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.
Barbados wrap up, William on tour and BBC documentary
This week’s episode is so good we recorded it twice. Well, technically we only recorded it once - as producer Dan forgot to hit the big red button on our first attempt. But luckily it’s been a very interesting week, so host Zoe Forsey and royal editor Russell Myers were more than happy to discuss Prince William’s trip to Leeds and the Princes and the Press documentary for a second time. Friend of the podcast Ian Vogler also joins the show to chat about Prince Charles’s trip to Barbados.
Charles’ Egypt speech, Commonwealth changes and BBC’s documentary
It’s finally happened! Working our way through the Hosting Line Of Succession, it’s Russell Myers’ turn in the hosting chair for this episode. Joined by friend of the show, Ian Vogler, the pair round off the final leg of Charles and Camilla’s royal tour in Egypt.
We look ahead to the trip to Barbados as they become a Republic and discuss what it might mean for the future of The Commonwealth.
And as part one of The Princes and The Press aired, Russell and Ian discuss how long the fallout might last as the palaces push back.
Queen bounces back, Charles and Camilla go travelling and Meghan goes on Ellen
It’s a VERY exciting week at Pod Save the Queen as host Zoe Forsey is back in the studio! But even more excitingly, royal editor Russell Myers is recording from Jordan, where he’s following Prince Charles and Camilla’s first Royal Tour since before the pandemic. As well as all the exciting travel news, the Queen has returned to work and Meghan Markle has revealed another TV interview - this time with Ellen. We also discuss Remembrance Sunday, including Prince Charles’s emotion and a centre stage role for the Duchess of Cambridge.
Meghan’s court case takes drastic turn and royals remember our fallen heroes
Meghan Markle’s copyright case took a drastic turn this week, so royal editor Russell Myers updates host Zoe Forsey on the latest from the courtroom. The Sussexes also enjoyed a glitzy night out at a New York gala - with a statement dress from the Duchess. Closer to home, we discuss how the royals are paying their respects to our fallen heroes for Remembrance Day, and there is an update on the Queen’s health. And we finally reveal... where is Ann?
Queen heads to Sandringham, royals come together for COP26 and Meghan and Harry’s pledge
We know it’s only November, but this week host Zoe Forsey and the Mirror’s royal editor Russell Myers talk about Christmas! Following health concerns, the Queen’s doctor gave her the go-ahead to fly up to Sandringham for a weekend away - and she’ll use that time to oversee the planning of this year’s royal festive fun. Russell is also back from COP26 so fills us in on how Prince Charles, Camilla and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got on - and what he thought of the Queen’s video message. And even though the Sussexes didn’t attend, they released a pledge to make Archewell net zero by 2030.
Concerns over Queen’s health, Camilla’s landmark speech and exciting royal tour news
It’s been a worrying week with further concerns over the Queen’s health, so royal editor Russell Myers updates host Zoe Forsey on everything we know so far. While the Monarch is missing COP26, we look ahead to next week’s event and what we can expect from Prince Charles, Camilla and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. And for the first time in far, far too long, we’re very excited to say we have some royal tour news and we discuss the Cambridges' very fancy start to their half-term holiday. We also talk about Camilla’s moving tribute to Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa in her landmark speech calling for an end to sexual violence against women.