Media work

Please contact l [dot] clancy2 [at] lancaster [dot] ac [dot] uk for all media inquiries.

I have been interviewed for, or my research has featured in, the following international media outlets:

Consultancy

‘The Princes And The Press’, BBC Two, 22 & 29 November 2021

‘Royals for Hire: Dispatches’, Channel 4, 10 May 2021

 Video interviews

‘The Sovereign Grant’, BBC News (30 June 2022)

‘Reporting on the royals’, The Media Show, BBC News & BBC Radio 4, (1 June 2022)

The Queen‘, Das Erste Germany (30 May 2022)

ThinkIn: William or Harry?‘ Tortoise Media (5th May 2022)

‘Prince Charles’s charity boss steps down’, Sky News (15 September 2021)

Prince Andrew’s court case’, BBC Newsnight (13 September 2021)

‘The British Royals- Wealth, Power and Inequality’. FutureFramed.TV (11 April 2021)

‘Meghan vs the media: A royal media rumble rocks the UK press’. Al Jazeera Listening Post, (13 March 2021)

‘Sensemaker Live – The Royals: are we done with the dynasty?’. Tortoise Media, (12 March 2021)

‘Deference over scrutiny? Media and Monarchy in the United Kingdom’. Al Jazeera Listening Post, (08 September 2018)

Podcasts

‘Laura Clancy, “Running the Family Firm”’, New Books Podcast, 2 June 2022

Laura Clancy: The Monarchy aka the Firm‘, Surviving Society, 31 May 2022

Dynasty: The Windsors’, 5-part series, Vanity Fair podcasts, April-May 2022

‘Laura Clancy: on running the (royal) family firm’, The Hedgehog and the Fox, 4 February 2022

Radio interviews

Couronne britannique, quel futur entre tradition et modernité?’, RFI (France), (27 June 2022)

Interview on the Platinum Jubilee. The Platform New Zealand (06 June 2022)

‘In my opinion… we should get rid of the monarchy’. BBC 5 Live (30 May 2022)

Interview on the Queen missing the State Opening of Parliament. The Platform New Zealand (10 May 2022)

Interview on Meghan and Harry’s Oprah Winfrey interview. 3RRR (Melbourne, Australia). (13 March 2021)

Interview on Meghan and Harry’s Oprah Winfrey interview. BBC 5 Live, Nihal Arthanayake show (08 March 2021)

‘God Bless the Prince of Wales’. BBC Radio 4: Archive on 4 (06 July 2019)

‘Prince Philip’s Retirement’. Gary Hickson (host). BBC Radio Lancashire, (04 May 2017)

‘Prince Andrew has no public future after embarrassing royal family ‘tremendously’, say experts’. The i, (13 June 2022)

Sociologen vil have briterne til at åbne øjnene: De fremstiller sig som en middelklassefamilie, men minder mere om Trump’. Politiken (Denmark) (4 June 2022)

‘Which British monarch has reigned the longest? (What about the shortest?)’ Live Science, (4 June 2022)

‘Platinum Jubilee celebrations are ‘preparing public’ for reign of King Charles as Prince of Wales steps up’, The i, 2 June 2022

‘Platinum Jubilee: Prince Andrew, Harry and Meghan ‘are likely’ to attend St Paul’s Cathedral service’, The i, (21 May 2022)

Meghan mer avskydd än någonsin – varför?’, Svenska Dagbladet (24 February 2022)

Dronningens firma’, Danish Weekly feature piece, (11 Feb 2022)

‘History hangs over Queen Elizabeth as she marks 70 years on throne’, NBC News (5 Feb 2022)

‘Platinum Jubilee: 2022 celebrations are ‘key moment’ for the monarchy after miserable  year, says expert’, the i, (29 December 2021)

‘Kate and William thriving as royals move on from Megxit ‘The family is built around them’’, Daily Express, (11 December 2021), [note this is not an accurate representation of my words]

‘Meghan and Harry copying Royal Family’s playbook in bid to overhaul ‘divisive’ image’, Daily Express, (12 December 2021) [note this is not an accurate representation of my words]

‘’She’s not Beyonce!’ Kate ‘playing game’ with ‘staged intimacy’ on ‘contrived’ Instagram’, Daily Express, (11 December 2021), [note this is not an accurate representation of my words]

‘The Royals Love Feuding With the BBC Way More Than Each Other’, The Daily Beast, (26 November 2021)

