Explanation

  • Official Royal Posts: Astronomer Royal

    by - Oct 25, 2014
    The first Astronomer Royal was John Flamsteed. The self-taught and highly accomplished Flamsteed earned £100 a year after Charles II issued a warrant to the Office of the Ordnance in March of 1675. In June 1675,...
  • “No requirement” for the wife of a king to be Queen

    by - Oct 24, 2014
    Frequent followers of Royal Central will be aware of our long-running debate on the Duchess of Cornwall’s titles and, especially, what she will be known as when Prince Charles accedes to the throne as King. In August,...
  • Official Royal Posts: Lord Great Chamberlain

    by - Oct 16, 2014
    Considered one of the Great Officers of State, the Lord Great Chamberlain is accountable for the conduct of royal affairs in the Palace of Westminster. On ceremonial occasions, the Lord Great Chamberlain wears a gold key...
  • Official Royal Posts: Lord Lieutenants

    by - Oct 14, 2014
    The Lord Lieutenants are the representatives of the Crown for each county in the United Kingdom. They are chosen by The Queen on the recommendation of the Prime Minister and may be peers or commoners. Lord...
  • Official Royal Posts: Master of the Horse

    by - Oct 13, 2014
    The honourary head of the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace is known as the Master of the Horse. Today the Master of the Horse is mainly a ceremonial office and seldom is seen apart from on...
  • Official Royal Posts: The Earl Marshal

    by - Oct 12, 2014
    The Earl Marshal is a Great Officer of State with a significant role in the arrangement of coronations and other State ceremonies. Upon the death of the Sovereign, he is in charge of organising the funeral...
  • What exactly are The Queen’s powers?

    by - Oct 4, 2014
    One of the greatest peculiarities of the British constitution is that of the Royal Prerogative. Powers which have established over time as those which The Queen holds as Sovereign, though now largely exercised by ministers, have never been...
  • The Stuarts: James VI & I (part two)

    by - Sep 26, 2014
    In part one of James I & VI’s biography, we ended discussing Parliamentary relations, so we shall continue from that point. James called his first Parliament fairly quickly, in 1604. The Parliament sat for 7 years; initially,...
  • A Royalist’s guide to London: Buckingham Palace

    by - Aug 27, 2014
    After our look at Hampton Court Palace, we move onto what, for many, is at the heart of the British Monarchy: Buckingham Palace. The Queen’s primary London residence stands proud at the end of The Mall...
  • Will Camilla actually be Princess Consort?

    by - Aug 22, 2014
    At the beginning of the year, I wrote a blog called ‘why Camilla must become our Queen‘. Since its publication, the article became the site’s single most discussed article, receiving over several hundred comments with varying views and...