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Crown Jewels

Hear ye, hear ye! Welcome to Crown Jewels by Betches Media – the elite podcast for the royally obsessed! Every week, hosts Samantha Bush and Lex Niko break down the latest Royal updates around the world. They’ll deep dive into some of the most unique and interesting royal family members, centuries worth of drama, today’s Royal pop culture news, and of course, spill some Royal Tea. It’s bound to be the diamond podcast of the season, so be sure to tune in each week to get your fix on all things royals wherever you get your podcasts.

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Samantha Bush

Samantha Bush is a midwestern girly, who loves the intersection between pop culture and the royals, and will proudly admit she woke up at 3 am for BOTH of the royal weddings -- which has led here her, to host Crown Jewels. She is also the mother two little fur angels, Barb and Ruby.

Lex Niko

Lex Niko is a digital content creator and pop culture enthusiast. She has been featured on major broadcasts and in publications including E! News, US Weekly, and Good Morning America. With over a decade of experience studying pop culture and working in the tech industry, she has always had a curiosity for how culture impacts trends and when she’s not spending time online she leads Content and Partnerships at Pinterest.

Where to Start

Royal Drama Goes International

The Brits aren’t the only royals with family drama. On this week’s Tea & Crumpets, Samantha and Lex start us off with Kim Kardashian’s purchase of Princess Diana’s Attalah Cross necklace, update us on the coronation’s 3 day party line up, and the former king of Greece’s passing. They leave the U.K. behind and Make It Reign on Denmark’s Durek drama, Thailand’s crop top king, and Spanish Monarchy’s very tangled family tree. To close out, they play a game of Mail or Fail and nominate a very surprising Spotted Dick of The Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Prince Harry’s Burn Book: Spare Review Part 2

The gift that keeps on giving! This week, Samantha and Lex are back to dig even deeper into Spare with the help of Betches’ own Sami Sage. Together, they discover that a second date to Botswana isn’t as original as Meghan thinks, note the rising “todger” count, and critique the now-infamous line “she didn’t know and I didn’t tell her”. After Sami takes off, they Make it Reign on Harry’s paranoia, suspicion, and his ongoing battle with the paps. Then to close things out, they try their hand at Mail or Fail and call out their Spotted Dick of the week. We’ve only skimmed the surface of Spare so come back next week to hear more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Prince Harry’s Burn Book: Spare Review Part 1

Prince Harry’s tell all book is finally here! Lex Niko & Samantha Bush have their copies in-hand and are joined by guest Dylan Hafer to unravel the long awaited mysteries of the fab 4 and more. From William & Harry’s knock down brawl and Meghan & Kate’s baby brain beef, to Harry’s frosty todger, this memoir leaves nothing to the imagination. They Make it Reign on an important topic covered in the book regarding Harry’s paternal drama and his relationship struggle with King Charles. Was Harry really the red-headed-step-child of the royal family? They close out with a game of Mail or Fail and name this week’s Spotted Dick. Make sure to tune in next week for the Spare review part 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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