Royal History

  • 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...
  • History Rewind: The Duke of York marries Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

    by - Apr 26, 2014
    In 1920, Prince Albert Frederick Arthur George met Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the sociable daughter of a Scottish aristocrat. Albert fancied Elizabeth and tirelessly tried to gain her hand in marriage. Finally on the third try at a...
  • A Royal Burial- Westminster Abbey

    by - Apr 26, 2014
    Readers may remember in my last blog on this subject how I said that I was astounded as to just how many royals were buried in St George’s Chapel at Windsor, I can safely say that...
  • Updated: The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh honour Journalists’ Charity 150th anniversary

    by - Apr 25, 2014
    The Queen, Patron of the Newspaper Press Fund, and The Duke of Edinburgh attended a reception to mark the 150th anniversary of the Journalists’ Charity at Stationers’ Hall in London on Wednesday. The Queen marking 150...
  • The Queen to open ‘Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal’ at Heathrow in June

    by - Apr 23, 2014
    The Queen will officially open the new Terminal 2 on 23 June 2014. The previous Terminal 2, which in 1955 was opened by Her Majesty was razed after 54 years of service. Known as the Europa...
  • Why did Henry VIII seek an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon?

    by - Apr 21, 2014
    One of the most talked about issues in royal history, and British history in general, is the relationship of Henry VIII and his six wives. In 1525, after 18 years of marriage to Catherine of Aragon,...