Pod Save The Queen

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Meghan Markle's wedding to Prince Harry has given the royal family trans-Atlantic appeal - and injected new energy into The Firm. Follow the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they build their new royal life, William and Kate as they adapt to Prince Louis joining George and Charlotte, the Queen and all the rest of your favourite royals. Expect behind the scenes details, fashion, travel and a smattering of politics as the royals represent Britain abroad.

The show is brought to you by host Ann Gripper and the Daily Mirror's royal team. Follow @MirrorRoyal for all the latest royal news.


Episode Date
Royal remembrance at Amiens and let's all go to Balmoral
00:33:28

Prince William was the royal representative at the commemoration service 100 years on from the Battle of Amiens. The battle was a turning point in World War One as the Allies combined ground and air force to push back the enemy, and the Duke of Cambridge was joined by Prime Minister Theresa May for a moving memorial at Amiens cathedral.


Royal reporter Russell Myers was in northern France for the event and joins Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper to discuss the latest royal

news.


They are also joined by fashion writer Danielle Stacey and travel writer Julie Delahaye to look back on Daisy Jenks' wedding to Charlie van Straubenzee, Eugenia and Beatrice's Vogue Interview and how the royals spend their summer holidays.


And the team are taking a summer break too, returning in the autumn - subscribe to be the first to hear when Pod Save The Queen returns.

Aug 09, 2018
Thomas Markle and the Yorks get personal in public
00:43:53

Thomas Markle vowed he would not stay quiet until he was back in contact with daughter Meghan - and he has stayed true to his word.

After yet another outspoken interview, there have been high level meetings at Kensington Palace on how to get the situation belatedly under control.

But he is not the only one discussing deeply personal things with journalists. Princess Eugenie has appeared in Vogue with sister Beatrice, and Zara Tindall revealed the heartbreak of two miscarriages in a Sunday Times interview.

Royal reporter Russell Myers and fashion director Amber Graafland join Pod Save The Queen Host Ann Gripper to discuss the royals getting personal in public.

For Harry and Meghan, it is still very much the love bubble judging by their glamorous smooch at the polo - and they have a birthday day out at a friend's wedding to look forward to. 

Aug 02, 2018
Thomas Markle the headache that won't go away
00:38:19

At what should be the happiest time of her life, Meghan Markle has an unwanted headache.

Her dad Thomas has declared he will keep giving interviews until the royals break their silence in his latest bizarre bid to mend his relationship with his daughter, who he says has not returned his calls for two months.

Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper is joined by Mirror columnist Alison Phillips, fashion directer Amber Graafland and reporter Russell Myers to discuss why the royal family have lost control of the situation, the impact it is (or isn't) having and what happens next.

They also discuss Donald Trump's meeting with the Queen, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's visit to the Nelson Mandela exhibition, royals at the Wimbledon finals, the gorgeous pictures of Prince Louis's christening and plans for Princess Eugenie's wedding.

Jul 18, 2018
Fashion special: Dissecting Meghan's Irish tourdrobe and this week's other royal looks
00:34:30

Meghan Markle has completed her first royal visit abroad with Prince Harry - which meant we were able to enjoy her first tour-drobe.

The Duchess of Sussex packed in four outfits in 24 hours on her visit to Ireland.

With wall-to-wall designer labels rather than high street picks, the cost of the ensembles was eye-watering - and some of them divided opinion.

Having already discussed the substance of Harry and Meghan's Dublin visit on Pod Save The Queen with Russell Myers, who travelled on the tour, the Mirror's fashion team join podcast host Ann Gripper to turn their attention to the tour's style.

They also look back on Meghan's outfit for the RAF centenary, her nods to Audrey Hepburn and all the looks from Prince Louis's christening

Jul 13, 2018
Up close with Meghan and Harry's Irish tour
00:30:13

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are the couple of the moment - and they took their showbiz glamour to Ireland for their first royal visit abroad.

With political meetings, cultural events and inevitably a taste of Guinness, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a flying visit to Dublin this week.

The Daily Mirror's Russell Myers, fresh from his trip to the Middle East with Prince William, joined them for a packed schedule. He joins Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper to discuss the royals' reception, their relationship and the people they met.

