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 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.
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
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...
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...