Insight

  • 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
    This month will mark 6 months since the birth of Prince George of Cambridge. We thought we’d draw your attention to some of the lesser known facts about the baby Prince and his future roles. Prince...
  • 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...
  • Seasons Greetings: the history behind the Royal Christmas card

    by - Dec 2, 2013
    Sir Henry Cole fancied sending something different to his colleagues other than the typical Christmas letter. In 1843, he decided rather than writing individual letters which took some time and patience due to the amount of...
  • 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...