15 episodes

Unimaginable secrets. Unyielding power. Devastating rifts and shocking allegiances. With surprising new interviews as well as historic sound, Vanity Fair’s DYNASTY examines the ties that bind the most influential families in the world today, taking you inside their lives for a glimpse at the inner workings of privilege.

The DYNASTY debut season goes deep on the modern Windsors with Vanity Fair’s royal correspondent Katie Nicholl and staff writer Erin Vanderhoof, who reexamine the complex, sometimes fiery family dynamics—from the intimate side of the queen’s early reign to Harry and Meghan’s royal split to Prince Andrew’s shameful scandal—with razor-sharp insights, fresh reportage, and exclusive guests.

For more on DYNASTY, visit vf.com/dynasty

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    • Society & Culture
    • 3.8 • 702 Ratings

Unimaginable secrets. Unyielding power. Devastating rifts and shocking allegiances. With surprising new interviews as well as historic sound, Vanity Fair’s DYNASTY examines the ties that bind the most influential families in the world today, taking you inside their lives for a glimpse at the inner workings of privilege.

The DYNASTY debut season goes deep on the modern Windsors with Vanity Fair’s royal correspondent Katie Nicholl and staff writer Erin Vanderhoof, who reexamine the complex, sometimes fiery family dynamics—from the intimate side of the queen’s early reign to Harry and Meghan’s royal split to Prince Andrew’s shameful scandal—with razor-sharp insights, fresh reportage, and exclusive guests.

For more on DYNASTY, visit vf.com/dynasty

    Special Coverage: Will Prince Harry Have Regrets?

    Special Coverage: Will Prince Harry Have Regrets?

    After taking a few days to savor Prince Harry’s eye-opening memoir Spare, cohosts Katie Nicholl and Erin Vanderhoof sit down to explain the book’s revelations and debate whether Harry will come to regret his disclosures. Can the Firm weather more controversy? And will the royals ever make up with Harry and Meghan?
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    • 33 min
    Still Watching: The Crown Season 5

    Still Watching: The Crown Season 5

    All ten episodes of season 5 of The Crown are now on Netflix, and Dynasty's Erin Vanderhoof joins Vanity Fair reporter Julie Miller for a special Still Watching breaking down the first five episodes of the new season. Catching up with the royals in the 90s, the decades of Charles and Diana's bitter divorce and the Queen's "annus horribilis", the new season includes plenty of drama for every adult member of the royal family, plus the introduction of new key figures like Mohamed Al-Fayed and Hasnat Khan. 
    Vanity Fair's royal correspondent and Dynasty cohost Katie Nicholl also joins for a conversation about how the real-life royals are feeling about the new season, and why the show may be much more than just an inconvenience for the newly crowned King Charles III. 
    For more on The Crown, read all of Vanity Fair's coverage.
    Vanity Fair’s Still Watching podcast is also recapping this season of HBO’s The White Lotus every Monday - head over their page to hear the latest episode featuring an interview with Beatrice Granno.
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    • 39 min
    King Charles on the Cusp

    King Charles on the Cusp

    As the splintered family mourns its matriarch, Vanity Fair's DYNASTY examines how Charles, William, and Harry are planning for their respective futures.
    For more DYNASTY, visit VF.com/dynasty.
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    • 38 min
    The Future of the Crown

    The Future of the Crown

    Vanity Fair royals experts Katie Nicholl and Erin Vanderhoof discuss the Queen's legacy, Operation London Bridge, and the challenges facing King Charles III in this special episode.
    For more DYNASTY, visit VF.com/dynasty.
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    • 30 min
    Heavy Is the Head: Prince Charles’s Rocky Ascent

    Heavy Is the Head: Prince Charles’s Rocky Ascent

    No one has ever waited longer to become monarch than Prince Charles. But who is Prince Charles, and how has his life in the shadows of nearly everyone close to him—his mother, his ex-wife, his sons—impacted who he is today? What can we even expect from King Charles? To understand these questions is to understand the man who has seemingly always played second fiddle in the Windsor P.R. machine. We’ll examine the ways in which Charles has reinvented his image and speculate on what his role and power within the firm mean for the future of the monarchy.

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    • 46 min
    How Prince Andrew’s Epstein Scandal Rocked the Monarchy

    How Prince Andrew’s Epstein Scandal Rocked the Monarchy

    The sovereign brand is a powerful thing—alluring to those outside, and even intoxicating to those inside. But when royals trade on the family business for personal gain, the whole family takes a hit. This episode will focus on how Prince Andrew’s alleged abuses affected the monarchy, and what the lasting repercussions may be.

    For more DYNASTY, visit VF.com/dynasty.
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
702 Ratings

702 Ratings

Zumba Kimmi ,

Deeply biased

Katie Nicholl is no doubt very knowledgeable about the Royal Family but she also comes across incredibly biased. I think it’s great for podcasters to have opinions but after listening to the episode discussing Harry’s book, she is so clearly against Harry. Quite a bit of harsh criticism toward him while very wishy washy toward the institution needing to take responsibility. I agree with a lot but then she inserts patronizing comments like “living in there Monteceito mansion.”

Evabegood ,

Too much vocal fry from the American commentator

Completely agree with Katie Nichol that Harry has invaded his own privacy by the book.

amy01153226 ,

Keep Katie Nichol Lose Erin

Katie Nicholl is fantastic - so articulate and informed. I don’t know why she gets such a weak co-host as Erin vanderhof. Erin talks like a 12 year old valley girl - has little to nothing factual to add of value. She giggled as she said the emotion of the queens death had hit her - what? Why are u giggling as U say it? SO immature. Also I think Erin is way off the mark in what most people in the U think of Spare. People are sick of the one-sided stories and complaints. the bridesmaid story is ridiculous and Kate had just given birth weeks before to her third child in 5 years. Of course Harry doesn’t mention that. I’m sure that wrangling a crying 3 year old to yet another dress fitting while juggling breast feeding , sleeplessness was working her last nerve. No one seems to be asking WHY in a wedding of this stature - with all the staff and resources - were the dresses still so wrong FOUR days before the wedding?

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