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  • The Royal Beat - Episode 8. The Princess of Wales: Catherine’s Big Moment

    02/03/2023

    Kate Thornton leads the panel in a discussion of the Princess of Wales' new 'Shaping Us' campaign, as well as asking the question of what Virginia Giuffre's rumoured book deal may mean for the Duke of York, and royal family as a whole.

    Plus, a rundown of the latest Coronation news, ...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 7. Spare: The Fallout

    20/01/2023

    Following the release of Prince Harry's memoir 'Spare', Kate Thornton and the panel discuss the repercussions for the Windsors, as they carry out their first engagements of 2023 in the face of the book's many revelations and accusations.

    Plus, a look at the most striking of these re...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 6. 2023: A New Era

    01/06/2023

    Kate Thornton welcomes in the New Year with the panel this week, as they review the Royals' festive season and grapple with the latest revelations in the press about Prince Harry's upcoming memoir.

    Plus, a look at what 2023 has in store for the Windsors.

    Kate is joined in the stud...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 5. 2022: A Year Like No Other

    23/12/22
    In the final week of 2022, Kate Thornton and the panel look back on a momentous year, remembering both the highs of the Platinum Jubilee, and the national sorrow at losing Queen Elizabeth II.

    Plus, what will Christmas look like for the royals in their first year without the Queen? And h...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 4. Harry and Meghan: The Documentary

    16/12/22
    This week, Kate leads the panel in a detailed discussion of Harry and Meghan's new documentary; exploring what we've really learnt, as well as the likely fallout from the controversial series.

    Alongside Kate Thornton in the studio this week is The Daily Mirror’s Royal Editor Russell Mye...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 3. The Windsors: Home and Away

    11/25/2022
    This week, the panel discuss the first State Visit of King Charles' reign, as well as Prince William and Kate's upcoming trip to the States.

    Plus, a look back at the devastating Windsor Castle fire, 30 years on.

    Kate is joined in the studio by The Daily Mirror's royal editor Russell ...

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

    11/11/2022
    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...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 1. The Queen Mother: Duty and Drinks

    10/28/2022
    The Panel discuss the remarkable and fabulous life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

    Plus, with Harry's book title and cover revealed, our insiders give their opinions.

    Kate Thornton is joined in the studio by Majesty Magazine's editor in chief Ingrid Seward, The Sun's...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 30. The New Reign: Tradition and Modernity

    The Royal Beat panel discuss new details revealed about King Charles' coronation, and how he's navigating difficult political waters. Plus, with the Danish royal family in turmoil, what are the parallels with the Windsors?

    Kate Thorton is joined in the studio by The Mirror's Royal Editor Russell...

  • 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 - 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...