Royal Central is the most popular independent source for royal news on the web. Launched back in 2012 in the wake of the Diamond Jubilee, Royal Central originally began life on Twitter under the account name @RoyalFactsUK – an account dedicated to tweeting facts about Monarchies around the world. Five years on, and over 7,000 articles later, Royal Central’s website today attracts around one and a half million hits a month.
We produce a wide range of content about royalty all around the world, though we specialise in the British Royal Family. From opinion pieces to breaking news stories and from royal photos to on-the-ground coverage of big engagements – we really do cover it all!
Who runs Royal Central?
Royal Central is run by a small team of editors who are responsible for commissioning and editing all of Royal Central’s content. Our content, meanwhile, is sourced from a number of different kinds of contributor. A small team of dedicated reporters deal with the majority of our news coverage, while our bloggers post anything from historical insight to commentary on current royal issues. Plus we also accept contributions from guest writers (including in the past TV presenters, authors and other famous faces).
The editorial team is headed up by Charlie Proctor as Editor-in-Chief. He sets the editorial agenda and oversees the day-to-day running of the site. Second-in-command is Brittani Barger, the site’s Deputy Editor, who works with Charlie in commissioning and developing Royal Central’s content, also acting as Editor in Charlie’s absence. The third member of the team is Moniek Bloks, who is the site’s Assistant Editor. She works with the reporting and blogging teams to come up with ideas for content and help get them submitted. We also have Lydia Starbuck who assigns news stories and proofreads our content.
- Royal Central came into existence on 25th July 2012 with the launch of our first website.
- November 2012 saw the launch of our regular posts as we moved away from being an ‘information’ site to news and blogs.
- In December 2012, we adopted our logo.
- In March 2013, we officially switched our prime focus to news coverage on the British royals.
- In August 2013, we changed our site design – the first such change since we started regular posting back in 2012.
- In July 2014, Royal Central’s founding editor stepped down and Cindy Stockman succeeded as Editor-in-Chief.
- In October 2015, we updated the design of our website to optimise it for mobile devices and give it a modern feel.
- In November 2015, Charlie Proctor succeeded Cindy Stockman as Editor-in-Chief.
- In October 2016, Royal Central launched a dedicated Europe team to cover European royal stories in depth.
- In July 2017, Charlie Proctor took over ownership of the site and the role of Director.
How can I get in touch?
We’re always keen to hear from our readers, to contact the editorial team, click here to open the contact form.
We’re also happy to work with journalists and other publications to produce content and we’re usually able to do interviews too. Contact our editorial team using the form here.