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Why isn't Prince Philip King?

<![CDATA[A lot of comments we receive on Royal Central raise the question of why Prince Philip isn't king, despite the wife of a king being a queen. On the face of it, it seems bizarre, almost sexist, though in this post I'll explain exactly why Prince Philip isn't king and why the wife of a king is always a queen. Under English common law, a wife traditionally takes her…
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The Story of the Peerage: How does it all work?

<![CDATA[Anyone who knows will tell you that the British Peerage is a complicated and diverse institution – and in this article (Part 2 of the Story of the Peerage series), I will explain everything you need to know about the Lords and Ladies of the United…
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The Story of the Peerage: Feudal Beginnings

<![CDATA[ The origins of the peerage are not as obscure as one may think at first thought. In fact, documents dating back over a thousand years have helped historian piece together exactly how we have managed to get to where we are today with the nobility. Earls were one…
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Can Prince Charles be skipped in the line of succession?

<![CDATA[Recent polls have shown that support for the Prince of Wales becoming king is constantly on the increase and at the moment is riding higher than support for the Duke of Cambridge succeeding after Her Majesty. It is an interesting point of discussion for constitutionalists, royalists and many others alike as to whether 'skipping' Prince Charles would be conceivable or indeed…
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The wisdom of Princess Michael of Kent

<![CDATA[Today is the 69th birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent. Over the years, Princess Michael (whose real name is Marie-Christine) has become the subject of fascination to many for some of the most baffling, intriguing and humorous quotes from a…
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Why does The Queen love Sandringham?

<![CDATA[It is at this time of the year that The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh stay at Sandringham, but why does The Queen likes it so much? The story of the royal connection begins in 1862. Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, was looking for a country home for his eldest son Albert Edward, Prince of Wales before his twentieth birthday. The idea was to find a healthy retreat for his…
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How to get tickets to Trooping the Colour

<![CDATA[Happy New Year. For Royalists, the New Year doesn't just mark a change of calendar, it marks the start of the short window and long battle to get tickets to the annual Queen's Birthday Parade: Trooping The Colour. Tickets for Trooping The Colour are…
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What's in store for the Royal Family in 2014?

There’s no doubt that 2013 has been another amazing year for the Royal Family. With the birth of Prince George in July and the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation, it’s been another year of milestones. But 2014 will, I’m sure, have its own share of surprises and historic events. In January, Mike and Zara Tindall are expected to welcome their first child, who will be…
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