Insight

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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Opinion

Australia's Monarchy: Why I Love It

The Australian Republican debate has recently been reignited, but thanks to HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall’s recent visit to Australia and the Royal Baby announcement, the Monarch is now more popular than ever down under. I want to explore why I believe the Monarchy is the best thing for Australia. In my books, ‘Australia’ and ‘Republic’ just don’t mix. I…
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History

Top 5 Royal Oddities Of The British Monarchy

We thought we’d clear up some of the most fascinating Royal Oddities that occupy the British Monarchy. From numerals to titles, here’s your guide to the top 5 oddities of the British Monarchy! 1. The Sovereign Never Dies Even though individual monarchs…
Insight

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…