The Royal Rota
The Royal Rota
ITV News
The podcast about the British royal family from ITV News. Every week, our Royal Editor Chris Ship and Royal Producer Lizzie Robinson look back at the big stories they've been out covering over the last seven days, sharing their insight and bringing you interviews with a range of guests.
Meghan's miscarriage grief
Chris and Lizzie discuss the news Meghan suffered a miscarriage earlier this year.The Duchess wrote an article in the NY Times about the heartbreak of losing a child and why we should commit to asking others if they're ok - something ITV Newsreader Tom Bradby did when she was touring Africa as a new mum.We hear from motherhood app Peanut co-founder Michelle Kennedy and the Diana Award CEO Tessy Ojo about why Meghan's openness could help others with baby loss.Chris and Lizzie also discuss Camilla's action on domestic violence, Princess Eugenie's plans to move into Frogmore Cottage and give their best royal accents a go with a few tips from the cast of Netflix show The Crown.New episodes of The Royal Rota are released every Friday.You can also watch The Royal Rota on our YouTube channel - subscribe to ITV News' YouTube channel to be notified about new episodes.For more royal news, like the ITV News Royals Facebook page. Our royal team are on Instagram, too.• Subscribe to ITV News on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2lOHmNj • Get breaking news and more stories at http://www.itv.com/newsFollow ITV News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itvnews/ Follow ITV News on Twitter: https://twitter.com/itvnews Follow ITV News on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itvnews/
Nov 27
34 min
The Diana interview investigation and how the Queen celebrated her wedding anniversary
Chris and Lizzie discuss the investigation into the BBC Panorama Princess Diana interview from 1995.Princess Diana’s friend Rosa Monckton MBE shares her thoughts on the explosive interview and why the investigation is so important.Chris and Lizzie also discuss the latest in the Meghan Markle court case against The Mail on Sunday, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s wedding anniversary and we look back at how the Cambridge’s announced their engagement ten years ago.
New episodes of The Royal Rota are released every Friday.You can also watch The Royal Rota on our YouTube channel - subscribe to ITV News' YouTube channel to be notified about new episodes.For more royal news, like the ITV News Royals Facebook page.Our royal team are on Instagram, too.
Nov 20
31 min
The Royal Family mark Remembrance week
Chris and Lizzie discuss how the Royal Family marked Remembrance week. Prince Charles followed in his great-grandfather’s footsteps to lay a wreath at the Unknown Warrior's grave, while the Cambridges spoke to military personnel and their families. 
Prince Harry and Meghan held a private service in Los Angeles - but should they have brought a photographer with them?Chris and Lizzie also discuss the controversial BBC Panorama interview with Diana and what the graphic designer involved in making false documents that helped secure the the exclusive had to say.New episodes of The Royal Rota are released every Friday.You can also watch The Royal Rota on our YouTube channel - subscribe to ITV News' YouTube channel to be notified about new episodes.

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Nov 13
44 min
Prince William’s coronavirus secret
Chris and Lizzie discuss the news Prince William contracted coronavirus back in April.Another of the Queen's grandchildren made coronavirus headlines this week as an app promoted by Zara Tindall has been accused of mis-selling antibody tests.Chris and Lizzie also discuss Prince Charles’ interview for British Vogue, Camilla’s visit to the Field of Remembrance and Earl Spencer's demand for an inquiry over a BBC interview with his sister Princess Diana.New episodes of The Royal Rota are released every Friday.You can also watch The Royal Rota on our YouTube channel - subscribe to ITV News' YouTube channel to be notified about new episodes.For more royal news, like the ITV News Royals Facebook page.Our royal team are on Instagram, too.
Nov 6
30 min
Camilla talks to us about the project in memory of her brother
In this week’s episode, Chris and Lizzie look at Camilla's elephant project in memory of her brother.The Duchess has been working with her late brother's charity Elephant Family to help get people to adopt their impressive statues.We hear from author Jilly Cooper about why she's supporting the cause and what she thinks the giant figures get up to at night.Camilla also spent the week with the medical detection dogs she met earlier in the year. The four-legged friends visited Paddington Station in London to see if they could sniff out coronavirus. Chris and Lizzie also discuss the Cambridges' cupcakes, Meghan's ongoing court case and if Prince Andrew plans to make a comeback.
