Explanation

  • The Royal Household: Master of the Household’s Department

    by - Nov 11, 2014
    The Master of the Household Department was created in 1539. Originally there were four Masters of the Household, but in the 17th Century it was reduced to one. The position was also one that required little...
  • The Royal W: Walkabout

    by - Nov 9, 2014
    A walkabout was not something the Queen nor members of the Royal Family participated in prior to 1970. It was during the March 1970 New Zealand visit honouring the 200th Anniversary of the voyage of Captain...
  • The Royal W: Counsellors of State

    by - Nov 3, 2014
    In the case of the Sovereign not being able to attend a Privy Council meeting because of an absence due to travel abroad or temporary illness, two or more members of the Royal Family will stand...
  • The Royal W: Gentleman Usher of the Purple Rod

    by - Nov 2, 2014
    We began with Black Rod, then briefly took a look at Blue Rod, but did you know there is also Purple Rod? Established in 1917 and becoming effective in 1918, Purple Rod is the Usher to...
  • The Royal Household: The Lord Chamberlain

    by - Nov 2, 2014
    The Lord Chamberlain is the Head of Her Majesty’s working Household. He is responsible for recommending to The Queen, candidates for the senior appointments in the Household. He also coordinates the activities of the different Household...
  • Royal Heritage: Barnwell Manor and Castle

    by - Oct 28, 2014
    Located outside of Barnwell, near Oundle in Northhamptonshire stands Barnwell Manor. The Manor is located on the grounds of the ruined Castle of Barnwell and was the country home of The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester....
  • The Royal Household

    by - Oct 28, 2014
    In the past few weeks, Royal Central took a look at the Official Royal Posts that are part of the Royal Household. On our next historical journey, we look at the five departments that comprise the...
  • The Royal W: The Letters Patent

    by - Oct 27, 2014
    Like the Royal Warrant, The Letters Patent make up one of the forms for which the Royal will is conveyed. The Letters Patent are public documents from Her Majesty, to which the Great Seal of the...
  • The Royal W: Sandringham Time

    by - Oct 27, 2014
    One may have heard of this small bit of Royal history before, although a short explanation, it is worth a mention in this series. King Edward VII came up with the decision of what was known...
  • Official Royal Posts: The Queen’s Piper

    by - Oct 26, 2014
    The Queen’s Piper principal duty is to play every weekday at 9 am for approximately 15 minutes under Her Majesty’s window when she is in residence at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Balmoral Castle or the Palace...