Royalty Magazine or Royalty Monthly as it was originally called was founded in 1981 by journalist Bob Houston Houston had previously been the launch editor of Majesty Magazine, a similar publication. Royalty Magazine's launch coincided with the engagement of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981.
Royalty Magazine was first published in June 1981. The magazine is now edited by Marco Houston who is the son of the founder Bob Houston. The publisher of the magazine since 1993 has been Sena Julia Publicatus Ltd. Previous publishers have included Quavertree Limited and Bacall Limited. Both companies entered into insolvency and were eventually liquidated.
In 1988, the magazine's circulation was more than 40,000 copies in the United States. By 2007, it was stated that circulation in the United Kingdom was 6,000 copies but worldwide circulation was not disclosed.
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- U.S. Magazine Readers Love British Royalty The New York Times. 28 November 1988. Retrieved 29 January 2016. Two British monthly magazines that do nothing but follow the royal family are finding the United States market even more fertile than their home country's. Majesty and Royalty Monthly each sell more than 40,000 copies per issue in the United States, according to Disticor, which distributes both publications. That is significantly more than the number sold in Britain.
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