Blog Posts

  • Queen Victoria’s granddaughter and Ireland’s patron saint

    by - Mar 17, 2014
    For a princess who claimed a bit of a royal first at the baptismal font, it’s perhaps not surprising that Patricia of Connaught – known for most of her adult life as Lady Patricia Ramsey –...
  • A history of the Order of St Patrick

    by - Mar 17, 2014
    In honour of St Patrick’s Day, Royal Central takes a brief look at the Order of St Patrick. Created in 1783 by George III, The Order of Saint Patrick is an inactive British order of chivalry...
  • Regicide: How Victoria survived SEVEN assassination attempts (Part One)

    by - Mar 16, 2014
    When you think of the Victorian era, you often think of Dickensian London, with its back-alleys, opium dens, brothels, corrupt aristocrats and shady characters. Perhaps there is some truth in this perception, Dickens being a social...
  • Prince Albert – A truly remarkable man

    by - Mar 15, 2014
    In recent years, there seems to have been a surfeit of books and documentaries presenting a very unjust image of Prince Albert as a dour and humourless man, driven by a desire for power, and with...
  • How the Royal Family embrace social media

    by - Mar 13, 2014
    It all started in 2009 when the Royal Household created an official Twitter account. Now, five years on, the general public can personally communicate with members of the Royal Family via social media; how times have...
  • Has Henry VII’s royal bed been discovered?

    by - Mar 12, 2014
    More than 500 years after his death, British historians have identified an old royal bed which is thought to have belonged to the first of the Tudor monarchs, King Henry VII. Renowned broadcaster and Chief Executive...
  • The Australian PM & The Queen’s Wattle Portrait

    by - Mar 10, 2014
    It seems that since his party’s election last September, the Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, has had a search underway for a portrait of The Queen to hang in the foyer of his parliamentary office. Mr....
  • The Legend and Future of the Order of the Thistle

    by - Mar 3, 2014
    As Scotland considers its future as part of the United Kingdom, with a referendum on Scottish independence to be held in September 2014, a remarkable photographic portrait of the Queen as Queen of Scots and Chief...
  • The princess from Wales who gave her name to Europe’s newest royal

    by - Mar 1, 2014
    Europe’s newest royal, Princess Leonore Lilian Maria of Sweden, Duchess of Gotland, shares her first name with one of Sweden’s most famous monarchs. While Ulrike Eleonora, queen regnant and queen consort of the country in 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...