Jessica Hope

Jessica Hope

Jessica Hope is Royal Central's Blog Editor. She also reports on upcoming TV shows and radio programmes about the Royal Family and reviews broadcasted shows.
  • Preview of ‘The Spy Who Brought Down Mary Queen of Scots’

    by - May 26, 2014
    This new Channel 5 documentary focuses on how, over a eight-week period in 1586, Queen Elizabeth I’s infamous ‘spymaster’, Sir Francis Walsingham, conducted a Catholic conspiracy to murder the Queen of England and purposely enthralled the...
  • New drama series about The Queen being written

    by - May 23, 2014
    A new drama series focusing on The Queen’s reign, estimated to cost £100 million, is currently being written by Peter Morgan, who previously wrote the BAFTA and Oscar award-winning film The Queen, starring Helen Mirren. The series...
  • Richard III remains to be reburied in Leicester cathedral

    by - May 23, 2014
    The remains of the last Plantagenet King, Richard III, will be reburied in Leicester cathedral, it has been revealed. Distant relatives of the King, who formed the Plantagenet Alliance, have lost their battle in the High...
  • New park trail dedicated by Prince Charles

    by - May 21, 2014
    During his visit to Bonshaw Provincial Park on Tuesday, the Prince of Wales gave his royal dedication to a new system of pathway trails which span across the park.   The new trail that Prince Charles...
  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s renovation of Anmer Hall

    by - May 20, 2014
    It has been reported that Anmer Hall, the country residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, has had an estimated renovation of £1.5 million. The Hall is a two hundred-year-old Grade II listed home and...
  • Prince Edward and Sophie visit Heart and Soul Festival in Edinburgh

    by - May 19, 2014
    Whilst visiting Scotland and acting as The Queen’s representatives in the Scottish General Assembly, Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex attended the annual Heart and Soul Festival in Edinburgh yesterday. The one-day event, which is based in...
  • Prince Harry’s first day of engagements in Italy

    by - May 19, 2014
    Yesterday, on the first day of Prince Harry’s tour of Italy, he commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino. The battle was fought by thousands of British and Commonwealth troops who were attempting...
  • Book review of Ed West’s ‘A Century of Royalty’

    by - May 15, 2014
    As the introduction states: “Under Queen Elizabeth II royalty has continued to adapt to the modern world, and despite some bad times, remains the strongest of British institutions”. In many ways, this sense of pride and...
  • Review of episode two of The First Georgians: The German Kings who made Britain

    by - May 10, 2014
    Following on from last week’s episode, which focused on the issues that the new Georgian dynasty faced with the ascendance of George I, in the second episode Dr Lucy Worsley continued with her investigation into the lives...
  • Review of episode one of The First Georgians: The German Kings Who Made Britain

    by - May 2, 2014
    Here at Royal Central, we were delighted to have the chance to interview Historic Royal Palaces’ Chief Curator Dr Lucy Worsley last month about her upcoming television series on the first Georgian Kings of Great Britain. Last...