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How seriously does Prince William take his royal duties?

Everything the Royals do or don’t do is closely scrutinized by both the media and the public. The Cambridges haven’t been without controversy. They’ve been dubbed workshy and lazy. Even Prince Harry couldn’t escape that label when his grandparents and father and stepmother worked more than his brother, sister-in-law and him last year. The Duchess of Cambridge was heavily…
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Opinion: The Queen should meet President Trump

This is an opinion piece by Royal Central’s Benjamin Knights, and why he thinks it would be a grave error to withdraw a State Visit invitation to Donald Trump. Nobody can claim that Donald Trump’s first week as President of the United States was not controversial. The billionaire property tycoon put many of his unorthodox campaign pledges in action and signalled that there would be no…
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Why Prince Charles must be King

It may shock some people who peruse this site to realise that, despite some misconceptions to the contrary, it is not the nature of the British Monarchy for its kings to be chosen by popular vote. World-shattering, I know, but please, humour me. By law, by tradition, and by…
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Opinion: Princess Madeleine fights back against paparazzi in the best way

One of the downsides to being royal are the lack of privacy, media scrutiny, and paparazzi following their every move. Each royal has their own way of dealing with these things. I’ve often said to friends and coworkers that the Swedish Royal Family has the best outlook and way to deal with the intrusive paparazzi. However, Princess Madeleine – the youngest of King Carl XVI Gustaf and…
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The King Is Retired, Long Live the King! -- How Abdication is the Future of Monarchy

I remember 2013 as being a very hectic time for monarchists. Happily, it was the year where His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge was born, thus seeing the birth of the next generation of British kings. However, that year also marked a cluster of abdications from the older generations of European monarchs, first with Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, then King Albert II of Belgium, and…
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