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Palace Confidential is weekly royal podcast on the British royal family. Host Jo Elvin, editor of You magazine, speaks to a mix of the Mail's royal experts, celebrity columnists and former palace staff for a mix of exclusive news, sharp analysis and a look back at some fascinating moments in the House of Windsor's history.
 
The Football Writers’ Association and William Hill present ‘Press Box Confidential’. Paul McCarthy is joined each week by the biggest names in football journalism in the country to discuss the most memorable matches, moments and characters in the game. Where were they when Eric Cantona kung-fu kicked a Palace fan in the chest? How difficult was Fergie to handle? And what was it like being stuck in the same hotel as Coleen Rooney and the rest of the WAGs during a World Cup Final? Press Box Co ...
 
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Prince Harry’s decision to try to get his lawyers to overturn the Home Office’s decision not to offer him police protection in the UK has, says Rebecca English, created ‘another legal drama involving the Sussexes and another unwelcome situation for the Royal Family’. PLUS After the extraordinary events that saw Boris Johnson apologise to the Queen …
 
The news that Prince Andrew is set to face trial in America over a civil claim that he abused a sex-trafficked 17-year-old is ‘the Royal Family’s worst nightmare and there’s no easy way out’. That’s the view of the Daily Mail’s Diary Editor Richard Eden, who says that enough is enough: it’s time for the Firm to take decisive action to put ‘clear wa…
 
In an essay on the environment published this week, Prince Charles praised not only his late father but both of his sons for their commitment to green issues. It might seem like a small thing, but the Daily Mail’s Royal Editor Rebecca English says it is ‘very notable’, adding: ‘I don’t think that’s a coincidence. Relationships with Harry are still …
 
Despite stepping back from his official royal role in 2019, Prince Andrew's ability to dominate the headlines throughout 2021 has given our panel on Palace Confidential plenty to talk about all year long. In this special episode, we’ve put together some of the biggest talking points and most jaw-dropping moments from the story of Prince Andrew over…
 
2020 was a seismic year for the Royal Family as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced plans to leave Britain and to relinquish royal duties, so much so that few thought 2021 would provide as much drama. However, the fallout from Megxit has continued to be drawn out, providing a series of unexpected twists that have proved incredibly uncomfortabl…
 
Earlier this year, Buckingham Palace announced an investigation into accusations of bullying by the Duchess of Sussex against members of staff. Fast forward nine months and, as the Mail’s Rebecca English reveals, just ‘a tiny handful’ of staff have been interviewed and she believes the whole process is ‘being kicked into the long grass’. The panel …
 
What is Prince Harry’s motivation – self-preservation or trying to create more distance from his family in advance of his memoirs being released? That’s the question being asked by our panel in the latest edition of Palace Confidential. As connections between Prince Charles and a Saudi businessman are called into question, Harry has appeared to cri…
 
The Prince of Wales found himself dragged back into the royal racism row after a new book made claims – denied by Charles – that he was the so-called ‘royal racist’, writes Richard Eden. The Prince of Wales was also in the spotlight as he travelled to Barbados this week as the nation declared itself a republic. At one evening event, jetlag appeared…
 
A BBC documentary that set out to examine the relationship between a Royal Family in crisis and the media has ended up exposing the Corporation’s rapidly deteriorating relations with the Firm. That’s the view of royal experts interviewed on this week’s Palace Confidential, who tackle the controversial documentary, The Princes And The Press. See omn…
 
News that Meghan Markle has given another high-profile interview on US television will cause ‘a real sense of trepidation’ among royals, says Daily Mail Diary Editor Richard Eden, because the last big TV interview ‘set off explosions all around the world and caused a long long headache for the Royal Family’. So far, however, the revelations seem to…
 
This week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s battle with the media, both traditional and social, was laid bare in the starkest of terms. The Court of Appeal heard new evidence from a senior royal aide after the Mail on Sunday began an appeal against a High Court ruling earlier this year which found the newspaper had unlawfully breached Meghan’s priv…
 
