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« Reply #40 on: December 24, 2016, 02:12:04 pm »

I often wonder how different things would be if they did not have thousands of residences. After all, if the RF used Buckingham Palace for city residency, Sandringham for the country, and staying at embassies for foreign travel, it would cut down drastically and would ironically make security a lot more effective. I don't think Princess Anne and Prince Edward need their own vast estates and it's not like the vast palaces are mere cubbyholes.

It would also cut down on the expenses related to providing security and of course, the palaces would be maintained regularly. I myself would be sick and tired of paying the RF to maintain these places and yet, the money isn't spent on maintenance.
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« Reply #41 on: December 24, 2016, 08:33:33 pm »

^^ What a beautiful palace! Thanks for sharing! flower

^^ I agree KF, why do they need so many palaces when they live in one and use the others like once or twice a year? When I saw the places that Anne, Ed and Andy have it kinda shocked me because, they are huge for just themselves to live in.
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« Reply #42 on: December 24, 2016, 09:55:53 pm »

It's absurd. Throw in what Zara has and this is something that is obscene.
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« Reply #43 on: December 28, 2016, 12:10:43 am »

Sofiero Palace is located north of the town of Helsingborg in southern Sweden. Sofiero was bought by Prince Oscar and his wife, Princess Sophia in 1864.   
Prince Gustaf Adolf (the future King Gustaf VI Adolf) received the Palace of Sofiero as a wedding present in 1905. Some of the flower gardens were created by Gustaf Adolf's wife, Crown Princess Margareta.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqwWaWetzzo
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« Reply #44 on: December 28, 2016, 11:53:46 pm »

The Grand Ducal Palace of Luxembourg is located in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. It is the official residence of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpTRXZSjNyA
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« Reply #45 on: July 05, 2017, 02:11:26 am »

Euxinograd Palace is a late 19th century Bulgarian former royal summer palace. 
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« Reply #46 on: July 16, 2017, 02:59:41 am »

A collection of castles in Germany as seen from the air.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NI_vpm1SGA
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« Reply #47 on: July 16, 2017, 01:42:07 pm »

Wow, the views are spectacular!  Thanks for posting this  thumbsup
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« Reply #48 on: July 16, 2017, 03:14:39 pm »

Yay! Now I know what I'll be binging over the next couple of weekends.
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« Reply #49 on: July 16, 2017, 09:34:28 pm »

https://youtu.be/EDfWLui5Xhg

Long, but informative video of ancient castles in France.

^You're right, these are nice to binge-watch on a Sunday afternoon! 

^^^Thanks, FrederickLouis for refreshing this topic.
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« Reply #50 on: July 17, 2017, 02:01:43 am »

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« Reply #51 on: July 18, 2017, 01:56:07 am »

Inveraray Castle is near Inveraray in the county of Argyll in Scotland.   
It is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll.     
Princess Louise, the daughter of Queen Victoria, married John Campbell, Marquess of Lorne and the future 9th Duke of Argyll. 
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« Reply #52 on: August 02, 2017, 01:50:35 am »

Gravensteen Castle is in Ghent, Belgium. The castle served as the seat of the Count of Flanders.   
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IllrIdhcsE
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« Reply #53 on: August 02, 2017, 02:55:15 am »

Oh, that castle is amazing!  I'd love to see it in person someday!  Thanks for posting!  thumbsup
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« Reply #54 on: August 03, 2017, 02:11:35 am »

Sheridan_is_appalled, You are welcome!  2joy
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« Reply #55 on: August 21, 2017, 02:34:07 am »

In 1792 King George III of England bought Frogmore House for his wife Queen Charlotte. She used it for herself and her unmarried daughters as a country retreat.   
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« Reply #56 on: September 17, 2017, 02:03:48 am »

The Palace of Oscarshall is the summer palace in Norway.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99ewou_sx9A
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« Reply #57 on: September 17, 2017, 09:27:39 pm »

Thanks for posting.

Seeing a castle painted white was a lovely change to castles in the UK which, I think, tend to be bare stone, to be camouflaged. No doubt I'll be corrected by someone better informed.   flower

And I love the views towards the lakes at the beginning.

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