Blog Posts

  • The Making of a Modern Monarchy, from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II

    by - Feb 26, 2014
    The British Monarchy is, and always has been, a work in progress. That is probably the biggest reason it has survived as long and as well as it has. Most importantly, it has consistently adapted to...
  • 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 Queen, Eighty Years a Subject

    by - Feb 20, 2014
    When a new portrait of the Queen is unveiled it joins a catalogue of work that began in 1933 when the seven year old Princess Elizabeth sat for Philip Alexius de László, who had been commissioned...
  • King Charles II’s house goes up for sale

    by - Feb 19, 2014
    A house that King Charles II once lived in is being put up for sale for the first time in over 600 years. Malmesbury House, in Cathedral Close Salisbury, was once owned by Charles II. It...
  • Prince Richard Duke of Gloucester, a Little Known Member of the Royal Family

    by - Feb 18, 2014
    In these days of a slimmed down monarchy, more distant members of the royal firm who are not descendants of George VI but nonetheless interesting and hardworking, are little known. One of these is HRH Prince...
  • Anne of Cleves, A Flanders Mare: Part 3

    by - Feb 18, 2014
    In July 1540 Anne of Cleves – the fourth wife of Henry VIII – went from being queen of England back to Anne, the Daughter of Cleves, with alarming speed. Life as an ex-queen of England...
  • 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...
  • A Valentine’s Day Special: Royal Central’s five favourite royal couples

    by - Feb 14, 2014
    To mark Valentine’s Day, Royal Central has counted down our five favourite royal couples. Here we celebrate some of the greatest royal romances within the royal family today. 5. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall...
  • Competition: win sparkling jewellery inspired by the Duchess of Cambridge

    by - Feb 13, 2014
    COMPETITION CLOSED NOW. WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED SHORTLY. Royal Central is offering three lucky winners to win a piece of jewellery inspired by the Duchess of Cambridge’s stunning wedding jewellery. We have teamed up with
  • 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...