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« Reply #80 on: April 04, 2018, 08:49:32 pm »

Thanks for your eloquent reply. I didn’t know a lot of this. And I do think once they are away from the public eye, they must find it harder to relax. And I suppose that’s why Balmoral is preferred over Holyrood House etc etc.
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« Reply #81 on: April 05, 2018, 11:08:36 pm »

The Chateau de Chenonceau is a French chateau spanning the River Cher near the village of Chenonceaux in France. After King Henry II died in 1559, his widow Queen Catherine de' Medici made Chenonceau her own favorite residence.   
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« Reply #82 on: April 19, 2018, 10:59:08 pm »

King Henry VIII of England's daughter, Princess Mary, later Queen Mary I, lived at Thornbury Castle in South Gloucestershire for several years.
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« Reply #83 on: April 21, 2018, 12:55:33 am »

Peles Castle in Romania was constructed for King Carol I.   
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« Reply #84 on: May 02, 2018, 01:53:52 am »

Blauer Hof Palace is located in the town of Laxenburg, Lower Austria. Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria was born there.   
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« Reply #85 on: May 11, 2018, 01:51:31 am »

In 1284 the Castle of Melfi in southern Italy became the official residence of Mary of Hungary, the wife of Charles II of Anjou.   
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« Reply #86 on: May 26, 2018, 12:50:55 pm »

Who's at daggers drawn with whom on Britain's POSHEST housing estate.... and why Meghan is unlikely to pop round for tea with Princess Pushy, her Kensington Palace neighbour

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5773145/Whos-daggers-drawn-Britains-POSHEST-housing-estate.html

I love the "poshest housing estate" bit, exactly what it is!
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« Reply #87 on: May 31, 2018, 08:48:27 am »

Why are these people so greedy.  Worth 382m and wanting a lottery funding for the garden.

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/duchess-northumberland-its-terribly-unfair-14720739?b

A comment from the site where I found this

Have you been to Alnwick castle?. Nice little business they've got going there. It's always packed in summer and it cost us about 35 quid for the day for two adults and 2 small kids. That didn't include admission to the gardens. Then there's the money they make from the cafe, which was packed all day and the gift shop too. The castle in in good repair and they live in it; tapestries, priceless antiques, artworks and all the rest of it. P**s off.
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« Reply #88 on: May 31, 2018, 10:15:00 am »

The castle probably needs constant repairs as an ancient building which probably costs up to a couple of million a year to keep up. And I have read that the Percys are liked in their local community; do a lot of good. There was an article a few years ago that pointed to the family spending much of its time as a family in the big country kitchen of their private quarters. They don't actually live among the tapestries and artworks. In fact they don't live in the castle at all in the summer. I think the 382m would be mostly the property and antiques and artworks, not money in the bank. And if they sold all of those the tourists wouldn't come.

On the other hand I think the Duchess is a very determined character. The Duke had to sell an Old Master painting that had been hanging at Alnwick for generations, a few years ago, in order to fund the upkeep of her very eccentric garden. He was reluctant to do it. IMO she rules the roost.
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« Reply #89 on: June 04, 2018, 10:37:08 pm »

Inside the world’s most expensive house: Lavish mansion on the French Riviera that belonged to Belgian King Leopold II and the man who created Grand Marnier cognac is put up for sale for $410MILLION

    The Villa Les Cedres recently fell into the hands of beverage giants Campari who put it up for sale in 2017
    It boasts 14 bedrooms, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and 37 acres of sumptuous gardens and plants
    The house was bought by King Leopold II of Belgium with profits made from the Belgian empire in Africa


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5804721/Mansion-belonging-Belgian-King-Leopold-II-sale-410-million.html
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« Reply #90 on: June 05, 2018, 02:33:21 am »

^I would like to see the 15,000 plants of Les Cedres.
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« Reply #91 on: July 01, 2018, 03:09:07 am »

The Royal Palace of Colorno is in the province of Parma, Italy. It was acquired by the Farnese of Parma.   
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« Reply #92 on: July 14, 2018, 02:38:09 am »

Burg Lockenhaus is a castle and medieval fortress in Burgenland, eastern Austria. Notable owners included Duke Frederick the Warlike, Henry II of Gussing, the Bohemian king, Ottakar II and King Maximilian II.
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« Reply #93 on: September 02, 2018, 02:45:20 am »

The Grand Staircase at Buckingham Palace in 1899   
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