‘A Princess Diana Facebook group is secretly populated by Gen-Z trolls mocking ‘boomers,’ members say‘, Insider, (18 November 2021)

Prince Andrew to be ‘sidelined’ from monarchy as Prince Charles aims to boost his own popularity, experts say‘, the i, (14 August 2021)

Prince Andrew ‘messed with wrong woman’ says Virginia Giuffre’s aunt – as experts warn his public life is over‘, the i, (12 August 2021)

‘Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Nude Searches Highlight Sexism Towards Royals’, Newsweek (16 July 2021)

The Crown Estate: The mysterious property empire behind Queen Elizabeth II’. Deutsche Welle, (09 June 2021)

‘「あんなインタビュー」と英国⺠ ハリー王⼦夫妻に幻滅’[translation: ‘”Such an interview”: disillusioned British Prince Harry and his wife’] Asahi Shimbun. (07 April 2021)

The Firm vs. the Family: How Does the British Monarchy Really Work?’. How Stuff Works (24 March 2021)

‘Des Medias Dans La Tourmente’, La Figaro Magazine, (19 March 2021), pp.48-49

‘Harry and Meghan: What’s the media’s ‘invisible contract’ with British royalty?’. BBC News. (11 March 2021)

‘Lancaster University academic calls for wider debate on future of the monarchy and says “Conversations about whether it’s Team Meghan or Team Queen are not particularly useful”’. Lancashire Evening Post, (08 March 2021)

‘Lancaster University academic calls for wider debate on future of the monarchy and says “Conversations about whether it’s Team Meghan or Team Queen are not particularly useful”’. Lancaster Guardian, (08 March 2021)

‘Publishing PhD Research in the Journal: Interview with Laura Clancy’. The Sociological Review blog, (04 December 2020)

‘Harrys och Meghans pr-krig mot kungahuset’. Svenska Dagbladet, (20 September 2020)

‘La estela inolvidable de la princesa Diana’. Pauta, (30 August 2020)

‘Queen Elizabeth II Should Acknowledge U.K. Role in Slavery, Campaigners Say’. Newsweek, (01 July 2020)

‘Exit of a prince – the British Royal Family’s dilemma’. Tokyo Chunichi Shimbun, [print] (27 January 2020)

‘“Hypocrisy” over cost of royal spending, expert says’, Mail Online, (25 June 2019) [invited by Press Association]. Audience reach of approx. 37 million. This was a Press Association story, also used in 186 other publications including AOL (2 million audience reach), This Is Money (1.2 million audience reach), Express and Star, Belfast Telegraph, Evening Times, Evening Express.

‘ロイヤルベビー出産も「脱伝統」 英国でうずまく賛否’ [translation: ‘Royal baby birth is also non-traditional’], Asahi Shimbun. (21 May 2019)

Misc. Media coverage

‘No, Meghan Markle Hasn’t ‘Dropped Feminism Like A Hot Potato’, Academic Tells Grazia’. Grazia, 18 December 2018, [this piece is a response to the inaccurate coverage listed below]
‘Meghan accused of dropping feminism like a hot potato’. The Sunday Times, 16 December 2018 [please note this article is not an accurate reflection of our research]
‘Academics accuse Meghan Markle of dropping her feminist beliefs as part of an ‘upperclass makeover’ to become a more traditional royal’ The Daily Mail, 16 December 2018, [please note this article is not an accurate reflection of our research]
‘Meghan Markle accused of DITCHING feminism as academics blast royal TRANSFORMATION’. The Daily Express, 16 December 2018 [please note this article is not an accurate reflection of our research]
‘Meghan Markle’s feminist activism has been ‘silenced by the royal family’’ Metro, 16 December 2018 [please note this article is not an accurate reflection of our research]
‘Meghan Markle slammed by academics for dropping feminism after marrying Prince Harry’, The Sun, 16 December 2018, [please note this article is not an accurate reflection of our research]
‘Meghan has ‘dropped feminism’’, The Australian, 16 December 2018, [please note this article is not an accurate reflection of our research]
Academics accuse Meghan Markle of dropping feminist beliefs for Royals’ the New Zealand Herald, 16 December 2018, [please note this article is not an accurate reflection of our research]

Meghan Markle’s ‘activist voice has been silenced’ since marrying Harry academics claim’. The Mirror, 16 December [please note this article is not an accurate reflection of our research]

Sky News (2018) Interview with Dr Hannah Yelin. 16 December. [This is my co-author presenting our research]