FT News Briefing
FT Weekend: How do young Brits feel about the monarchy?
This week we discuss how young people view the late Queen Elizabeth with journalist Imogen West-Knights and our own producer Lulu Smyth. For many Millennials and Gen Zers, the first royal succession in 70 years is also the first time they’ve considered their stance on the monarchy more broadly. And it’s eliciting some mixed feelings. Then, we explore how we’re spending money on culture now. The FT’s US business editor Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson explains all the ways our post-pandemic restlessness is colliding with growing inflation. It turns out we’re now more discerning in how we stay in and how we go out.
Links and mentions from the episode:
Imogen’s dispatch from Buckingham palace: https://on.ft.com/3eVMr50
The FT Weekend essay this week, ‘King Charles and the future of the monarchy’: https://on.ft.com/3qPsVcM
Edge and Lilah’s conversation on Instagram live: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Ch20tSdJQ8v
Special offers for FT Weekend listeners, from 50% off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial can be found here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast
Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam Giovinco