Martin

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



  • The State Opening of Parliament explained

    by - May 27, 2014
    Next week, The Queen accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh will attend her 60th State Opening of Parliament to open the final session of this present parliament before the next General Election in the UK. The...
  • Prince Philip undergoes minor surgery on hand

    by - May 21, 2014
    The Duke of Edinburgh has undergone minor surgery on his right hand at Buckingham Palace yesterday, officials say. The news was announced as the Duke emerged for the first garden party of the year at the...
  • The ups and downs of reforming peerage succession

    by - May 20, 2014
    Last week the Courtier reported that the bid to allow daughters to inherit peerages is to be given another chance in this final session of the present Parliament thanks to Lord Trefgarne’s new bill which is set...
  • Queen prorogues Parliament

    by - May 14, 2014
    Her Majesty The Queen has prorogued the 4th session of Parliament today in preparation for the State Opening of Parliament on 4th June and the speech from the throne on the Government’s legislative programme for the final...
  • A guide to the Royal Summer, 2014

    by - May 10, 2014
    This month marks the official start of the royal season, where The Queen and the Royal Family undertake a number of various ceremonial activities over the course of the summer months culminating in the ceremony of Trooping...
  • Queen set to attend Order of the Bath service

    by - May 3, 2014
    The Queen is set to attend the service for the Order of the Bath in Westminster Abbey this Friday, the first time she has attended the quadrennial service since 2006. Her Majesty, who will be joined by...
  • 8 things you probably didn’t know about the Royal Wedding

    by - Apr 29, 2014
    Today is the third anniversary of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who were married in front of an estimated audience of two billion people worldwide on 29th April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. To celebrate the...
  • 88 facts about Queen Elizabeth II

    by - Apr 21, 2014
    Today is the 88th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen. To celebrate the occasion, Royal Central has put together this list of 88 facts about Her Majesty. 1. Queen Elizabeth II is the fortieth monarch since...
  • New photograph released ahead of Queen’s 88th birthday

    by - Apr 20, 2014
    A new photograph has been released today of Her Majesty The Queen in advance of her 88th birthday tomorrow. The photograph, taken by one of the most renowned English photographers David Bailey, was taken at Buckingham Palace...
  • Queen attends Royal Maundy service in Lancashire

    by - Apr 17, 2014
    Her Majesty The Queen today attended the traditional royal maundy service at Blackburn Cathedral in Lancashire today accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh where she handed out maundy money to local pensioners – 88 men and...