History

Just why is Queen Mary I known as ‘Bloody Mary’?

While King Henry VIII lived, his greatest fear was dying without a male heir to the throne. As it turns out, he needn’t have worried, for when he died in 1547, King Henry was succeeded by his son Edward VI. But the new King Edward was very frail and sickly boy of nine, and in just six short years he succumbed to his illness, bringing his reign to an end and leaving the throne unoccupied once…
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The Cambridges

Will Prince William one day become the Prince of Wales?

It has come to our attention recently that there is some confusion about the Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge’s placement in terms of entitlement to titles, in order to try and redress this, here’s our short, yet we hope informative guide, to what Prince William is in line for when his father succeeds to the throne. Firstly, the most notable and questioned title the heir to the throne usually…
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The Queen

Is it true that The Queen is above the law?

For centuries, the reigning Monarch in Britain has been considered the font of justice. But what does this mean, and does it mean The Queen can do whatever she wants without legal repercussions? We’re about to take a look back at the days when Monarchs played a vital role…
Features

The time The Queen entertained Brett Kavanaugh at Buckingham Palace

Over the decades, The Queen has hosted thousands of guests at Buckingham Palace, from international dignitaries to controversial world leaders. Back in 2003, one of Her Majesty’s guests at the palace was Brett Kavanaugh, who at the time was a little known secretary to President Bush. Mr Kavanaugh formed part of President Bush’s entourage during his state visit to the United Kingdom…
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The Duke of Edinburgh

Why isn't Prince Philip King?

Alot of comments Royal Central receives raise the question of why Prince Philip isn’t king, despite the wife of a king being a queen. On the face of it, it seems bizarre, perhaps eve sexist, though in this post we’ll explain why exactly Prince Philip…
The Wessexes

Why is Prince Edward an Earl, not a Duke?

In any Royal commentator’s books, the announcement in 1999 that Prince Edward would be made an Earl and not a Duke on his wedding day gave quite a shock. By tradition, male children of the sovereign receive a Dukedom on their wedding day, therefore making their new wife, the Duchess of X rather than the slightly more confusing ‘HRH Princess Michael of Kent’ as happened for Prince Michael’s…
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