They also reflect on Prince Louis' christening. Subscribe to the show to make sure you get part two of the Irish tour - dissecting Meghan's fashion choices.

Jul 12, 2018
Up close with Prince William's Middle East tour
00:34:59

What is Prince William like in person? How did the royal tour of the Middle East pan out? And what is it like to fly on the royal plane?

Russell Myers (@rjmyers) joined the Duke of Cambridge on his historic visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and he joins host Ann Gripper (@anngripper) to reflect on a trip set to have a long term impact on William's future priorities.

The @MirrorRoyal team also look ahead to Prince Louis's christening and Meghan and Harry's visit to Ireland.

Jul 04, 2018
William the peace envoy and Meghan's latest outing
00:43:27

Prince William's Middle East tour was already historic as the first official royal visit to Israel since the country's birth 70 years ago.

But it took on even greater importance when Israeli President Reuven Rivelin gave the Duke of Cambridge a message of peace for the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

With a complicated history and tinderbox present, the Daily Mirror's head of politics Jason Beattie explains the context of William's visit in the latest episode of Pod Save The Queen.

And reporter Russell Myers, who was in the room for William's meeting with the President, joins host Ann Gripper via Skype to provide an update from the tour itself.

But in a podcast of two halves, there is still time to discuss the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's latest appearance. Meghan and Harry joined the Queen for a celebration of Commonwealth young leaders at Buckingham Palace yesterday.

And more information about the newlyweds' Irish visit and the details of Prince Louis's christening.

Jun 27, 2018
Meghan Markle's love-in with the Queen - and Givenchy
00:42:06

Meghan Markle's first visit with the Queen went swimmingly, with the pair pictured in fits of laughter in Chester.

And the Duchess of Sussex has made her Royal Ascot debut too, joining the grand royal family day out

Meghan wore Givenchy for both outings, and Claire Waight Keller's designs look set to become a staple in her wardrobe.

One month on from her wedding to Prince Harry she has taken to royal life with aplomb - but her dad Thomas popped up this week to throw a spanner in the works again with a TV interview.

Daily Mirror fashion director Amber Graafland (@ambermirrorfash) and reporter Russell Myers (@rjmyers), who was with the royals in Cheshire, join Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper (@anngripper) to discuss an eventful week. 

They also discuss THAT Oscar de la Renta dress, Prince William's upcoming tour of the Middle East and the Tindalls' baby news

Jun 19, 2018
Meghan makes her balcony debut with her Prince
00:37:48

Meghan Markle married her Prince in Windsor - but they enjoyed a belated Buckingham Palace balcony moment after Trooping the Colour.

It may have been the formality of the Queen's birthday celebrations, but the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex's love still shone through.

And Meghan kept her own sense of style too, with a customised hat and unusual dress.

Amanda Dishaw, editor of the Meghan's Mirror and What Would Kate Do blogs, joins Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper to discuss Meghan's latest royal outing, her planned trip to Chester with the Queen and the Cambridges' day out at the polo.

They also reflect on the impact Meghan's public life before Harry has on the level of interest in the newest royal, and how the USA and Canada have been covering her start in royal life.

Jun 12, 2018
Royal body language special: How Meghan has changed Harry - and will shake up the family
00:43:21

Meghan Markle wowed with her poise on her wedding day - while Prince Harry showed his nerves.

The world was wrapped up in the beauty of the St George's Chapel service, the stunning bride, besotted groom and glamorous guests.

But for body language expert Judi James there was an extra layer of fascination: what was happening below the surface.

Judi joined Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper to discuss how Harry and Meghan's relationship has evolved, their loving wedding day moments and what was going on in their official wedding photos. 

They also discuss how William and Kate differ, Doria Ragland's place among the royals, Sarah Ferguson's (not so) big arrival, the constancy of the Queen and Prince Philip - and the infamous Charles and Diana engagement interview. Plus the coded signal the Queen sends with her handbag...