Moves by Prince Andrew’s lawyers this week to have a civil case against him dismissed show that ‘the gloves are off’ says Richard Kay the Daily Mail’s Editor at Large. Andrew denies all claims made against him, but it was revealed that he will still have to give evidence under oath to the court sometime next year. Meanwhile the Mail on Sunday’s Ass…
 
Are the palace deceiving the public over the Queen’s health? And how can ‘rockstar’ Prince William avoid getting too political over climate change? Join Jess King and her panel of experts, for all of the latest Royal news. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Palace Confidential
 
There was shock when it was announced that the Queen’s planned trip to Northern Ireland had been cancelled on the advice of doctors. But for our panellist Richard Eden, it is a sign that Her Majesty should be allowed to retired gracefully and make way for her grandson William to take the throne. Meanwhile the Duchess of Sussex’s letter to US politi…
 
Is Prince William right to criticise billionaire space invaders like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk? That’s one of the questions for this week’s panel on our royal show Palace Confidential. The Daily Mail’s diary editor Richard Eden believes he shouldn’t be following his father Charles’ eco-zealotry. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
When Prince Harry and Meghan left the UK it was said that they were going it alone, but the late Princess Diana has been a constant presence, playing ‘third wheel’ in their relationship. That’s the view of the princess’ biographer Andrew Morton, in an interview with Palace Confidential. AND we discuss Prince Charles’ plans to shuffle the Windsors a…
 
After the Sussexes stopped traffic in New York last week, it was the turn of the Cambridges to grab the headlines, with Kate’s incredibly glamorous look at the Bond premiere setting the fashion agenda. The panel also discuss the latest revelations in the updated version of The Meghan Paradox by Andrew Morton, which is being serialised in the Mail o…
 
Despite not representing the monarchy or Britain anymore, Harry and Meghan have been given the full VIP treatment on their trip to New York, their first official visit since moving to California. The Daily Mail’s royal editor Rebecca English tells Palace Confidential that this trip has ‘the feel of an official royal visit, which of course it isn’t …
 
Harry and Meghan are back on the front pages – but not as we’re used to seeing them. The pair grace the cover of the new Time magazine as part of its annual 100 most influential people special, and their inclusion and the accompanying photos are a hot topic for our panel. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
It was reported this week that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were planning a ‘summit’ with the Queen following months of recriminations following Megxit. The Daily Mail’s royal editor Rebecca English says while they will meet in the near future, it will be in ‘a private, family get together’ with ‘certainly no officials getting involved, because t…
 
TV presenter and thorn in the side of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Piers Morgan was this week cleared by Ofcom over comments he made about the truthfulness of Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah in March. Julia Hartley-Brewer agrees, arguing that it’s an important win for freedom of speech, adding that for Meghan and Harry to paint themselves a…
 
Another week another royal rift. A new excerpt of the updated version of the controversial book Finding Freedom, claims that Meghan and Harry were unhappy that the royal family failed to take ‘full ownership’ and ‘accountability’ over their claims of racism. The royal pair insist that the book is unauthorised, and that they haven’t sought to stoke …
 
Join Jo Elvin, Richard Eden, Sarah Vine and Rebecca English as they dive headfirst into the week’s Royal news and views.As the Duchess of Sussex celebrates her 40th birthday with the launch of new initiative 40x40 (helping women left unemployed through the pandemic back into work), our panel questions the merits of having Meghan’s friends give less…
 
As an epilogue to Harry and Meghan’s autobiography is announced, Andrew Pierce makes his Palace Confidential debut, to skewer the Sussexes for their voracious pursuit of anything that could make them money. Our panel discuss just how little new information the authors could include, and speculate that any true new revelations will come in Prince Ha…
 
The announcement that Prince Harry is writing a memoir was one of the major shocks in an already turbulent year for the Royal Family. The Firm don’t appear to have been informed much before the public and there was dismay that its publication in 2022 will coincide with what should have been a year of celebration for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Se…
 
