Insight

  • ‘Within the Commonwealth Realm’ – Introduction

    by - Nov 26, 2014
    The United Kingdom does not stand alone as being proud to call Queen Elizabeth II their Queen. The Commonwealth realm was created through the Statute of Westminster in 1931 to give former dominions of the UK...
  • ‘The absolute right to rule’ – The Divine Right of Kings

    by - Nov 25, 2014
    “…the figure of God’s majesty, His captain, steward, deputy-elect, Anointed, crowned,…” - Richard II The Divine Right of Kings can be dated back to the medieval period, where it highlighted the superiority and legitimacy of a monarch....
  • The Royal Household: Page of the Chambers

    by - Nov 18, 2014
    The Page of the Chambers is accountable for the arrangement of the State rooms as well as staging the ceremonial aspects of functions such as the Queen’s daily receptions, audiences, appointments and investitures. The Page is...
  • The Royal W: Sebastopol Bell

    by - Nov 16, 2014
    Stumbled upon this short piece of information whilst reading about Windsor Castle. Taken at the end of the Crimean War, the Sebastopol Bell was one of two bells located in the clock tower of the Church...
  • The Royal W: Royal Herb Strewer

    by - Nov 16, 2014
    There are many positions and jobs in the past that need mentioning in this series. Some perhaps one may have not heard of. The Royal Herb Strewer might be one of those that will make one...
  • 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 Mint: coin portraits of the monarchy

    by - Oct 13, 2014
    The idea of currency was created as a system that allows people to exchange goods, but do any of us know what it represents? The Royal Mint has long been in existence, and tells the story...
  • 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,...
  • Prince Harry: A Soldier for Life

    by - Sep 4, 2014
    As the Invictus Games get closer, it is the perfect time to take a look at the military accomplishments of their creator, Prince Harry of Wales. Following in the footsteps of the men before him and...
  • A Royalist’s Guide to London: Kensington Palace

    by - Sep 3, 2014
    In the last instalment in my Guide to London, I stopped off at Buckingham Palace. Now we move on to another Palace, Kensington. I was really looking forward to this visit (not that I wasn’t for any...