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Rachel Burchfield

I write about interesting people, places, and things.

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Selected recent work:


“Renée Rouleau on 25 Years as a Successful Skincare Brand Founder”

“Laura Geller on Why Her Models Will Now Exclusively Be Over 40”


“How to Put Your Sorority Experience on Your Resume” 

Country Living

“Miranda Lambert Told Us Everything About the Making of Her New Album, The Marfa Tapes”


“Inside Prince Harry and William’s Feud – And How Meghan Markle Joining the Family Deepened the Divide” 

"Inside Kate Middleton’s ‘Strategic’ Pursuit of Prince William" 


“14 Memorable Looks That Defined Kate Middleton’s Year”

“Robin Roberts Can’t Imagine Doing Any Other Job But Her Own”

“Jennifer Meyer Always Knew What She Wanted to Do”

“Andy Cohen Literally Doesn’t Have Time for Self-Doubt” 

“Tera Peterson Drops Her Skincare Routine” 

“Victoria Beckham Drops Her Skin-Care Routine” 

“Meghan Markle Isn’t the Problem” 

“Could Queen Elizabeth II Be the Last Queen of England?”  

“Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Send Messages Through Their Style. Elizabeth Holmes Deciphers Them.”  

Harper's Bazaar

“How Three Leading Ladies Became First Ladies”

“Inside Elle Fanning’s True-Crime Transformation”

“Becoming Pamela Anderson”

“All the Makeup Details of And Just Like That…”

“How Do the Looks in Spencer Compare to Diana’s?” 

“The Definitive Guide to Pregnancy-Safe Skincare” 

“I Lost 85 Pounds. What Happens to My Skin Now?”

“No, Not Everyone ‘Needs’ Retinol” 

“Skincare Secrets from Meghan Markle’s Favorite Facialists” 

“This Will Mark Kate Middleton’s 10th Year of Being a Duchess. Here’s How She Changed Royal Fashion Forever.” 

“How to Wear Nail Polish Like Kate and Meghan” 

“How Kate and Meghan Are Staying Fit in Quarantine” 

“How to Wear Fragrance Like Meghan and Kate” 


“Meghan Markle’s Earrings ‘Scandal’ Is Nothing Compared to These Headline-Making Royal Jewelry Moments” 

“Why Kate Got Diana’s Ring, But Meghan Got Her Watch”  

Marie Claire

Work as Royals Editor

Work as Weekend Editor

“At Last, We Know the Name of Kylie Jenner’s Son”

“Sarah Ferguson is Busier—and More Herself—Than Ever”

“The Best Investment Apps for Beginners, According to Financial Experts”

“‘Diana’s Son Is Continuing the Campaign to Disrupt Charles’ Future Reign’: An Interview with Tina Brown”

“It’s True: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Are Engaged (Again!)”

“Whatever Happened to Archewell Audio?” 

“Don’t Call Allison Statter Kim Kardashian’s Best Friend” 


“Everything to Know About the COVID Vaccine for Kids”

"Revealing Memories of George H.W. Bush – Including How Secret Service Carried Him to Say Goodbye to Barbara" 

“Former First Children Open Up About Life in the White House – From Navigating Secret Service to Attending Prom” 

“Pigs in a Blanket, 74 Teens…But Sadly No Beach Boys: Remembering When the White House Hosted Prom” 

“This Michigan Family Is Fighting to Adopt Their Own Twins, Born Via Surrogate: ‘They’re Trying to Tear Us Apart’”

Thank you to Good Morning America for your added coverage of this important story!

“The Dads Whose Son’s Biological Mom Went from Stranger to Friend (and Now Possible Surrogate): ‘Incredible’”

“Parents Fighting to Adopt Their Own Babies Are Thrilled for Their First Christmas as a Family of Five”

“Michigan Parents Officially Adopt Their Biological Children After Lengthy Legal Battle: ‘It’s a Great Day’”

“Couple Who Adopted Their Biological Children Say a Family Christmas at Home ‘Has Always Been Our Dream’”

“Michigan Couple Forced to Adopt Their Biological Twins Reveal They ‘Wouldn’t Change a Thing’ About Legal Fight”

Southern Living

“The Difference Between a State Funeral and a Ceremonial Funeral, Plus More Royal Mourning Traditions Explained” 

“Every Single One of the Best Christmas Style Moments from Duchess Kate and Princess Charlotte” 

“How the Royal Family’s Christmas Traditions Will Adapt to an Unusual Year” 

“Secure Your Title of Most Likeable Colleague By Following This Work-From-Home Etiquette Rule in 2021” 

Vanity Fair

“25 Years Later, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy’s Wedding Dress Still Stuns” 

“What’s Next for Sentaler, the Coat Brand Loved By Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, and More” 

“Tina Turner Has the Secret for Happiness, and She’s Sharing It" 


“Claudia Schiffer Goes Back to the ’90s in a New Book”

“Royal Sibling Relationships Have Always Been Complicated" 


“The Juiciest Royal Scandals Beyond Just the Brits” 

As the Expert (As Opposed to Interviewing the Experts)

“Meghan Markle’s Invictus Games Style: An Exhaustive Analysis” — Glamour

The Latest from What Meghan Wore

“Meghan Visits Harvest Home for International Women’s Day and Royal Writer Meets Royalty”

The Latest from Podcast Royal

“Episode 88: Prince Edward Becomes the Duke of Edinburgh and Denmark Royals Plan a Move to Washington, D.C.”

