Guest Posts

  • A Visit To The Richard III Exhibition In Leicester

    by - Apr 7, 2013
    On 4 February this year my phone barely left my hand as I constantly checked my twitter updates, waiting to be told whether the skeleton found under the Leicester carpark really was Richard III.  It seemed...
  • The Mystic History of St Edward’s Sapphire

    by - Apr 6, 2013
    After my last post on the general history of the Imperial State Crown, let us now investigate the tales of some of the individual jewels that are mounted on it. The greatest significance of the Imperial...
  • Peeking Behind the Curtain at Buckingham Palace

    by - Apr 2, 2013
    Reading “Elizabeth The Queen” was my first exposure to the writing talents of Sally Bedell Smith, but it definitely will not be my last. This was one of the better biographies I have read. It was...
  • Catherine Parr – Henry VIII’s Last Queen

    by - Mar 30, 2013
    Catherine Parr was Henry VIII’s last wife, who continued the reformation work of Anne Boleyn and who provide Anne’s daughter with a model of female strength and independence. Elizabeth Norton : ‘She was the most reluctant...
  • Queen’s & Prince’s Consent

    by - Mar 20, 2013
    Debate has been roused recently over the apparent royal vetoing of legislation....Read More
  • Fit for a Princess: Important dresses formerly in the collection of Diana, Princess of Wales

    by - Mar 18, 2013
    A historic auction of some of the most treasured items from the wardrobe of the late Diana Princess of Wales is set to take place tomorrow at specialist fashion auctioneers Kerry Taylor's in Bermondsey....Read More
  • A Short History of the Imperial State Crown

    by - Mar 16, 2013
    My name is Alex David and I am excited to post on Royal Central for the first time. I write my own blog on the British Monarchy ( as well as posting on Twitter, plus I...
  • Speculation Station: Letizia’s Quick Fix

    by - Mar 14, 2013
    Letizia, Princess of Asturias, is the wife of Spain's Prince Felipe. Although not titled as Crown Prince and Crown Princess, Felipe and Letizia are still the next king and queen consort of Spain. Before marriage, she...
  • Getting to Know Autumn Phillips (née Kelly)

    by - Mar 13, 2013
    Considering she's married to Peter Phillips, 11th in line to the throne and eldest Grandchild of Queen Elizabeth, there is remarkably little information out there about Autumn Phillips (née Kelly). How has she mastered the art...
  • Speculation Station: Charlene’s Transformation

    by - Mar 4, 2013
    Princess Charlene (Charlene Wittstock) is the South African wife of Prince Albert II of Monaco. They married in July 2011 after dating for five years. Albert is the reigning prince of Monaco and son of the...