History

Her Majesty’s Yacht Britannia is the former Royal Yacht of the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. It began as the anonymous Ship Number 691 in 1953 at the John Brown Shipyards and turned into a floating place of pageantry and memories. The Royal Yacht Britannia is now retired and one of Scotland’s...

Many people will hear ‘The Duchy of Cornwall’ and think it is some land Prince Charles has or an organic farm. But, The Duchy of Cornwall is much...

We often hear that the Queen is a cousin of various European monarchs. Her Majesty is related to them because of her great great grandmother Queen Victoria...

It is often claimed that the Anglo-Saxons did not have queens. Instead, Matilda of Flanders, the wife of William the Conqueror is credited with being the...

Ghosts of wives and lovers, hauntings from scorned staff, frightful sounds, creaks and coughs. This is not a new film at the cinema or a book: These are...

With Halloween on our doorstep, Royal Central has a look into the supposedly most-haunted house in the country: the aptly named Chillingham Castle. Once...

I was very fortunate this week to receive an e-mail from Mark Oglesby, bringing an error in our blog on Princess Mary to my attention.  How was this fortunate...

Prince George of Cambridge will follow in a long line of royal babies when he is christened on Wednesday. As a deliberate nod to this tradition, he will...

Old portrait of an aging Queen Elizabeth I gets a second look. A rare portrait from 1593 of Queen Elizabeth I is on display at The Museum of the Albemarle...

On the evening of 18 March 978 Edward, the teenaged king of England, set out on horseback for Corfe in Dorset, intending to visit his half-brother, Ethelred,...