The Royal Review

The Royal Review

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Join your hosts Paul Foxcroft, Grainne Maguire, and producer Katie, as we discuss all the latest news about the British Royal Family. Featuring all the pomp and pageantry, engagements and scandals - and, of course, not forgetting Royal Baby Season 2. There is no event too big or detail too small - we have all your Royal updates covered.


011 - Gaffes and old photographs (with special guest Steve Punt)  

In this episode, Steve Punt (Punt & Dennis, The Now Show, Horrible Histories) joins us to talk about the Queen's Nazi photo 'scandal', meeting Princess Margaret, and what he thinks of the Royal Family. Plus: Who is the sexy Goose to Prince William's Maverick? William's got a new lady colleague with brown hair, and The Daily Mail are high-fiving themselves all round the office about it. ALSO, in light of his recent headline-making comments, we bring you TOP 5 PHILIP GAFFES. Or perhaps more correctly: TOP 5 PHILIP GAFFES WE FEEL COMFORTABLE READING OUT LOUD. Join us for all the latest and best news about the British Royal Family!

010 - Christening Special (with special guest Tom Price)  

Sci-fi Royalty Tom Price (Torchwood, Episodes, a hilarious Youtube video starring Billie Piper that's at 86 million views - look it up) - joins us to discuss the Christening of a Princess. Christening robes - who wore it better - Charlotte or George? Why did Charlotte get two fewer godparents than George? (#EverydayRoyalSexism) Plus, Grainne brings you all the dirt on Princess Eugenie's Disney Princess themed 25th birthday party - where she dressed as Snow White and hired 7 actual dwarves no we are not making this up. And Paul sums up the Queen's state visit to Germany - Angela Merkel and dancing robots included.

009 - Trooping the Colour (with special guest Tom Neenan)  

This time round we are joined by Radio 4 writer, comedian, Edinburgh smash-hit and Nicest Man In Comedy Tom Neenan, who bring us his exclusive 5 Royal Facts. They're good - listen out for those. We also run through all the latest Royal events in June - including Trooping the Colour (marriage problems beginning to show on the balcony?!), adorable photos of George and Charlotte, and an investigation into the fake Queen's death tweet (PLS RT). Bonus feature: Paul does an insanely good impression of Kermit the Frog singing Talking Heads.

008 - Harry Wales's Diary (with special guest Jack Bernhardt)  

In this episode we are joined by Radio 4 writer, sketch comedian and friend Jack Bernhardt! Jack wears a crown for the duration of the podcast, and also holds a toy fish. We didn't ask him to hold the fish. Join us as we bring you news of the Queen's 'Palace Jobs Axe', discuss Prince Charles's significant visit to Ireland and, of course, the diary of sad singleton Harry Wales, age 30. (N.B - We apologise for the poor audio quality of the first three minutes, but please stick with us!)

Welcome Princess Charlotte!  

The Royal Baby is finally here! We're so excited about it we all eat cakes with pink icing and chat you through everything that happened - the build up, the announcements, the photos, the names Featuring Paul's confusion between a baby and a new Jay-Z album ('When did it drop?'), a discussion of gender stereotypes, town criers, and the reason why a 3 day old Princess Charlotte was circle of shamed by the Daily Mail.

Episode 6  

This episode of The Royal Review is only topical for as long as the Duchess of Cambridge stays pregnant, so don’t delay! We get a bit distracted talking about Katie’s hair crisis, and Grainne’s life goals (to share a fag by some bins with Camilla Parker-Bowles) but then eventually we get onto talking about: The media arrangements for the impending Baby Cambridge (everyone loves discussing media arrangements!) Why is Prince Charles like J.K Rowling, and what’s the deal with his private letters being published? Also, Paul Foxcroft waited til Episode 6 to unveil a VERY good Prince Charles impression. He really should have pulled that one out of the bag in Episode 1. And finally, we would like to take this opportunity to warn you of threatened strike action affecting all guided tours of Windsor Palace. Please keep checking back with The Royal Review for up to the minute diversions and cancellations, and do re-plan your palace visits accordingly.

Episode 5  

Happy 25th Birthday to Princess Eugenie, and Happy 5th episode to us! This week, we have an email from our R.R spy, who was on set when Duchess Kate visited Downton Abbey. We work out what Prince Harry should do now that he's left the army, wonder what Prince Charles has got to do with Harry Styles, and get excited for Royal Baby Mark 2! Join us as we bring you all the latest and most entertaining Royal news - plus jokes. We wrote some jokes.

Episode 4  

We're back - with all your royal news in one easily digestible listening experience! In this episode we reveal which books the Duchess of Cambridge was spotted buying in Waterstones Kensington, in a piece of news exclusive to The Royal Review. Vacancies are now open for a number of royal household positions - and in Royal Job News we tell you about the roles so you can apply. Also, we discuss the most magical wedding that didn't happen (sorry, Harry/Hermione shippers), Katie struggles to understand Japanese plurals, and Prince William has some regular, everyday Samurai problems.

Episode 3  

Welcome back to The Royal Review! In this episode, we finally have some listener emails! After we’ve read both of those, we get onto talking about: - Why the Queen has been acting like Richie Rich - Prince George’s fashion sense - The Middletons’ holiday and Kate’s recent nautical engagement We also get down to some serious chat about the future of the monarchy and Prince Charles’s views on religious tolerance and freedom in modern Britain. Yeah, we have range. But only for about a second and then we start dicking about again. So please do join us for this one, and if you leave us a review on Itunes we’ll love you forever and you’ll be the first for an OBE the minute we attain that level of power.

Episode 2  

We’ve made it through Pilot season and are now back with all the latest on the House of Windsor. Which record has the Queen just broken? What terrible crime has The Sun levelled against Princess Beatrice? And what will the Royals do once the Green Party have kicked them out into a council house? Royalist and producer Katie Storey, ardent republican Gráinne Maguire and unlikely voice of reason Paul Foxcroft bring you a comprehensive round up of the Royal news, a lot of dicking around, and some EXCLUSIVE GOSSIP on the toilets at Clarence House. Unmissable.


Welcome to the Royal Review! In this, our pilot episode, we find out who topped the Royal Leaderboard in 2014, and which record HM The Queen will break this year. We speak to a man who once sold a sofa to the Duchess of Cambridge herself... and will Prince Andrew bring down the monarchy before we get to Episode 2? Join your hosts Paul Foxcroft, Grainne Maguire and Katie Storey as we discuss fields of kale, how Camilla spent her Christmas morning, and the latest plot developments in 'Royal Baby Season 2' (no spoilers). Thank you to: James Lowey - our engineer David Gibson for our logo and website design Rhys Collier for his story about meeting the Duchess of Cambridge (you can check out Rhys's brilliant Improv group here - (We forgot to ask Rhys what Kate was wearing when she came into his store - but he tells me: 'She was wearing a midnight blue knee length dress with white dots on it'. Hope that helps) Rushforth Media for letting us use their office to record the podcast, and Rex Brough for helping to re-mix the Skype interview.

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