Oct 30
40 min
William and Kate's lockdown life through a lens and the story behind Archewell
Chris and Lizzie discuss the Cambridge’s visit to London.Prince William followed in his mother’s footsteps to lay a foundation stone at The Royal Marsden hospital, while Kate helped launch the Hold Still photographic exhibition on display across the UK.We hear from Sami Ayad who spoke to the Duchess after a photo of him made the final select few for the lockdown project.The Duke and Duchess also marked a year on from their visit to Pakistan. They caught up with the schoolchildren they met on their travels over a virtual game of Pictionary.Chris and Lizzie also discuss Prince Harry and Meghan’s TIME talk about internet safety and the launch of the Archewell foundation website - but what does the name mean?New episodes of The Royal Rota are released every Friday.You can also watch The Royal Rota on our YouTube channel - subscribe to ITV News' YouTube channel to be notified about new episodes.For more royal news, like the ITV News Royals Facebook page. Our royal team are on Instagram, too.
Oct 23
35 min
Harry and Meghan's mega week of interviews
Chris and Lizzie discuss Prince Harry and Meghan's busy week of interviews.The US-based couple joined activist Malala Yousafzai to discuss female education, talked on a teen podcast about the “almost unsurvivable” online abuse they receive, and Meghan spoke to a magazine about why she left social media.Chris and Lizzie also discuss the Queen's first public engagement since lockdown as she and Prince William visited the top-secret military laboratory - but why weren't they wearing face masks?You can also watch The Royal Rota on our YouTube channel - subscribe to ITV News' YouTube channel to be notified about new episodes.For more royal news, like the ITV News Royals Facebook page.Our royal team are on Instagram, too.
Oct 16
31 min
Prince William’s climate change mission
This is The Royal Rota - our weekly podcast about the royal family, with ITV News Royal Editor Chris Ship and Producer Lizzie Robinson.In this week’s audio-only episode, Chris and Lizzie discuss Prince William’s mission to reverse the drastic effects of climate change.Documentary 'Prince William: A Planet for Us All' aired on ITV this week, showing the Prince's environmental work across parts of the UK and Africa.He shared the screen with veteran broadcaster Sir David Attenborough - who also chatted to the Cambridge children this week - ahead of the long awaited launch of the Earthshot prize.Chris and Lizzie are also joined by Lady Isabella Naylor-Leyland who has published a series of diaries she inherited from a childhood friend of the Queen.Her book, 'The Windsor Diaries', details the picnics, parties and wartime worries Alathea Fitzalan Howard shared with a young 'Lilibet'.New episodes of The Royal Rota are released every Friday - listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.For more royal news, like the ITV News Royals Facebook page. Our royal team are on Instagram, too.
Oct 12
36 min
Sir David Attenborough meets the Cambridges
Chris and Lizzie discuss Sir David Attenborough's visit to the Kensington Palace.The naturalist visited the Cambridges for a private screening of his upcoming nature documentary, had a climate crisis catch up with Prince William and even gave Prince George a special gift.Also this week, we check-in with Kate who tested her marshmallow toasting skills at a Scout event to mark her becoming the joint president of The Scout Association.While Prince Charles and Camilla flew to Northern Ireland to meet domestic violence survivors and hear how victims have been coping during lockdown.
Chris and Lizzie also discuss Prince Harry and Meghan, who kicked off Black History Month with a joint interview discussing racism in the UK.



New episodes of The Royal Rota are released every Friday - listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.You can also watch The Royal Rota on our YouTube channel - subscribe to ITV News' YouTube channel to be notified about new episodes.For more royal news, like the ITV News Royals Facebook page. Our royal team are on Instagram, too.
Oct 2
33 min
Harry and Meghan vs. Trump
Chris and Lizzie discuss Harry and Meghan's controversial video on the upcoming US election and President Donald Trump's shocking reaction.They also discuss Prince Charles' Climate Week speech, Kate's park visit with a group of parents and Princess Eugenie's baby news.And we breakdown the royal accounts.But who spent the most and how will the pandemic affect the Queen's finances?New episodes of The Royal Rota are released every Friday - listen wherever you get your podcasts.You can also watch The Royal Rota on our YouTube channel - subscribe to ITV News' YouTube channel to be notified about new episodes.For more royal news, like the ITV News Royals Facebook page.Our royal team are on Instagram, too.
Sep 25
32 min
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