Martin

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



  • 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...
  • Why the cost argument just doesn’t wash with Monarchy

    by - Jan 28, 2014
    And so the subject of royal finances has arisen again after the publication of the Public Accounts Committee report on how the Royal Household manages its money. In recent times, republicans’ annual outrage at the cost...
  • The Story of the Peerage: Feudal Beginnings

    by - Jan 26, 2014
    The origins of the peerage are not as obscure as one may think at first thought. In fact, documents dating back over a thousand years have helped historian piece together exactly how we have managed to...
  • Why Camilla must become our Queen

    by - Jan 26, 2014
    It’s a subject that divides people across the country and indeed, around the world. Should the Duchess of Cornwall become Queen when Prince Charles accedes to the throne? Some argue she cannot, others that she must...
  • Prince Edward appointed Lord High Commissioner for 2014

    by - Jan 21, 2014
    Prince Edward has been appointed ‘Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland’ for 2014, Royal Central has learnt. The appointment, though only active for one week (General Assembly week) in Scotland, will...