Martin

Martin was the Editor of Royal Central from July 2012 to July 2014. He can now be found on thecourtier.co.uk



  • The indifference that could end of one of Britain’s oldest titles

    by - Jul 17, 2014
    The honour of baronetcy is one of the most peculiar and, on the whole, little-understood hereditary honours in the Britain, yet this illustrious organisation of hereditary knights, whose predecessors actions were enough to merit honour (though...
  • Queen set to begin Balmoral summer break

    by - Jul 17, 2014
    The Queen will travel to Balmoral next week to begin her annual summer holiday, where she will also begin the 2014 Commonwealth games in Glasgow on Wednesday with other members of the Royal Family. Balmoral Castle, purchased...
  • Can you buy a title?

    by - Jul 11, 2014
    The short answer is yes… But it’s not as easy as you think. Since 1925, it has been a criminal offence to buy or sell a title of honour, punishable by up to two years in...
  • Royal succession changes reach final hurdle

    by - Jul 6, 2014
    The changes to the rules governing the line of succession to the British and Commonwealth throne will be brought into effect in the coming weeks once Western Australia has passed its bill bringing the changes into...
  • Princess Eugenie watches tennis-star namesake at Wimbledon

    by - Jul 5, 2014
    Princess Eugenie of York was in the Royal box at Wimbledon this afternoon watching her tennis-playing namesake Eugenie Bouchard from Canada take on Petra Kvitova in the women’s grandslam finals on centre court. Joined by long-term...
  • How popular are Europe’s Monarchies?

    by - Jun 26, 2014
    The British Monarchy has enjoyed a very high percentage of support for many decades now almost without interruption, with the latest polls putting support for the Monarchy between 70% and 80% and republicanism never rising above...
  • Monarchy cost each person 56p last year

    by - Jun 26, 2014
    The annual Sovereign Grant report – the report on the Monarchy’s public finances in the last year – was published today, showing in Monarchy’s expenditure was £35.7 million for the year 2013-2014. The Sovereign Grant, which...
  • Queen set to begin traditional Holyrood week in Scotland

    by - Jun 25, 2014
    The Queen, joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, will begin her traditional week of engagements in Scotland on Monday as she takes up residence at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for Holyrood week. Among Her Majesty’s engagements...
  • Why the chopper and palace repair stories are a fuss over nothing

    by - Jun 21, 2014
    Yesterday evening, the mainstream media treated us to a series of stories whose central themes were to try and underline the cost of the Monarchy to taxpayers. In case you didn’t see, the first one of...
  • Felipe becomes King of Spain

    by - Jun 18, 2014
    Prince Felipe has acceded to the Spanish throne after the abdication of his father, King Juan Carlos, came into effect. Felipe, who is now HM King Felipe VI of Spain, comes to the Spanish throne just over...