Jan 28, 2015

Stay at These Five Lovely Chateaux Turned Inns in Central France

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If you are planning to step back in time and enjoy the regal luxury of how it was to live in the olden years in Central France, then, staying at chateaux and castles turned inns and bed and breakfasts is a great idea. If you’re in Central France, here’s a list of homey yet opulent accommodations that you shouldn’t miss on your list.

Jan 27, 2015

Royal Roundup: Hottest News January 27 2015

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We've scoured the net to bring you the hottest royal news in town.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George were joined by the Duchess' parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, in Mustique, where Carole is slated to celebrate her 60th birthday.

Prince Philip is conferred Australia's highest honor as Knight of the Order of Australia by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, for his contribution to Australia throughout Queen Elizabeth II's reign. The prime minister's decision, however, was heavily criticized, particularly by republicans.

Stay And Celebrate Unforgettable Moments At Chateau Allure Du Lac

Chateau Allure Du Lac's facade.

Live like royalty at Chateau Allure Du Lac in the Loire Valley. This five-star rental property fit for a king and queen is a gracefully decorated, 19th century chateau. It sits on a sprawling 105 acre property, with a 22-acre pond, charming island, breathtaking lakeside terrace, swimming pool, palatial lawns, romantic gardens and a forest where wildlife flourish and thrive.

For the convenience of itinerant residence, this chateau rental has its own elevator that would take up through all four floors. There are also reception rooms, ballroom, dining rooms, chapel and the 12 gorgeous en suite bedrooms that would offer guests a dream-come-true royal vacation.

In-house dining is at its best and a stay in this quaint French villa comes complete with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and full English afternoon tea.

Buckingham Palace Tried to Downgrade Winston Churchill's State Funeral

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip lead the royals as they pay their last respect to Winston Churchill.
Fifty years after the burial of Winston Churchill, arguably the greatest statesman in history, Parliamentary Archives reveal that Buckingham Palace officials actually attempted to oppose a state funeral given to Churchill citing that he was just a mere "commoner," MailOnlinereports.
"It was clear that Garter and the Palace representatives did not appreciate the vast scale on which this occasion is likely to develop - at any rate as regards the lying in state. In this they were considerably influenced by the theory that the funeral of a commoner must in all respects be on a smaller scale than that of a Royal person," record of a Garter Meeting can tell.
According to historian Andrew Roberts, Buckingham Palace officials were opposed to giving Churchill a funeral that would "overshadow royal funerals."
"On one level you can see their point a bit. But this isn't necessarily the Queen herself - it sounds like courtiers, who are often more conservative than the Monarch."
The very fact that the Queen went to the funeral of a commoner was a complete break with precedent.
The funeral plans for the prime minister were revised seven times prior to his death. The last revision was done only a month before he passed away on January 24, 1965. Leaders from more than 112 countries attended what was considered the largest ever state funeral to this day. More than 300,000 people paid their respects to Churchill, whose body was laid in state at Westminster Hall.

Jan 26, 2015

Princess Diana and Dodi al Fayed's French Riviera Love Nest For Sale for £70million

The palatial villa that was the love nest of Princess Diana and Dodi al Fayed is for sale for a whopping £70 million. The villa is located on the French Riviera, in St. Tropez, which comes with 30 bedrooms and all the luxuries fit for royalty. Princess Diana was photographed smooching al Fayed while on a yacht that sailed from the villa only days before she and al Fayed met their fate in that Paris car crash. The estate also boasts a waterfront beach house with nine bedrooms, an indoor and outdoor pool, a nightclub with a cinema and a bar, and a gym and sauna.

Check out the villa below.

Prince Charles and PM David Cameron's Visit to Saudi Met Heavy Criticisms

Prince Charles and Prime Minister David Cameron flew to Saudi Arabia to pay respects to the late King Abdullah, who died last week. However, the two's action met with heavy criticisms due the protests over Saudi Arabia's "appalling human rights record." There were also those who questioned why the British flag was lowered to half-mast, which many deemed unnecessary, given that the Saudis have not even lowered their own flag. The Prince of Wales and the Prime Minister are slated to meet with the new king, Salman.

Princess Athena of Denmark's New Birthday Photos

Princess Athena is turning three, so the Danish Royal House released new pictures of Her Highness and she really looks cute here! Check out the photos which were taken by Steen Broggard. Princess Athena is the youngest child of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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