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In this podcast I will chat with you, in a positive way, about the work and the lives of Kate and William (The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) and their three gorgeous children, George, Charlotte and Louis. There is not going to be any comparing Kate with Meghan. I have a separate podcast for Meghan. In terms of Kate, since her marriage to William in 2011, the importance of Kate's role in the UK Royal Family has grown as has her confidence. We will follow Kate in her various roles: as a Senio ...
 
Hear ye, hear ye! This is Royally Obsessed, the podcast that discusses all things Royals! Roberta Fiorito and Rachel Bowie both write about the Royals for PureWow and, each week, they discuss the latest news coming out of Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and beyond. Follow the show on Instagram @RoyallyObsessedPodcast and like our Facebook group, Royally Obsessed.
 
Welcome to Pod Save The Queen - the royal podcast from the Daily Mirror.Meghan Markle's wedding to Prince Harry gave the royal family trans-Atlantic appeal - and injected new energy into The Firm. But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have since chosen a different path, stepping back from their senior roles and taking baby Archie to live in Canada for much of the year as they carve out a new independent identity.Follow updates on a time of unprecedented change for the royal family, which is als ...
 
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What is it really like to live and work at Kensington Palace? Tom Quinn, author of Kensington Palace: An Intimate Memoir from Queen Mary to Meghan Markle, joins Pod Save the Queen host Ann Gripper to discuss the royal residence and its famous residents. In an interview recorded before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s permanent departure from their …
 
RoRos, we're saddened by the loss of the Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away at age 99 this morning. Rachel and Roberta share their favorite quotes about Prince Philip's legacy, go over what we already know about his funeral arrangements and the statement from Buckingham Palace and discuss where the British royal family goes from here. We'll have mo…
 
Kate has come a long way since her marriage to Prince William. April 29th 2021 will mark their 10th (Tin) wedding anniversary. Residents in the UK just got to see a new ITV documentary affectionately called "The Day Will and Kate Got Married" which aired background information about Kate and William’s courtship, scenes from the wedding itself, and …
 
Prince Charles and the Queen were reunited in the garden of Frogmore House in photos released by the palace at Easter. And on the west coast of California, Prince Harry was pictured playing with his dog on the beach. Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to discuss the stories behind the pictures, …
 
This week, the ladies have some surprise guests drop in to mark a very special milestone (still not over it). They also chat the Sussexes' Netflix news, how the royal family spent Easter, how hot-guy Harry spent a Saturday on the beach and more. Grab a glass of something celebratory (and pour one out for Bridgerton's Duke of Hastings) and tune in! …
 
Princess Mary was the daughter of a king, sister to two more and the aunt of Queen Elizabeth II. She was also a hard-working Princess Royal who had to navigate many of the same challenges experienced today by royals who will never take the throne themselves. Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper is joined by Elisabeth Basford, author of Princess Mary…
 
This week, the ladies are joined by Andrew Morton, author of the bestselling biography Diana: Her True Story, to discuss the Oprah interview, his Princess Diana tapes, The Crown season five and his brand-new book, Elizabeth & Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters. They also receive #blessings courtesy of a 5-star reader email (here's …
 
The Hold Still project was launched by the Duchess of Cambridge in her role as Patron of the UK National Portrait Gallery. It saw people of all ages from all over Britain submitting photographs about the effect of the pandemic on their lives. Kate felt this was a good way for everyone to share their stories and experiences of lock-down. Photos were…
 
Mike Tindall shared the happy news of baby Lucas Philip’s rapid arrival - with Zara giving birth on their bathroom floor. It was happy news for the royal family amid the ongoing fallout from Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview, and in a week where they led the UK as the country paused to remember those lost to coronavirus. Pod Save The Queen host An…
 
This week, the ladies prepared a very special episode: an enlightening conversation with Tom Jennings, the filmmaker of Diana: In Her Own Words and Being the Queen. He chats about the obstacles he faced to secure the Andrew Morton tapes, the big revelations that didn't make it into the documentary, the Netflix disclaimer controversy and so much mor…
 
Kate and William participated in the UK’s National Day of Reflection, taking place on what was the anniversary of the first UK lockdown, and organized to reflect on Brit’s collective loss, to support those who've been bereaved, and to hope for a brighter future. The National Day of Reflection, will now be an annual event, was organized by UK charit…
 
This week, the ladies discuss the fallout and headlines post-Oprah interview, Gayle King's chat with the Sussexes, Pippa Middleton's baby news, Mother's Day in the U.K., a happy Prince Philip update, St. Patrick's Day and more. Grab a Guinness (or an Irish coffee) and tune in! -- Presented by PureWow and Gallery Media Group. Follow all the royal ha…
 
Kate and William joined in worldwide festivities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Like everything else right now their plans had to be changed around Coivd-19 restrictions. Typically on St. Patrick’s Day we would see Kate and William get into the spirit of things by attending as guests of honor at the 1st Battalion Irish Guards St. Patrick’s Day Par…
 
