FeaturesInsightState & CeremonialThe Queen

‘To encourage & warn’ - What advice does the Queen take from her Prime Minister?

”The prime minister’s advice to HM the Queen and the prorogation which followed thereon was unlawful and is thus null and of no effect”. With this brief sentence, a panel of judges in Scotland has placed the relationship between the Queen and her Prime Minister under a greater spotlight than perhaps at any previous time in her 67-year reign. It follows a legal challenge to…
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Lord Mountbatten: The man behind Prince Charles

Growing up in the Royal Family is an experience quite unlike the childhood many (if not all) of us had. Although Prince Charles was lucky enough to have both his parents in his life, they were both quite absent from his upbringing. This was both due to the fact mummy and…

A look at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina

The Royal Palace of La Almudaina (or in Spanish, Palacio Real de La Almudaina) is located in Palma, Mallorca (or Majorca) in the Balearic Islands and serves as the official summer residence of the Spanish monarch and other members of the Spanish Royal Family (even though King Felipe and Queen Letizia prefer to spend their time with their daughters at Marivent Palace instead now). The structure…
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European RoyalsFeaturesInsightThe Netherlands

A look at the Dutch line of succession

This summer, Royal Central is taking a look at the lines of succession of royal families around the world. Today we are looking at the Dutch line of succession. The Dutch order of succession has just eight people, as only those who are relatives of the monarch in the first, second and third degrees of consanguinity are eligible to succeed to the throne. The current monarch is King Willem-Alexander…
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From Canterbury to The Hague: Mozart and Princess Carolina of Nassau

Having given several royal performances before George III and Queen Charlotte, the boy Mozart’s sonatas for keyboard and violin K10-15 were engraved before the end of 1764, dedicated to the musical Queen: ‘Six Sonates pour le clavecin que peuvent se jouer avec l’accompagnement de violin our flaute/traversiere/Tres humblement dediees/a sa Majeste Charlotte/Reine de la Grande Bretagne/composes…
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