The Yorks

Princess Beatrice to marry in May in London

Princess Beatrice and her fiance, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, have announced their wedding date. The couple will marry on May 29th 2020 in the Chapel Royal at St. James’ Palace, London. The ceremony, which will be conducted according to the rites of the Church of England, will be followed by a reception at Buckingham Palace. Beatrice will be just the second of the Queen’s grandchildren…
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The Queen

The Queen marks 68 years on the throne

The Queen ascended the throne 68 years ago today. She will mark the day, which is also the anniversary of her father’s death, privately at Sandringham in Norfolk. Elizabeth II’s reign began at some point in the early hours of February 6th 1952 when King George VI…
Luxembourg

Luxembourg's Prime Minister: ''no role planned for the Grand Duchess''

The work of Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg is in the spotlight after the country’s Prime Minister said that no specific role was planned for her as he set about modernising the monarchy. Xavier Bettel’s comments came as he spoke for the first time since the publication of an investigation into grievances at the Grand Ducal Court. The Waringo Report was published last week.
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FeaturesHistoryHistory

A Calendar of Kings: February

Our royal history is filled with major moments and those attached to the monarchs and consorts whose names are all too familiar take on a significance all of their own. Each month, at Royal Central, we’re taking a look at the monarchical milestones that pepper the past and…
British RoyalsFeaturesHistory

Death of a King: George III

He remains Britain’s longest ruling king but the real character of the monarch whose reign ended exactly two centuries ago remains shrouded by the long standing claim that he was mad. George III, whose time on the throne encompassed some of the biggest social changes…
British RoyalsFeaturesHistory

The Week in Royal History: a scandalous mystery still up for debate

The royal story of 2020 has had plenty of drama so far but as the debate surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex simmers down, ever so slightly, figures from the regal past are adding their own touch of turbulence to the news. Some of the most dramatic stories in Britain’s royal past have hit the headlines again in the days just gone as a tragic queen and a misunderstood king grab the…
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