Richard Fitzwilliams has been a commentator on royal events at home and abroad for many years and been used by CNN, Sky News, BBC News Channel, ITN, Channel 4, Channel 5, Fox News, Al Jazeera, CTV, CBC, Arise News, Network 10 (Australia), ZDF, RTL, NBC, ABC. CBS, ZDF, NTN 24, ORT, TV 3, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC World Service, BBC Wales, BBC Scotland, BBC Ulster, BBC London, TalkRADIO, BBC GNS, LBC, Talk Radio Europe, Siren FM, Radio New Zealand, Newstalk ZB and many others.
His live commentaries include coverage of the inauguration of King Felipe V1 of Spain in 2014 and his wedding to Letizia Ortiz in 2004, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Address to both Houses, Prince Albert’s wedding to Charlene Wittstock in Monaco, Prince Rainier’s Funeral and the announcement of Prince Philip’s retirement (all for CNN), Trooping the Colour and Prince Harry passing out of Sandhurst( both for BBC News Channel) and the Queen’s 90th Birthday walkabout (for CTV).
He did 90 media interviews on the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, 80 on the birth of Prince George, 60 for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, 30 for the 20th Anniversary of Diana, Princess of Wales’s death, 25 for the Duke of Edinburgh’s retirement and 50 for the engagement between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. He also covered the Inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
He has followed the lives of members of the royal family since being Editor of THE INTERNATIONAL WHO’S WHO which included a special section on world royalty and he has done interviews on all major royal news storie.s He comments on the Prince of Wales’s finances after attending the Annual Review at Clarence House. He has reviewed the royal year for the BBC News Channel, and the Queen’s Christmas Broadcast for Sky News.
As a committed monarchist he often debates the merits of the monarchy (Sky News, BBC News Channel, Channel 5, BBC World Service and on numerous radio stations). He has attended Royal Ascot for four decades and has broadcast on it for CNN, CBC, NBC, RTL, AB and BBC GNS. He has done pieces on the importance of the royal family to the Commonwealth including on Inside Story (Al Jazeera) and the Today programme (Radio 4) and written an article on The Monarchy and the Commonwealth for The Round Table. He has lectured on royal matters to the University of Syracuse, the Oxford and Cambridge Club and the Naval and Military Club. He has commented on royal portraits as he has been Press Consultant to the Royal Society of Portrait Painters since 2002 and he also attends events arranged by The Royal Collection. He also comments regularly on the bi-annual Honours List as former Editor of The International Who’s Who and has given lectures on it. He is a film critic whose specialities include monarchy on screen on which he wrote in The Express (Jewels in the Crown, whole page article 2012) and did numerous reviews of the Queen and The King’s Speech. He is often quoted on royal matters in the national and international press especially in IB Times, Express online, BBC News Online and USA Today. He has appeared in several television programmes on the royal family and on the US chat show The Jim Jeffries Show in 2018.
His illustrated talk, the British Monarchy on Screen, was given at the Lansdowne, Oxford and Cambridge and Cavalry and Guards Clubs and the Westminster Library during 2017 to coincide with the release of the second series of The Crown which he reviewed for IBTimes in December 2017.
He contributed to a piece about the royal links to Game of Thrones for BBC News Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40972990 in September 2017