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced their latest project – a kids TV show called Pearl made in conjuction with David Furnish, husband of Elton John. But, we ask our Palace Confidential experts, will it turn out to be a gem? When it comes to the themes, ‘it’s very Meghan’ says the Daily Mail’s Royal Editor Rebecca English. For the paper’s …
 
What do England need to do to win their first major trophy in 55 years? Frank Lampard joins Paul McCarthy and Des Kelly to talk about the tournament so far and give his predictions for Sunday night. Produced by Joey McCarthy @theofficialfwa Sponsored by William Hill 18+ BeGambleAware.co.uk WilliamHill.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-o…
 
A new documentary about the catastrophic fallout between Princes William and Harry has got royal watchers talking again this week. But unusually it’s what was left on the cutting room floor that’s proved to be the biggest talking point. Lawyers acting for Prince William complained about a section of the programme where a contributor claimed that th…
 
What is the secret to Gareth Southgate’s success as England manager? Carrie Brown (BeIN Sports) and George Caulkin (The Athletic) chat to Paul McCarthy and Des Kelly ahead of the Three Lion’s semi-final against Denmark at Wembley. They discuss how the squad have proved themselves against a backdrop of points-scoring politicians, national division a…
 
For Robert Lacey – author of the definitive guide to the fallout between William and Harry – the unveiling of the memorial to Diana, Princess of Wales, represented ‘a Spencer takeover – there wasn’t a single member of the House of Windsor there’. As well as a memorial to their mother, the sculpture is also a testament to the drive of the Princes: ‘…
 
Did that really happen? England’s historic victory over Germany at Wembley is the subject of this Euros special, with guests Alan Davies and Jermaine Jenas. Gareth Southgate's master plan and the challenge of avoiding family commitments to ensure a seat in front of the TV on match days are among the topics discussed. Produced by Joey McCarthy @theo…
 
The Euros have arrived at the knock out phase and there’s much to discuss. David Ornstein (The Athletic) and Sami Mokbel (Daily Mail) join Paul McCarthy and Des Kelly to name their favourite player, goal, moment, kit and fans of the group stages. Produced by Joey McCarthy @theofficialfwa Sponsored by William Hill 18+ BeGambleAware.co.uk WilliamHill…
 
Royal watchers have spent the week reacting to the bombshell new revelations emerging in the updated book Battle of Brothers by Robert Lacey. Among them the suggestion that Prince Charles declared that Harry and Meghan’s son Archie would never be a prince. PLUS is it time to decommission the royal train? Royal finance expert David McClure points ou…
 
Former Scotland winger Pat Nevin and Chief Sportswriter at the Daily Mirror Andy Dunn join the podcast to talk about England and Scotland's final group games, Mancini's sartorial selections and Gareth Bale believing in aliens. Produced by Joey McCarthy @theofficialfwa Sponsored by William Hill 18+ BeGambleAware.co.uk WilliamHill.com See acast.com/p…
 
The royal name blame game rumbles on: did Prince Harry ‘ask’ the Queen’s permission to name his daughter Lilibet or ‘tell’ her? Kate Mansey – who wrote about the story in the Mail on Sunday – says that following the row, which saw royal sources questioning Harry and Meghan’s version of events to a BBC reporter, Her Majesty has decided that the Pala…
 
Former Scotland manager Alex McLeish and Spanish journalist Guillem Balagué join Paul McCarthy and Des Kelly to discuss Patrik Schick's wonder goal, Spain's tournament chances and to ask whether Scotland can beat England at Wembley. Produced by Joey McCarthy @theofficialfwa Sponsored by William Hill 18+ BeGambleAware.co.uk WilliamHill.com See acast…
 
Choosing a name for a baby can be hard work, but only in the royal family could it lead to another transatlantic royal row and threats of legal action against newspapers. An extraordinary story in the BBC – an institution which usually steers clear of royal gossip – suggested that Harry and Meghan had NOT sought permission from the Queen to name th…
 