“This podcast feels like an escapist glossy magazine in audio form.”

Thank you to The New York Times for naming Podcast Royal one of its five podcasts about the royal family to listen to! What an honor!

Also, thank you so much to The Evening Standard for naming Podcast Royal one of its “10 Royal Podcasts to Satisfy Your Regal Cravings” and to Harper’s Bazaar Arabia for naming us one of its “5 Podcasts About British Royals to Listen To”! We appreciate it more than you know.

The Latest from I'd Rather Be Reading Season 7

“Episode 8: Dr. William Li on Groundbreaking New Information on Metabolism, Intermittent Fasting, and How You Can Love Food and Still Lose Weight”

May We Never Forget September 11, 2001

“Southern Woman Reflects on Her Part in History” – Good Grit Magazine

I have had the honor of interviewing so many interesting people. Here are a few of them!


Victoria Beckham | Andy Cohen | Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York | Kirk Herbstreit | Miranda Lambert | James Patterson | Robin Roberts | Claudia Schiffer | Stephen A. Smith | Tina Turner | Diane von Furstenberg | Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child

Fashion Designers and Experts

Stacy London | Jenna Lyons | Ann Mashburn | Jennifer Meyer | Rebecca Minkoff | Misha Nonoo | Cynthia Rowley | Kendra Scott | Bojana Sentaler

Beauty Gurus

Louisa Anthony | Chris Appleton | Erin Ayanian Monroe | Sonya Dakar | Shani Darden | Lawrence Davis | Tammy Fender | April Gargiulo | Laura Geller | Sally Hershberger | Jules Holdren | Nichola Joss | Julie Kendrick | Colleen Labaff | Sherri Berman Laurence | Deborah Lippmann | Sergio Lopez-Rivera | Jamie Leigh McIntosh | Valli O'Reilly | Tera Peterson | Carol Rasheed | Renee Rouleau | Kate Somerville | Dr. Barbara Sturm | Sarah Gibson Tuttle | Joanna Vargas | Jamika Wilson

Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons

Dr. Lara Devgan | Dr. Jeanine Downie | Dr. Dendy Engelman | Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank | Dr. Ranella Hirsch | Dr. Shereene Idriss | Dr. Rajani Katta | Dr. Harold Lancer | Dr. Orit Markowitz | Dr. Howard Murad | Dr. David Shafer | Dr. Heidi Waldorf | Dr. Patricia Wexler

British Royal Family Experts

Christopher Andersen | Victoria Arbiter | Rachel Bowie | Lauren Cochrane | Roberta Fiorito | Lady Anne Glenconner | Sarah Gristwood | Robert Hardman | Elizabeth Holmes | Bethan Holt | Samir Hussein | Clive Irving | Chris Jackson | Robert Jobson | Penny Junor | Robert Lacey | Angela Levin | Ian Lloyd | Valentine Low | Eloise Moran | Andrew Morton | Victoria Murphy | Katie Nicholl | Tom Quinn | Gareth Russell | Omid Scobie | Ingrid Seward | Kinsey Schofield | Michelle Tauber

American Heroes

Deena Burnett Bailey | U.S. Secret Service Agent Clint Hill

Founders and CEOs

Lauren "Lo" Bosworth | Paula Faris | Ariane Goldman | Sallie Krawcheck | Nicole Lapin | Aliza Licht | Erin Lowry | Zanna Roberts Rassi | Sheri Salata | Allison Statter | Katie Sturino | Susan Swain

Magazine Editors-in-Chief

Liz Baker Plosser | Kate Betts | Tina Brown | Bonnie Fuller | Amy Odell | Michele Promaulayko | Atoosa Rubenstein | Ann Shoket | Kate White


Drive By Truckers | Ruston Kelly | Lana Wood

Presidential Children

Susan Ford | Luci Baines Johnson | Michael Reagan

Reality TV Stars

Monica Aldama | Mallory Ervin | Cameron Hamilton and Lauren Speed Hamilton | Desiree Hartsock Siegfried | Audrina Patridge | Sadie Robertson Huff

Other Luminaries

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Columnist John Archibald | ABC Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton | Miss Alabama Lauren Bradford | Top Chef's Roscoe Hall | Jill Kargman | Etiquette Expert Myka Meier | Miss Alabama Tiara Pennington | Legendary Photographer Denis Reggie

More Authors Than Can Fit on This Page!

Areas of Expertise

Royal Families Around the World | Books | Fashion | Beauty | Society and Culture | Entertainment | Travel | Weddings | Homes and Interiors 

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