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  • The Royal Beat - Episode 16: Endgame?

    (12/08/2023)

    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?

    23/11/2023

    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

    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 - S5 Episode 14. Pomp, Pageantry and Politics

    11/10/2023

    It's been a week of formalities for King Charles who make his first Commonwealth State visit to Kenya. On returning to the UK, His Majesty attended his first State Opening of Parliament this week, before ending his busy week with his 75th birthday celebrations.

    Meanwhile, Prince Wil...

  • The Royal Beat - S5 Episode 13. Monarchy in a Modern Age

    10/27/2023

    Kate Thornton and the panel take a look at the current House of Windsor and discuss whether the King must make some drastic changes if he is to secure the place - and relevance - of the monarchy in a modern age.

    Plus, as King Charles prepares for his first State Visit to the Commonw...

  • The Royal Beat - S5 E12. Prince Edward & Duchess Sophie: The Unsung Royals

    10/13/23

    Kate Thornton and the panel discuss the new Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh; Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, and ask whether they are, in fact, the unsung heroes of the working royal line up.

    Plus, a look at the parallel events held by the Waleses and Sussexes for World Mental Health ...

  • The Royal Beat - S5 Episode 11. Royal Tours De Force

    09/29/23

    With the King and Queen's State Visit to France, and Prince William's trip to New York for the Earthshot Prize, Kate Thornton and the panel discuss the success of the royals' recent forays onto the world stage.

    Plus, with the Waleses recruiting for a new CEO to join their staff, the ...

  • The Royal Beat - S5 Episode 10. The First Year On The Throne

    09/15/23

    As King Charles celebrates one year since his ascension to the throne, Kate Thornton and the panel look back on the first 12 months of his reign, highlighting the key moments, and looking forward to what the next year holds in store for the Monarch.

    Plus, one year since the late Quee...

  • The Royal Beat - S5 Episode 9. Remembering The People's Princess

    09/01/23

    On the 26th anniversary of Princess Diana's death, Kate Thornton and the panel take a look back on her extraordinary life; aided by photographs taken by Arthur Edwards MBE.

    Plus, we explore the main take-aways from Prince Harry's new 'Heart of Invictus' documentary, and with Prince Wil...

  • The Royal Beat - S5 Episode 8. Happy Birthday Princess Anne!

    08/18/23

    As Princess Anne turns 73, Kate Thornton and the panel look back on the fascinating life of this indomitable royal; from her trailblazing ways, to her steely calm in the face of danger.

    Plus, with Prince William beating the U.S. President in a recent popularity poll, we ask if the roy...

  • The Royal Beat - S5 Episode 7. Back to Balmoral

    08/04/23

    With the royal family due to return to their Balmoral estate in Scotland for the first time since the late Queen Elizabeth's passing, Kate Thornton leads the panel in a discussion of what traditions the King will, and won't, be maintaining this summer.

    Plus, with both Prince William an...

  • The Royal Beat - S5 Episode 6. Paving The Way Forward

    07/21/23

    Kate Thornton leads the panel in a discussion of what have been a busy few weeks for the royals, as they begin to look towards the future, and forge the way ahead.

    From Queen Camilla's low-key birthday celebrations, to Prince William taking charge of the Duchy of Cornwall and consider...

  • The Royal Beat - S5 Episode 5. The King in Scotland

    07/07/23

    Kate Thornton and the panel reflect on the special service held in Scotland this week to mark the King's coronation, as well as reviewing the Waleses' incredibly busy work schedules and asking: what is the secret to their success?

    Plus, with reports having emerged of some powerful staf...

  • The Royal Beat - S5 Episode 4. The King's Birthday

    06/23/23

    Kate Thornton and the panel look back on the pomp and pageantry of the King's first Official Birthday as monarch. From the origins of Trooping the Colour, to His Majesty's impressive horsemanship and the latest balcony appearance, we debrief on how his inaugural birthday parade played o...

  • The Royal Beat - S5 Episode 3. Prince Harry's Day in Court

    06/09/2023

    Prince Harry's back - and this time, he's been on the witness stand. Kate and the panel discuss the main takeaways from the prince taking on the British tabloids in court.

    Plus, the King's been on holiday! The panel explore his Transylvanian ties, as well as taking a deep dive into ...

  • The Royal Beat - S5 Episode 2. The King's Royal Shake-Up

    05/26/2023

    Kate Thornton and the panel discuss the King's royal residence shake-up as he settles into his reign. Who is Angela Kelly, and why has she been moved out of Windsor? And will King Charles force Prince Andrew to vacate Royal Lodge?

    Plus, with a recent survey suggesting the Princess of...

  • The Royal Beat - S5 Episode 1. A New Dawn

    05/12/2023

    Kate Thornton and the panel reflect upon the historic weekend of His Majesty King Charles III's coronation. From military splendour and family drama, to crownings and the inaugural balcony appearance, we embark on the ultimate debrief of this incredible event.

    Plus, a look at an int...

  • The Royal Beat. His Majesty's Coronation: King Charles's Date With Destiny

    05/04/2023

    With just days to go until the first coronation Britain has seen in 70 years, The Royal Beat brings you a very special episode dedicated to all the details and plans for this historic event and its surrounding celebrations!

    Kate Thornton leads the panel as they walk through this semi...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 15. Coronation Countdown: All Eyes On Harry

    04/28/23

    With just over a week to go until the King's coronation, Kate Thornton leads the panel in discussing how Prince Harry's latest legal battles, and the revelations that have emerged as a result of it, will be affecting the royals as they make final preparations for the 6th May.

    Plus, we...

  • The Royal Beat - Ep 14. Coronation Countdown: Preparing To Make History

    04/21/23

    This week, Kate Thornton and the panel continue the Coronation Countdown by looking at everything from the regalia of the investiture ceremony, to the spectacle of the coronation procession - and even sample a little of Their Majesties' new Coronation Quiche!

    Plus, with rumours that Pr...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 13. You Are Invited... To The Coronation

    4/14/23

    You are invited... to the first in our weekly series of shows covering the lead up to the King's Coronation!

    Kate Thornton and the panel discuss everything from Prince Harry's long-awaited RSVP to the Big Day, to rumours that rehearsals for the Coronation itself haven't exactly been go...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 12. The Windsors on the World Stage

    03/31/2023

    This week, Kate Thornton and the panel discuss King Charles III’s first State Visit abroad as reigning monarch, as well as Prince Harry’s surprise return to the UK, to attend court in his ongoing legal battle with the British tabloid press.

    Plus, a roundup of everything the Prince an...

  • The Royal Beat - Episode 11. The Crowning of a Monarch

    On this week’s Royal Beat, Kate is joined in the studio by author Hugo Vickers, alongside the royal editor of The Mirror, Russell Myers, and historian Dr Tessa Dunlop. They look back at the Coronation and Crowning of Elizabeth II, ahead of the upcoming coronation of King Charles III.

    Plus, they...