Welcome to Unofficial Royalty! We are a community who enjoys learning about and discussing royalty past and present. New members to our community are always welcome.
Deven is the owner of the website and as chief administrator, he is responsible for the technical side of the website. Scott and Susan deal with the day-to-day administration of the website which includes overseeing the forum and news areas, and researching, writing and publishing the various content areas. Prof H serves as a forum moderator.
One group of people who do their job quietly and behind the scenes are our news up-daters. Updating the news takes about two hours a day, sometimes more. The up-daters have a schedule, but they are flexible enough to change if someone needs to change. Our news area was mentioned in an article in Maclean’s, a Canadian weekly news magazine: Cake? Check. Presents? Check. Celebration? Check. Prince Charles turns 65. Royal News updates are done daily except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
News Updater Schedule
Sunday: Susan and Scott alternate
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What began as a simple news site in 1995 by Geraldine Voost, quickly evolved into the site we have today. Geraldine began posting royal news articles and was soon inundated with questions about the British royals. A FAQ section was added, as well as a Yahoo group. In 1997, she decided to consolidate everything into one site, establishing Unofficial Royalty, and adding content areas for a number of Royal families as well as an integrated forum.
By 2009, we had a team of volunteers helping with the daily news updates, contributing content for the various royal families, moderating the forums, and writing featured columns for the site. We decided to move the site to a new domain – www.unofficialtoyalty.com – with a new content management system to make it easier to maintain.
In 2010, Geraldine handed over the day-to-day administration of Unofficial Royalty to Susan and Scott, in order to focus on her passion for competition ballroom dancing.
As of January 1, 2012, the site was sold, with Deven, a long-time contributor to the site, taking the reins. Susan and Scott continue as site-administrators.
The cover photo at the top of the page was taken by Dan Johnson, a friend of Susan’s husband, who was standing on The Mall during celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday on June 11, 2015. The photo is used with Dan’s permission.
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PHOTOS: While many of the photos used on Unofficial Royalty come from the public domain and our personal collections, we do also use photos found elsewhere on the internet. Use of these photos is not intended to imply ownership or copyright of the images, and we try to include the source whenever possible. If you are the owner of any photo used, please contact us and we will gladly remove the image.