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What Does 'The Crown' Even Mean?

‘The Crown’ is said to be a term synonymous with the Monarch, a term used in legal situations and by Monarchists. But what does it actually mean, and why has something inanimate and useful as a form of Royal headdress been taken to mean the Sovereign of the country. The first thing to mention is what actually is the crown. Not the physical crown, the metaphorical crown. The crown is a…
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Sovereign Relations Of Queen Elizabeth II

It is a little known fact that most of the European, and even a lot of other international Monarchs are related to The Queen of the United Kingdom. This goes back to the days when Queen Victoria’s children married out of the family and into overseas Royalty, thus…
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How To Receive An Honour From Her Majesty The Queen

As Sovereign, Her Majesty The Queen is considered font of all honour in the United Kingdom. She has ultimate authority over issuing honours and titles to citizens. Several of the most notable orders of chivalry are now issued on the advise of the government and with the…
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Why Is Prince Edward An Earl, Not A Duke?

In any Royal commentator’s books, the announcement in 1999 that Prince Edward would be made an Earl and not a Duke on his wedding day gave quite a shock. By tradition, male children of the sovereign receive a Dukedom on their wedding day, therefore making their new wife, the Duchess Of X rather than the slightly more confusing ‘HRH Princess Michael of Kent’ as happened for Prince…
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What's It Like To Work For The Queen?

For some people, working with royalty seems like the ideal job, but what’s it like? Well, very few people seem to know, so we thought we’d uncover the secrets and give you an insight into what it’s like to work in one of the most prestigious institutions in…
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Is The Queen Really Above The Law?

For centuries, the reigning Monarch in Britain has been considered the font of justice. But what does this mean, and does it mean The Queen can do whatever she wants without legal repercussions? We’re about to take a look back at the days when Monarchs played a vital…
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Top 10 Royal Myths - Busted

Royal myths – in light of various articles on our site pointing to different myths that surprising amount of people believe, we thought we’d compile our top ten royal myths that are commonly believed plus an explanation of the truth behind it. 1. “The Queen doesn’t pay taxes” Yes, yes she does! In 1992, Her Majesty volunteered to pay income tax and capital gains tax…
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Why Does The Queen Have Two Birthdays?

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was born on 21st April 1926, but for some seemingly bizarre reason, her birthday is celebrated on the first Saturday of June. She has two birthdays!For as long as I’ve been involved with Royal Central, by far one of the most commonly asked questions is ‘Why does the Queen have two birthdays?’. In a bid to do one blanket answer for it, here’s…
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