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British Royal Family

Vox’s coverage of the British royal family. News, analysis, and more.

The Kohinoor diamond isn’t on display at the coronation. Colonialism still is.

King Charles’s coronation, decoded

The questions over the queen’s role in Britain’s violent empire, explained by a historian

Queen Elizabeth II and the long 20th century

How King Charles III might rule

The subtle power of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign

The British media narrative of Prince Philip’s death is about Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle and the long history of authenticity policing

Harry, Meghan, and the ghost of Diana: “What I was seeing was history repeating itself”

Harry and Meghan’s explosive Oprah interview, explained

How Meghan Markle’s openness about her suicidal thoughts could help others

What is “the institution”? What is “the firm”? A royals expert explains.

Meghan Markle says the royal family was “concerned” about her future child’s skin color

The pop cultural obsession with Princess Diana’s innocence, explained


How the British royal family makes its money

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are giving up their “royal highness” titles

Yes, the UK media’s coverage of Meghan Markle really is racist

Queen Elizabeth gave her annual Christmas speech. The internet saw a secret message about Brexit.

Meghan Markle’s fashion line shows how she’s redefining her role as a royal

Royal baby Archie will have a huge impact on Britain’s economy

I study biracial identity in America. Here’s why the royal baby is a big deal.

Nearly everything Meghan Markle has worn since her pregnancy announcement has sold out

“Brooch warfare,” explained: what Queen Elizabeth’s jewels might be saying about Trump

It’s okay to enjoy the royal wedding. Constitutional monarchies are great.

What the difference between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle says about how we conceive of the “ideal woman” 

The royal wedding offers media companies something rare: An epic news event they can actually plan for

How Meghan Markle is changing the princess fantasy

The fraught gender and racial politics of the royal wedding, explained

A new royal baby boy has arrived. His name is Louis Arthur Charles.

Why Meghan Markle’s engagement to Prince Harry is controversial

Long live Queen Elizabeth: Why monarchies are better than republics

An American's guide to the second royal child