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 Ann Gripper (@anngripper) 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.
Queen's London return, Charles' gift to George and York sisters celebrate
It’s been a busy week for the royals, so lots for host Zoe Forsey and royal editor Russell Myers to discuss. The Queen returned to Buckingham Palace for her first major engagement since the beginning of the pandemic, writing a secret message that will travel around the world. She stayed in London to attend a service at Westminster Abbey, where she was spotted using a walking stick. Meanwhile, Prince Charles chatted to the BBC and Princess Eugenie and husband Jack marked their third wedding anniversary by sharing an unseen royal wedding photo. Russell gives an update on rumours Meghan and Harry have decided to christening Lilibet in the US and we discuss the cute photos of Princess Beatrice taking her baby daughter out for a walk
Will and Kate's visit and Prince Andrew latest
This week, the Mirror’s royal editor joins host Zoe Forsey to talk about the Queen and Prince Charles’s day out, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s trip to Northern Ireland (complete with giant spider and a snake) and Sophie Wessex’s powerful words on the menopause. There is also an update on Prince Andrew and we learn the sweet meaning behind the name Princess Beatrice picked for her baby girl. Sarah Bradbury shares her thoughts on Kate’s bright purple suit, or as Russell calls it, her Quality Street suit, and the return of that beautiful £16 Zara dress.
Kate dazzles in the spotlight
The Duchess of Cambridge has wowed at two very different events in two very different outfits this week.
Kate brought full red carpet glamour to the James Bond premiere at the Royal Albert Hall - days after sporting a mini tennis outfit as she hit the court with Emma Raducanu and Britain’s other US Open champions.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Meghan and Harry embarked on a New York visit with plenty of echoes of a royal tour.
Pod Save the Queen host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to discuss the latest royal engagements.
They also catch up on the latest in the Prince Andrew case and reflect further on the Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers documentary.
Royals’ personal Prince Philip memories - and a new royal baby
Prince Philip would have been 100 in June, and preparations were already well under way for his birthday celebrations before he passed away in April.
That included a documentary reflecting on his life, which has been updated as a tribute to his life - with contributions from his children and grandchildren.
Pod Save the Queen host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers, who shares his highlights.
They also discuss the latest announcements about the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the arrival of Princess Beatrice’s daughter and the shortlist for Prince William’s Earthshot Prize.
Plus they catch up on the latest in the Prince Andrew court case, Kate’s engagements and a very glamorous date for the diary.
Writing with Fergie - plus wedding bells and celebrations
Sarah Ferguson has written a romantic novel Her Heart For A Compass - but what was it like working with the Duchess of York?
Zoe Forsey talked to co-author Marguerite Kaye about it all.
And Zoe also joins Pod Save the Queen host Ann Gripper, along with Mirror fashionista Sarah Bradbury to look back on two royal(esque) weddings as Princess Alexandra’s granddaughter and Kate’s brother James Middleton got married (not to each other!) and the royals’ enjoyment of Emma Raducanu’s stunning US Open win.
Mirror royal editor Russell Myers will be back with Ann next week to catch up on the latest in the Prince Andrew saga and all the other major royal news.
Plans for Queen’s death cause a stir
The Queen may be 95, but talking about plans for her death is just not the done thing.
But a leak inquiry is now being considered after a political website published details of what will happen when that day sadly comes - and in the days that follow.
Pod Save the Queen host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to discuss why it has caused such a stir.
They also catch up on the latest on Prince Andrew, questions for Prince Charles over honours and whether Meghan and Harry are heading for the UK.
Entertaining & Enquiring
A note of appreciation for your podcast and especially the Twitter episode, which was an imaginative way to deepen my understanding of this cultural phenomenon which is royalty. I especially liked your interview with the lady from Michigan, and the time you took to allow her speak. This is the great gift of podcastland - that we can take time with people we find interesting.