Rachel Burchfield

I write about interesting people, places, and things.

Coffee and Magazines

Hello! It's good to meet you.

Selected recent work:


“The Juiciest Royal Scandals Beyond Just the Brits” – W

“Royal Sibling Relationships Have Always Been Complicated" – Vogue

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

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

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

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

“Whatever Happened to Archewell Audio?” – Marie Claire

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

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

“Skincare Secrets from Meghan Markle’s Favorite Facialists” – Harper's BAZAAR

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

“How to Wear Nail Polish Like Kate and Meghan” – Harper's BAZAAR

“How Kate and Meghan Are Staying Fit in Quarantine” – Harper's BAZAAR

“How to Wear Fragrance Like Meghan and Kate” – Harper's BAZAAR

“Meghan Markle Isn’t the Problem” – Glamour

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

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

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

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

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Visit to NYC Recap: ID Updates and More!” – What Meghan Wore

Us Weekly’s “Royally Us” Podcast, Episode 8 , Episode 30

“Episode 41: Royal Photographer Chris Jackson on His New Book, ‘Elizabeth II: A Queen for Our Time’” – Podcast Royal

Thank you so much to The Evening Standard for naming Podcast Royal one of its “10 Royal Podcasts to Satisfy Your Regal Cravings”!

May We Never Forget September 11, 2001

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


“Misha Nonoo on Extending Sizes for Meghan’s ‘Husband Shirt’” – Bustle

“Are We Inching Closer to Fashion Without Gender?” – Glossy

“Glossy Instagram Strategies Forum Recap: How Can Brands Use Instagram to Its Fullest Potential?” – Glossy

“The Rise of the Creator House” – Glossy

“A New Book and More Beauty: Inside Rebecca Minkoff’s Plans for 2021” – Glossy

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

The Style That Binds Us Podcast, “Fashion Diplomacy: How Royals and Politicians Send Messages Through Their Clothing”


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

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

“Tera Peterson Drops Her Skincare Routine” – Glamour

“Victoria Beckham Drops Her Skin-Care Routine” – Glamour

“The Definitive Guide to Pregnancy-Safe Skincare” – Harper's BAZAAR

“No, Not Everyone ‘Needs’ Retinol” – Harper's BAZAAR

Powerful Women

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

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

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

History of the 90s Podcast, “Supermodels”

Kennedy Dynasty Podcast, “The Style and Influence of Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy”

Society and Culture 

“How to Put Your Sorority Experience on Your Resume”  – Cosmopolitan

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

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

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

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

“Episode 8: Dr. Melissa Shapiro on How a Dog Named Piglet Changed Her Life” – I'd Rather Be Reading

Say It Southern Podcast, Episode 119

“Wealth Edit Wednesday”

NBC’s Today Show, “JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bessette’s 25th Wedding Anniversary”

NBC's Today Show

“25 Years Since JFK Jr. Married Carolyn Bessette, Legacy of Camelot Endures”

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


Victoria Beckham | Andy Cohen | Miranda Lambert | Tina Turner | Diane von Furstenberg

Fashion Designers and Experts

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

Beauty Gurus

Sonya Dakar | Shani Darden | Tammy Fender | April Gargiulo | Laura Geller | Nichola Joss | Tera Peterson | Renee Rouleau | Kate Somerville | Dr. Barbara Sturm | Sarah Gibson Tuttle | Joanna Vargas


Dr. Jeanine Downie | Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank | Dr. Shereene Idriss | Dr. Rajani Katta | Dr. Orit Markowitz | Dr. Howard Murad | Dr. Heidi Waldorf | Dr. Patricia Wexler

British Royal Family Experts

Victoria Arbiter | Rachel Bowie | Lauren Cochrane | Roberta Fiorito | Elizabeth Holmes | Bethan Holt | Samir Hussein | Clive Irving | Chris Jackson | Robert Lacey | Andrew Morton | Victoria Murphy | Katie Nicholl | Omid Scobie | Ingrid Seward | Michelle Tauber

American Heroes

Deena Burnett Bailey

Founders and CEOs

Ariane Goldman | Aliza Licht | Allison Statter

Michael Reagan, Son of President Ronald Reagan and Academy Award-Winning Actress Jane Wyman

Author and Photojournalist Susan Ford, Daughter of President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford

Businesswoman and Philanthropist Luci Baines Johnson, Daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson

Fashion, Beauty, and Entertainment Journalist and Milk Makeup Cofounder Zanna Roberts Rassi

Actress, Writer, and Author Jill Kargman

Former Harper's Bazaar Editor-In-Chief Kate Betts

Drive By Truckers

ABC's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton

Top Chef Contestant Roscoe Hall

Etiquette Expert Myka Meier 

Miss Alabamas Lauren Bradford and Tiara Pennington

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Columnist John Archibald 

Legendary Photographer Denis Reggie

More Authors Than Can Fit on This Page!

Coming Soon: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York | Christopher Andersen

Areas of Expertise

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

I am always looking for new opportunities to collaborate and tell interesting stories. I firmly believe everyone has a story and that everyone’s story is worth telling – this is why I write!

Take a look at some of work at the tabs above and see if we might be a good fit.

I look forward to getting to know you!