The Sussexes

Changes to the Regency Act imminent as Prince Harry becomes unable to fulfil his constitutional duties

Changes to the Regency Act are likely to be imminent following the Duke of Sussex’s decision to write an ‘explosive’ memoir about The Royal Family. The provisions of the Regency Act have long needed updating, but never has the matter become so pressing. Ignoring all the hot air and drama Prince Harry has a habit of creating, there are important constitutional matters that need…
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HistoryInsight

Margaret Thatcher & The Queen - What was their relationship like?

It was May 1979, and Margaret Thatcher had just been elected as Prime Minister of Great Britain. Queen Elizabeth II was 27 years into her reign, and for the first time in history, the country was ruled, at the highest level, entirely by females. When Elizabeth II acceded to the throne in 1952 at the age of just 25, some thought that this would be the beginning of the end of the male-dominated…
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The Yorks

Princess Beatrice's wedding photos are released

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have shared the first images of their surprise wedding. The couple married on July 17th 2020 at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in the grounds of the Windsor estate. The official photos were taken immediately after the 11am…
The Wessexes

A look back at the Countess of Wessex's life so far

The Countess was born Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones in Oxford on 20 January 1965; she was given the name Helen after her paternal aunt who had sadly died five years earlier following a riding accident. She has an elder brother, David. One of her godfathers, Thane Bettany is the father of actor Paul Bettany. The family moved to Kent when Sophie was young, and she was educated at Dulwich College…
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Features

Changes to the Royal Central website

Royal Central’s website has undergone a design change for the first time in four years. The new design, which makes navigation easier and loading quicker for readers, launched on 25th July – Royal Central’s seventh birthday. A few features of the new site include… Loading more securely: by default, the Royal Central website will now load on a secure connection…
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