Royal History

  • 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...
  • ‘Glorious Georges’ to open at Historic Royal Palaces

    by - Mar 23, 2014
    The Georgian Era, known so because of the reign of four King Georges in succession, was one of the most significant eras in British royal history. Although the first king arrived from Germany and spoke almost...
  • Preview of episode two of ‘The Plantagenets’

    by - Mar 22, 2014
    After the dramatic events of last week’s episode, Professor Robert Bartlett continues his investigation into England’s longest ruling dynasty in the second installment of this BBC Two series, The Plantagenets. Professor Bartlett discovers how the later...
  • Princess Anne tours renovated Colchester Castle

    by - Mar 22, 2014
    On Thursday 20 March 2014, The Princess Royal toured the massive renovations that were part of the £4.2 million refurbishment of Colchester Castle in Colchester, Essex. The funding was provided by the Heritage Lottery Find and...
  • A Royal Burial – St George’s Chapel

    by - Mar 20, 2014
    St George’s Chapel is the place of worship at Windsor Castle. It is both a Royal Peculiar and the chapel of the Order of the Garter, and is located in the lower ward of Windsor Castle,...
  • Fussy eaters: George V and Mary’s notes to staff to go up for auction

    by - Mar 18, 2014
    Recently, notes sent from King George V and Queen Mary to their staff were uncovered in an archive. The archive compiled of around sixty notes and scraps of paper, detailing service life in the Royal Household...
  • Queen Victoria’s granddaughter and Ireland’s patron saint

    by - Mar 17, 2014
    For a princess who claimed a bit of a royal first at the baptismal font, it’s perhaps not surprising that Patricia of Connaught – known for most of her adult life as Lady Patricia Ramsey –...
  • A history of the Order of St Patrick

    by - Mar 17, 2014
    In honour of St Patrick’s Day, Royal Central takes a brief look at the Order of St Patrick. Created in 1783 by George III, The Order of Saint Patrick is an inactive British order of chivalry...