Palaces & Buildings

Embarrassment at Buckingham Palace as The Royal Family's official website links to pornography page with live sex shows

There is embarrassment at Buckingham Palace tonight after The Royal Family’s official website accidentally sent readers to a Chinese pornography site broadcasting live sex shows. The website’s charity page, which lists the different patronages members of The Royal Family are connected to, often hyperlinks to external websites. However, when clicking on the link of a Welsh charity…
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A Calendar of Queens: February

Royal history is so rich that the year is peppered with anniversaries and milestones. From births to deaths, coronations to weddings, each month brings the memory of another landmark moment. Britain’s queens, past and present, have written themselves into the history…
State & Ceremonial

Leaked Boris Johnson letter indicates uncertainty over the future leadership of the Commonwealth

A leaked letter from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggests that the Commonwealth is facing a period of uncertainty over its leadership as moves are being made against the reelection of the secretary-general. According to the BBC, the Commonwealth heads of governments have rejected calls for Baroness Scotland to be automatically given a second term in office. The leaked Boris Johnson…
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A Calendar of Kings: February

Our royal history is filled with major moments and those attached to the monarchs and consorts whose names are all too familiar take on a significance all of their own. Each month, at Royal Central, we’re taking a look at the monarchical milestones that pepper the past and…
HistoryInsight

Monarchy Rules: a look at George IV

George IV ascended the British throne 200 years ago today. Here, Royal Central’s Assistant Editor, Moniek Bloks, looks at the life of the Regent who finally got to reign.   The future George IV was born at St. James’s Palace on 12 August 1762 to George III and…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: George IV and Caroline of Brunswick

We all love a groom who cries as his bride walks towards him, and when it’s a royal groom, it’s even better. However, rewind a couple of centuries, and a weeping prince at the altar was no laughing matter. For when George, Prince of Wales and king in waiting wed Caroline of Brunswick on 8 April 1795 the tears of the groom were a public demonstration of his unhappiness in a marriage…
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Kensington Palace to bring royal history to life with after-hours theatre

Theatregoers with a taste for royal history are in for a treat when theatre company Les Enfants Terribles, in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces, present the show United Queendom at quite an unusual venue: a royal palace. Kensington Palace will open its doors after dark from February 28 through March 30 for the special performances of the play, which focuses on the relationship between…
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