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Erin Vanderhoof

Erin Vanderhoof is a staff writer at, where she contributes to the Vanities section.


Prince George Gets Casual on the Beach for His Ninth Birthday

To celebrate the big day, Kensington Palace released a new image of the heir to the throne during a recent U.K. beach vacation.

The Queen Worked Through the Heatwave—But Now She’s Going to Balmoral

The queen conducted a virtual meeting on Britain’s hottest day ever, but now she’s on her way to cooler climes of Scotland.
In Conversation

Heather McGhee Is Telling Untold Stories About Solidarity in a New Podcast

For an expansion of her best-selling book, The Sum of Us, the political commentator traveled around the country looking for examples of people working together to overcome racism.
On the Scene

Pusha T Headlines the U.S. Debut for Kenzo’s Newest Creative Director, Nigo

To celebrate the brand’s newest drop, inspired by craftsmanship, Jaden Smith, Evan Mock, Julio Torres, and more filled the New Museum’s Sky Room.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Have a Busy Day in Manhattan

After a U.N. speech where Harry called his wife his “soulmate,” the two were spotted at Locanda Verde, a Tribeca Italian restaurant, reportedly with friends.

Queen Elizabeth Makes a Surprise Visit to a Hospice With Princess Anne

The monarch visited Thames Hospice in Maidenhead with her daughter, who has traveled around the U.K. for a slew of events over the last week.

Princess Charlene Surprises Guests on a Tour of Monaco’s Renovated Palace

On Monday, the royal showed off a few recently uncovered Renaissance-era frescoes—and exchanged a few hugs.

Duchess Camilla Is “Petrified” When She Gives Speeches

In an interview, the royal also mentioned that she sees Prince Philip as a role model when it comes to being a future queen consort.

Prince Harry Called Chloe Kim the “Queen of Snowboarding”

In a video for mental coaching start-up BetterUp, the royal also said that traveling around the world has taught him about “being human.”

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester Celebrate 50 Years of Marriage With a Low-Key Portrait

The couple, whose marriage was soon followed in tragedy, are shown posing in the Kensington Palace gardens in their official anniversary portrait.
In Conversation

Inside Traitor King and the Case That Edward VIII Was a Nazi Sympathizer

In his new book, historian Andrew Lownie marshals evidence from German documents to argue that Wallis Simpson and her husband who abdicated the throne were a big threat to Britain during World War II.
Royal Messes

So Did the Boris Johnson Scandal “Activate the Queen”?

According to an expert, prime ministerial succession is one of the situations where the famously reticent queen has a constitutional role to play.

How Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Is Celebrating Her Upcoming 75th Birthday

She’s giving books to 25,000 kids, guest-editing Country Life, and honoring Prince Charles as a “countryside hero”—but she will not be piercing her ears. 

Kate Middleton Makes Her Wimbledon Debut in A Familiar Blue Polka Dot Dress

The duchess was accompanied by Prince William on a Tuesday outing to the tennis tournament, where they wanted a men’s quarterfinal match featuring Novak Djokovic, the top seed male player. 

Prince Harry and Prince William Honor Princess Diana’s Legacy on Her Birthday

The brothers sent separate messages of support to the 180 winners of the Diana Award, which is given to young people internationally who have made charitable contributions to their communities.

Why Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Controversial Caribbean Tour Was So Incredibly Expensive

The protest-drawing visit to three nations where the queen is the head of state was the monarchy’s biggest expenditure in the last fiscal year.

What Were Meghan and Harry Doing at Oprah’s House Over the Weekend?

Prince Charles was reportedly “thrilled” to see the couple in the U.K. earlier this month, but a trip to the broadcaster’s Santa Barbara estate is a reminder of how strained their relationship used to be.

Prince Charles Once Accepted a Briefcase Full of 1 Million Euros for His Charity: Report

According to a report in The Times, Qatar’s former prime minister ultimately gave the prince’s charitable fund 3 million euros in cash. 

Kate Middleton Does Some Finger Painting During a Visit to a Children’s Hospice

After the unveiling of their first official portrait, Kate and Prince William traveled to one of her oldest patronages to raise awareness for Children’s Hospice Week.

Kate Middleton and Prince William Honor Previous Generations of Royals in Their First Official Portrait

On Thursday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge traveled to their namesake town to unveil a painting by Jamie Coreth.