The Sussexes

Baby Sussex - Register reveals gifts from Royal Tour

As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex prepare for the impending arrival of their first-born, a gift register released last week by the Royal Family detailed the number of baby gifts received by the couple during their tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand in the autumn of 2018. The couple announced the news that they were expecting their first child on the first day of the royal tour and…
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History

The Windsor Titles - Duke of Cambridge

When HM The Queen bestowed the title of Duke of Cambridge on her grandson, Prince William, on his wedding day in April 2011, it marked the recreation of a title that first originated in the time of King Charles II. A dukedom is the highest title in the British peerage system…
History

Moments that defined the British Monarchy – The Abdication & scandal of Edward VIII

On 20 January 1936, Britain’s King George V died. George V was a popular Monarch with strong public morals, his son, the Prince of Wales [then known as Prince David] acceded to the throne upon his father’s death. He became King Edward VIII, a name chosen as opposed to King David as there had been no British King David before. At first, Edward VIII’s public popularity was promising. But this…
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History

The Windsor Titles - Duke of Sussex

Dukedoms have been bestowed on royal males for hundreds of years, and each title carries with it a history of some description. The most recent dukedom to be bestowed by HM Queen Elizabeth was that of the Duke of Sussex – a title given to Prince Harry on the occasion…
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Could The Queen become Empress of Great Britain?

On 1 May 1876, Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress Of India after discussion with Prime Minister of the day, Benjamin Disraeli led to Queen Victoria wanting a title boost after her daughter became Empress Of Germany. From 1876 until the Empire Of India was disbanded in…
History

Moments that defined the British Monarchy – The execution of Charles I & the restoration

Let’s go back to September 1648. Negotiations between the Long Parliament and King Charles I were in full swing. Parliament wanted to restore Charles I to the throne after the Second English Civil War but to limit his power. King Charles agreed but later admitted this was only to avoid being detained. In November of that year, Charles I started to cause havoc again, and the New Model Army…
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Insight

Who are the 'senior royals'?

It has been asubject of discussion recently over whoconstitutes as being asenior member of The Royal Family. We thought we’d create a short feature to explain who could be considered a senior member of The Royal Family, and why. Before we begin, a little health warning. What defines as being ‘senior royal’ is very much subjective. Here, Royal Central tries to break…
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