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Stay Overnight and Live Like an Emperor at Schonbrunn Palace for Only £1,000

Live like royalty (or perhaps one of Habsburgs) and relish the life of splendor at Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna. Stay at the former emperor’s suite in Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria, for £1,000 a night.
The centuries-old palace has 1,441 rooms, which is also one of the most prized historical and cultural gems of Austria.
A night of stay in the palace will give you the chance to access a suite of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a salon and a kitchen. And there’s more. You’ll also have your own private cook, limousine service and butler for as long as you’re staying here.
The property was acquired in 1569 by Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II for recreational hunting.
The palace was named Schonbrunn, which means 'beautiful spring.' An artesian well used to found in the palace grounds.
Schonbrunn was later given to Maria Theresa as a wedding gift from her father Emperor Charles VI. When she inherited the Habsburg possessions, she had the palace built and remodeled from 1740 and 17…

Read Queen Elizabeth II's Commonwealth Day Message

Her Majesty's Commonwealth Day message this year centered on the need for constant dialogh among nations in an "uncertain world." Queen Elizabeth II appealed to the 53-nation organization of former British colonies that they should never lose trust on one another and always openly communicate with each other. Here is the complete transcript of Her Majesty's Commonwealth Day message. "ONE simple lesson from history is that when people come together to talk, to exchange ideas and to develop common goals, wonderful things can happen.So many of the world’s greatest technological and industrial achievements have begun as partnerships between families, countries, and even continents. But, as we are often reminded, the opposite can also be true. When common goals fall apart, so does the exchange of ideas. And if people no longer trust or understand each other, the talking will soon stop too. In the Commonwealth we are a group of 53 nations of dramatically different si…

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip to Visit Malta in November

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are schedule to visit Malta this November for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Valletta, the island-nation's capital.

It was in Malta where the Queen and Prince Philip spent the first years of their married life, where the prince, then an officer at the Royal Navy, was stationed. The couple got a taste of normal life shortly before Queen Elizabeth's accession to the throne in 1952.

Queen Elizabeth II begged off from attending last year's meeting in Sri Lanka due to the lenghty travel. Prince Charles, who represented her in Sri Lank, will also be present in Malta together with the Duchess of Cornwall.

Queen Margrethe II's 75th Birthday Celebrations

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark will be celebrating her 75th birthday on April 16. The birthday will be celebrated with a number of events and activities in March and April. Here are the details of the festivities, courtesy of the Royal Family’s website.
Wednesday, 25 March 15.00
Opening of the exhibition “H.M. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark 1940-2015’’ at Frederiksborg Palace.
Wednesday, 8 April The Queen and The Prince Consort ride in a coach through Aarhus under escort by the Royal Hussar Guard Regiment’s horse squadron. The coach tour will end at Aarhus’ City Hall. Celebration at Aarhus’ City Hall. The Queen and The Prince Consort appear on the balcony at 12.00.
20.00 Gala evening at Musikhuset Aarhus. Wednesday, 15 April
20.00 Gala banquet at Christiansborg Palace.
Thursday, 16 April HM The Queen’s 75th birthday
12.00 The Queen and the royal family appear on the balcony at Christian VII’s Palace, Amalienborg.
12.30 The Queen and The Prince Consort ride in a coach from Amalienborg…

Top 10 Things You Would Want to Know About Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, is the youngest son and child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The Prince was born on March 10, 1964. He is married to the former Sophie Rhys-Jones and has two children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn. Here are 10 things you should know about our dear Prince Edward. 

Prince Edward spent a gap year in New Zealand, where he worked as a a house tutor and junior master for two terms in September 1982 at the Wanganui Collegiate School in New Zealand ater he left Gordonstoun.

Prince Edward graduated in 1986 as BA (lower second class honours) and proceeded Master of Arts (Cantab) in 1991. This makes him the so far the fourth of only five members of the British Royal Family to have obtained a university degree.

Prince Edward dropped out of the grueling commando course after completing just one third of the 12-month training in 1987.

Edward opted for a career in entertainment, setting up Ardent Productions. The company…
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