Royally Obsessed

Royally Obsessed

Hear ye, hear ye! Welcome to Royally Obsessed, the podcast for all things royal family! Roberta Fiorito and Rachel Bowie both write about the royals for PureWow and, each week, they discuss the latest news coming out of Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and beyond. From high-profile guests (hello, Andrew Morton) to detailed dissections of The Crown, you won't want to miss a single week. New episodes air every Thursday. Follow the show on Instagram @RoyallyObsessedPodcast and subscribe by searching 'Royally Obsessed' wherever you listen to podcasts.

Episodes

February 2, 2023 38 min

This week, Rachel and Roberta discuss the very important royal anniversary happening next week. Also: Kate’s new early years campaign, the archbishop caught in a royal family feud, Prince Andrew’s bathtub bomb, red pantsuits, the Archewell Impact Report, Valentine’s Day plans (plus a code for 20% off a gorgeous set of blooms from Farmgirl Flowers) and more. Grab a Spiced Mule (for the Spice Girl x coronation rumors, obviously) and ...

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The “corrie” countdown begins! Also, Princess Eugenie’s happy news, and Prince Andrew’s very bad news. This week, we also have a few more Spare reflections, and TV shows to look forward to in the spring (that have nothing—or everything?!—to do with the royals). Plus, “GO BIRDS!” said Princess Diana, sort of… Grab a “Purple Lady” and tune in!

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This week, the ladies are joined by Omid Scobie, author of Finding Freedom and his upcoming book, Endgame, to make sense of Prince Harry’s Spare, the leaks, the Sussexes’ next move, whether rumors of a royal reconciliation are true and where the monarchy goes from here. We’re also getting back to business as usual (or…is it?) for Kate, Willy and the gang, plus Suits v. the Palace, Andrew’s fall from grace and being an Anne stan. Gr...

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January 12, 2023 44 min

Warning: Spare spoilers ahead! This week, Rachel and Roberta dive into Harry’s memoir, officially released this week, from much-needed context to its most surprising revelations. There’s also his TV interviews, some sus social media from ghostwriter J.R. Moehringer, flooding in California, silence from the royals, and Kate’s quiet 41st birthday. Plus, King Charles’s first overseas state visit, what’s next from the Sussexes and thei...

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January 5, 2023 34 min

Happy New Year, RoRos! This week, the ladies recap the royals’ holiday, from the return of the church walk and the carol concert to Charles’s first Christmas message as King. We also dive into Harry’s memoir chatter, and the Sussexes’ strategy overall. Plus, an Edward and Sophie flashback, a George drawing, all the royal content and more. Grab a non-alcoholic aperitif and join us!

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December 29, 2022 10 min

While this year was one of the hardest for us (R.I.P. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II), there was also a lot of JOY. Before we turn the page on 2022 and enter the next royal chapter, the ladies take a look back at the biggest moments of the last 12 months…in under 10 minutes. Until next year, GOD SAVE THE POD!

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December 22, 2022 31 min

Happy Holidays, RoRos! This week, your cohosts discuss the downright disturbing Jeremy Clarkson debacle, the royals’ Christmas plans (and how to watch the carol concert from home!) and revisit the Netflix docuseries now that they’ve had a bit more time to process. There’s also a flashback to the media’s missteps for the Queen’s Christmas speech in 1992, a Princess Anne shoutout and more. Grab something festive and tune in!

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December 15, 2022 45 min

This week, Rachel and Roberta discuss part two of the Sussexes’ Netflix docuseries, breaking down the final three episodes as Harry and Meghan pull no punches. There’s also the carol concert, the royals’ Christmas cards, Diana and Charles on the set of James Bond and so much more. Grab some coffee and tune in!

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December 8, 2022 46 min

This week, the ladies are breaking down everything you need to know about Netflix’s ‘Harry & Meghan’ docuseries, which they got up early to watch (hence our episode release delay). The love story, the tragedy, the fallout—whether you plan to tune in or not, you’ll want to hear our take. They’re also chatting about the Diplomatic Corps Reception, the Ripple of Hope Awards, Lady Susan Hussey, the Christmas Carol Concert and more....

