Christmas presents, plans and traditions are all discussed in The Royal Box Christmas special. Royal biographer Duncan Larcombe, royal commentator Victoria Murphy and Prince Charles' former butler Grant Harrold join presenter Kate Thornton on the sofa to talk all things festive. Elsewhere former royal party planner and etiquette expert Alexandra Messervy busts popular Royal Family myths and outlines every detail of the Christmas celebrations at Sandringham. Plus, we hit the streets of London to find out what the British public would gift the Queen for Christmas.
Duncan Larcombe tells The Royal Box that the press can't just make up stories about the royals.
From hiding news of the dress from friends and family to getting sign-off from the Queen, Autumn Phillips' wedding gown designer Sassi Holford talks to Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box'.
Kate Thornton talks to Princess Diana's former trainer in episode seven of Yahoo UK's video series 'The Royal Box'. Jenni Rivett explains how the late princess really felt about her divorce with Charles, her struggles with press invasion and bulimia. Also in the episode, royal correspondent Victoria Murphy and biographer Duncan Larcombe discuss the pressures on Meghan Markle as she becomes more and more intwined in royal life. Plus writer Louise Heren, who co-wrote a book about Norland nannies (and had one of her own) discusses the role the Cambridge nanny Maria Borrallo plays.
Prior to embarking on royal life, Meghan Markle was an actress and keen activist. “We have seen Meghan come to terms with the difference between being a Hollywood star on the red carpet to being a royal on the red carpet,” Larcombe tells Yahoo UK during episode seven of ‘The Royal Box’.
"From what I can see, I don't think there is that chemistry and personal relationship that there should be."
"It's in their interest to keep Diana alive and any other member of the royal family. It's their bread and butter"
"Harry could have been more insistent perhaps. He's not an unintelligent guy, he's been through the mill himself".
From £1 million travel bills to £30 million security bills, royal spending appears to be at an all-time high - and it's time we had a conversation about it, say royal experts.
"When you saw that engagement interview, did you not think that was a couple who are fairly in touch with each other's emotions?"
"This is the new power place, this is actually where power is, this is where a lot of attention is, this is the future of the monarchy."
Introducing The Royal Box, Yahoo UK's brand new show on all things royal. Presented by Kate Thornton, episode five features Diana's former butler Paul Burrell, who worked alongside the late Princess of Wales from 1987 until her death a decade later. Burrell gives his view on the palace's handling of the Markles and explains why he thinks Charles should abdicate. Also, royal correspondent Camilla Tominey and historian Prof. Kate Williams explain why Buckingham Palace is falling out of favour and Kensington Palace is the new royal HQ. Plus, we look at what the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have in the diaries for the next few weeks.
"There's an understanding that royals a little bit lower down the pecking order feel excluded by the magnificent seven"
Introducing The Royal Box, Yahoo UK’s brand new show on all things royal. Presented by Kate Thornton, episode four features royal historian Victoria Howard and etiquette expert Liz Brewer, who discuss how lonely royal life can be and dissect the growing celebrity circles the younger royals mix in. Kate also talks to double amputee and former royal marine Ben McBean, who shared his return flight home from Afghanistan with Prince Harry and has maintained a relationship with the royal ever since. Mr McBean looks back on his own time in the army and traumatic end to his tour. He also discusses Prince Harry’s unbiased treatment and what the royal has done for veterans since leaving the army himself. Plus, we look at what the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have in the diaries for the next few weeks.
Introducing The Royal Box, Yahoo UK's brand new show on all things royal. Presented by Kate Thornton, episode three features Princess Diana's biographer Andrew Morton. Mr Morton talks about the repercussions of his Princess Diana biography, 'Diana: Her True Story' and how Meghan's fitting into the royal family. Also on the sofa is PR guru Nick Ede, royal historian Prof. Kate Williams and psychologist Emma Kenny who give some insight on what it's like growing up in the royal family with the whole world watching. Plus, we look at what the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have in the diaries for the next few weeks.
Child psychologist Emma Kenny says William and Kate will let their son make up up his own mind about whether he wants to remain embroiled in royal life.
Watch the full interview with PR guru Nick Ede, on episode three of Yahoo UK’s brand new show ‘The Royal Box’ from Friday 6 July.
Watch the full interview with royal biographer Andrew Morton, on episode three of Yahoo UK’s brand new show ‘The Royal Box’ from Friday 6 July.