Cindy Stockman

Cindy is Royal Central's Editor-in-Chief.



  • The Royal W: Who is Black Rod?

    by - Oct 22, 2014
    The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod is a Royal Household member. He is appointed by the Crown by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Order of the Garter. Black Rod, as he is...
  • The Royal W: who, what or where?

    by - Oct 21, 2014
    This series will take a look at the who, what and where of the Royal Family and Royal history. Did you ever wonder what are the duties of Gentlemen Ushers? Perhaps ponder who Black Rod is?...
  • Official Royal Posts: Poet Laureate

    by - Oct 21, 2014
    The Poet Laureate is a member of the Royal Household and appointed by Royal Warrant. They receive an annual stipend from the Civil List. The current Poet Laureate is Carol Ann Duffy who was appointed in...
  • Official Royal Posts: The Royal Watermen

    by - Oct 20, 2014
    Prior to the advent of trains, planes and automobiles, The Sovereigns mode of transportation was on the River Thames. Whether a State occasion or travel between the Tower of London, Windsor, Hampton Court, Westminster or Greenwich,...
  • The Duchess of Cornwall attends the British Food Fortnight’s ‘National Harvest Service’

    by - Oct 20, 2014
    The Duchess of Cornwall attended the British Food Fortnight’s ‘ National Harvest Service’ on Monday. School children from across the country presented boxes of harvest produce, which they have grown themselves at the Birmingham Cathedral in...
  • Notable Names-Charles Brandon

    by - Oct 20, 2014
    Historians and research vary on the year of Charles Brandon’s birth. Some state it was 1484, other claim it was 1485. Personally, I tend to believe it was 1484 from my own research and readings. Charles...
  • Official Royal Posts: Lord Steward

    by - Oct 19, 2014
    Since medieval times, the Lord Steward has been one of the three “Great Officers of the Household.” Until 1782, the office was one of great political significance and held Cabinet rank. After 1924, the office would...
  • The Palace Review: Week of 20th October

    by - Oct 17, 2014
    Monday 20th October The Duke of Edinburgh, Colonel, Grenadier Guards, will chair the Regimental Council Meeting at Buckingham Palace. The Earl of Wessex will attend Her Majesty’s Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at...
  • Dispatches from Clarence House: Week of 20th October

    by - Oct 17, 2014
    Monday 20th October The Duchess of Cornwall will attend the British Food Fortnight’s ‘ National Harvest Service’ at the Birmingham Cathedral in Birmingham. Thursday 23rd October The Prince of Wales, President,The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise...
  • Official Royal Posts: Lord Great Chamberlain

    by - Oct 16, 2014
    Considered one of the Great Officers of State, the Lord Great Chamberlain is accountable for the conduct of royal affairs in the Palace of Westminster. On ceremonial occasions, the Lord Great Chamberlain wears a gold key...