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  • ‘Within the Commonwealth Realm’ – Australia

    by - Nov 30, 2014
    Comprised of six states and multiple territories, the country of Australia is one of the sixteen Commonwealth Realms. What is now known as Sydney, the British colonized as a penal colony in 1788. Then, in 1901, former British...
  • ‘Within the Commonwealth Realm’ – Canada

    by - Nov 28, 2014
    Canada holds the titles of the largest Commonwealth country, and the most visited by Her Majesty The Queen. Queen Elizabeth II, or as her Canadian title states – ‘Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God...
  • ‘Within the Commonwealth Realm’ – Introduction

    by - Nov 26, 2014
    The United Kingdom does not stand alone as being proud to call Queen Elizabeth II their Queen. The Commonwealth realm was created through the Statute of Westminster in 1931 to give former dominions of the UK...
  • ‘The absolute right to rule’ – The Divine Right of Kings

    by - Nov 25, 2014
    “…the figure of God’s majesty, His captain, steward, deputy-elect, Anointed, crowned,…” – Richard II The Divine Right of Kings can be dated back to the medieval period, where it highlighted the superiority and legitimacy of a monarch....
  • The Royal Household: Page of the Chambers

    by - Nov 18, 2014
    The Page of the Chambers is accountable for the arrangement of the State rooms as well as staging the ceremonial aspects of functions such as the Queen’s daily receptions, audiences, appointments and investitures. The Page is...
  • The Royal W: Sebastopol Bell

    by - Nov 16, 2014
    Stumbled upon this short piece of information whilst reading about Windsor Castle. Taken at the end of the Crimean War, the Sebastopol Bell was one of two bells located in the clock tower of the Church...
  • The Royal W: Royal Herb Strewer

    by - Nov 16, 2014
    There are many positions and jobs in the past that need mentioning in this series. Some perhaps one may have not heard of. The Royal Herb Strewer might be one of those that will make one...
  • The Royal Household

    by - Oct 28, 2014
    In the past few weeks, Royal Central took a look at the Official Royal Posts that are part of the Royal Household. On our next historical journey, we look at the five departments that comprise the...
  • The Royal Mint: coin portraits of the monarchy

    by - Oct 13, 2014
    The idea of currency was created as a system that allows people to exchange goods, but do any of us know what it represents? The Royal Mint has long been in existence, and tells the story...
  • Prince Harry: A Soldier for Life

    by - Sep 4, 2014
    As the Invictus Games get closer, it is the perfect time to take a look at the military accomplishments of their creator, Prince Harry of Wales. Following in the footsteps of the men before him and...