Something light and fluffy to cheer us all up. This past weekend was Mother’s Day in the UK. George, Charlotte and Louis were busy little bees ahead of Mother’s Day. Not only had they made cards in honour of the late Princess Diana (Granny Diana) but they were given credit for baking and decorating a Mother’s Day cake for mom Kate. Photos of the Vi…
 
Sometimes it is low key acts that can have a big impact. This was the case today when the Duchess of Cambridge visited Clapham Common in South London with Kate making a private visit and intermingling with members of the public at an open air bandstand where tributes are being left for murdered 33 year old woman Sarah Everard. Brits have been gripp…
 
William and Kate joined all parents of young children around England in breathing a sigh of relief as their youngsters returned to school. Free from their home-schooling duties, Kate and William stepped out on a rare in person appointment, visiting children and their teachers at School 21 in Stratford, London. School 21 teaches children between the…
 
The trailers had built the tension - but Meghan Markle's interview with chat show Queen Oprah Winfrey was even more dramatic than anticipated. The Duchess of Sussex shared her truth on her experience since becoming a royal, and raised difficult questions for the Firm on race and mental health, while Harry his dad had stopped taking his calls. Bucki…
 
The Duchess of Cambridge video called to congratulate Yorkshire woman Jasmine Harrison on becoming the youngest woman to solo row the Atlantic. 21 year-old Jasmine completed the record-breaking 3,000-mile row on February 20th, raising money for the charities ShelterBox and the Blue Marine Foundation. On the video call with Kate that was released to…
 
RoRos, we're still reeling from last night's Oprah sit-down with Meghan and Harry, which is why we're bringing you a special bonus episode just to take a few minutes to regroup. From the gut-wrenching (Meghan's mental health to the fact that Prince Charles stopped taking Harry's calls) to the golden (it's a girl—but also the Chick Inn), we've got a…
 
For 2021, Celebrations for Commonwealth Day came to us via a Royal Family TV special called A Celebration for Commonwealth Day. Senior members of the Royal Family including the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Countess of Wessex took part as did Kate and William. The Queen kicked off the event with a speech during which s…
 
Around November 2017, William and Kate's and Harry and Meghan’s joint Heads Together Campaign and their then combined Royal Foundation, founded a UK charity called Mental Heath Innovations or MHI for short. The aim of this charity was to identify potential digital tools for supporting people struggling with their mental health. The young Royals had…
 
Tensions were already running high ahead of Meghan and Harry’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, with the dramatic music barely needed to build the hype. Then claims by former staff about the Duchess of Sussex’s behaviour exploded in The Times, sparking a new war of words with the Palace. Pod Save the Queen host Ann Gripper and Daily Mirror ro…
 
This week, the ladies bask in the glow of the Prince Harry x James Corden interview (Harry and the obstacle course...*faints*), get ready for the "Royal Super Bowl" aka the Oprah interview, discuss Kate & Will's latest vaccine push and the Queen's remarks about getting "the jab," give an update on Prince Philip's health and celebrate The Crown's Go…
 
After a year of trial separation, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s divorce from the royal family is complete. But the departure, which included their royal patronages being returned to the Queen, sparked a debate about the nature of public service. Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to discuss t…
 
This week, we're talking the big royal breakup (no more late-night "wyd?" texts from BP), Prince Philip's health updates, Prince William's vaccine clinic visit and Regé-Jean Page (like we'd miss an opportunity to mention Bridgerton...). Plus, the ladies are joined by Bethan Holt, author of The Duchess of Cambridge: A Decade of Modern Royal Style an…
 
Ever since Meghan and Harry quit as senior royals and upped sticks to the other side of the Atlantic, a major TV interview has been mooted. Now they have a confirmed date with chat show Queen Oprah Winfrey - and a broadcast sure to be watched by millions, including a very nervous royal household. The announcement came hot on the heels of the Duke a…
 
This week, the ladies leave no stone unturned as they celebrate Harry and Meghan's baby news. They also do a deep dive into Princess Diana's original baby announcement and the movie Notting Hill. Finally, they recap Meghan's legal win versus Associated Newspapers, Prince Philip's health, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's baby updates and so mu…
 
Kate checked in with a mom and daughter who have received services from the UK charity Little Village. The charity is celebrating its 5th Anniversary. The London based charity describes itself as being like a food bank, but for clothes, toys and equipment for babies and children up to the age of five. https://littlevillagehq.org/ The charity accept…
 
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank announced the arrival of their new baby boy with a textbook celebrity Instagram announcement. And Princess Anne gave us a peak into what goes on at home when the royal family shared a photo of her watching the rugby with her husband. Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russ…
 
This week, Roberta and Rachel raise a royal glass of rosé to Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, who welcomed a baby boy—the queen's 9th great grandchild! But that's not all: We're making predictions for when Harry's Carpool Karaoke episode with James Corden will air, dissecting Kate and William's fancy new Zoom camera setup for calls on behalf o…
 
