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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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How Royal Families are Adapting to the Digital Age

The digital transformations which have swept across the entire world would have appeared all but impossible only a few decades in the past. This is to say nothing about how those who lived during the Victorian Era would view our current methods of digital communication.
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Royal Wet-Nurses

With the approach of the birth of a new royal baby in Britain, I would like to explore the history of royal wet-nurses. They are no longer a necessity, given the shift in modern attitudes, but why were they once thought necessary? In historical terms, a wet-nurse would have been engaged for a royal baby and taken on as part of an official appointment. The wet-nurse might expect a pension or some…
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OBITUARY: Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg

On 5 January 1921, Jean Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie Adolphe Marc d’Aviano, or the then Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, was born in Berg Castle in central Luxembourg to Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg and Prince Félix. He had four younger…
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Launching next week: Queen Victoria season at Royal Central

To celebrate the bi-centenary of Queen Victoria’s birth in 1819, Royal Central will be republishing some of our most popular posts of the past six years relating to one of Britain’s most loved historical figures. From looking at her early childhood to her marriage to Prince Albert, we will be bringing you features looking at all aspects of Victoria’s life. Royal Central’s…
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Famed Mayfair Townhouse to Be Turned Into Casino

The historic Mayfair townhouse is one of the most admired Victorian houses on Brick Street in London. The 12,800 square-foot property once housed horse stables, staff quarters, and the Londonderry House mansion. Now, developers have proposed turning the vacated land into a…
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Royal Central announces the departure of Deputy Editor - new Editorial Team appointed

Royal Central today announces the departure of Jamie Samhan – our Deputy Editor – after four years on the team. Having joined Royal Central in November 2014 as a reporter, Jamie was quickly appointed to the position of Assistant Editor in 2015 and then to her current role of Deputy Editor in 2016. In her time at Royal Central, Jamie has written 840 articles and has led the site’s coverage…
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