The Edinburghs

St Lucia radio host questions why the Earl and Countess of Wessex are visiting the island

As the Earl and Countess of Wessex continue their Caribbean tour in honour of the Platinum Jubilee, St Lucia’s biggest radio host has criticised the Jubilee tour, asking how it benefits the islanders. Sam Flood, the host of Tells It Like It Is on Saint Lucian radio said of the visit: “I would like to know what is the purpose of this royal visit and who is paying for it. They kept a…
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Queen Elizabeth II

Gun salutes mark The Queen's 96th birthday

To celebrate Her Majesty’s 96th birthday, The Tower of London fired a 62-round gun salute. With The Queen turning 96, one might wonder, why 62 rounds? Twenty-one rounds represent a royal anniversary while 20 rounds are fired to reflect the tower’s status as a royal palace and fortress. As for the other 21 rounds, those are for the City of London, symbolising the city’s…
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Features

The murder of Lord Mountbatten

Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma was the second cousin of Her Majesty The Queen, and his nephew was her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. The great-grandchild of Queen Victoria, Lord Mountbatten was once Viceroy of…
Features

Why The Queen topped an initial Sunday Times Rich List

In 1989, Her Majesty made headlines as she was placed at the top of the Sunday Times Rich List. This caused controversy as her finances included state assets that were not personally hers. The Queen was listed as the wealthiest person in the United Kingdom with a net worth of £5.2 billion. In today’s value, that equates to about £13.2 billion. In the original list of the…
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British RoyalsFeatures

The history of Royal Maundy Services

With the Easter holiday fast approaching, Royal Central is looking into the history of Royal Maundy Services. Royal Maundy is a religious service in the Church of England held on Maundy Thursday, which precedes Good Friday. At the service, the British monarch, or a royal official, ceremonially distributes small silver coins referred to as “Maundy money.” Legally, the coins are known…
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