Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family. She has contributed to publications like Allure, Bustle, Cosmopolitan, Country Living, Elle, Glamour, Glossy, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Marie Claire, Midwest Living, People, Southern Living, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others, and is the editor of What Meghan Wore, a site dedicated to the Duchess of Sussex’s fashion, lifestyle, and work and also the editor of About Town, a magazine about Birmingham's social scene.
Rachel is also the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that examines the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world, and is the host of I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current reads and interviews the authors of them. In addition to her own shows, Rachel has also appeared as a guest on podcasts like NBC's Today Show, Royally Us, Kennedy Dynasty, Say It Southern, The Style That Binds Us, History of the 90s, and The Wealth Edit. She has a column on Thought Catalog and is the publisher of the blogs The Duchess Commentary and Worth the Wait.
Born and raised in Topeka, Kansas, Rachel is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications and the University of Mississippi with a master’s degree in higher education. After an eight-year career in education while still freelance writing on the side, in 2017 Rachel’s writing was featured on Khloe Kardashian’s app, and by the end of the year she was a full-time writer, working for four years as a business journalist. In 2021 she became a full-time freelance writer and brand consultant and currently lives in Birmingham, Alabama, where she is a contributor to local publications like Alabama Magazine, Alabama Media Group, bhamnow, Birmingham Home & Garden, Birmingham Magazine, Business Alabama, Good Grit, StyleBlueprint Birmingham, and The Bama Buzz, among others.