Pod Save The King - Royal family news, interviews and fashion
About Pod Save The King - Royal family news, interviews and fashion
The Royal family is finding its way in a new era. Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III began his reign alongside Camilla, The Queen Consort. William and Kate became Prince and Princess of Wales. As the family changes, rifts remain with Harry and Meghan across the Atlantic and Prince Andrew is still in the aftermath of the Newsnight interview. There is joy too, as Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis grow up both in and out of the public eye, and the Tindalls, Beatrice and Eugenie find their own ways.
Expect behind the scenes details, fashion, travel, causes, politics and society, plus interviews with people who can provide a particular insight into your favourite Royals, their work and their place in Britain today. “Lively discussions with a wide-ranging appeal. Refreshingly informal, totally unstuffy and a thoroughly modern take on all things royal. And it’s funny too.” - the Press Awards Judges, who named Pod Save The King Lifestyle Podcast of the Year.
Your regular companions are Host Ann Gripper and Royal Editor Russell Myers. You can join the conversation about the podcast on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to hear your comments on the show, and follow @MirrorRoyal or subscribe to our Royal Newsletter for all the latest.
King Charles III has the weight not just of his mother’s long reign behind him, but 1,200 years of history. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by writer, broadcaster and podcaster Iain Dale, editor of Kings and Queens featuring an essay on each of the English and British monarchs since Alfred the Great - and a few who come with an asterisk. They discuss the past emotional year of royal history, why Charles’s reign has got off to a better start than expected, what makes a memorable monarch and the resilience and adaptability the monarchy has shown to survive this long. *** Pod Save the King is a Reach production. It is presented by Ann Gripper, and edited by Daniel J. McLaughlin. Image: Ranald Mackechnie/Handout via REUTERS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Omid Scobie had already set headlines swirling with his new book Endgame, but the Dutch translation seemingly naming two royals as discussing Archie’s skin colour took things up another level. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to discuss the fallout. They also share listeners’ thoughts on the book, discuss the royals’ latest appearances and say a fond goodbye to producer Dan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
White tie, tiaras and K-pop superstars made for a memorable banquet night in this week’s State Visit. Queen Camilla, the Princess of Wales, Princess Royal and Duchess of Edinburgh were a picture of elegance, and every outfit came with a special slice of history. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to relive the highlights, discuss its impact and lament some missed song and dance opportunities. They also reflect on Sarah Ferguson’s latest TV gig, Kate’s Children In Need opener and whether the Sussexes could be at Sandringham this Christmas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Prince Harry has barely spoken to his father in recent months - but King Charles’ 75th birthday might just mark a new start. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to discuss what did and didn’t happen as part of the King’s birthday celebrations, and what it means for royal relations - particularly as a new book revisits painful parts of the royals’ family relationships. They also discuss the Prince and Princess of Wales’s big projects, Remembrance weekend and the new series of The Crown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Charles III gave his first King’s Speech to Parliament this week - but it is other recent addresses that tell us far more about him. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to discuss Charles’ address to the politicians with words provided by a divisive Government and the view of the country he shared in his recent Mansion House speech. They also reflect on the State visit to Kenya, the Earthshot prize and Meghan and Harry’s private jet flight to a Katy Perry concert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Royal Editor Rusell Myers and Royal Photographer Ian Vogler join King Charles and Queen Camilla on their State Visit to Kenya. They discuss the Royal tour, share behind-the-scenes details and Charles' keynote speech. ...And there's mention of a new addition to Family Myers. (Congrats Russ!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Princess of Wales made eye-catching fashion choices for visits to mark Mental Health Week - but it was the subtle details that really showed her class. Pod Save The King host Ann Gripper hears from Laycie Beck, the NottinghamshireLive reporter who covered Kate’s visit to the city and shares why it will live long in her memory. And Mirror royal writer Jennifer Newton returns to the show to catch up on William and Kate’s work, Meghan and Harry’s New York appearance and Princess Eugenie’s podcast appearances - plus we share listener thoughts on the York sisters. Next week: Mirror royal editor Russell Myers and Ian Vogler join King Charles and Queen Camilla in Kenya Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
For most people, Queen Elizabeth II’s reign was their only experience of the British monarchy until her death last year - but will more of the same work in the Carolean era? The royal family has repeatedly reinvented itself over the centuries, and with support for the institution falling among young people, historian Dr Ed Owens believes the time is ripe for another royal stepchange. He joins Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper to discuss his new book After Elizabeth: Can the Monarchy Save Itself?, the challenges facing King Charles III and why people should not assume Prince William is the royal best placed to drive the change needed. After Elizabeth: Can the Monarchy Save Itself? by Dr Ed Owens, published by Bloomsbury, is out now Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Charles, Camilla, William and Kate are a year into their new roles - so how are they settling in? Pod Save The King host Ann Gripper is joined by body language expert and longtime royal watcher Judi James to look at how they have changed since becoming King and Queen and Prince and Princess of Wales. They also discuss how Meghan and Harry are finding their not-so-new life outside the royal family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Prince and Princess of Wales have had a busy week - and engaged on two issues that have been major themes for the royal family this year. But with the slimmed down royal family, William and Kate could do with some reinforcements. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper and Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers reflect on how Princess Beatrice, who spoke powerfully about dyslexia this week, and Princess Eugenie could have been real royal assets - and why things are only just getting going for the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh. They also discuss Prince Andrew's Royal Lodge challenge and how Fergie is coming into her own. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