Jun 04, 2018
What the photographer saw at Harry and Meghan's wedding (and first engagement)
00:30:20

Prince Harry and wife Meghan were straight back on royal duty just three days after their wedding.

The newly minted and newly wed Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined Prince Charles and Camilla for a garden party to mark Charles' 70th birthday on Tuesday.

Daily Mirror photographer Ian Vogler was there, fresh from his stint on a Windsor rooftop for Saturday's royal wedding celebrations.

He joined Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper to share his thoughts on two very different days.

He also gives his photographer's verdict on Alexi Lubomirski's official wedding photos of Harry and Meghan

May 24, 2018
Up close with Meghan and Harry's modern fairytale wedding
00:55:54

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had promised a wedding that reflected them as a couple - and they totally delivered.

The fairytale day exceeded all expectations and even the sun shone. From Meghan's dress to the raucous evening celebrations, it was a day filled with joy and love.

Meghan's decision to ask Prince Charles to walk her down the aisle was entirely vindicated, as he put both the bride and her mother Doria at ease, and the guests' seating plan gave us an insight into who really is in the royals' inner circle.

On her final day in the job, Daily Mirror royal correspondent Victoria Murphy joined Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper to dissect all the details and reveal what she saw in Windsor.

Meghan's dress was a statement that she means business, and her working life as the Duchess of Sussex begins almost immediately. We reflect on the memories made on Saturday - and what lies ahead for the newly-weds.

May 21, 2018
Meghan Markle springs a surprise in Givenchy - wedding fashion special
00:33:54

Meghan Markle made a beautiful bride, as we knew she would - but her wedding dress designer came as a surprise.

With Ralph & Russo, Stella McCartney and Erdem the names swirling in the air, Prince Harry's wife-to-be stepped out of her car to reveal an incredible Givenchy gown and veil created by Claire Waight Keller.

The dress was perfectly understated, allowing other details in her look to shine through.

MirrorFashion's Amber Graafland, Zoe Cripps and Danielle Stacey join Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper to dissect all the details of Meghan Markle's wedding day look.

 They also talk bridesmaids, page boys, the mother of the bride, best dressed celebrity wedding guests - and Kate re-wearing her outfit. 

May 19, 2018
Harry and Meghan are getting married in the morning - and Charles will be at her side
00:23:59

 Meghan Markle's mum was tipped to walk her down the aisle when her dad fell ill - but instead Prince Charles is stepping into the breach.

But Prince Harry's bride is expected to walk part of the way with her bridesmaids and page boys before her father-in-law-to-be accompanies her on the last stage of her journey to the altar.

Daily Mirror royal correspondent Victoria Murphy sends in her verdict from Windsor as Daily Mirror fashion director Amber Graafland joins Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper in the studio to reflect on the surprise choice, and the final details emerging for the big day. 

They also discuss what we can expect from Meghan Markle's wedding dress, the fashion moments to look out for and all the excitement as the royal wedding build-up reaches fever pitch.

May 18, 2018
Royal travel special: Windsor, wedding eve hotels and honeymoons
00:19:51

Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper is joined by the Daily Mirror consumer editor and Windsor regular Ruki Sayid and online travel writer Julie Delahaye to provide a flavour of what royal fans should look out for if they're heading to Windsor for the royal wedding and discuss ideal honeymoon options.

What can visitors expect from Windsor? And what would you find at Coworth Park and Cliveden House Hotel if you decided to splash out on a visit?

May 16, 2018
Meghan's dad throws plans into chaos - so now what?
00:24:58

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's best-laid plans have unravelled in the week of their royal wedding.

Meghan's dad Thomas was due to walk her down the aisle at St George's Chapel on Saturday, a role officially confirmed at a royal briefing 10 days ago.

But after it emerged he had apparently collaborated with a photographer for set-up pictures, and with reports of ill health too, he pulled out of coming to the UK for his daughter's big day.

Daily Mirror royal correspondent Victoria Murphy joins Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper to discuss Thomas Markle's no-show, whether he could still be there and who might replace him alongside the bride.

They reflect on how the news seemingly surprised Palace staff - and Meghan possibly finding out from website reports that her dad was not coming. Plus they talk about two men who do look set to be there, Prince Philip and Primate Michael Curry, and the wedding reception menu. 

