British Royal Fanatic Podcast

Hayden Giesseman

Hi, my name is Hayden. I'm an American with a passion for British History and their Royal Family. Come and join me for discussions on royal history (past and present), current events, protocol, reviews of shows and films pertaining to them, and everything else. Come and stay a while as I share my passion for history and all things British! read less

Episode 75: The Heir & The Spare SHOWDOWN
30-01-2023
Episode 75: The Heir & The Spare SHOWDOWN
The concept of the Heir and Spare dates back thousands of years and is one of the main pillars when discussing the titled peerage and really ANY Royal Family. "Who will inherit?!" is the question they always come back to. Since the release Spare, Prince Harry was very transparent about this disparity STILL being alive and well within The House of Windsor. A drastically different treatment between the Heir and Spare, and today we talk about why this is the source of a lot of their problems. The line of succession doesn't just exist on a piece of paper!   If this is your first time here, hello! My name is Hayden and I am the host and main creative mind behind the podcast, where I am an American obsessed with royal history and royal content from the British Royal Family. We were just an audio podcast for a year and a half now . . .  but NOW we are video!   Sources:   -https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/primogeniture   -https://www.dictionary.com/browse/primogeniture   -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_VIII#Prince_of_Wales   -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Victoria   -https://www.vogue.com/article/prince-harry-memoir-title-spare-meaning   -https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2021/09/prince-harry-history-of-royal-spare   -Spare by Prince Harry  -The Little Princesses by Marion Crawford  -Diana: Her True Story by Andrew Morton  -Elizabeth & Margaret by Andrew Morton -The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport  -Elizabeth The Queen by Sally Bedell Smith   Check out the show!    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6Cc020pRGUZ09ct2BinfLf?si=InXMRClWT5GoNAPCEAiKdQ&utm_source=copy-link      Social Media:   Blog: https://britishroyalfanaticpodcast.wordpress.com     Twitter: https://twitter.com/fanatic_royal?t=avPQ52bAcAHwyN4URP4tLA&s=09    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/britishroyalfanpod/    PayPal Donation: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/britishroyalfanpod
Episode 74: Let's Talk About Prince Harry . . . Again
25-01-2023
Episode 74: Let's Talk About Prince Harry . . . Again
Prince Harry has been very vulnerable and open in the public, especially now with his new book Spare. Today, we break down my thoughts and how I don't think things are going fully as he planned. Being this vulnerable is something The House of Windsor does NOT do in public, and apparently not in private either. In some ways, Harry is trying to strong arm the family into listening to him by being SO open, and wanting to share more. Will this open the doors for reconciliation? Or will things only get worse from here? Stay through the end to find out!   Don't forget to Subscribe and Share!   If this is your first time here, hello! My name is Hayden and I am the host and main creative mind behind the podcast, where I am an American obsessed with royal history and royal content from the British Royal Family. We were just an audio podcast for a year and a half now . . .  but NOW we are video!   Sources:   -Prince Harry's book Spare  -60 Minutes Interview with Prince Harry and Anderson Cooper  -https://yougov.co.uk/ratings/politics/popularity/royalty/all   -https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2023-01-17/prince-harry-spare-charles-william-camilla-royal-family -Matta_of_Fact on TikTok  -shamelesspodcast   Check out the show!    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6Cc020pRGUZ09ct2BinfLf?si=InXMRClWT5GoNAPCEAiKdQ&utm_source=copy-link      Social Media:   Blog: https://britishroyalfanaticpodcast.wordpress.com     Twitter: https://twitter.com/fanatic_royal?t=avPQ52bAcAHwyN4URP4tLA&s=09    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/britishroyalfanpod/     PayPal Donation: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/britishroyalfanpod
Episode 73: Season 5 of The Crown was . . . Meh?
21-11-2022
Episode 73: Season 5 of The Crown was . . . Meh?
Alright everyone. . .  We have watched, thought about, and taken notes on the FULL new season of The Crown. Season 5 was highly anticipated, everyone was on pins-and-needles, even Buckingham Palace was nervous. . . and they delivered this? The general feeling is that Season 5 lacked a certain depth and edge that previous seasons brought to it. This new season did not fully live up to The Crown's usual standard, and today we discuss why and react to this kinda let down of a season. . .  All photos and videos used in this video are used in fair use and commentary under the copywrite act. I do not claim ownership of them, as they are owned by their respective sources. This is all meant in good fun.    If this is your first time here, hello! My name is Hayden and I am the host and main creative mind behind the podcast, where I am an American obsessed with royal history and royal content from the British Royal Family. We were just an audio podcast for a year and a half now . . .  but NOW we are video!    Check out the show!   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6Cc020pRGUZ09ct2BinfLf?si=InXMRClWT5GoNAPCEAiKdQ&utm_source=copy-link     Social Media:   Blog: https://britishroyalfanaticpodcast.wordpress.com     Twitter: https://twitter.com/fanatic_royal?t=avPQ52bAcAHwyN4URP4tLA&s=09    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/britishroyalfanpod/     PayPal Donation: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/britishroyalfanpod
