Blog Posts

  • 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...
  • 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 crowning moment in a remarkable reign

    by - Feb 4, 2014
    As time moves on, it is an unfortunate reality that the oldest, most incredible members of our society pass on leaving the younger generation to continue their stories. It is also true that as The Queen...
  • Why England’s long dead kings have got the 21st century X-Factor

    by - Feb 3, 2014
    There is something almost magical about the excitement that reports of the discovery of the bones of an English king, dead for centuries, produces.  Despite the almost tumultuous reception given, in early 2013, to the confirmation...
  • 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...
  • 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...