Op-eds/blogs

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‘Mike Tindall is in for a bumpy ride on I’m a Celebrity, and the Royal Family will be watching in despair’, the i, (2 November 2022)

‘The open secret of King Charles’ untold riches’, NBC Think (18 September 2022)

‘Announcing the Queen’s death by tweet was a first, but its careful stage management wasn’t’, the i, (14 September 2022)

The media is central to the monarchy’s survival. Will it also be its undoing?’, openDemocracy (13 September 2022)

What kind of king will Charles be?’, openDemocracy (12 September 2022)

The Royals Are at the Heart of British Capitalism‘, Novara Media, (9 September 2022)

‘Queen Elizabeth II: the end of the ‘new Elizabethan age’’, The Conversation, (8 September 2022) (republished in French, Spanish, and Indonesian) (republished in The Wire India)

‘Why don’t we just… get rid of the monarchy’. Big Issue North (No. 1436 13-19 June 2022)

Let them eat (Jubilee) cake’. Red pepper, (02 June 2022)

‘Capital’s Crowning Glory’. Tribune, (07 April 2022)

‘Five ways the monarchy has benefited from colonialism and slavery’. The Conversation, (24 March 2022)

What’s wrong with Britain? Let’s start with the monarchy‘. openDemocracy, (26 September 2021)

It’s not just Prince Andrew: the monarchy has a long history of dismissing women’s suffering‘. The Independent, (23 August 2021)

‘Prince Andrew: the monarchy has a long history of dismissing women’s suffering’. The Conversation (12 August 2021). Also republished as:

The Firm and it’s long-lasting grip‘, Red Pepper, Issue 232 (Summer 2021)

‘Prince William was right to call out BBC over Diana interview but as King he’ll need to keep the media on side’, The i, (21 May 2021)

‘How Prince Philip courted the media, from the Queen’s coronation to his infamous ‘gaffes’’, The i, (09 April 2021)

‘Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview: why ‘royal confessionals’ threaten the monarchy’. The Conversation, (08 March 2021) Also republished as:

‘It’s not only Laurence Fox who should raise questions for the BBC after last week’s Question Time’. The Independent. (21 January 2020)

Harry, Meghan, and a right royal battle for control’. The Conversation. (13 January 2020)

 ‘The ‘Princess Diana story’: why everyone has their own version’. The Conversation. (16 August 2017)

 ‘Prince Philip retires… with a final masterclass in media manipulation’. The Conversation. (04 May 2017)

 ‘‘It’s quite right that we go royal’: Monarchism, national imaginaries and the Great British Bake Off’. Celeb Youth. (07 November 2016)

 ‘William and Kate – and Canada’s complex relationship with the crown’. The Conversation. (26 September 2016)

‘‘Clean for the Queen’: Toryism, Elitism and Austerity’. Sociological Imagination (04 March 2016).

 ‘When Ant and Dec Met the Prince: The Royal Family, Ordinariness and the Elites’ (with Dr. Kim Allen). Celeb Youth. (03 February 2016).

 ‘Who told Prince Charles he could be Head of the Commonwealth?’. The Conversation. (26 November 2015).

 ‘Baby’s first photo call: how the royals learned to act normal’. The Conversation (02 May 2015).

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