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New era, new name: Welcome to Pod Save The King, the award-winning Royal podcast from the Daily Mirror. The Royal family is finding its way in a new era. Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III began his reign alongside Camilla, The Queen Consort. William and Kate became Prince and Princess of Wales. As the family changes, rifts remain with Harry and Meghan across the Atlantic and Prince Andrew is still in the aftermath of the Newsnight interview. There is joy too, as Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis grow up both in and out of the public eye, and the Tindalls, Beatrice and Eugenie find their own ways. 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. “Lively discussions with a wide-ranging appeal. Refreshingly informal, totally unstuffy and a thoroughly modern take on all things royal. And it’s funny too.” - the Press Awards Judges, who named Pod Save The King Lifestyle Podcast of the Year. Your regular companions are Host Ann Gripper and Royal Editor Russell Myers. You can join the conversation about the podcast on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to hear your comments on the show, and follow @MirrorRoyal or subscribe to our Royal Newsletter for all the latest.

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New era, new name: Welcome to Pod Save The King, the award-winning Royal podcast from the Daily Mirror. The Royal family is finding its way in a new era. Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III began his reign alongside Camilla, The Queen Consort. William and Kate became Prince and Princess of Wales. As the family changes, rifts remain with Harry and Meghan across the Atlantic and Prince Andrew is still in the aftermath of the Newsnight interview. There is joy too, as Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis grow up both in and out of the public eye, and the Tindalls, Beatrice and Eugenie find their own ways. 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. “Lively discussions with a wide-ranging appeal. Refreshingly informal, totally unstuffy and a thoroughly modern take on all things royal. And it’s funny too.” - the Press Awards Judges, who named Pod Save The King Lifestyle Podcast of the Year. Your regular companions are Host Ann Gripper and Royal Editor Russell Myers. You can join the conversation about the podcast on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to hear your comments on the show, and follow @MirrorRoyal or subscribe to our Royal Newsletter for all the latest.

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English


Episodes
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Kate and William’s sporting weekend and Charles and Camilla’s busy week

7/18/2024
The Princess of Wales received a rapturous reception on Wimbledon’s Centre Court as she kept a favourite date in her diary amid her ongoing cancer treatment. While Kate enjoyed her girls’ day out with Charlotte and Pippa, William and George were cheering on the England football team in Germany. And the King and Queen were in Jersey and Guernsey, then got their full regalia on for the State Opening of Parliament on their return. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers, who was in the Channel Islands for the royal visit, to catch up on a busy few days - plus Princess Anne’s welcome return after her hospital stay. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:15

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Up close with the Buckingham Palace balcony

7/11/2024
The Buckingham Palace balcony has seen so many iconic moments, from coronation cheers to wedding kisses - and Prince Louis’ Trooping flypast faces. Now the King has made new parts of Buckingham Palace open to the public. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers, who was given a preview tour ahead of the summer opening. Russell also reports from his latest engagement with Queen Camilla at Clarence House, plus the team look back on the arrival of the King’s third Prime Minister and catch up on Prince William’s big homelessness project - and everyone gets excited about all the sport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:39

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Royal Week in Scotland is interrupted by the General Election

7/4/2024
Zoe Forsey is in the host's chair this week, as Ann Gripper takes some well deserved time off, and she is joined by the Mirror's royal editor Russell Myers. The general election is naturally dominating the headlines - and Zoe and Russell discuss what will happen tomorrow from a royal point of view when the results are announced. They also discuss Royal Week in Scotland, the Princess Royal's recovery after her horse injury, and William being a Swiftie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:16

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Unseen royal photo portraits make a Buckingham Palace debut

6/28/2024
The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace is now the King’s Gallery - and Pod Save the King was there for the press view of its summer exhibition. Host Ann Gripper joined Daily Mirror royal editor and BP regular Russell Myers at Royal Portraits: A Century of Photography to see photos by Rankin, Cecil Beaton, Annie Leibovitz and many more, mixing art, history and intimate family life. They also see the Princess of Wales is far from the first royal portrait photographer to manipulate her pictures. And Ann is joined by curator Alessandro Nasini, who shares his highlights and gives an insight into working with the royal archives. * Royal Portraits: A Century of Photography is at The King’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace until 6 October Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:49

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Princess of Wales’ Trooping return brings smiles all around

