History

  • 14 years since Australia said no to becoming a Republic

    by - Nov 29, 2013
    Just recently on the 6th of November, Australia marked 14 years since voting “no” in a referendum to abolish the Australian Monarchy and become the Republic of Australia. The topic of Monarchy vs Republic has always...
  • Did Queen Victoria have a secret grandchild?

    by - Nov 28, 2013
    Charles II was famous for his illegitimate children, and there have been many monarchs and their families that have had secrets they wanted to keep hidden.  Now it has been suggested that one of Queen Victoria’s daughters, Princess Louise,...
  • Transforming the Duchy and the future: Part III

    by - Nov 25, 2013
    As the last part in the Duchy series, we take a look at the Duke of Cornwall’s vision, changes made at the Duchy and the environment. In 1952, Prince Charles became the 24th Duke of Cornwall...
  • Draft version of King George VI’s first wartime speech hit’s the auction block

    by - Nov 25, 2013
    Sotheby’s will auction off an initial draft of King George VI’s speech in which he tells the country that Britain was ready, willing and able to declare war on Germany. It is the first time in 74 years, that the...
  • Tower of London’s 1000-year-old moat opened for ice skating

    by - Nov 23, 2013
    If skating through history catches ones fancy, then the chance to hit the ice at the Tower of London is a must. Now in its 8th year, the Tower moat is the site for the holiday...
  • Duke of Edinburgh to host Outward Bound Trust dinner at Frogmore House

    by - Nov 22, 2013
    Next month The Duke of Edinburgh will host a dinner for the Outward Bound Trust at Frogmore House. After many years as Chairman of Trustees, The Duke is the Patron of Outward Bound and still extremely...
  • A Viking King of England

    by - Nov 20, 2013
    One Thousand years ago this winter, England was a very different place. The year 1013 marks the first eleventh century conquest of England, with the year ending with a Viking, Sweyn Forkbeard, on the throne. Today,...
  • The Queen’s European Royal Cousins – Part 2

    by - Nov 20, 2013
    Last time, we looked at how the Queen is related to the current and former royal families of Germany, Greece, Denmark, Norway, Russia and Yugoslavia. This time, find out how through Queen Victoria’s five youngest children, the British...
  • 66 years and counting: Happy Anniversary to Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh

    by - Nov 20, 2013
    Today is the 66th wedding anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. Royal Central wishes the royal couple many happy returns of the day. Now married for 66 years, The Queen first...
  • Rule Britannia..the history and pageantry of the Royal Ship

    by - Nov 18, 2013
    It began as the anonymous Ship Number 691 in 1953 at the John Brown Shipyards and turned into a floating place of pageantry and memories. The Royal Yacht Britannia is now retired and one of Scotland’s...