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Pod Save The Queen - Royal family news, interviews and fashion

Pod Save The Queen - Royal family news, interviews and fashion

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Welcome to Pod Save The Queen - the royal podcast from the Daily Mirror.Meghan Markle's wedding to Prince Harry gave the royal family trans-Atlantic appeal - and injected new energy into The Firm. But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have since chosen a different path, stepping back from their senior roles and taking baby Archie to live in Canada for much of the year as they carve out a new independent identity.Follow updates on a time of unprecedented change for the royal family, which is also dealing with 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, Prince Philip tries to stay out of trouble, and the Cambridges' children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis grow up both in and out of the public eye.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.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.

Latest Episodes

Smiling Queen’s unmasked return and Sussexes step it up

The Queen got out and about for the first time in months as she completed her first public visit since the coronavirus pandemic took hold. But her decision not to wear a mask on the visit to the science centre at Porton Down proved something of a talking point. Prince William and Kate have remained busy, and Stateside, Prince Harry and Meghan have made a series of appearances at virtual events - and posed for a new portrait. Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers and Mirror Online fashionista Sarah Bradbury to catch up on what the royals have been up to - and wearing. They also talk the latest in court (legal, not royal) and Russell’s day out with Camilla.

57 min23 h ago
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Smiling Queen’s unmasked return and Sussexes step it up

William and Harry's rift explored in exclusive interview with Battle of Brothers author

Best men at each others' weddings, Princes William and Harry seemed to be brothers united - now they are divided by thousands of miles and on different paths.Robert Lacey, author of Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult, joins host Ann Gripper to discuss how it came to this.How did their parents' divorce shape them? How were Kate and Meghan welcomed into the royal family? How have the Queen and the Palace handled things? And what impact did the structure of The Firm have on their relationship?Reflecting on the competing tensions of love and duty, they also look ahead to potential for reconciliation.

58 min1 w ago
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William and Harry's rift explored in exclusive interview with Battle of Brothers author

Prince William goes green on global stage

The Duke of Cambridge launches the Earthshot Prize today, putting the environment right at the top of his agenda for the next decade.William has assembled a team of global stars to judge the £50million prize aiming to accelerate initiatives which can give a greener future.Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to discuss the project, as well as William's ITV documentary A Planet For Us All.They also catch up on the Sussexes' Netflix deal and Frogmore Cottage payment, as well as the royal family's expenses revealed in the Sovereign Grant Report.

50 min2 w ago
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Prince William goes green on global stage

What Kate did next: Scouts, Hold Still and life as a Royal patron

The Duchess of Cambridge got her woggle on this week as she became joint President of the scouts. Kate headed for a day of activities with kids in west London to mark the occasion - and this week we're putting her work in the spotlight.Host Ann Gripper catches up with Rachel Drew, group scout leader of the 12th Northolt scouts, to see how the day had gone. Daily Mirror royal photographer Ian Vogler gives his verdict on the Hold Still exhibition the Duchess curated with the National Portrait Gallery, and Mirror Online lifestyle editor Zoe Forsey interviews Tracy Rennie, director of care at East Anglia Children’s Hospices, about what Kate brings to her work as patron, and catches up with Ann about the Cambridges’ latest adventures with Sir David Attenborough, in the East End and wearing face masks. Join the conversation on Instagram and Twitter @podsave.

62 min3 w ago
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What Kate did next: Scouts, Hold Still and life as a Royal patron

Meghan and Harry redefine royal

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are back in action. With Finding Freedom now out there, and their new home chosen, they are making an increased number of appearances. Voting looks set to be a key, very unroyal theme for the Duchess in the lead up to the US election - but the Sussexes' time helping out at baby2baby was reminiscent of a royal engagement. Pod Save the Queen host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to discuss the new setup, while Sarah Bradbury chips in with a style update. Ann and Russell also discuss a protest outside Buckingham Palace that went viral and the latest on Prince Andrew. Plus they chat about the impact of royal baby names and a very unexpected musical in the last show of the very extended series. Pod Save The Queen will definitely return in the final week of September (but we might come back before then so make sure you're subscribed ) Until next time... #PodSaveTheQueen

51 minAUG 28
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Meghan and Harry redefine royal

Meghan and Harry's Montecito move

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have bought their first home - and with 16 bathrooms and nine bedrooms, it's not bad for a starter pad. They've chosen Montecito in Santa Barbara, California, as their base for their new lives away from the senior royal roles they left behind. Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to discuss the Sussexes' new place, and a listener gives some insight into the neighourhood. The team also catch up on the latest reactions to Finding Freedom and the wellmeaning phone call which hit a social media nerve. They also discuss VJ Day, Princess Anne's birthday and the new actors joining The Crown.

