Royal History

  • Sydney readies for another historical Royal visit

    by - Apr 14, 2014
    Since 1867, fifty visits to Australia have occurred by members of the Royal Family. Of those 50 visits, only six transpired before 1954. Queen Elizabeth II is the only reigning monarch of Australia to have visited...
  • Royal Heritage: Corfe Castle

    by - Apr 13, 2014
    Above Corfe village sits the ruin of Corfe Castle. The Castle was constructed during William the Conqueror’s reign as a way to manage travel through the Purbeck Hills. Before the construction of Corfe the area contained...
  • Happy Anniversary to The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall

    by - Apr 9, 2014
    On 9 April 2005 Prince Charles married Camilla Parker-Bowles more than 30 years after their romance first began. The Royal couple appeared after their civil wedding ceremony at the Guildhall in Windsor, arm in arm smiling...
  • The Duke of Edinburgh to attend Windsor Sea Cadet Open Day

    by - Apr 6, 2014
    On Monday 7 April, The Duke of Edinburgh will attend Windsor Sea Cadet Open Day. Sea Cadets can be dated back to the Crimean War when sailors returning home from the battle formed Naval Lads Brigades...
  • Royal Childhood exhibition to open in summer at Buckingham Palace

    by - Apr 3, 2014
    In 2011, it was The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress that saw tourists flock to Buckingham Palace. The Ball Room set up for a State Banquet was the exclusive showing for 2008. And this summer, when...
  • Lucy Worsley speaks to Royal Central about upcoming BBC series

    by - Apr 1, 2014
    Dr Lucy Worsley is Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, English historian, author and TV presenter. Dr Worsley recently agreed to an interview for her upcoming series: Hanoverians: The First Georges which will air on BBC...
  • Preview of final episode of ‘The Plantagenets’

    by - Mar 30, 2014
    In the final episode of The Plantagenets, Professor Robert Bartlett reveals the events that led to the downfall of England’s longest ruling dynasty in the fifteenth century. The Death of Kings sees Professor Bartlett discuss the bloodiest...
  • Queen takes part in ‘Earth Hour’

    by - Mar 28, 2014
    Millions of people around the globe will switch off lights in homes, offices and prominent landmarks at 8.30pm local time for an hour on Saturday to commemorate WWF’s annual Earth Hour. The event now in its...
  • Questions arise as to the validity of Richard III remains

    by - Mar 28, 2014
    It was heralded as “one of the biggest archaeological finds in history,” according to The Leicester Mercury. The remains of Richard III that was discovered in a Greyfriars car park in February 2013 is now in...
  • The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visit Lloyd’s to honour 325th anniversary

    by - Mar 27, 2014
    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited Lloyd’s to reveal a plaque honouring the market’s 325th anniversary. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arriving @LloydsofLondon pic.twitter.com/VTlaxbEJU6 — BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) March 27, 2014 Greeting Her...