In the first of our Euro 2020 specials, Paul McCarthy and Des Kelly are joined by England legends Gary Lineker and Alan Smith to talk home nation chances, tournament dark horses and that infamous substitution in Euro '92. Produced by Joey McCarthy @theofficialfwa Sponsored by William Hill 18+ BeGambleAware.co.uk WilliamHill.com See acast.com/privac…
 
In his new show with Oprah on mental health, Prince Harry asks ‘where do we go from here?’ It’s a question many royal watchers will ask when it comes to how many more revelatory shows the Duke is planning to make. ‘Buckingham Palace genuinely don’t want to get into a public slanging match with Harry and Meghan,’ the Mail’s Royal Editor Rebecca Engl…
 
The news that Princess Beatrice is expecting a baby should mean celebration in the palace. But with royals awaiting the fallout from Prince Harry’s new mental health documentary with Oprah Winfrey, the mood is far from happy. The Daily Mail’s Royal Editor Rebecca English says the frustration in the palace is ‘immense’. The ongoing saga has seem som…
 
Rúben Dias - Footballer of The Year - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Paul McCarthy, Simon Mullock and Carrie Brown celebrate the Football Writers' Association's Footballer of The Year Rúben Dias. In an FWA exclusive, we hear from the man himself about his competitive spirit, missing fans and his hopes for the Champions League final. #FOTY21 Produced by Joey M…
 
Just when it seemed like things were calming down in the House of Windsor’s transatlantic royal row, comes another broadside that threatens to both reopen old wounds and cause a couple more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Palace Confidential
 
Join our panel for a jam packed Palace Confidential, as we discuss the fall out from the announcement of Meghan's new children's book, and look at the other royal authors whose footsteps she's following in. As William and Kate get down with the kids by joining YouTube, our panel discuss how to keep it regal whilst making sure people "like" and "sub…
 
he Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary this week with new pictures and family footage to mark the occasion. The Mail's Editor at Large Richard Kay explains how they have grown into their royal roles, but why William is in no hurry to take the throne. And the Mail on Sunday's Diary Editor Charlotte Griffiths revea…
 
The Queen could be forgiven for not celebrating her 95th birthday this week, not only was she still mourning the death of her husband, but the very public row between her grandson Harry and the rest of the family remains unresolved. Sarah Vine suggests that there was more to the politics of Prince Philip's funeral procession than first revealed... …
 
From the guestlist to the dress code, to the quirky twist only he could have insisted on, The Mail's Royal Editor Rebecca English reveals the plans for the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh. PLUS the secret life of Philip - our experts look at the life of the Duke away from the cameras with unmissable insight from the Duke's official biographer Gyle…
 
n a special edition of Palace Confidential, we look back at the extraordinary life of the late Duke of Edinburgh. Mail columnist Robert Hardman, who interviewed Philip a number of times, looks at the massive impact he made as Queen's Consort, while biographer Ian Lloyd explores the Prince's fascinating early life and his distinguished war record. P…
 
As he publishes his new book Elizabeth & Margaret, Morton tells us how William's relationship with Harry is like the Queen's with her late sister AND whether Diana would have been closer to Kate or Meghan. We look at how "ruthless" William jettisoned old friend Tom Bradby and examine Harry and Meghan's new Netflix show. PLUS how the Queen has been …
 
Royals and politics is always a dangerous mix and this week the spectre of a Meghan Markle presidency was revived by Tom Bower, the man tasked with writing a biography of the Duchess. Our panel discuss the implications, while Alastair Campbell tells the programme how the royals snubbed his old boss Tony Blair at William's wedding. PLUS historian Ad…
 
Royal Editor Rebecca English explains how the terms of Harry's new jobs could mean a bumper payday for the Duke. Let's be honest, says historian Dr Tessa Dunlop he's only getting these new bizarre titles because of his title. It's also a bit rich for Harry to fight fake news, argues Mail diarist Richard Eden, his vague accusations against The Firm …
 
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