52 minAUG 20
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Meghan and Harry's Montecito move

Finding Freedom puts Harry and Meghan centre stage

The story of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's romance, marriage and falling out of love with life as senior royals is told in the new book Finding Freedom. Authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand had access to Meghan and Harry's friends, and have confirmed they spoke to the couple themselves "when appropriate". Pod Save the Queen host Ann Gripper, Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers and Mirror Online lifestyle editor Zoe Forsey discuss the revelations and insight which emerge - and how the two sides of the royal rift emerge from it. They also catch up on recent royal events, including Kate's baby bank work, her visit to Barry Island and Cardiff with William, and his appearance on That Peter Crouch podcast.

50 minAUG 13
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Finding Freedom puts Harry and Meghan centre stage

The Crown In Crisis - then and now

Edward VIII's abdication so he could marry Wallis Simpson caused turmoil - and continues to fascinate more than 80 years on. Prince Harry marrying glamorous American divorcee Meghan Markle had already drawn comparisons, even before they stood back from their roles as senior royals. Historian Alexander Larman, author of a new book about the abdication, joins Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper to discuss how the abdication crisis unfolded and its longterm impact on the protagonists and the country. They also reflect on the echoes in the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's departure - and where there are some major differences.

54 minAUG 6
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The Crown In Crisis - then and now

Secrets of Royal etiquette - your questions answered by Debrett's

What do you do if you meet the Queen? When do you need to curtsy? How do titles work? And what should you do if you break the Queen's china?!Debrett's is the bible of etiquette, so Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper called in an expert to answer listeners' questions. In an interview recorded early in lockdown, Rupert Wesson tackles your questions and reflects on changing etiquette in modern society, greetings in a pandemic, how to behave on social media - and his own brushes with royalty during his time with the military.

66 minJUL 31
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Secrets of Royal etiquette - your questions answered by Debrett's

Beatrice's big day, Philip's back and George is 7

Princess Beatrice's wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi was very different from any royal wedding that has gone before - but seemed to suit her down to the ground. From the dress previously worn by the Queen to the rapid replanning after the original date fell victim to lockdown and the socially distanced photo with her grandparents, it was certainly one to remember. Pod Save the Queen host Ann Gripper assembles the podcast team to talk about Beatrice's big day, with Russell Myers, Zoe Forsey and Sarah Bradbury joining the show. They also talk about Prince Philip's double public appearance, first in the wedding photos then handing a key appointment over to the Duchess of Cornwall, the knighting of Captain Tom and Prince George's birthday photos.

54 minJUL 24
Comments
Beatrice's big day, Philip's back and George is 7

Latest Episodes

Smiling Queen’s unmasked return and Sussexes step it up

The Queen got out and about for the first time in months as she completed her first public visit since the coronavirus pandemic took hold. But her decision not to wear a mask on the visit to the science centre at Porton Down proved something of a talking point. Prince William and Kate have remained busy, and Stateside, Prince Harry and Meghan have made a series of appearances at virtual events - and posed for a new portrait. Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers and Mirror Online fashionista Sarah Bradbury to catch up on what the royals have been up to - and wearing. They also talk the latest in court (legal, not royal) and Russell’s day out with Camilla.

57 min23 h ago
Comments
Smiling Queen’s unmasked return and Sussexes step it up

William and Harry's rift explored in exclusive interview with Battle of Brothers author

Best men at each others' weddings, Princes William and Harry seemed to be brothers united - now they are divided by thousands of miles and on different paths.Robert Lacey, author of Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult, joins host Ann Gripper to discuss how it came to this.How did their parents' divorce shape them? How were Kate and Meghan welcomed into the royal family? How have the Queen and the Palace handled things? And what impact did the structure of The Firm have on their relationship?Reflecting on the competing tensions of love and duty, they also look ahead to potential for reconciliation.

58 min1 w ago
Comments
William and Harry's rift explored in exclusive interview with Battle of Brothers author

Prince William goes green on global stage

The Duke of Cambridge launches the Earthshot Prize today, putting the environment right at the top of his agenda for the next decade.William has assembled a team of global stars to judge the £50million prize aiming to accelerate initiatives which can give a greener future.Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to discuss the project, as well as William's ITV documentary A Planet For Us All.They also catch up on the Sussexes' Netflix deal and Frogmore Cottage payment, as well as the royal family's expenses revealed in the Sovereign Grant Report.