May 15, 2018
Timetables, tiaras - and are Ralph & Russo really designing Meghan Markle's wedding dress?
00:40:59

 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding is just 11 days away - and the big questions are getting answered.

We now know Meghan's dad Thomas will walk her down the aisle, but there is a special role for Meghan's mum too.

But what will the bride wear for her big day? The chances of Ralph & Russo being behind the wedding dress of the year seem to be increasing.

Daily Mirror royal correspondent Victoria Murphy joins Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper and fashion writer Danielle Stacey to discuss who will design the royal wedding dress - as well as the tiara options Meghan will be able to choose from.

They also go through the details of the timetable for the big day, the nods to Princess Diana we already know about and how Meghan's dress will be kept secret on the big day.

Plus they look back at the new pictures of Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte's birthday - plus how the newly-weds will delay their honeymoon.

May 08, 2018
Finally it’s Prince Louis - and Prince William is Harry’s best man
00:41:26

The royal baby arrived quickly - but then we had a long wait to discover his name.

By the time we find out Prince William and Kate Middleton's third child would be called Louis Arthur Charles, Kensington Palace had announced some royal wedding news.

William was confirmed as his brother's best man, saying he was "honoured" to get the job.

Daily Mirror royal correspondent Victoria Murphy joins Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper to talk about the significance of both announcements - and the people involved.

They discuss why the name announcement might have taken so long, who the newest royal is (and isn't) named after and the brotherly relationship between William and Harry.

They also look back on William and Kate's wedding day and highlight some new royal memorabilia arrivals.

May 01, 2018
Hello baby Cambridge 3 - tell us your name!
00:47:23

The Cambridge family are getting to know their new little prince - and hopefully at least they know his name.

Kate Middleton gave birth to her third child on Monday, and emerged looking extraordinarily poised and glamorous alongside Prince William a few hours later to introduce him to the world. 

Princess Charlotte almost stole the show with her confident waving on a day she made history. And was Prince George being affectionate or an annoying big brother as they headed into the hospital to meet their little brother?

Daily Mirror royal correspondent Victoria Murphy and fashion director Amber Graafland join Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper to discuss all the Lindo Wing comings and goings and possible options for when the baby eventually gets his name.

They also reflect on Prince Charles' approval as head of the Commonwealth, Meghan Markle's latest appearances, including ANZAC Day - and the Queen's delight at Justin Trudeau and the State banquet.

Apr 25, 2018
Meghan Markle brings California style as weather and engagement diary hot up
00:44:37

Meghan Markle put her own style stamp on royal duties once again as she joined Prince Harry for a Commonwealth event in London.

The bride-to-be smartened up a beach style dress with a blazer and killer heels - but have you ever seen a royal shrug a jacket on their shoulders like that?

Daily Mirror royal correspondent Victoria Murphy and fashion writer Danielle Stacey join Pod Save the Queen host Ann Gripper to discuss Harry and Meghan's growing royal role, with a flurry of engagements over the next week.

They reflect on the announcement of the wedding photographer and who isn't on the royal wedding guestlist, plus discuss the importance of the Commonwealth in Harry and Meghan's future roles.

As well as answering readers' questions on everything from the wedding party to Germaine Greer's comments about Meghan bolting, they look ahead to the Queen's birthday, discuss Prince Philip's recovery - and the death of the Queen's last corgi.

Apr 18, 2018
What to expect from the arrival of royal baby number three
00:37:07

The parking suspension being in place outside the Lindo Wing can only mean one thing: it's royal baby time again. 

So what happens next? Daily Mirror royal correspondent Victoria Murphy has visited the hospital to check the lie of the land and tells Pod Save the Queen host Ann Gripper what we can expect. 

They also discuss why the Lindo Wing is such a popular choice for mums who go private, and why the NHS would not have been practical for a royal birth. 

The ins and outs of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's charity choices for their wedding giftlist are discussed - and the one big difference from William and Kate's. 

There is also time to reflect on Prince Charles and Camilla's Australian visit and why they spent their wedding anniversary apart, plus Prince Phillip's recovery from hip surgery.

