Opinion

Australia's Monarchy: Why I Love It

The Australian Republican debate has recently been reignited, but thanks to HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall’s recent visit to Australia and the Royal Baby announcement, the Monarch is now more popular than ever down under. I want to explore why I believe the Monarchy is the best thing for Australia. In my books, ‘Australia’ and ‘Republic’ just don’t mix. I…
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Palaces & Buildings

How Buckingham Palace Came To Be

Buckingham Palace is well known for being the home of the British Monarch and some of his/her immediate family. But few know the history of this grand and sumptuous building; here is our guide to Buckingham Palace and its history. Buckingham Palace began life not as a Palace…
Queen Elizabeth II

A History Of The Queen's Christmas Message

No Christmas day would be complete without the Queen’s Message, broadcasted to the whole Commonwealth of Nations and which has become as traditional as the decorated fir and the filled stocking. Many times and from disparate soureces it has been underlined how the British Monarchy represents and assures a fundamental sense of continuity: the Royal Christmas Broadcast is probably the epitome…
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British Royals

Christmas Festivities - Royals at Sandringham

Whilst the majority of us may be spending this Christmas dashing to the shops in a last minute bid for presents, trying desperately to prevent the tree from toppling over under the weight of tinsel and lights, and wondering how on earth you’ll fit all those family members around the dining table; for the Royals it seems, this timeless festive ritual is a rather more civilised affair. But what…
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History

Top 5 Royal Oddities Of The British Monarchy

We thought we’d clear up some of the most fascinating Royal Oddities that occupy the British Monarchy. From numerals to titles, here’s your guide to the top 5 oddities of the British Monarchy! 1. The Sovereign Never Dies Even though individual monarchs…
Insight

Why Does The Queen Have Two Birthdays?

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was born on 21st April 1926, but for some seemingly bizarre reason, her birthday is celebrated on the first Saturday of June. She has two birthdays!For as long as I’ve been involved with Royal Central, by far one of the most commonly asked questions is ‘Why does the Queen have two birthdays?’. In a bid to do one blanket answer for it, here’s…
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