Cindy Stockman

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



  • Official Royal Posts: The Queen’s Piper

    by - Oct 26, 2014
    The Queen’s Piper principal duty is to play every weekday at 9 am for approximately 15 minutes under Her Majesty’s window when she is in residence at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Balmoral Castle or the Palace...
  • The Royal W: Pages of the Presence

    by - Oct 26, 2014
    The Page of the Presence are three pages who are senior staff of the Master of the Household Department. Their role is as personal attendants to royal visitors. Other duties include looking after Buckingham Palace’s Grand...
  • Official Royal Posts: Astronomer Royal

    by - Oct 25, 2014
    The first Astronomer Royal was John Flamsteed. The self-taught and highly accomplished Flamsteed earned £100 a year after Charles II issued a warrant to the Office of the Ordnance in March of 1675. In June 1675,...
  • The Palace Review: Week of 27th October

    by - Oct 24, 2014
    The ‘Palace Review’ will be structured differently starting this week. Many of our readers asked if it was possible to list each member of the Royal Family separately. Royal Central has taken this into consideration and...
  • 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...