Apr 10, 2018
Royal family shows and no-shows for Easter
00:32:22

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle missed the royal family's Easter celebrations - and William and Kate nearly missed them too. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were late for Sunday's church service at St George's Chapel, Windsor. The pair arrived after the Queen - a real royal no-no. 

Princess Eugenie and fiance Jack Brooksbank attended the service at the chapel, which will host both their wedding in October and that of Harry and Meghan in May. 

Daily Mirror royal correspondent Victoria Murphy and fashion director Amber Graafland join Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper to discuss all the royal Easter celebrations, a very young driver and Prince Philip's absence. 

Plus they dissect the latest royal wedding details, including the announcement of the flowers and armed forces' involvement - and Andrew Morton's new biography Meghan: A Hollywood Princess.

Apr 03, 2018
Meghan has royal baby plans of her own as Kate goes on maternity leave
00:36:45

With her third child due next month, the Duchess of Cambridge is taking a break from official duties. 

And Meghan Markle raised expectations of another royal birth before too long with her comments on her visit to Northern Ireland with fiance Prince Harry.

Daily Mirror royal correspondent Victoria Murphy and fashion director Amber Graafland join Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper to discuss the royal baby prospects, Kate's maternity fashion highlights and what the new baby might be called.

Plus they reflect on how the royal family will mark Easter at Windsor, the latest royal wedding news, the design of the official royal wedding china - and Amber's unexpected encounter with the Queen.

Mar 28, 2018
Wedding cake for a new generation - and remembering Diana years with Jennie Bond
00:38:09

New details of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding have been announced this week: the wedding cake baker and invitation design .

With two royal weddings and a royal baby to look forward to in 2018, it is easy to forget the turmoil the royal family found itself in in the 1990s.

But those events are vividly recalled by Jennie Bond, whose time as BBC royal correspondent from 1989 to 2003 took in two royal break ups and the death of Princess Diana.

As a new biography of Prince Charles rakes up that difficult time, Jennie joins Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper to reflect on the annus horribilis of 1992, why Princess Diana still captivates - and why Camilla should be Queen.

They also discuss Harry and Meghan's blending of the modern and the traditional for their big day, which royal would be best in the I'm a Celebrity jungle and how listeners can be part of a wedding gift for Prince Harry and Meghan with The Crown From The Crowd project by Photobox.

Mar 22, 2018
Meghan takes her place in royal pecking order - but who will walk her down the aisle?
00:35:21

Meghan Markle has completed her first official engagement with the Queen, joining the royal family for the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey. 

Daily Mirror royal correspondent Victoria Murphy and fashion writer Danielle Stacey join Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper to discuss how it went, THAT moment when Harry made her laugh, the fashion highlights, who was made to sit further down the line and a first Commonwealth Day since Prince Philip retired. 

They also debate candidates to walk Meghan down the aisle, the merits of getting your other half to teach you to drive and reflect on the Queen's official consent to the royal wedding.

Plus they discuss Harry's speech about mental health, which royal events are public and why Meghan isn't at all of them. 

And there's also time for Zara Phillips at the Cheltenham Festival, Prince William not going to the World Cup and the upcoming TV movie of Harry & Meghan: The Royal Love Story.

Mar 15, 2018
The rebranding of Meghan Markle - and two royal wedding milestones
00:28:27

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle headed to Birmingham this week as they continue their pre-wedding tour of the country. 

There were hugs for schoolchildren, plenty of talk about the weather and some subtle changes to Meghan's style.

Daily Mirror royal correspondent Victoria Murphy was in Birmingham and joins fashion director Amber Graafland to discuss the visit with Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper.

Meghan's baptism and confirmation are reported to have taken place this week, and it is thought she had a pre wedding get together of friends too - so was that the hen do?

Plus the team look ahead to Meghan's first official engagement with the Queen.

Mar 09, 2018
Meghan Markle sets out charity ambitions as Fab Four make their debut
00:30:30

The new Fab Four made their official debut as Meghan Markle joined fiance Prince Harry, Prince William and wife Kate for the Royal Foundation Forum.

