History

Silver casket believed to have been owned by Mary, Queen of Scots on display

The silver casket believed to have been owned by Mary, Queen of Scots, is now on display in Hawthornden Court at the National Museum of Scotland. Made in Paris probably between 1493 and 1510, the casket is an extremely rare work of early French silver. Even in France, very little French silver is known to survive. Those at the National Museum of Scotland say there’s a chance the casket…
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Milestones of a Monarch: Devolution across the UK

As Royal Central continues to highlight important moments during Her Majesty’s reign and all of the key moments, perhaps it is one of the most significant changes to power during The Queen’s 70-year-reign, the devolution of the United Kingdom. Devolution is the…
British Royals

Platinum Jubilee: The Royal Windsor Horse Show gets underway with a bang as Jubilee celebrations pick up

As celebrations pick up ahead of the Platinum Jubilee weekend, The Royal Windsor Horse Show is underway. The Royal Windsor horse show has four competitions, International Show Jumping, The Land Rover International Driving Grand Prix, International Endurance, and Showing. In addition to the competitions, this year the horse show is hosting a Platinum Jubilee Celebration. The celebration is…
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Milestones of a Monarch: A controversial state visit to Yugoslavia

In October 1972, nearly a little over 20 years into her record-breaking reign, The Queen made history as she made her first state visit to a communist country, Yugoslavia. Dictator Marshal Josip Broz Tito personally asked Her Majesty to come in honour of his 80th birthday. During the visit, she was accompanied by her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, and their daughter, then-22-year-old Princess…
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The ruler who has just been overtaken by The Queen

Queen Elizabeth II has just overtaken Johann II of Liechtenstein as the third-longest verified reigning monarch in history. But who exactly is Johann II? Born 5 October 1840 in Elsgrub, Margraviate of Moravia in the Austrian Empire, Johann II was the elder son of Aloys…
The Cambridges

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to attend opening of memorial to victims of Manchester Arena attack

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the official opening of the memorial for the 22 people killed in the Manchester Arena attack. The Duke and Duchess will visit ‘Glad of Light’, a white marble halo that will have the name of each of those who lost their lives. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the attack in which hundreds were injured alongside the 22 people who…
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