“Next Few Days” Will Reveal Possibility of William and Harry Reconciliation: A ‘DYNASTY’ Bonus Episode on the Crown’s Future

Continuing the gimlet-eyed analysis of royal power dynamics and history on vanity fair‘s DYNASTY podcast, a special episode looks back at the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II—and looks ahead into King Charles III‘s future reign. On Thursday, September 8, the Windsor clan lost its stalwart head, the woman who changed the UK—and the … Read more

Is Prince Charles the Right Man to Save the Monarchy?: ‘DYNASTY: The Windsors’ Podcast

During the Platinum Jubilee earlier this month, the festivities honored Queen Elizabeth, but due to her mobility issues, she was only around for a few of them. For most of this year, Prince Charles has taken her place during major moments, including the State Opening of Parliament and the Platinum Party at the Palace, where … Read more

The Deep Roots of the Prince Andrew Scandal: ‘DYNASTY: The Windsors’ Podcast

In January 2022, queen elizabeth made an unusual statement, stripping her son Prince Andrew of his royal patronages and banning him from using the HRH title. Andrew had been under scrutiny for his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein for years, and had even stepped down from his official royal duties in 2019, but an unprecedented civil … Read more

Are the Royals a Family or a Business?: ‘DYNASTY: The Windsors’ Podcast

When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spoke to Oprah Winfrey in March 2021, they broke so many unofficial palace rules that it was easy to overlook one of the couple’s most telling moves: Meghan called the palace institution “the Firm.” For Meghan, it was a way of emphasizing how difficult their relationships with palace courtiers … Read more

Who Really Has the Power—The Press or the Royals?: ‘DYNASTY: The Windsors’ Podcast

One of the most significant moments in modern royal history has largely been forgotten. On January 9, 2007, Kate Middleton awoke on her 25th birthday to a throng of paparazzi outside her London apartment. They were crowding the sidewalks and blocking her route to her car, all for one reason: Rumor had it that Prince … Read more

How Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Caribbean Tour Became a P.R. Disaster: ‘DYNASTY: The Windsors’ Podcast

When Kate Middleton and Prince William arrived in Belize for a Commonwealth tour to honor queen elizabeth‘s Platinum Jubilee, a protest was the first sign that they might not get the reception they hoped for on their trip to the Caribbean. But it wasn’t until the couple met with Jamaica’s prime minister, Andrew Holness, and … Read more

Royal Motherhood Is a Job Like No Other: ‘DYNASTY: The Windsors’ Podcast

In just three years, Princess Diana went from being a young woman living on her own for the first time to the mother of an heir to the British throne. It was a difficult transition for Diana, whose marriage to Prince Charles had been rocky from the beginning. But in this week’s episode of DYNASTY: … Read more

What Meghan Markle Revealed About Racism and the Royals: ‘DYNASTY: The Windsors’ Podcast

In 2022, Meghan Markle—a duchess, a mother, a resident of Santa Barbara, and a friend to celebrities—is also one of the most polarizing people in Britain. But in episode four of DYNASTY: The Windsors, cohosts Katie Nicholl and Erin Vanderhoof and look back at a time before the Los Angeles native and her husband, Prince … Read more

How Kate Middleton and Prince William Became a Modern-Day Fairy Tale: ‘DYNASTY: The Windsors’ Podcast

On April 29, 2011, Kate Middleton and Prince William exchanged their vows in an opulent Westminster Abbey ceremony. It made for excellent television, and ultimately more than 150 million people around the globe tuned in to watch the future king pledge his love to the future queen. Later that same day, a few surprising people … Read more