With Meghan set to become the fourth patron as she marries into the royal family, the young royals discussed their charity initiative so far and their hopes for the future.

So what will Meghan bring to the foundation's work? How did the four get on on stage? And what did we learn from the first appearance of the Fab Four?

Plus we discuss royal security concerns after an envelope with white powder arrived at Kensington Palace, Kate's National Portrait Gallery work - and whether the Spice Girls are the band Meghan and Harry really, really want at their wedding.

Mar 01, 2018
The Queen on the front row, Kate on the back foot - and latest on Meghan's dress
00:38:30

The Queen provided a fashion first this week by joining Vogue editor Anna Wintour on the front row of London Fashion Week.

And the Duchess of Cambridge and Sophie Wessex hosting a Commonwealth fashion showcase on her behalf at Buckingham Palace represented the royal family embracing the impact they already - sometimes reluctantly - have on fashion.

But did Kate make the right decision when it came to her Bafta Awards dress when actresses wore black for #TimesUp? What is the latest on Meghan Markle’s wedding dress? And how did reality TV star Millie Mackintosh end up helping plan Meghan’s big day?

Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper is joined by royal correspondent Victoria Murphy and fashion director Amber Graafland to discuss the week’s fashion talking points - plus Prince William’s motorbike escapade.

And they answer readers’ questions about Harry and Meghan’s upcoming royal wedding.

Feb 21, 2018
Picture perfect Meghan Markle and a royal wedding behind the camera
00:33:54

Wedding pictures capture special memories of a couple's big day - but when it comes to a royal wedding, those pictures travel around the world. 

Daily Mirror royal photographer Ian Vogler joins Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper to discuss life following the royals from behind the camera lens. 

He shares his memories of covering William and Kate's wedding, looks ahead to Harry and Meghan's big day and reflects on how Meghan Markle is settling into royal life. 

Plus there's the usual round-up of royal headlines.

Feb 14, 2018
Feminist Meghan Markle uses a power suit to rewrite the royal fiancée rulebook
00:28:37

Feminist Meghan Markle suited up with the help of Alexander McQueen for her first evening engagement alongside Prince Harry at the Endeavour Fund Awards in London last week. 

Her tailored outfit caused no distractions - a sleek, polished and empowered choice, according to the Daily Mirror's fashion and beauty director Amber Graafland. 

Meanwhile, pregnant Kate divided opinion in some bold, floral numbers during her tour to Sweden and Norway. We discuss where she might have gone wrong. 

With the expertise of the Daily Mirror's royal correspondent Victoria Murphy, stand-in host Lucy Clarke-Billings asks how successful the Scandi trip was for Britain, what impression Charles and Camilla gave during their appearance on This Morning and how Meghan is forging her own path. 

Victoria also gives her opinion on whether Sarah 'Fergie' Ferguson has really been snubbed by Prince Harry and Meghan...

Plus a roundup of the latest royal news.

Feb 05, 2018
William and Kate's royal tour with a political point
00:40:06

Prince William and Kate Middleton are on a royal tour to Sweden and Norway - but their visit is also a political one.

With Brexit looming, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge represent Britain's charm offensive to Europe.

But that doesn't mean the visit is all work, as they make friends with Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel.

Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper is joined by royal correspondent Victoria Murphy, who is travelling with the Cambridges, and head of politics Jason Beattie to discuss where politics and the royal family meet.

How political are the royals allowed to be? How does the Queen fit in - and what does she make of her Prime Ministers? And how has William and Kate's visit to Sweden been going?

Plus they round up the latest rumours about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding - including whether the bride might make a speech.

Jan 31, 2018
Royal wedding bonanza as Princess Eugenie gets engaged
00:56:06

Princess Eugenie's engagement announcement adds another royal wedding to the calendar, hot on the heels of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's nuptials. 

With the issue of how to pronounce Eugenie's name quickly dealt with, host Ann Gripper and Daily Mirror royal correspondent Victoria Murphy discuss Eugenie's relationship with fiance Jack Brooksbank, wedding plans, what the pair's role will be in the royal family and the unconventional relationship of Eugenie's parents Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. 

