The Courtier

The Courtier is Royal Central's diary for you to keep up with the latest goings on at court at Buckingham Palace and also in other Monarchies around the world.



  • William, Kate and Harry set to lose press secretary

    by - Jul 4, 2014
    The Communications Secretary to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry is set to step down later this year to pursue a new career, retraining as a lawyer. Dr Ed Perkins is perhaps most...
  • William and Kate appoint their first Equerry

    by - Jun 8, 2014
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have appointed their first equerry to their household earlier this year, The Courtier has discovered, another sign of an increasing yet inevitable focus on royal duties for the couple. Captain Florian Graham-Watson, an officer...
  • Lords bill gives new hope to battle for women to inherit titles

    by - May 15, 2014
    As the present parliamentary session drew to a close yesterday one bill of particular interest to those following the long-running debate on woman and the peerage was notably absent. The Equality (titles) bill was introduced to the...
  • Edward and Sophie set to swap HRHs for ‘His/Her Grace’ next month

    by - Apr 12, 2014
    The Earl and Countess of Wessex are set for a week of engagements in Scotland during mid-May as Prince Edward attends the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly from 16th-24th May. During this time, he and his...
  • Palace moves in to protect online name of Royals

    by - Feb 19, 2014
    EXCLUSIVE: Buckingham Palace has taken the step of registering web addresses for members of the Royal Family this month, in what appears to be a bid to protect the online image of the family, The Courtier...
  • Merging of press offices sees end to ‘Press Secretary’ role

    by - Feb 2, 2014
    Last week saw the beginning of the new centralised press office based at Buckingham Palace for members of the Royal Family, under the command of Prince Charles’s Communications Secretary Sally Osman, now Director of Royal Communications....
  • Prince Andrew to visit Bahrain on behalf of Government

    by - Jan 13, 2014
    The Duke of York is set to visit a trade show in Bahrain this week on behalf of HM Government, Buckingham Palace has announced today. Prince Andrew, who until two years ago was the UK’s Special...
  • Could The Duchess of Cambridge be made a Royal Colonel?

    by - Nov 24, 2013
    The Royal Family and the British Armed Forces have a long and well-established connection. Many regiments of the Army have, as their Colonel-in-Chief, a member of the Royal Family. Through this, the regiment can foster close...
  • Windsor Castle ‘fully powered’ by River Thames hydropower

    by - Nov 14, 2013
    The new hydropower systems recently installed on the River Thames are now generating enough power for Windsor Castle, and more according to the director. David Dechambeau, Director of South East Power engineering said, “At the moment we have...