Insight

  • 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...
  • Getting to know Timothy Laurence

    by - Nov 17, 2013
    One of the lesser known members of the British Royal Family is the Princess Royal’s husband, Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence.  Generally referred to as Tim, he is her second husband. He is very often overlooked, but...
  • Prince Harry’s South Pole trek: meet the challengers

    by - Nov 14, 2013
    Prince Harry’s patronage of Walking With the Wounded is not your typical royal patronage. After joining them for part of their 2011 trek to the North Pole, he set a new bar for himself. As far...
  • Prince Charles-multifaceted in faith

    by - Nov 12, 2013
    The Prince of Wales is known for his passion for the environment, architecture, the arts and education. Many may not know, Prince Charles also has a keen interest in religion. I think Prince Charles surprised us...
  • Spooktacular stories: tales of ghosts and other hauntings in the Royal Palaces

    by - Oct 31, 2013
    Ghosts of wives and lovers, hauntings from scorned staff, frightful sounds, creaks and coughs. This is not a new film at the cinema or a book: These are the haunted Royal Residences. Buckingham Palace It is...
  • Queen and Duke of Edinburgh regarded as ‘hardest working royal couple’

    by - Oct 24, 2013
    A Royal Central poll conducted this month over 1,004 of our readers has shown that 68% of our readers think the hardest working royal couple are The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, with a total of 683...
  • The island where Prince Philip is worshipped as a god

    by - Oct 24, 2013
    Villagers on a remote island in the South Pacific are counting the days until they welcome their god back to his rightful home, their god being Prince Philip. A group of people on the island of...
  • The Queen: All in a day’s work

    by - Oct 15, 2013
    The only match for Her Majesty’s busy schedule is that of The Duke of Edinburgh. Pope Benedict XVI who is a year younger than The Queen decided to turn in his papal robe and become a...
  • Old portrait of an aging Queen Elizabeth I gets a second look

    by - Oct 14, 2013
    A rare portrait from 1593 of Queen Elizabeth I is on display at The Museum of the Albemarle in North Carolina. This overlooked gem hung without notice for over 50 years in the Elizabethan Gardens Gatehouse...
  • What you actually need to know about Cressida Bonas

    by - Oct 9, 2013
    Ever since the furore started last week over the possibility of Prince Harry becoming engaged to girlfriend Cressida Bonas, the gossip outlets have been running overtime with their fact files on the Prince’s girlfriend and what...