Insight

  • The indifference causing the decline of the baronetcy

    by - Jul 17, 2014
    The honour of baronetcy is one of the most peculiar and, on the whole, little-understood hereditary honours in the Britain, yet this illustrious organisation of hereditary knights, whose predecessors actions were enough to merit honour (though...
  • Behind the Royal door: Edward VIII (part two)

    by - Jul 14, 2014
    The second part of Edward VIII’s Behind the Royal door will cover the Abdication Crisis and his relationship with Mrs Wallis Simpson. You can read about Edward’s early life in the first section of Behind the Royal door: Edward...
  • Number 1… Fire! – A guide to royal gun salutes

    by - Jul 10, 2014
    A Royal Gun Salute indicates a special royal occasion. Salutes are fired from specific locations in London and other official places in the United Kingdom. Military saluting stations are London, Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, Cardiff and...
  • Behind the Royal door: Edward VIII (part one)

    by - Jul 7, 2014
    This instalment of Behind the Royal door will look at the life of The Queen’s uncle, Edward VIII, later The Duke of Windsor. Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David was born in 1894 at Richmond Park to the...
  • Lucy Worsley’s ‘Tales from the Royal Wardrobe,’ an interview with Royal Central

    by - Jul 2, 2014
    Dr Lucy Worsley is Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, English historian, author and TV presenter. Dr Worsley and I recently discussed her upcoming series: ‘Tales From the Royal Wardrobe’ which will air on BBC Four...
  • Royal Fashion Round-up with Chloe: Northern Ireland tour

    by - Jun 27, 2014
    The Queen and Prince Philip made another historic trip to Northern Ireland recently and this edition of the Royal Fashion Round-up will look at Her Majesty’s outfits for the trip. The links throughout the article will take...
  • How popular are Europe’s Monarchies?

    by - Jun 26, 2014
    The British Monarchy has enjoyed a very high percentage of support for many decades now almost without interruption, with the latest polls putting support for the Monarchy between 70% and 80% and republicanism never rising above...
  • Royal Fashion Round-up with Chloe: Royal Ascot 2014

    by - Jun 24, 2014
    This week, following the Order of the Garter Service in Windsor, the Royals descended upon Ascot’s racing course for the week. In this edition of the Royal Fashion Round-up the sections are separated by day, rather than person,...
  • Queen Victoria’s Pious Granddaughter

    by - Jun 23, 2014
    Of the thousands who pass by the West Door of Westminster Abbey each day, few raise their heads to notice the effigy of a middle-aged nun, and, of those who do, perhaps even fewer are aware...
  • Review of Martha Mumford’s ‘Happy Birthday, Royal Baby!’

    by - Jun 23, 2014
    After the huge success of Martha Mumford’s book Shhh! Don’t Wake the Royal Baby! last July, which coincided with the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first baby, Happy Birthday, Royal Baby! has been released in time...