Interviews

A Painting Fit For The Queen: Royal Central talks to Michael Hanrahan

<![CDATA[Although the name may not seem familiar at first, this Irish artist certainly has a fascinating story to tell. Michael Hanrahan, who lives in Lahinch and has a studio and gallery in Ennistymon, is the only living Irish artist with work in the Royal Collection. His claim to fame came after being given media accreditation to access the historical Irish State Visits; firstly of Her…
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The women behind the Crown: Influential Queen Mothers - Anne Boleyn

<![CDATA[The role of a mother can have an impact on any child, but how much impact does she have on her child if they are in line to the throne? In previous blog posts Katherine of Aragon, Margaret Beaufort, and Eleanor of Aquitane were all examined (a full list of the series can be found here) in order to understand how they may have influenced their children who later became Monarchs. Queen…
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Another baby for The Cambridges: what does it mean?

<![CDATA[Last week I was away on holiday, and heard the news that William and Catherine were expecting their second child. I had just got off the plane in Brussels to catch a connecting flight to Berlin, and I turned my phone on to receive a flurry of messages from a friend. While she is not much of a Royal watcher, she knew how excited I would be by the news and couldn't wait to tell…
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History Rewind: Mary Queen of Scots crowned

<![CDATA[On 9th September 1543, a child that was barely a year old was crowned Queen of Scotland in the Chapel Royal at Stirling Castle. Mary, Queen of Scots, would go on to be one of the more embattled Queen's in history. Nobody would be surprised, considering the burden that she was shouldering as Monarch of a very turbulent Scotland. For a female to be crowned in Scotland, it was…
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