Martin

Martin

Martin was the Editor of Royal Central from July 2012 to July 2014. He can now be found on thecourtier.co.uk
  • New details released for William, Kate and George’s trip down under

    by - Mar 2, 2014
    New details on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s trip to New Zealand and Australia in April have been released today by Kensington Palace. William and Catherine, who will be accompanied by Prince George on the...
  • Top 10 bizarre traditions of the British Monarchy

    by - Feb 26, 2014
    Tradition is key to both the Monarchy and the country it is present in. It offers continuity, spectacle and a chance for structured national reflection – it is also the source of some of the most...
  • The Story of the Peerage: Into the Future

    by - Feb 23, 2014
    The peerage is and does not claim to be a modern institution. As the aristocracy which once dominated Parliament, gradually moves towards disestablishment from British politics, we will be waving goodbye to one of Britain’s most...
  • The Story of the Peerage: Significant Lords and Ladies

    by - Feb 16, 2014
    In history, Lords and Ladies have occupied a place in the history of this country as great military leaders, famous politicians and even as infamous traitors. In this the penultimate part of our Story of the...
  • The Story of the Peerage: Peers and Parliament

    by - Feb 9, 2014
    In 1999, history was made when an bill was passed through Parliament which abolished the right of hereditary peers to sit in the House of Lords and contribute to the law making process. Almost 15 years...
  • Prince Charles and William ‘Unite for Wildlife’ in video message

    by - Feb 9, 2014
    The Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge have released a video message, speaking out in support of organisations working to stop the illegal wildlife trade, kicking off what is to be a week of engagements together...
  • 62 years on: How Elizabeth became our Queen

    by - Feb 6, 2014
    On this very day in 1952, King George VI of the United Kingdom died peacefully in his sleep at Sandringham House, aged just 56, after a long battle with lung cancer. The heiress presumptive to the...
  • Why isn’t Prince Philip King?

    by - Feb 4, 2014
    In a follow on from my ‘Why Camilla must become our Queen’ post last week, a lot of comments raised the question of why Prince Philip isn’t king, despite the wife of a king being a...
  • The Story of the Peerage: How does it all work?

    by - Feb 2, 2014
    Anyone who knows will tell you that the British Peerage is a complicated and diverse institution – and in this article (Part 2 of the Story of the Peerage series), I will explain everything you need to...
  • Queen could head flotilla on Thames for 800th anniversary of Magna Carta

    by - Jan 30, 2014
    EXCLUSIVE: Her Majesty The Queen could be set to head a flotilla on the River Thames in June 2015 as part of celebrations to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, Royal Central has learnt. The flotilla, which...