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March 13, 2021

The Firm? We learned from Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey that is what the royal family call their family business. It’s a very appropriate term. As a family business, they own and manage land and castles, some of which they rent out, support multiple charitable ventures, play an extensive public role in the UK drawing on multiple publicity avenues to support its image and brand, and employ scores of employees who are valued for their loyalty and commitment. It's a huge and complex business.

The Firm? We learned from Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey that is what the royal family call their family business. It’s a very appropriate term. As a family business, they own and manage land and castles, some of which they rent out, support multiple charitable ventures, play an extensive public role in the UK drawing on multiple publicity avenues to support its image and brand, and employ scores of employees who are valued for their loyalty and commitment. It's a huge and complex business.

January 17, 2020

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to step down as senior royals and split their time between the United Kingdom and Canada holds a number of implications for business dynasties, and for the role of the “spare” in the “heir and spare” scenario during succession, family experts say.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to step down as senior royals and split their time between the United Kingdom and Canada holds a number of implications for business dynasties, and for the role of the “spare” in the “heir and spare” scenario during succession, family experts say.

The controversial move by the sixth in line to the throne and his wife and the handling by the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William, as the comparable family business principal, heir and next gen, has gripped the world.

March 2, 2012

One is arguably the most famous family in the world, the other a high profile business family. And both came together recently for a spot of tea.

One is arguably the most famous family in the world, the other a high profile business family. And both came together recently for a spot of tea.

The UK’s royal family, represented by the Queen, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall, popped round to Fortnum & Mason, the London retailer controlled by the Weston family, where they sampled some of the delights on offer.

November 1, 2006

The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor by Penny Junor, Thomas Dunne Books & The Queen directed by Stephen Frears

Christine Harland is a director of Camden Writers, producers of family and family business histories. www.camdenwriters.com

The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor by Penny Junor, Thomas Dunne Books & The Queen directed by Stephen Frears

November 1, 2003

It’s a tough job making underwear fit for a monarch, but Rigby and Peller are the experts

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

It's a tough job making underwear fit for a monarch, but Rigby and Peller are the experts

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