Opinion

  • 14 ways to celebrate mum in royal style

    by - Mar 26, 2014
    The formative period for building character for eternity is in the nursery. The mother is queen of that realm and sways a scepter more potent than that of kings or priests. ~Author Unknown With Mothering Sunday...
  • 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...
  • Why England’s long dead kings have got the 21st century X-Factor

    by - Feb 3, 2014
    There is something almost magical about the excitement that reports of the discovery of the bones of an English king, dead for centuries, produces.  Despite the almost tumultuous reception given, in early 2013, to the confirmation...
  • Why the cost argument just doesn’t wash with Monarchy

    by - Jan 28, 2014
    And so the subject of royal finances has arisen again after the publication of the Public Accounts Committee report on how the Royal Household manages its money. In recent times, republicans’ annual outrage at the cost...
  • Why Camilla must become our Queen

    by - Jan 26, 2014
    It’s a subject that divides people across the country and indeed, around the world. Should the Duchess of Cornwall become Queen when Prince Charles accedes to the throne? Some argue she cannot, others that she must...
  • Could The Duchess of Cambridge be made a Royal Colonel?

    by - Nov 24, 2013
    The Royal Family and the British Armed Forces have a long and well-established connection. Many regiments of the Army have, as their Colonel-in-Chief, a member of the Royal Family. Through this, the regiment can foster close...
  • In the Shadow of The Queen: How Prince Charles is Proving His Worth

    by - Nov 18, 2013
    Celebrity status and popular press are not new concepts when it comes to the British Royal Family. In the past few decades, Princess Margaret; Diana, Princess of Wales and Sarah, Duchess of York have all been...
  • Today’s newspaper front pages

    by - Oct 24, 2013
    The moment we saw Prince George on the steps of St James’s Palace in only his second public appearance, we knew what the British front pages would feature. Some newspapers may be considered over the top...
  • A Royal Christening: Why the Cambridges will forge their own path

    by - Oct 22, 2013
    On the eve of His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge’s christening – with all of the speculation circulating about godparents and wardrobe choices – I think it’s important to look at the only information we...
  • Charitable Brothers: How Princes William and Harry are Changing the World

    by - Oct 5, 2013
    Born into a life of unimaginable privilege, Their Royal Highnesses Prince William and Prince Harry may have taken the choice to turn their backs on the world. Like some of our past royals, the young Princes could have...