• The Royal Beat - The 'Unofficial' Royal Tour

    This week on The Royal Beat, Kate Thornton is joined by Assistant Editor at The Times, Kate Mansey, ITV News' Royal Editor Chris Ship and the Mirror’s Royal Editor Russell Myers. The experts discuss the upcoming British election and what it means for royal engagements. They also unpack the Duke a...

  • The Royal Beat: Book Club – The Queen’s Cousin

    Kate Thornton is joined by the daughter of The Duke of Kent, Lady Helen Taylor, to discuss the book about her father's upbringing and work. Author of 'A Royal Life', Hugo Vickers, and former press secretary to Queen Elizabeth II, Ailsa Anderson, also join the show to talk about the Duke's dedicat...

  • The Royal Beat - Prince Harry Is Back In The UK

    This week on The Royal Beat, Prince Harry returned to the UK, but a reunion with his father was not on the cards. Meanwhile, the King returned to public duty with a visit to a cancer ward at a London hospital and spent some quality time with extended family at the Windsor Horse show.

    Kate Thorn...

  • The Royal Beat: Back in Time - Ladies in Waiting

    On this episode, we discuss the often overlooked ‘Ladies in Waiting’ who have served the female monarchs of this country and beyond for centuries. We go all the way back to King Henry VIII’s reign to meet a myriad of women who rose through the ranks of society sometimes through their extreme devo...

  • The Royal Beat - Prince William Returns to Work

    This week on the Royal Beat: Prince William is moved by the public's support as he returns to work for the first time following Catherine's announcement.

    And we get a glimpse at the first statue commissioned of Queen Elizabeth II since her death, featuring her beloved corgis.

    Joining Kate Th...

  • The Royal Beat: Book Club - The Challenges of Being Queen and Mother

    Kate Thornton interviews respected royal writer Ingrid Seward about her latest book 'My Mother and I' which draws on the loving but often misunderstood bond between Queen Elizabeth and the Prince of Wales, now King Charles III. Alongside royal photographer Arthur Edwards and former royal correspo...

  • The Royal Beat: The Story Behind Prince Andrew's Disastrous Interview

    On this week's episode of The Royal Beat, our experts discuss the latest Netflix drama shining a light on that disastrous BBC Newsnight interview with Prince Andrew. They sort fact from fiction and take us back to that catastrophic interview for the Duke of York. We also take a look at the new En...

  • The Royal Beat: Back in Time: The Windsors At War

    Hosted by Kate Thornton, the show goes back in time to the years before World War II and looks at Edward VIII's abdication in 1936, his marriage to Wallis Simpson and his dealings with Nazi Germany. To unpack all the scandals are historians Alexander Larman, Dr Tessa Dunlop and Alexandra Churchill.

  • The Royal Beat : Catherine's Health Announcement

    On this week’s episode of The Royal Beat, our experts discuss the outpouring of support the Princess of Wales has received since her announcement of her cancer diagnosis. And, as some celebrities have apologized for their comments about Princess Kate, they also reflect on how the public dealt wit...

  • The Royal Beat: Book Club - The Real King Charles

    Kate Thornton interviews acclaimed author Robert Hardman about his latest book, 'Charles III. New King. New Court. The Inside Story', which draws on his unrivalled access to the Royal family. As the oldest monarch in British history to take the throne, there has been a lot of speculation over the...

  • The Royal Beat: Conspiracies about Catherine

    One story has dominated the news this week and that’s the edited photograph of the Princess of Wales and her three children. Our experts pick apart the conspiracies surrounding Catherine's editing faux pas and reveal how she is feeling amid the fallout.

    Also on the show, The Duke of Edinburgh i...

  • The Royal Beat - Back in Time: Victoria & Albert: The Royal Influencers

    Host Kate Thornton goes back in time to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s reign to analyse how they influenced modern day society. From the big white wedding to the Great Exhibition, discover the footprint that still exists in Britain and across the world today.

  • The Royal Beat: The King returns to work

    As thousands of well wishes flood in from around the world, King Charles, admits some moved him to tears as he heads back to work for his first engagements since his cancer diagnosis.

    Plus, as Prince William makes a rare statement on the conflict in the Middle East, we discuss if he is overstep...

  • The Royal Beat Book Club - Diana: In her own words

    It’s the book that should be on every royal fan’s bookcase, ‘Diana: Her True Story – In Her Own Words’. As the only book Princess Diana ever cooperated with, Kate Thornton dissects the process to publication with the author Andrew Morton and relives some of the revelations with Richard Kay, now t...

  • The Royal Beat: Spotlight on Prince William

    02/16/2024 On this week's episode of The Royal Beat, we discuss the latest in the King's cancer treatment and as he steps back from royal duty, Prince William could be set to take on responsibility at Commonwealth Day.

    Also on the show, our experts decide if Prince Harry and Meghan's latest web...

  • The Royal Beat - Back In Time: Elizabeth I and the Thomas Seymour Scandal

    The story of sex, love, politics and power that almost brought down the teenage Elizabeth Tudor, a decade before she came to the throne.

    The young princess and her step-father, Thomas Seymour, were intertwined in a scandal that led to his downfall and shaped the Virgin Queen she would become.

  • The Royal Beat: On The Mend

    On this weeks episode of The Royal Beat we get an update on the health of the King and the Princess of Wales as they both recover from surgery who which surprising royal is stepping up in their place.

    Host Kate Thornton is joined by Vanity Fair’s royal editor, Katie Nicholl, The Sun’s royal edi...

  • The Royal Beat: Concerns for Catherine

    (01/19/2024) On this week's episode of The Royal Beat our panel discuss the shock news of both the King and Princess of Wales requiring medical attention in hospital.

    Our expert guests reflect on new details revealed about the final moments before the late Queen's death in a brand new royal boo...

  • The Royal Beat: S5 Episode 18 - 2024: The Royal Year Ahead

    In the first episode of 2024 Historian Gareth Russell joins us as host. We take a look at how the royals celebrated the festive season at Sandringham and what milestone events will be on the cards for 2024.

    Our experts reveal how the Palace will be feeling in light of documents naming Prince An...

  • The Royal Beat - 2023 A Very Royal Christmas

    12/22/2024 This week on The Royal Beat. Prince Harry has had a victory in court in the first of one of his three phone hacking cases against the British press. Our experts share their thoughts on whether 2023 has been a win or loss for the Prince.

    We take a look back at the highs and lows of th...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 16: Endgame?


    On this week's show we explore how a new royal book has been raising questions and eyebrows and unearthing old rifts. The release of 'Endgame', the latest book by Sussex biographer Omid Scobie has questioned if the royal family have what it takes to save the monarchy?

    And, this w...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 15. The Crown: Fact or Fiction?


    Kate Thornton and the panel discuss the truth behind the latest series of 'The Crown'. What really happened in the weeks leading up to the tragic death of Princess Diana and how the royals may be feeling about their portrayal on screen.

    Plus, Historian and author Gareth Russell joi...

  • The Royal Beat - S2 Episode 14. The Truth Behind The Crown

    Kate Thornton presents The Royal Beat which takes a close look at the real stories behind The Crown.

  • The Royal Beat - S4 Episode 2. The Crown: Beyond The Drama

    This week, Kate and the panel sort fact from fiction as they look beyond the drama of The Crown Season 5 and discuss what really happened.

    Joining Kate Thornton in the studio this week is Queen Elizabeth's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter, along with royal journalist Katie Nichol...