day, The Royal Beat discusses the reign and death of King George VI. The show also reveals how the Queen usually commemorates the occasion, and why this year will be a little different.
    Host Kate Thornton is joined by journalist and broadcast...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 10. Andrew: The Fallen Prince

    01/21/2022 - The Royal Beat takes a deep dive into Prince Andrew's fall from grace. We discuss how his legal position has gone from bad to worse, and look at the royal family's decision to publicly distance themselves. Plus we look back through Andrew's story, asking how it all went so wrong for ...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 9. 2022: A Historic Royal Year Ahead

    01/06/2022 - This week's Royal Beat looks ahead to 2022! From the Cambridges turning 40 to Prince Andrew's ongoing trial, the Jubilee celebrations to Harry's book, the stage is set for a historic, headline-generating year.

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 8. A Very Royal Christmas

    12/22/2021 - On The Royal Beat Christmas Special, the panel discusses the highs and lows of a very turbulent year for the Windsors. They also look at royal festive traditions over the centuries, and the way they have shaped our celebrations today.

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 7. The Countdown to Christmas

    12/17/2021 - On this week's very festive edition of the Royal Beat we discuss Kate's Carol Concert for heroes of the covid crisis, and we take a look at Royal Christmas cards old and new. Plus, William opens up during a very personal new podcast episode.

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 6. The Palace and The Press

    12/02/2021 - On this week's episode of the Royal Beat, we discuss the complex 'deal' at the centre of the relationship between the royal family and the press. We also take a deep dive into the glamourous world of the King and Queen of Jordan, and cover Prince of Wales's historic visit to Barbados...