Royal History

  • Letter from Bonnie Prince Charlie sells for £25,000

    by - May 8, 2014
    A letter written by Bonnie Prince Charlie to his cousin, King Louis XV of France, asking for his help in overthrowing the British Monarchy, was sold for £25,000 on Wednesday. Prince Charles Edward Stuart, also known as...
  • Tower of London to mark WW1 centenary

    by - May 7, 2014
    The moat at the Tower of London will be filled with nearly 900,000 ceramic poppies this summer to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. Beginning on August 5th and ending on...
  • 20 years ago: The Queen and François Mittérand inaugurated Channel Tunnel

    by - May 7, 2014
    Twenty years ago in 1994, the Queen and President Francois Mitterrand or France, cut the inaugural ribbon of the Channel Tunnel, which made a hundred year dream of linking France and Britain under the sea a...
  • Royal Heritage: Oxford Castle

    by - May 6, 2014
    After William the Conquerors victory at the Battle of Hastings he set his sights on the already flourishing Saxon burgh or walled town as it was known in Oxford. It was in 1071 that William constructed...
  • Updated: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to visit the Chelsea Flower Show

    by - May 5, 2014
    Her Majesty and Prince Philip visited the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday, 19th May 2014. What began as an international horticultural exhibition organised by the Royal Horticultural Society on the Royal Hospital, Chelsea grounds in 1912...
  • Royal Canada: a history of tours and visits

    by - May 4, 2014
    In honour of the impending Royal Tour by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Royal Central takes a look a the history of Royal visits and tours of the North American country. The...
  • History Rewind: King George VI opens Festival of Britain

    by - May 3, 2014
    On 3 May 1951 King George opened The Festival of Britain at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s South Bank. The festival was coordinated to commemorate the centenary of the Great Exhibition of 1851. It exhibited...
  • Review of episode one of The First Georgians: The German Kings Who Made Britain

    by - May 2, 2014
    Here at Royal Central, we were delighted to have the chance to interview Historic Royal Palaces’ Chief Curator Dr Lucy Worsley last month about her upcoming television series on the first Georgian Kings of Great Britain. Last...
  • A Royal Burial – Frogmore

    by - May 2, 2014
    The last post in this series of blogs will be focused on the Frogmore Estate. The estate comprises 33 acres of private gardens within the grounds of Windsor Great Park which adjoins Windsor Castle. It is...
  • Richard III’s funeral crown to go on show

    by - Apr 29, 2014
    Richard III’s funeral crown will go on show for the first time next month for an event in the town of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire. The 15th century monarch’s remains were famously found under a Leicester car...