50 min2 w ago
Comments
Prince William goes green on global stage

What Kate did next: Scouts, Hold Still and life as a Royal patron

The Duchess of Cambridge got her woggle on this week as she became joint President of the scouts. Kate headed for a day of activities with kids in west London to mark the occasion - and this week we're putting her work in the spotlight.Host Ann Gripper catches up with Rachel Drew, group scout leader of the 12th Northolt scouts, to see how the day had gone. Daily Mirror royal photographer Ian Vogler gives his verdict on the Hold Still exhibition the Duchess curated with the National Portrait Gallery, and Mirror Online lifestyle editor Zoe Forsey interviews Tracy Rennie, director of care at East Anglia Children’s Hospices, about what Kate brings to her work as patron, and catches up with Ann about the Cambridges’ latest adventures with Sir David Attenborough, in the East End and wearing face masks. Join the conversation on Instagram and Twitter @podsave.

62 min3 w ago
Comments
What Kate did next: Scouts, Hold Still and life as a Royal patron

Meghan and Harry redefine royal

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are back in action. With Finding Freedom now out there, and their new home chosen, they are making an increased number of appearances. Voting looks set to be a key, very unroyal theme for the Duchess in the lead up to the US election - but the Sussexes' time helping out at baby2baby was reminiscent of a royal engagement. Pod Save the Queen host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to discuss the new setup, while Sarah Bradbury chips in with a style update. Ann and Russell also discuss a protest outside Buckingham Palace that went viral and the latest on Prince Andrew. Plus they chat about the impact of royal baby names and a very unexpected musical in the last show of the very extended series. Pod Save The Queen will definitely return in the final week of September (but we might come back before then so make sure you're subscribed ) Until next time... #PodSaveTheQueen

51 minAUG 28
Comments
Meghan and Harry redefine royal

Meghan and Harry's Montecito move

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have bought their first home - and with 16 bathrooms and nine bedrooms, it's not bad for a starter pad. They've chosen Montecito in Santa Barbara, California, as their base for their new lives away from the senior royal roles they left behind. Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to discuss the Sussexes' new place, and a listener gives some insight into the neighourhood. The team also catch up on the latest reactions to Finding Freedom and the wellmeaning phone call which hit a social media nerve. They also discuss VJ Day, Princess Anne's birthday and the new actors joining The Crown.

52 minAUG 20
Comments
Meghan and Harry's Montecito move

Finding Freedom puts Harry and Meghan centre stage

The story of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's romance, marriage and falling out of love with life as senior royals is told in the new book Finding Freedom. Authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand had access to Meghan and Harry's friends, and have confirmed they spoke to the couple themselves "when appropriate". Pod Save the Queen host Ann Gripper, Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers and Mirror Online lifestyle editor Zoe Forsey discuss the revelations and insight which emerge - and how the two sides of the royal rift emerge from it. They also catch up on recent royal events, including Kate's baby bank work, her visit to Barry Island and Cardiff with William, and his appearance on That Peter Crouch podcast.

50 minAUG 13
Comments
Finding Freedom puts Harry and Meghan centre stage

The Crown In Crisis - then and now

Edward VIII's abdication so he could marry Wallis Simpson caused turmoil - and continues to fascinate more than 80 years on. Prince Harry marrying glamorous American divorcee Meghan Markle had already drawn comparisons, even before they stood back from their roles as senior royals. Historian Alexander Larman, author of a new book about the abdication, joins Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper to discuss how the abdication crisis unfolded and its longterm impact on the protagonists and the country. They also reflect on the echoes in the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's departure - and where there are some major differences.

54 minAUG 6
Comments
The Crown In Crisis - then and now

Secrets of Royal etiquette - your questions answered by Debrett's

What do you do if you meet the Queen? When do you need to curtsy? How do titles work? And what should you do if you break the Queen's china?!Debrett's is the bible of etiquette, so Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper called in an expert to answer listeners' questions. In an interview recorded early in lockdown, Rupert Wesson tackles your questions and reflects on changing etiquette in modern society, greetings in a pandemic, how to behave on social media - and his own brushes with royalty during his time with the military.

66 minJUL 31
Comments
Secrets of Royal etiquette - your questions answered by Debrett's

Beatrice's big day, Philip's back and George is 7

Princess Beatrice's wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi was very different from any royal wedding that has gone before - but seemed to suit her down to the ground. From the dress previously worn by the Queen to the rapid replanning after the original date fell victim to lockdown and the socially distanced photo with her grandparents, it was certainly one to remember. Pod Save the Queen host Ann Gripper assembles the podcast team to talk about Beatrice's big day, with Russell Myers, Zoe Forsey and Sarah Bradbury joining the show. They also talk about Prince Philip's double public appearance, first in the wedding photos then handing a key appointment over to the Duchess of Cornwall, the knighting of Captain Tom and Prince George's birthday photos.

54 minJUL 24
Comments
Beatrice's big day, Philip's back and George is 7
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