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December 5, 2022 21 min

A quick download of our trip to Boston for the Prince and Princess of Wales’s royal visit, from seeing Will & Kate in person and our ‘A Toast to Earthshot’ event at Rothy’s featuring special guest Elizabeth Holmes to the Earthshot Awards green carpet and ceremony—and the Netflix trailer drop. Grab a glass of wine and tune in! Full episode coming this Thursday.

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December 1, 2022 36 min

This week, the ladies are packing their bags and headed to BOSTON! Before that, they have time to catch up on the royal news they missed, like the State Banquet, the Queen’s rumored health issues and the Sussexes’ docuseries date. We also flashback to Kate and Will’s last trip to the U.S. exactly 8 years ago, a Prince Andrew musical, Charlotte’s potential new title and more. Grab a glass of The Pale rosé and tune in!

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This Thanksgiving, we are so thankful for each other and all of you—our lovely, hilarious, smart and generous audience. Cheers to you! We’re also thankful for season five of The Crown, and in this special episode we break down the casting, the big questions, the moments we fact-checked and the best and worst alongside special guest Tariro Mzezewa, contributor to The New York TimesThe CutCN Traveler, and the author of this thoug...

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This week on the pod, the ladies have a new intro and a whole lot of royal news to discuss. First up: our event in Boston for Earthshot (we can’t wait to meet our Boston-based listeners!), Remembrance Day proceedings and a birthday gift for Chuck in the form of his siblings getting a new title. Then we’re joined by Andrew Morton, Diana’s biographer (**and new Crown character**) about his new book, The Queen: Her Life. There’s also ...

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November 10, 2022 35 min

Happy Crown Week to all who celebrate—but no spoilers to be found here! The ladies are excited to dive into season five, but there’s also other major TV news: listen in for the potential date of the Sussex docuseries (also on Netflix). The Waleses are back in full force, and we also have a special Earthshot announcement for our Boston RoRos. Plus, a look back at Charles and Diana’s visit to the U.S., an unEGGceptable walkabout and ...

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This week, the ladies are joined by queen of social media Amanda Matta, aka @matta_of_fact on TikTok and Instagram, to discuss more about Spare, Archetypes, how she got her start in royal commentary and more. They’re also discussing all your incredible royal-themed Halloween costumes, William and Kate’s return to work, Mike Tindall’s reality show realized, Princess Margaret’s sad state of affairs, mom guilt, Matthew Perry and m...

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October 27, 2022 5 min

The ladies of Royally Obsessed couldn’t wait another minute to debrief about Prince Harry’s big memoir news. The title, the cover and the release date are finally here—so naturally they had to call each other up and discuss. But don’t forget, today’s regular episode has all the royal news you need to know, like ‘The Crown’ trailer, a royal pizza ad and more. You don’t wanna miss either!

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Happy Halloween, RoRos! This week, the U.K. is grappling with a frankly frightening political clime, while the royals’ worst fears are realized with The Crown trailer. Very relatable: Camilla decided she needs to get away from it all. For this week in royal history, we flashback to Diana and Charles’s first post-wedding interview. There’s also an Archewell rebrand, a NYC play about Dodi and Diana, Mike Tindall goes rogue and more. ...

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October 20, 2022 38 min

Welcome back! This week is a royal grab bag: from Lord Mountbatten accusations to a frenzy over the new season of The Crown. Also, Meghan’s Variety cover interview is revealed, Carole Middleton is in Joisey (!) and Fergie poses with the Queen’s corgis…there’s something for everyone in this episode. There’s also the tragic anniversary of the Aberfan mining disaster, a King Charles III TV appearance, a Selena/Hailey question (trust: ...

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This week, the ladies of Royally Obsessed discuss the big coronation announcement, the Cambridges on the radio, the new episode of Archetypes, another Prince Harry lawsuit, Emma the horse and so much more. They’re also joined by Laura-Ann Barr, aka @All.Thats.Pretty on Instagram, for a recap of what it was like meeting the Prince and Princess of Wales last week in Northern Ireland, plus all her tips and tricks how to spot the r...

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October 6, 2022 32 min

New episode alert! This week, your hosts (and the royals) are back to work. From royal tours and engagements (and alllll the non-mourning fashion) to coins, stamps and cyphers, oh my! King Charles’s reign is in full swing and we’re just trying to keep up. There’s also the return of Meghan’s pod Archetypes, Harry’s memoir stoking fears at the Palace, a state visit on the cal, a look back at the Queen’s last speech in Scotland, a new...

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