The Queen traditionally retreats to Balmoral every summer - but why do the royals love the Scottish estate so much? Host Kate Thornton is joined by royal commentator Omid Scobie, The Sun’s former royal editor Duncan Larcombe and The Sunday Times’ royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah to discuss life at Balmoral and where the royals like to holiday to get away from it all. With upcoming overseas trips for the Cambridges and the Sussexes planned, the guests talk about the importance of royal tours and the planning that goes into them to make them run like clockwork. Plus they reveal some personal anecdotes from what it’s like to cover a royal tour.
The Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William always take a vital essential on their royal tours with them - a supply of their own blood. The Sun’s former royal editor Duncan Larcombe tells Yahoo UK’s ‘The Royal Box,’: “If it’s the Queen, Prince Charles or Prince William, they’ll have the royal physician with them, with a bag full of their own blood, just in case something happens.” With Charles and Camilla going to New Zealand, Kate and William set to travel to Pakistan and Meghan and Harry heading to Africa this autumn - who is in their royal entourage? The Sunday Times' royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah explains: "It tends to be between 12 - 14 in the entourage. It tends to be three press secretaries, a private secretary, sometimes an assistant private secretary will go as well, a hairdresser, a valet, a digital person who assists with communications."
It's set to be one of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's stops on their tour of Africa later this year.
As Meghan Markle's royal tour wraps up, we're rounding up her speeches, her wardrobe, and, yes, even her bodyguard on how they showcase why the Duchess of Sussex is the feminist princess we've been waiting for.
Kate Thornton talks to Tessy Ojo, CEO of The Diana Award, which helps to develop and inspire change in the future of young people. Tessy tells The Royal Box about how William and Harry are continuing their late mother’s legacy and what she thinks Diana would be doing, if she were were alive today. Elsewhere, royal expert Victoria Murphy, historian Ted Powell and PR guru Nick Ede discuss Meghan and Harry’s baby news, their royal tour of Australia and past royal tour slip-ups.