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‘Beyond heartbreaking’: 500 Indigenous deaths in custody since 1991 royal commission

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Five hundred Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have died in custody in Australia in the 30 years since a royal commission handed down a report aimed at preventing Indigenous deaths in the justice system. Th...

Donald Trump accuses Meghan of disrespect towards royal family

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The former US president Donald Trump has accused the Duchess of Sussex of being “disrespectful” to the Queen and the royal family. In a wide-ranging interview with the politician turned broadcaster Nigel Farage, Trump...

Royal Ballet dancer to auction world’s first ballet NFTs

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She is one of the world’s most acclaimed dancers, dazzling audiences with performances at the Bolshoi and the Royal Ballet. Now Natalia Osipova is fusing her centuries-old art form with the latest digital technology. ...

The Princes and the Press review – more degrading airing of the royal dirty laundry

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A few days before her wedding, Meghan decided she wanted to wear a particular tiara with emeralds. True, this isn’t the sort of issue that should trouble citizens of a mature democracy but when it comes to royals, Bri...

LV= rejects revised Royal London offer and backs Bain takeover

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The mutual insurance firm LV= has rejected fresh overtures from the rival insurer Royal London, saying it had proposed a dismantling of the business and called on members to back a planned takeover by the US private e...

Antisemitism row forces Royal Court theatre to change name of character

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Al Smith may not be the first British playwright to ask “What’s in a name?”, but this weekend he had cause to ponder Shakespeare’s famous line. Smith, the author of a new play coming to the Royal Court theatre this we...

Japan’s Princess Mako leaves royal family to marry college sweetheart – video

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The now former Princess Mako of Japan has married Kei Komura, losing her royal status. The couple struggled with a financial scandal that plagued their engagement but said in a press conference to announce their marri...

Japan’s Princess Mako marries and loses royal status

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Japan’s Princess Mako has lost her royal status after marrying her “commoner” college sweetheart, Kei Komuro – a man she described as “irreplaceable” – while the couple voiced sadness over a scandal that has plagued t...

Japan royal wedding: subdued ritual looms as Princess Mako marries amid controversy

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It is perhaps fitting that the weather forecast is for cloud and drizzle in Tokyo on Tuesday, when Princess Mako – the eldest niece of Japan’s emperor – will marry her college sweetheart in a subdued ritual marred by...

Diana: The Musical review – a right royal debacle so bad you’ll hyperventilate

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And … so … it’s … springtime for glamour and victimhood, winter for Windsors and Charles. Netflix have now given us the filmed version of the entirely gobsmacking and jawdropping Broadway show Diana: The Musical, shot...

‘This has never been so much fun!’: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition review

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The statue of Sir Joshua Reynolds, founder of the Royal Academy, stands in its courtyard, usually garlanded with flowers when the Summer Exhibition is on. This year it wears instead a sash of Dutch wax print, the fabr...

Queen supports Black Lives Matter, says senior royal representative

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The Queen and the royal family are supporters of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, one of the monarch’s representatives has said. Sir Ken Olisa, the first black Lord-Lieutenant for London, revealed to Channel 4 t...

London’s Royal Docks ‘just keeps changing’ – as a new outdoor show reveals

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When the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, completes the relocation of City Hall HQ from Southwark to the Crystal building in the historic Royal Docks, he will become the latest to settle in an area synonymous with arrival...

Dumfries House: the stately home at the heart of a royal crisis

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Dumfries House, a stately home near Glasgow, has long been considered one of Britain’s most significant architectural jewels. It is now also at the heart of a crisis engulfing the royal family. Michael Fawcett, a form...

Tottenham reach agreement with Barcelona for €30m Emerson Royal

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Tottenham have agreed a fee of €30m (£25.7) to sign Emerson Royal from Barcelona as Nuno Espírito Santo attempts to bolster his defensive options. Arsenal also reportedly showed an interest in signing Emerson, who joi...

Preston’s accidental manager Frankie McAvoy: ‘I thought I would always be in Royal Mail’

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“I was fortunate enough that I managed to get a management role fairly early.” The accidental football manager is not talking sporting jobs. Decades ago, he had a post that acquainted him with routes; just not, genera...

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