Welcome to Pod Save The Queen - the award-winning royal podcast from the Daily Mirror. The royal family is finding its way in a new era on both sides of the Atlantic. Harry and Meghan's departure - and subsequent frank interview with Oprah Winfrey - and the loss of Prince Philip, the head of the family at 99 are two major challenges. Add to that Prince Andrew being sacked by the Queen and a changing of the guard to the younger generations, as future kings William and Charles, along with their wives Camilla and Kate, take on more of the Queen's duties and engagements - not to mention adapting how everything is done to cope with the pandemic - the royal family is in a time of change. There is joy too, as the Cambridges' children 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 Queen Lifestyle Podcast of the Year. Your regular companions are host Zoe Forsey (zoejaye) and Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers (@rjmyers). Join the conversation about the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @podsave for a chance to hear your comments on the show, and follow @MirrorRoyal for all the latest royal news on Twitter.
Judge Kaplan's announcement, platinum plans and talking to plants
It’s been an exciting week for the royals with the Duchess of Cambridge’s 40th birthday celebrations and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee plans revealed in full. Zoe Forsey and Russell Myers discuss what’s in store for the bumper four-day celebration in June to mark the Monarch’s 70 years on the throne, including the very exciting pudding competition. We also look in detail at the three stunning photos released by Kate on her landmark birthday and hear why Prince Charles was right when it comes to talking to plants. In a late addition to this week's episode, we also have an update on Prince Andrew's legal battle after Judge Lewis Kaplan refused to dismiss the sexual assault case against him by Virginia Giuffre - meaning he faces a court showdown.
Andrew case update, Charles' letter and Kate turns 40
We’re only a few days in 2022, but Zoe Forsey and Russell Myers already have a lot to discuss. There’s a big update on Prince Andrew’s legal case as his representatives meet to try and have Virginia Giuffre’s case thrown out on a technicality, with the judge’s decision expected “pretty soon”. We also discuss the first photo from the double royal christening and Prince Charles's olive branch to Prince Harry. We also look ahead to Kate’s 40th birthday this weekend and reflect on her role in the royal family.
2021 Fashion Review Of The Year
2021 has been a great fashion year for the royals, with unforgettable looks from the Queen, Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and the York sisters. We’ve seen glitzy red carpet glamour, high street staples and who can forget the green velvet blazer. Prince George also wore his first suit to a public outing and we saw some top pregnancy dressing from Princess Beatrice. Zoe Forsey is joined by OK! Magazine’s fashion stylist Scott Wells to look back over the best royal looks from 2021.
2021 Royal Review Of The Year
Zoe Forsey, Russell Myers and Ian Vogler take a look back at some of the biggest moments from 2021. The Queen said goodbye to her “strength and stay” Prince Philip at a socially-distanced funeral while the family welcomed four new royal babies. There were also royal tours and some fashion moments engagements. Meanwhile across the pond Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sat down for their bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview and announced several exciting projects.
Queen cancels Sandringham Christmas, Cambridges' new plans and Meghan's generous festive gesture
This week the Queen has made the difficult decision to cancel her tradition Christmas trip to Sandringham, so royal editor Russell Myers tells host Zoe Forsey about her alternative Windsor plans. We discuss the potential guest list and why she might be swapping the Champagne for prosecco this year. We also hear about Meghan and Harry’s generous Christmas gesture and Camilla’s annual tree decorating event. We would like to wish all our listeners a very Merry Christmas, we hope you enjoy your celebrations
Christmas cards, festive plans hang in the balance and Harry's emtional letter
The royal Christmas cards have arrived! Zoe Forsey and Russell Myers discuss the Cambridges’ beautiful holiday photo and Prince Charles and Camilla’s very 2021 snap. The Prince of Wales visited a vaccine centre and there is an update on Prince Andrew’s case. We also hear about Prince Harry’s moving letter to the family of a fallen hero and how the Covid rates may impact the family’s festive plans.
Harry and Meghan
Wonderful to hear you talking about Meg and Harry in a rational and respectful way today . (listening in Melbourne Australia) I believe you voiced this feeling of love and caring way for this young couple..God bless them.
Could Russell please stop mispronouncing Virginia Guiffre's surname !! it is pronounced like jew- fray - very annoying
Voice coach or psychologists
Usually enjoy the podcast, but this weeks quite questionable? Are you really going to rely on “Di” and anyone who had contact with her to fill a week off? Oh my gosh as it goes on it gets worse - he had to leave his ironing and washing up? And now nearly at the end. Shocking and appalling. Example of how to destroy an otherwise very good Podcast