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...
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 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...
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.
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...
The Royals Beat - Episode 5. The Future of the Firm
11/19/2021 - On this week's Royal Beat we discuss the Queen's health, explosive revelations from Meghan's privacy lawsuit and the cheeky compliment Princess Anne received from a child that left her laughing.
The Royal Beat - Episode 4. Get Well Soon Your Majesty
11/04/2021 - On this episode of The Royal Beat, we look at the Queen's recent health scare, and how her Army service in WW2 has shaped her reign. We also get updates on Prince Andrew's civil case, and look at the Japanese princess whose marriage to a 'commoner' has sparked headlines around the wo...
The Royal Beat - Ep 37. Princess Margaret: The Rebel Sister
08/27/2021 - The Royal Beat looks at the life and scandals of Princess Margaret, and talks us through the Royal Style in the Making exhibition currently on display at Kensington Palace. The panel also updates us on Princess Charlene of Monaco and discusses whether Prince Andrew should keep his mi...
08/13/2021 - The Royal Beat covers the latest Prince Andrew news, Meghan's new 40 x 40 initiative and Princess Anne's possible new role. Kate also leads the panel through discussion of the legend of King Arthur, and some of Victoria and Albert's amazing art collection.