Insight

  • Her Majesty’s prime ministers

    by - May 22, 2014
    In the second of this blog series, we will be taking a look at Queen Elizabeth II’s second prime minister. He was prime minister from 6th April 1955 until 10th January 1957, and his name was...
  • Behind the Royal door: The Duke and Duchess of Kent

    by - May 22, 2014
    We move behind the Royal door Wren Cottage, where another of The Queen’s cousins lives: The Duke of Kent and his wife, The Duchess. Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick was born in 1935, the first born...
  • A review of Brian Hoey’s ‘At home with The Queen’

    by - May 21, 2014
    Brian Hoey’s ‘At Home with The Queen’ is a book for those Royal Watchers who love the intricate details of The Royal Household, giving those titbits you don’t normally hear. Mr Hoey secured the first ever TV...
  • Behind the Royal door: The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester

    by - May 12, 2014
    Royal Central presents a new series: ‘Behind the Royal door’, a ‘who’s who’ of The Royal Family. As The Queen’s family continues to grow, such as the recent arrival of Mia Tindall, extended family members of Her...
  • Royal Fashion Round-up with Chloe: April edition

    by - May 4, 2014
    For April’s Royal Fashion Round-up, we’ve had a fairly busy time of Royal engagements, and therefore outfits! We have seen Her Majesty The Queen a number of times, as well as The Countess of Wessex, and...
  • Why did Henry VIII seek an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon?

    by - Apr 21, 2014
    One of the most talked about issues in royal history, and British history in general, is the relationship of Henry VIII and his six wives. In 1525, after 18 years of marriage to Catherine of Aragon,...
  • Victoria Arbiter: Living at Kensington Palace

    by - Apr 2, 2014
    People often ask me what it was like living at Kensington Palace and, in the past, I’ve responded in a somewhat blasé fashion. However, the passage of time has given me the opportunity to appreciate what...
  • Why William, Kate and George will not be touring down under as British royals

    by - Mar 29, 2014
    In just about a week’s time, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George will make their first trip to New Zealand and Australia as a family. This tour (not ‘visit’ as will be made...
  • The Queen and the Royal Watermen, 800 years of royal history to be celebrated

    by - Mar 26, 2014
    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will attend a reception at London’s Watermen’s Hall on 27 March 2014 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Royal Watermen. One may forget that the Thames was the...
  • Kings, Queens and Olympic dreams

    by - Mar 20, 2014
    The Sochi Winter Olympics gave us plenty of glimpses of royal spectators but no royal competitors.  But past Games, both winter and summer, have seen their fair share of kings and queens going for gold with...