The Queen

By royal disappointment: Meghan and Harry’s behaviour is undermining the monarchy

24 August 2019 9:00 am

The younger generation’s behaviour is undermining the Crown

The royal family at this year’s Trooping the Colour (Getty)

We need the monarchy more than ever

24 August 2019 9:00 am

We need the monarchy more than ever

Why Ceausescu’s 1978 state visit was far more humiliating than Trump’s ever could be

1 June 2019 9:00 am

Ceausescu’s 1978 state visit was far more humiliating than Donald Trump’s ever could be

Not so fast Monsieur Pompidou: The Queen in Paris in 1972

Elizabeth, the Eurosceptic queen

15 September 2018 9:00 am

The 1972 state visit to mark our entry into Europe was a tricky affair

Wedding lists are out of control – just look at Harry and Meghan’s

19 May 2018 9:00 am

Why do Prince Harry and Meghan Markle need a wedding list?

Why Britain is lucky to have Meghan Markle

28 April 2018 9:00 am

Thank God she’s not a spoilt Chelsea Sloane

Hooray for Meghan Markle, a very modern adventuress

28 April 2018 9:00 am

I’m keen on all sorts of my fellow females — broads, gold-diggers, career girls — but the best is the…

Oxfam is the Harvey Weinstein of aid

17 February 2018 9:00 am

The Queen is Head of the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth is headquartered in London, in the splendour of Marlborough House. The…

How I learned to stop worrying and love the monarchy

9 December 2017 9:00 am

Prince Harry does not exist and soon Meghan Markle will cease to exist too. None of the royal family exist.…

Sexual misconduct claims leave government in crisis

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Home An air of crisis hung over the government. Priti Patel, the International Development Secretary, was told to fly back…

Activists mustn’t be allowed to dictate the terms of the Grenfell inquiry

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Having worked flat-out to defend judges over the Article 50 case in the Supreme Court, the BBC has gone the…

The next financial crisis is coming ‘with a vengeance’, says the expert. But when?

1 July 2017 9:00 am

There’s a passage in Philip Larkin’s All What Jazz, the collection of his writings as the Daily Telegraph’s jazz critic,…

These candlelit vigils symbolise mourning for the dead, and for a civilisation

24 June 2017 9:00 am

How much longer can it go on? Deaths caused by terrorism are always followed now by candlelit vigils, a minute’s…

Mind your language: Trooping the colour

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Language is a weapon to do down others. ‘He calls the knaves, Jacks, this boy!’ said Estella disdainfully of Pip…

Yes, the Queen did back Brexit, says the BBC

31 December 2016 9:00 am

Home The Queen was said by the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg to have asked, at a private lunch before June’s referendum,…

Drama queen: Claire Foy as Elizabeth and Matt Smith as Prince Philip in Netflix’s ‘The Crown’

Is it curtains for BBC drama?

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Power is ebbing from the once-mighty BBC drama department to the likes of Netflix. But is it terminal? Neil Armstrong has the inside story

Netflix’s The Crown is so good I’m considering giving up on terrestrial TV altogether

12 November 2016 9:00 am

Nairobi. February 1952. Laughing children brandishing sticks are driving an indignant bustle of ostriches up a rudimentary 1950s-Africa semi-bush runway…

In praise of referendums – this one in particular

25 June 2016 8:00 am

Commentators have complained about this referendum — its ‘lies’, bad manners, bitterness. Without exactly disagreeing, I would nevertheless argue that…

The Lahore attacks reflected hatred of Christians. Why must we deny it?

2 April 2016 9:00 am

You might expect that the murder of Christians would excite particular horror in countries of Christian heritage. Yet almost the…

Britain should not mistake its allies for friends

17 October 2015 8:00 am

It would be hard to dream up a more absurd piece of political satire than an agency of the British…

Charles Moore’s Notes: what the Labour party needs is a parliamentary representation committee

19 September 2015 8:00 am

When the Labour party began, its purpose was the representation of labour (i.e. workers) in the House of Commons. Indeed,…

Portrait of the week

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Home Parents would be able to have their children’s passports removed if they were suspected of planning to travel abroad…

Jackie Mason reveals the secret of stand-up: avoid fried food

16 May 2015 9:00 am

What does it take to be a stand-up comic? Jackie Mason has absolutely no idea

Interview: Alex Salmond’s game plan for the Commons

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Scotland’s former first minister on the allure of the Commons, the Queen and Prince Charles – and the defects of Cameron and Miliband

Portrait of the week: Cameron visits UN HQ, Scotland checks its bruises, and a Swede sells his submarine

27 September 2014 8:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, visited New York for talks at the United Nations; he said Britain supported the…