Insight

  • 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...
  • The Australian PM & The Queen’s Wattle Portrait

    by - Mar 10, 2014
    It seems that since his party’s election last September, the Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, has had a search underway for a portrait of The Queen to hang in the foyer of his parliamentary office. Mr....
  • Royal Connections – Part 1

    by - Jan 30, 2014
    Royal Central is lucky enough to have writers and contributors from many different cities- not just in the United Kingdom – but from all over the world. In this series of blogs I will be looking at...
  • The wisdom of Princess Michael of Kent

    by - Jan 15, 2014
    Today is the 69th birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent. Over the years, Princess Michael (whose real name is Marie-Christine) has become the subject of fascination to many for some of the most...
  • 5 things you probably didn’t know about Prince George

    by - Jan 6, 2014
    As Prince George passes the first major numerical milestone in his life, Royal Central takes a look at some of the royal and constitutional duties and customs the young prince faces in the future! Prince George...
  • How to get tickets to Trooping the Colour

    by - Jan 1, 2014
    Happy New Year. For Royalists, the New Year doesn’t just mark a change of calendar, it marks the start of the short window and long battle to get tickets to the annual Queen’s Birthday Parade: Trooping...
  • Just what does Prince Charles think about becoming King?

    by - Dec 14, 2013
    For almost 62 years now, the Prince of Wales has been preparing for a job which he will one day inherit. With a tremendous amount of expectation on him and endless speculation about what his reign...
  • The Commonwealth: uniting and forgiving

    by - Dec 8, 2013
    When discussing the most important bands of nations across the globe, we often think of the G8, the G20, the European Union and all of the other organisations that bring countries together encouraging trade and communication....
  • A history of Christmas Broadcasts

    by - Dec 7, 2013
    The Christmas Broadcast is a traditional part of the Christmas Day festivities for many people across the Commonwealth and indeed across the globe. When the first Christmas broadcast was made by George V in 1932, who...
  • Nelson Mandela and Queen Elizabeth: An extraordinary relationship

    by - Dec 5, 2013
    As the world marks Nelson Mandela’s passing, we take a moment to reflect on the extraordinary relationship the former South African President and Her Majesty The Queen shared. “It began at the 1991 heads of government...