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The royal tour of Australia and New Zealand

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Friday 18th April 2014

Hundreds of journalists are covering the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s tour of Australia and New Zealand right now – and I’m so glad I’m not one of them. As well as having to turn their hand to an awful lot of fashion writing (knowing their Alexander McQueen from their Roksanda Ilincic is key) this time round they’ve got to cover nine-month-old Prince George’s progress too. The images are great. ...keep reading

Countdown to the royal baby

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Thursday 4th July 2013

The newspaper picture took me straight back to my royal reporting days. Rows and rows of metal stepladders have suddenly appeared outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington – ready for the royal birth. There are still two weeks to go before Kate Middleton’s baby is due but Fleet Street’s finest aren’t taking any chances. The photographers have been camped outside the hospital night and day since ...keep reading

My royal reporting career

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Saturday 2nd July 2011

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s 11-day tour of Canada and California has got me thinking about my own brief sojourn as a royal reporter. Apparently more than 1,300 journalists are covering Kate and Will’s visit, including hacks from as far afield as China and India. My sympathies are with them. For a start, they’re having to be more fashion writers than newshounds. Knowing their Issa from their Erdem and their ...keep reading

Three cheers for newspapers

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Saturday 30th April 2011

From The Times’s wrap-around picture of the newly-weds in Prince Charles’s dashing sports car to the Daily Telegraph’s shot of the first (or was it second) balcony kiss, the newspapers did us proud today. I’m not sure what the Independent was playing at with Tracey Emin’s dreadful sketch of the bride and groom on its front page but we’ll gloss over that one. Newspapers come in for an awful lot ...keep reading