6/20/2024
Trooping the Colour is always a highlight in the royal calendar - but it was a real red letter day this year as the Princess of Wales made her first official appearance since Christmas. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to discuss Kate’s return and the very personal statement released on the eve of the event. They also reflect on how Trooping went for the rest of the family, particularly as the King continues his own cancer treatment, and enjoy Royal Ascot and Garter Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:15

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Kate’s heartfelt message, a society wedding and royal sporting adventures

6/13/2024
The Princess of Wales became Colonel of the Irish Guards last year and should have taken their salute at the warm-up event for Trooping the Colour. Instead, as she continues her cancer treatment, she sent a message ahead of their big day. Kate also missed the society wedding of the year as the Duke of Grosvenor married Olivia Henson at Chester Cathedral last Friday. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Mirror royal features writer Jennifer Newton to discuss the big events and look ahead to the King’s summer birthday celebration. They also reflect on some windows into Prince William’s world and get almost as excited about sport as Mike Tindall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:03

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Royals join poignant D-Day commemorations

6/6/2024
When King Charles was starting to think about his return from cancer treatment, being able to join the D-Day 80th anniversary commemorations was at the top of his list. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to reflect on a poignant series of events in Britain and France, where the King was joined by Queen Camilla and Prince William. They also look ahead to Trooping the Colour, including the latest update on the Princess of Wales’s health as she continues her own cancer treatment, as well as the Japanese State Visit - and Prince Andrew’s home improvements. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:10

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Royal diaries rearranged again - by a general election

5/23/2024
The royal family were just getting back into the swing of visits with King Charles returning to public duty after cancer treatment and Prince William at work again as Kate continues her cancer treatment. Then Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visited Buckingham Palace and then told the country he was calling a general election. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to discuss politics’ impact on royal diaries, and the plans, including D-Day commemorations, which will be going ahead. They also catch up on Russell’s soggy visit to a Buckingham Palace garden party, where the Tindalls and Yorks kept Prince William company, the latest from the Princess of Wales’s Early Childhood Foundation and an imminent society wedding. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:44

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King Charles’ diary hots up and William hits the beach

5/16/2024
The King seems to be making up for lost time after his enforced break from public engagements due to cancer treatment, packing his diary with events. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to discuss Charles’ varied schedule, with investitures, a garden party, a service at St Paul’s and the unveiling of a new official portrait - which listeners had plenty of opinions on too. The King also had a joint engagement with Prince William as he handed over a colonel-in-chief role, while William enjoyed a sunny trip to Cornwall and Scilly. Plus the team reflect on Prince Harry and Meghan’s non-royal tour of Nigeria. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:21

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Harry returns but there’s no family reunion

5/9/2024
Prince Harry marked 10 years of the Invictus Games at a service in London - but the King’s schedule did not allow for a meet-up. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Ann Gripper to discuss Harry’s UK trip, the emotional service and what it all means for the royal family. They also reflect on the start of garden party season, horsey outings and the review of royal patronages. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:02

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Smiles all round as King Charles makes his comeback

5/2/2024
The King returned to public duties with a visit to a cancer centre this week - with the Queen by his side, just as she was in the photo released to announce his return. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to discuss the milestone moment and a busy royal week. They also chat about Princess Charlotte’s birthday picture and William and Kate’s anniversary photo, plus Sophie’s visit to Ukraine and Harry’s upcoming Invictus adventures. And the Mirror’s royal features editor Jennifer Newton joins to share what happened when Prince William visited her home town of Seaham. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:45

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Picture perfect birthday boy Prince Louis plus Camilla and Sophie’s camera moments

4/25/2024
With some royal engagements, great photos and cute moments, it has been an almost normal royal week. But the release of Prince Louis’s birthday photo and the Duchess of Edinburgh’s Beatles moment both felt different in the current royal circumstances. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Mirror royal features writer Jennifer Newton to talk about Louis and Sophie’s eye-catching moments, and Camilla’s extremely striking look. They also reflect on Prince William’s return to work, some new honours with old-fashioned titles and where Prince Harry calls home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:27

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Inside Buckingham Palace with Camilla

4/18/2024
Queen Camilla returned to work after her Easter break by hosting a round table conversation with young Changemakers working with domestic abuse charity Safe Lives. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers, who was at Buckingham Palace for the event and shares the sights, sounds and discussions. They also discuss the Sussexes’ jam and polo adventures, the King and Kate’s recoveries, Prince William’s days out and the 88-year-old Duke of Kent handing over his role as colonel of the Scots Guards after 50 years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:18

