Blog Posts

  • The Queen’s love of horses – a look at Her Majesty’s passion

    by - Jan 31, 2014
    One of the Queen’s favourite leisure activities is horse racing. Ever since she was a child, Elizabeth II has had a passion for horses and 80 years on that passion is still as strong. Her Majesty takes...
  • Royal Connections – Part 1

    by - Jan 30, 2014
    Royal Central is lucky enough to have writers and contributors from many different cities- not just in the United Kingdom - but from all over the world. In this series of blogs I will be looking at...
  • 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...
  • Anne of Cleves, A Flanders Mare: Part 2

    by - Jan 28, 2014
    Anne of Cleves, the fourth wife of Henry VIII, endured the shortest marriage of any of the six wives. In fact, her marriage was over before it had even begun. In late June 1540 Anne was...
  • 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...
  • Can Prince Charles be skipped in the line of succession?

    by - Jan 19, 2014
    Recent polls have shown that support for the Prince of Wales becoming king is constantly on the increase and at the moment is riding higher than support for the Duke of Cambridge succeeding after Her Majesty....
  • A Peculiar Prerogative

    by - Jan 19, 2014
    When King Charles I was executed by the command of Parliament, on a cold morning in 1649, the peoples, of the then Commonwealth of England lived supressed under the rule of an omnipotent Lord Protector. Between...
  • Scotland and the Act of Union: Over 300 years on

    by - Jan 18, 2014
    On January 16, 1707 the Act of Union was passed under Queen Anne. This historic document, and one of the few important legislative pieces to be passed under her reign, brought together the thrones and Parliaments...
  • The wisdom of Princess Michael of Kent

    by - Jan 15, 2014
    Today is the 69th birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent. Over the years, Princess Michael (whose real name is Marie-Christine) has become the subject of fascination to many for some of the most...