Blog Posts

  • A Painting Fit For The Queen: Royal Central talks to Michael Hanrahan

    by - Oct 6, 2014
    Although the name may not seem familiar at first, this Irish artist certainly has a fascinating story to tell. Michael Hanrahan, who lives in Lahinch and has a studio and gallery in Ennistymon, is the only living Irish artist...
  • What exactly are The Queen’s powers?

    by - Oct 4, 2014
    One of the greatest peculiarities of the British constitution is that of the Royal Prerogative. Powers which have established over time as those which The Queen holds as Sovereign, though now largely exercised by ministers, have never been...
  • The Duke of York: My War

    by - Oct 3, 2014
    As we continue our look at the military careers of the Royal Family in more detail, we now turn to the Duke of York, Earl of Inverness and Baron Killyleagh. His Royal Highness served in the Royal...
  • Behind the Royal door: Queen Mary

    by - Oct 3, 2014
    Queen Mary was the wife and consort of George V, and are considered by many the couple who brought The Royal Family into the 2oth century. Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes was born...
  • Royal Central interviews Dickie Arbiter

    by - Oct 2, 2014
    Dickie Arbiter, The Queen’s former press secretary has spent many years at the forefront of royal affairs. From the Windsor Castle fire, to Diana, Princess of Wales’s death in 1997, Dickie has seen it all. Now,...
  • The women behind the Crown: Influential Queen Mothers – Anne Boleyn

    by - Oct 1, 2014
    The role of a mother can have an impact on any child, but how much impact does she have on her child if they are in line to the throne? In previous blog posts Katherine of...
  • Royal Heritage: Carlisle Castle

    by - Sep 30, 2014
    Location, location, location is what they say and Carlisle Castle certainly fits the bill. Situated on the western end of the border between England and Scotland, the castle survived many a siege throughout the course of...
  • The Stuarts: James VI & I (part two)

    by - Sep 26, 2014
    In part one of James I & VI’s biography, we ended discussing Parliamentary relations, so we shall continue from that point. James called his first Parliament fairly quickly, in 1604. The Parliament sat for 7 years; initially,...
  • History Rewind: George I Arrives in Britain

    by - Sep 18, 2014
    It is appropriate that today, the day that Scotland decides whether it wants to stay in the warm embrace of the United Kingdom, that in 1714 King George I of Great Britain landed here for the...
  • Why we’re backing the Union

    by - Sep 14, 2014
    Royal Central never adopts political stances. Besides Monarchism, there are hardly any other positions which we take as a site. This is a conscious decision not to associate ourselves with any other agenda or political party. Nonetheless,...