Martin was the Editor of Royal Central from July 2012 to July 2014. He can now be found on
  • 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...
  • Message from Martin on stepping down as editor

    by - Jun 17, 2014
    Thank you all for your kind messages after announcing I am stepping down at the end of July. I’ve so very much enjoyed following the highs and lows of the royals with you all over the last...
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Stephen Sutton and Maggie Smith in Queen’s Birthday Honours

    by - Jun 13, 2014
    Over 1,000 people have been honoured by Her Majesty in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list which was released today to mark The Queen’s Official Birthday. Deserving individuals from the arts, science, media and politics have all...
  • Queen and Royal Family set to attend Trooping the Colour

    by - Jun 13, 2014
    Her Majesty The Queen is set to be joined by members of the Royal Family on Horse Guards Parade tomorrow morning for the traditional Queen’s Birthday Parade, Trooping the Colour for Her Majesty. The Queen, travelling...
  • The rise of Princess Beatrice

    by - Jun 12, 2014
    Sixth in line to the throne, aged 25 and already demonstrating a flair for connecting with people, Princess Beatrice of York is fast becoming the one to watch on the royal engagements scene. The Princess, eldest...
  • Camilla ‘should become Queen’ say public

    by - Jun 11, 2014
    A new poll conducted by YouGov conducted earlier this week has shown for the first time a huge jump in public support for the Duchess of Cornwall taking the title of Queen once Prince Charles accedes...