In 2017 the United Nations Environment Programme established the Young Champions of the Earth awards, a prize for talented innovators, ages 18 to 30, who have demonstrated outstanding potential to create positive environmental impact. The prize is awarded every year to seven young environmentalists from around the world. In this podcast I tell you …
 
Prince Harry’s military roles are the one part of royal life he appears desperate to hold onto - but does he really need to? His honorary positions are expected to be a key part of the review one year on from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex leaving their roles as senior royals, and he was this week awarded damages over "baseless, false and defamator…
 
This week, the ladies discuss Kate's selfie video skills, Meghan's birth certificate controversy, Harry's courtroom win, and William's now-infamous tweet...plus, the documentary the royals DON'T want you to see. They also flashback to the Queen's ascension and the death of her father, King George VI, all while sipping a new cocktail: The Lady Whist…
 
In his role as President of the UK National Football Association Prince William has condemned as ‘despicable’ the on-going racist abuse that has been directed at football players in the UK, including against the young Manchester United player Marcus Rashford. Marcus Rashford is an icon to many both on and off the football pitch. Off the soccer pitc…
 
Kate showed her ability to relate in a very down to earth manner, by donning a bobble hat and posting a selfie video to support UK Children’s Mental Health Week. She and William are involved in many mental health initiatives. Kate in her right has been the Royal Patron of the UK children's mental health charity Place2Be since 2013. https://www.plac…
 
The Duchess of Cambridge stood out in tartan for the royals’ Burns’ Night celebrations - and took part in an emotional video call to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. And she and William have also been spotted in new rooms for their video calls, thanks to the Queen. Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers…
 
Only real ones will get the title. This week, the ladies chat Will and Kate's Burns Night celebrations, Bridgerton season 2 (!!!), Prince Harry's clapback to that "Rupert Murdoch paper," a Princess Diana revelation and the Cambridges' newest family member. Also, our royal find of the day, whatever that means... Grab some haggis, neeps and toddies (…
 
Some content may be distressing. This January the 27th Kate and William commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day and with Kate participating in a You Tube video with survivors Zigi Shipper and Manfred Goldberg who the Duke and Duchess had previously met at Stutthof in 2017. Kate also chatted with youth ambassadors from the Holocaust Educational Trust. h…
 
Princess Diana’s wedding to Prince Charles looked like a fairytale - but she would go on to describe it as the worst day of her life. She made that confession in interviews recorded with a friend for Andrew Morton’s famous biography Diana: Her True Story. Extracts of those tapes were released after her death - but it would be another 20 years befor…
 
Kate and William were back at work after their Christmas break, checking in by video conference with front line support workers who have accessed services from the UK mental health service organization Our Frontline. https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/ourfrontline/ As the name suggests, the Our Frontline organization helps to make sure that fron…
 
The Queen and Prince Philip’s vaccinations are signs of hope on coronavirus - but it is Sarah Ferguson’s book deal that is really bringing joy this week. The Duchess of York dressed up and threw herself into a video promoting her Mills and Boon debut Her Heart For A Compass. Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper is joined by tea-fuelled Daily Mirror …
 
Lovely listeners: we hope you're hangin' in there after a very tough start to 2021. But, good news: We have a fun episode for you. The Queen and Prince Philip get the jab, Kate turns 39 and Lady Rachel and Lady Roberta are joined by Bryan Kozlowski, author of "Long Live the Queen: 23 Rules for Living from Britain's Longest-Reigning Monarch," to cha…
 
One day I was reading a review of a Meghan and Harry podcast. The review read as follows: Why if you love Harry and Meghan must you hate William and Kate? Why should we not like both Meghan and Kate, or at least if not like then both equally then at least show some respect to both Kate and Meghan, for the important work that these women do? So, thi…
 
Happy New Year! Rather a lot like last year, so far… The new lockdown means Prince Harry will not be returning for a face-to-face chat with the Queen for the one year review of his departure from his role as a senior role, along with wife Meghan. The Sussexes have laid a lot of groundwork for what comes next, though, launching their new podcast and…
 
Well, that was a year, wasn’t it? An extraordinary year for everyone - and the royal family were no exception. They must have thought Harry and Meghan’s departure would be the toughest thing they would have to negotiate, but then coronavirus turned the world upside down, challenged everyone and left millions worldwide mourning loved ones. Pod Save …
 
Happy New Year! Join Rachel, Roberta and special guest, Town & Country senior editor Caroline Hallemann, for a ramble down memory lane. The ladies reminisce on the best and worst royal moments of the year and get excited for all the royal events coming up in 2021. The best way to bid adieu to the world's "annus horribilis"? A bottle of champagne an…
 
Queen Elizabeth II is head of the Commonwealth, an organisation of 54 countries, and is head of state in 16 Commonwealth realms. The Commonwealth has been something she has cherished and championed during her reign, and Meghan Markle celebrated it with the embroidery in her wedding veil. But where the Queen is head of state, in some cases the ties …
 
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