Episode 72: Let's Talk About The Coronation . . .
20-10-2022
Episode 72: Let's Talk About The Coronation . . .
HM King Charles III's Coronation is somewhat of a hot button topic. The coronation is a serious event, deeply rooted in over 1,000 years of history and pageantry. There hasn't been a British Coronation in over 70 years! While many are looking forward to it, things are changing and that has people feeling. . .  things. What's changing? Why are things changing? What will it look like now? This week, we try to make sense of all the fury surrounding King Charles's Coronation.    Music: Sovereign by Kevin MacLeod | https://incompetech.com/Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com/free-music/all/Creative Commons CC BY 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  If this is your first time here, hello! My name is Hayden and I am the host and main creative mind behind the podcast, where I am an American obsessed with royal history and royal content from the British Royal Family.   Social Media:   Blog: https://britishroyalfanaticpodcast.wordpress.com     Twitter: https://twitter.com/fanatic_royal?t=avPQ52bAcAHwyN4URP4tLA&s=09    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/britishroyalfanpod/    PayPal Donation: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/britishroyalfanpod  Sources:   https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/a41586021/king-charles-iii-coronation-date-details/  https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/sep/10/edward-fitzalan-howard-who-is-the-earl-marshal https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/uk-news/king-charles-iii-coronation-date-25235183 https://www.tatler.com/article/king-charles-iii-coronation-details-date-location-guests  https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/no-10-bank-holiday-king-coronation-downing-street-nz92p7nv9 https://www.royal.uk/coronation-his-majesty-king  https://www.royal.uk/george-v#:~:text=The%20Prince%20of%20Wales%20was,Abbey%20on%2022%20June%201911.   https://www.countryliving.com/uk/news/a41594706/king-charles-coronation-date/ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-family/2022/10/13/controversial-koh-i-noor-diamond-could-queen-consorts-crown/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronation_of_Charles_III_and_Camilla  https://www.royal.uk/coronation
Episode 70: What is HAPPENING?!
01-10-2022
Episode 70: What is HAPPENING?!
There has been a lot going on this past week. The Danish Royal Family is making significant changes. Archie and Lilibet's titles are being debated. Monarchies across Europe are changing. What does a "slimmed down monarchy" look like? This week, we try to make sense of all of it and discuss the concrete facts we do know. The House of Windsor is in the middle of a massive change.    All photos used are used in fair use and commentary under the copywrite act. I do not claim ownership of them, as they are owned by their respective sources.   Music:  Sovereign by Kevin MacLeod | https://incompetech.com/ Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com/free-music/all/Creative Commons CC BY 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  If this is your first time here, hello! My name is Hayden and I am the host and main creative mind behind the podcast, where I am an American obsessed with royal history and royal content from the British Royal Family. We were just an audio podcast for a year and a half now . . .  but NOW we are video!    Check out the show!   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6Cc020pRGUZ09ct2BinfLf?si=InXMRClWT5GoNAPCEAiKdQ&utm_source=copy-link      Social Media:   Blog: https://britishroyalfanaticpodcast.wordpress.com     Twitter: https://twitter.com/fanatic_royal?t=avPQ52bAcAHwyN4URP4tLA&s=09    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/britishroyalfanpod/     PayPal Donation: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/britishroyalfanpod
Episode 62: The Crown Season 2 in INTENSE
29-07-2022
Episode 62: The Crown Season 2 in INTENSE
This week, we continue our series into The Crown. We break down in detail what this season got right, what it got wrong, some fun facts and personal opinions as we prepare for season 5 dropping in November!   We made it to video! After a lot of issues and an editing nightmare, we are now officially a video podcast! If this is your first time here, hello! My name is Hayden and I am the host and main creative mind behind the podcast, where I am an American obsessed with royal history and royal content from the British Royal Family. We were just an audio podcast for a year and a half now . . .  but NOW we are video! More content is coming so get excited!   Social Media:   Blog: britishroyalfanaticpodcast.wordpress.com  Twitter: https://twitter.com/fanatic_royal?t=avPQ52bAcAHwyN4URP4tLA&s=09 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/britishroyalfanpod/ PayPal Donation: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/britishroyalfanpod  Sources for today's podcast:   Netflix's The Crown, Season 2  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crown_(season_2)  https://www.vulture.com/2017/11/the-crown-season-2-britain-historical-events.html  https://www.ranker.com/list/historical-inaccuracies-in-the-crown/setareh-janda  https://www.hellomagazine.com/film/2019110980243/the-crown-fact-or-fiction-series-two-history-details/#:~:text=In%20the%20show%2C%20it%20is,instrumental%20to%20the%20Profumo%20affair.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marburg_Files#:~:text=The%20Marburg%20Files%2C%20also%20known,compiled%20at%20Marburg%20Castle%2C%20Hesse.   https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4786824/episodes?season=2 https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/the_crown/s02   Lady-in-Waiting: My Life in the Shadow of the Crown by Lady Glenconnor