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Prince Harry, Prince Andrew and echoes of the Duke of Windsor

4/11/2024
Edward VIII caused a constitutional crisis with his abdication, dismay with his wartime associations and an ongoing headache to the royal family. Today, Prince Andrew and Prince Harry’s very different exits from their roles as working royals provide their own ongoing challenges. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by historian and author Alexander Larman to reflect on the echoes between then and now - including a powerful video message and royal memoirs that made uncomfortable reading. Power and Glory: Elizabeth II and the Rebirth of Royalty by Alexander Larman is out now, published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:44

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King Charles gives Easter cheer with Windsor walkabout

4/4/2024
King Charles was reunited with the public on Easter Sunday as he followed the traditional Windsor service with a walkabout. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to look back on the royals’ Easter outing while the Princess of Wales continues to recuperate privately with her family. They also reflect on Harry and Meghan’s latest appearances, the Prince Andrew Netflix drama and whether both the Sussex and York camps have learned some important lessons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:13

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Kate’s video message announcing her cancer touches hearts

3/28/2024
When the Princess of Wales decided to tell the world why she had been missing from public view - and that she would need to take longer away from the spotlight - she chose to do it in person. Kate shared the news of her cancer diagnosis in a recorded video message she had written herself. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to discuss the unprecedented announcement and its impact. They also reflect on reaction to the news, Camilla’s continued composure as she leads the line for the royals and Charles’s return for the Easter Sunday service. Add your message for Kate to our map of good wishes from around the world at www.goodluckkate.co.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:57

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Princess of Wales photo frenzy as Palace loses control

3/22/2024
The “madness of social media” over Kate’s extended absence from the public eye has reached new levels of insanity. Sharing a sweet Mother’s Day photo of Kate and the children taken by Prince William should have been a reassuring moment - instead the edited image represented a PR disaster and sent the rumour mill into a whole new spiral. Since then there has been video of the Prince and Princess of Wales at a Windsor farm shop and an investigation into an alleged breach of Kate’s medical records - while the royals attempt to Keep Calm and Carry On. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers, who broke the story of the medical records investigation, to try to make sense of it all - and what happens next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:19

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King Charles, his mum and how their relationship shapes today’s royal family

3/14/2024
Charles was the longest serving royal apprentice in British history as his mother reigned for 70 years. Their relationship was not always easy, but they shared a unique bond. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Ingrid Seward, editor in chief of Majesty Magazine and hugely respected royal writer and biographer whose latest book My Mother and I focuses on the King and late Queen’s relationship. They also discuss what the King learned about parenting, how daughters-in-law have brought them both challenges and what the Queen would made of Charles’s reign so far. Plus Ingrid answers listeners’ questions - and there is a new question of the week. My Mother and I: The Inside Story of the King and our late Queen, by Ingrid Seward - published by Simon & Schuster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:14

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Missing Kate is just too much for social media

3/7/2024
The Princess of Wales is continuing her recovery from abdominal surgery - but social media has gone into hyperdrive during her absence from royal duties and the public eye. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Mirror online features editor Zoe Forsey to discuss Kensington Palace’s decision to speak out as wild rumours spiralled and a Trooping the Colour announcement added to the confusion. They also reflect on the King’s continuing official duties, Prince William’s ongoing inability to pull a pint and the early stages of Kate’s uncle Gary Goldsmith’s time in the Celebrity Big Brother house. Plus listeners give their views on Prince Harry’s security arrangements, Zoe shares what she made of the royals during her time in New York and there is a new question of the week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:38

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Prince William returns to Middle East issues

2/29/2024
Prince William’s latest engagement with the Middle East crisis came with a visit to London’s Western Marble Arch synagogue - where he told people “anti-Semitism has no place in society”. Pod Save the King host Ann Gripper is joined by Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers to discuss William's work on the Middle East and share readers’ verdicts. They also discuss the royals’ ongoing commitment to Ukraine, as Olena Zelenska met Queen Camilla, and the court verdict on Prince Harry’s security provision. Plus they reflect on the Princess of Wales’ ongoing absence and William’s short notice cancellation, the King’s get well messages and Prince Andrew’s prominent memorial appearance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:37