Monarchy Rules: a look at George IV

George IV ascended the British throne 200 years ago today. Here, Royal Central’s Assistant Editor, Moniek Bloks, looks at the life of the Regent who finally got to reign.   The future George IV was born at St. James’s Palace on 12 August 1762 to George III and his queen, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Upon the birth, he automatically became Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay…
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Titles and styles: How to address Harry & Meghan

With a deal now in place for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, it was announced in quite a confusing statement that “The Sussexes will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family.” Unfortunately, “HRH titles” is…
European RoyalsLuxembourg

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa cancels official events for the coming week

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has announced in a press release that Maria Teresa, the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, has been forced to cancel all official events after her younger brother Luis Mestre was admitted to the intensive care. The press release does not state the reason for his admittance to the intensive care unit. Maria Teresa will take the week off to be with her family. The…
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Middle EastOman

Sultan Qaboos laid to rest as condolences pour in

Sultan Qaboos of Oman, who died on 10 January 2020, at the age of 79 after almost five decades on the throne, has been laid to rest today at the Royal Family Cemetery in Baushar. It is tradition to have a burial as soon as possible. A statement issued by the Oman News Agency said: “The funeral was led by His Majesty the Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, and was attended by Their…
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Middle East

New Sultan of Oman chosen by Royal Family Council

The new Sultan of Oman was chosen today by the family council, following the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said yesterday at the age of 79 after almost five decades on the throne, according to Al Jazeera TV. The new Sultan is his cousin Haitham bin Tariq Al Said. The…

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark sends message of support to Australian Prime Minister

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, who was born in Hobart, Australia, has sent a message to Australia’s Prime Minister in connection to the bush fires. She has been keeping apprised of the situation through friends and family in Australia. The message, posted on the official website of the Danish Royal House, reads: “Your Excellency Prime Minister, In this time of great…
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