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Roya Nikkhah

Roya Nikkhah is the Royal Editor for The Sunday Times and a leading Royal presenter, commentator and broadcaster for major television and radio networks. A former Royal and Arts Correspondent for The Sunday Telegraph, Roya has more than 12 years of experience in royal coverage, breaking exclusive stories and covering major royal events. She has secured exclusive interviews with members of the royal family including His Majesty the King and the Duke of Sussex.


Roya is in high demand as a royal commentator and consultant on a range of programmes and films for national and international broadcasters including the BBC, ITV, CBS, NBC and CNN.  She has presented the royal documentaries: “Prince William, Monarch in the Making” and “Meghan and Harry: The Baby Years”. Roya was also a consultant for the 2022 feature film “The Princess” made by the Oscar-winning producer Simon Chinn and director Ed Perkins.


Following the death of Her Majesty the Queen, Roya was a leading contributor to several of the BBC’s special programmes and co-anchored with James Naughtie for BBC One’s coverage of the Service of Prayer and Reflection for the Queen.


Over the Platinum Jubilee, Roya co-anchored the BBC’s coverage of the National Service of Thanksgiving with David Dimbleby. In 2021, she joined Huw Edwards for the BBC’s official coverage of the death and funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh. In 2019, she was part of the team presenting the BBC’s coverage of the Queen’s Birthday Parade, Trooping the Colour and the official D-Day commemorations broadcast from Portsmouth. In 2018, she was a leading contributor for the BBC’s coverage of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding.


Roya is a regular at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, speaking at and chairing events. She is also an accomplished keynote speaker sharing insights and reflections on her experiences covering the Royal Family, and an event moderator for non-royal events.


Roya has been shortlisted for the 2023 Press Awards, as “Specialist Journalist of the Year.”


Roya is represented by Hilary, who can be contacted at [email protected]