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  • 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...

  • 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. Prince William: A Prince For The Future

    10/22/2021 - On this week's The Royal Beat we discuss the Queen's cancelled trip, William's 'Eco Oscars', and Meghan's letter to Congress.
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  • The Royal Beat. Protecting The Royals

    10/08/2021 - On this week's Royal Beat, Professor Richard J Aldrich gives brand new insight into the security that surrounds the royal family every day of their lives.

    We also cover Kate's dazzling red carpet appearance at the Bond premiere, Harry and Meghan's PR mistake, and the Queen's Andrew ...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 1. Princes of The Palace

    09/24/2021 - On this week’s Royal Beat, the guests discuss the Prince Andrew saga, Prince William’s Earthshot prize and the life and legacy of Queen Victoria .

  • The Royal Beat - Ep 38. William and Kate: Into The Future

    09/10/2022 - On this episode of The Royal Beat, we look at the next chapter for Kate and William's family.

    We also ask if Prince Charles is about to lose his closest aide, why Prince Andrew has gone to Balmoral for the second time this summer, and whether the Sussexes will be back in the UK thi...

  • 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...

  • The Royal Beat. A Royal Summer

    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.

  • The Royal Beat. Prince Harry: Telling All

    07/30/2021 - On this week's The Royal Beat, we discuss Harry's book deal, plans for Lilibet's Christening & Princess Anne's Olympic story