History

The Tower of London celebrates as baby ravens make their debut

It’s said that if the ravens ever leave the Tower of London then the building, and the kingdom it protects, will fall. So there’s no surprise that there are celebrations all round at the famous royal landmark as four chicks have been born within its ancient walls – the first to arrive there in thirty years. To make the arrival even more patriotic the chicks actually hatched on…
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History

Tales of the Tower: Lady Jane Grey

She is more popularly known as the ‘Nine Days Queen’ though is also remembered for her untimely demise within the walls of the Tower of London. Lady Jane Grey short-lived reign began on 10th July 1553 following the death of King Edward VI, who had personally named Lady Jane Grey as his successor in the ‘Devise for the Succession’. Though Jane became Queen, the widespread support of Mary…
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History

The story of the Princes in the Tower

The mystery surrounding the fate of young brothers, Edward V of England and Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York is still one that stands today. Many believe that the boys were murdered and continue to haunt rooms in the Bloody Tower. The Bloody Tower is also home to the ghost of Sir Walter Raleigh and along with his famous sightings, Coldstream Guards claimed to have heard two young kids in 1990…
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Insight

Royal Central's Halloween season: a preview

Two weeks tomorrow will be the 31st October, more popularly known as Halloween or All Hallows Eve or All Saints Eve, everyone has a different name for it. Anne Boleyn is said to haunt the Tower of London. There are many popular traditions at Halloween; trick or treating…
FeaturesHistory

The Execution of a Queen

Anne Boleyn is probably best remembered as the most controversial Queen in British history, which is perhaps not entirely deserved. Even though much is said about her, there are a lot things we don’t know, such as her birthday. Unfortunately for women of that time…
Palaces & Buildings

Spooktacular stories: tales of ghosts and other hauntings in the Royal Palaces

Ghosts of wives and lovers, hauntings from scorned staff, frightful sounds, creaks and coughs. No, this is not a new film at the cinema or a book: These are the haunted Royal Residences. Buckingham Palace It is said that on the rear terrace of Buckingham Palace, a monk draped in a brown cowl haunts at night. A monastery once stood where Buckingham Palaces is located. The monk supposedly died in…
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