King Charles and Queen Camilla's state visit to France was a roaring success, and showed Charles is still ready to make his voice heard on issues that matter. Prince William and Kate have built major long-term projects around issues they care about deeply and believe can make a difference - but are they making an impact as Prince and Princess of Wales? With the royal family's year of transition over, Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to discuss all the latest royal news - and why he'd like William and Kate to up their game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Delayed due to the riots, the state visit of King Charles and Queen Camilla to France finally happened this week. As Macron rolled out the red carpet, Russell Myers and Ian Vogler recorded a special episode of Pod Save The King behind the scenes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
William, Kate, Meghan and Harry have all been in the thick of major sporting events over the last week - with the Waleses in France to cheer Wales and England to Rugby World Cup wins and the Sussexes celebrating the Invictus Games family. Pod Save The King host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to talk through the latest royal news. They also reflect on Kate’s prison visit, Princess Anne stealing the show alongside the Waleses when the trio joined Mike Tindall for his podcast and look ahead to the King’s State visit to France. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The beginning of a new school year always feels like a reset moment whatever your age - and for the royal family, as it coincides with the first anniversary of the Queen’s death, doubly so this year. Pod Save the Queen host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to reflect on where we are a year on from that sad and historic day, and what we have to look forward to as the royals (and our podcast team) return to work after their summer breaks. They also catch up on the highlights of the royal summer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared a happy video of themselves making calls to young people making a difference in technology. But Meghan and Harry are not the only ones who are back, back, back - Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Zoe Forsey, who hosted the show for 18 months while Ann was on leave. Zoe is now on her own American adventure as deputy editor of the Mirror US, which launched this week. In the last episode before Pod Save The King’s summer break, the team catches up on Meghan and Harry, burger boy Prince William and his planned trip to New York - and whether the Prince of Wales is letting the side down by not wearing a kilt. We will be back in September - make sure you are subscribed to get the next episode when it lands. See what else Zoe has been working on at www.themirror.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
King Charles may be king of the United Kingdom, but the nations which make up the UK have different relationships to the union - and to the royal family. With the ceremonies that marked the start of King Charles’ reign complete after he received the Honours of Scotland, what is the verdict so far on the Carolean era from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland? Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper talks to Paul Hutcheon, political editor on Scotland’s Daily Record, Steffan Rhys, editor of Wales Online, and Jilly Beattie, features editor in Belfast to hear their perspectives on the new King - and the new Prince and Princess of Wales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Prince William, Kate, George and Charlotte had front-row seats for an epic finish to the Wimbledon Championships - we don’t blame Prince Louis for being upset to miss out! But what will Prince George’s future look like in the years before he becomes King? Will he - and should he - have a military role? And what about boarding school? Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to look back on the Wales family outings to Wimbledon and the Air Tattoo and discuss Prince George’s options. Ann also catches up with Cornwall Live photojournalist Greg Martin, who joined King Charles and Camilla’s day out in St Ives last week. Follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gregmartinphotojournalist to see his photos and enjoy a look at Cornwall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
President Biden met up with the King for the first time since missing Charles’s coronation - and they looked like old friends. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to reflect on the visit and what they could - and should - have talked about. They also catch up on Camilla at Wimbledon, William and Kate’s polo day out and untangle the Crown Estate finances. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Charles traveled to Edinburgh for his Scottish coronation this week - and fitted in a reunion with the royal yacht Britannia as well. Pod Save The King host Ann Gripper is joined by the Daily Mirror’s Jennifer Newton and the Daily Record’s Sarah Vesty, who was with the crowds lining the streets, to hear about the celebrations, the outfits and the protests. They also discuss William and Kate’s sporting days out at the Ashes and Wimbledon, and the marking of 75 years of the NHS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The royal family’s annual accounts have been published, with expenses rising to £107million. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to discuss where the money was spent - and where they are economising. They also look at Prince William’s big project to tackle homelessness and Kate’s tennis session with Roger Federer ahead of Wimbledon. And there are get well soon wishes for the Duchess of York as she recovers from her mastectomy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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