We also dissect Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first trip to Wales, what it's like to work for the royal family as Harry and Meghan recruit staff, and how the Duchess of Cambridge's public speaking has come on from her early days as a royal. 

And was Prince William trying to hide his haircut behind Harry and Meghan's Cardiff visit?

Plus there's a round-up of the latest royal news.

Jan 24, 2018
Meghan Markle's wedding dress has already got us excited
00:41:13

Royal wedding dresses have set the trends for brides for years to come - and Meghan Markle's gown is set to spark a whole new wave of inspiration.

With the couple promising a traditional wedding with their own spin, anticipation is building for what Meghan will wear for her marriage to Prince Harry - and which designer will create her wedding dress.

So what do you wear to get married to the brother of a future king in a grand royal chapel ?

Mirror fashion director Amber Graafland and fashion writer Danielle Stacey join royal correspondent Victoria Murphy and host Ann Gripper to discuss what Meghan has worn already - and the clues for her wedding dress.

They name the designers they would like to see get the job, the symbols that might be included, discuss tiara options and look back on favourite royal wedding dresses from the past, as well as rounding up the latest royal news.

Jan 17, 2018
What we learned from Meghan and Harry's visit to Brixton
00:30:15

Meghan Markle continued her royal learning curve as she joined fiance Prince Harry on Tuesday for a visit to Reprezent radio in Brixton, south west London.

Having wowed Nottingham days after their engagement was announced, Meghan and Harry made the short trip to Brixton, south west London, for their second official visit - and the reaction was similarly enthusiastic .

Daily Mirror royal correspondent Victoria Murphy was there to see the couple - and the reaction of the crowds. 

She joined Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper to analyse how the event went, from Meghan's casual look to the polish she is already showing in royal duties.

The pair also talk through Meghan's decision to close down her social media accounts and how that squares with her identifying herself as a feminist, as well as rounding up the latest royal wedding news.

Jan 11, 2018
Royal review of 2017 as Harry got engaged, Philip retired and Pippa got married
00:50:41

The Queen reflected on her year in her Christmas message, now our royal podcast team look back on their royal highlights from a year of change, as Prince Philip stepped down from royal duties, Prince Harry got engaged and the Cambridges moved to London.

But some things remain constant, as the Queen passed 65 years on the throne.

As the year ends, Pod Save The Queen looks back on the big events for four generations of the royal family and reflects on the lasting impact of Princess Diana, 20 years after her death.

Fashion director Amber Graafland joins Pod Save The Queen host Ann Gripper and Daily Mirror royal correspondent Victoria Murphy to bring her insight to the royal wardrobe choices, reflect on Kate’s style evolution and a move away from high street labels, as well as picking her favourite outfit of the year and discussing sister Pippa’s wedding dress

Victoria also gives an update on Meghan Markle's big Sandringham debut.

Dec 28, 2017
Royal wedding bells for Meghan and Harry
00:27:21

The date is confirmed and the countdown is on to Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle. 

 So subscribe to Pod Save The Queen, the new royal podcast from the Daily Mirror for all the excitement. 

 In the first episode, host Ann Gripper and Daily Mirror royal correspondent Victoria Murphy reflect on the date the couple have chosen, including that FA Cup clash, their decision to marry at St George's Chapel at Windsor, and first impressions of the new royal-to-be. 

 As Meghan prepares for Christmas with the in-laws, the show looks ahead to what she can expect - plus there is time to discuss Princess Charlotte starting at nursery and the Cambridges' Christmas card picture.

Dec 18, 2017
Welcome to Pod Save the Queen - our new royal podcast
00:02:04

As Meghan Markle and Prince Harry plan their wedding, the Cambridges await the arrival of their third child and the royal family adapt to Prince Philip's retirement, there is plenty for royal watchers to be excited about. The new royal podcast from the Daily Mirror, presented by Ann Gripper and royal correspondent Victoria Murphy, will take you behind the scenes and bring you all the latest. Subscribe now to make sure you join us for regular updates focusing on all your favourite royals.

Dec 18, 2017