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Official Royal Posts: The Queen's Piper

<![CDATA[The Queen’s Piper principal duty is to play every weekday at 9 am for approximately 15 minutes under Her Majesty’s window when she is in residence at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Balmoral Castle or the Palace Holyroodhouse. The piper though does not travel to Sandringham and play due to the shortage of accommodations there. At Windsor, Balmoral and Holyroodhouse, he also…
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"No requirement" for the wife of a king to be Queen

<![CDATA[Frequent followers of Royal Central will be aware of our long-running debate on the Duchess of Cornwall's titles and, especially, what she will be known as when Prince Charles accedes to the throne as King. In August, I researched into the matter to try and…
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Official Royal Posts: Lord Great Chamberlain

<![CDATA[Considered one of the Great Officers of State, the Lord Great Chamberlain is accountable for the conduct of royal affairs in the Palace of Westminster. On ceremonial occasions, the Lord Great Chamberlain wears a gold key of his office which hangs from his waist…
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Official Royal Posts: Lord Lieutenants

<![CDATA[The Lord Lieutenants are the representatives of the Crown for each county in the United Kingdom. They are chosen by The Queen on the recommendation of the Prime Minister and may be peers or commoners. Lord Lieutenants were at first selected as part of the restructuring of local Government during King Henry VIII’s reign. The plan was for those chosen to take over the military…
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Official Royal Posts: Master of the Horse

<![CDATA[The honourary head of the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace is known as the Master of the Horse. Today the Master of the Horse is mainly a ceremonial office and seldom is seen apart from on state occasions, and particularly when the Sovereign is mounted. Such…
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Official Royal Posts: The Earl Marshal

<![CDATA[The Earl Marshal is a Great Officer of State with a significant role in the arrangement of coronations and other State ceremonies. Upon the death of the Sovereign, he is in charge of organising the funeral as well as the accession and coronation of the new monarch. The Earl Marshal is a senior figure, which takes precedence after the Lord Great Chamberlain before all peers of his own…
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Will Camilla actually be Princess Consort?

<![CDATA[At the beginning of the year, I wrote a blogcalled ‘why Camilla must become our Queen‘. Since its publication, the article became the site’s single most discussed article,receiving over several hundred comments with varying views and…
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Top Ten Upcoming Royal History Books

<![CDATA[Before we know it the days will be getting shorter, the dark nights will be setting in earlier and our British ‘summer’ will be over for another year. With this in mind, I have gathered together a list of my top ten royal-related books which will keep you going into the autumn and winter months. Keep that warm blanket, roaring fire and steaming mug of hot chocolate aside for the…
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