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  • Unfit for a king? Retired Belgian royal struggling on $1.2 million

    With four lavish homes and a fuel-guzzling yacht to maintain, retired Belgian King Albert II is reportedly finding it difficult to get by on his royal pension of $1.2 million a year. Granted, he took a big pay cut when he abdicated in July, passing...
  • Beyond the United Kingdom -- a royal rundown

     
    The United Kingdom isn’t the only kingdom out there. As Queen Elizabeth II is feted this weekend in a diamond jubilee marking 60 years on the throne, here are some other monarchs from around the globe -- and what they've been up to....
  • Belgian chocolate, the art form

    Belgian chocolate, the art form
    BRUSSELS, Belgium — In a shop just a few steps from this city's famed Grand Place, there's barely time to breathe as Svenja Schmitz serves a steady stream of customers. They're mostly locals with whom Schmitz converses in French or Flemish. But she...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Monte Carlo, Monaco

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Monte Carlo, Monaco
    Roughly the size of New York’s Central Park at three miles long and one-and-a-half mile wide, Monaco not only enjoys an incredible setting between the Mediterranean and the Alps and between the French and Italian Rivieras, but could be said to be...
  • Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall marry; queen, William, Kate attend

     
    Zara Phillips, the granddaughter of her majesty Queen Elizabeth, wed rugby star Mike Tindall on Saturday in Scotland. Zara Phillips, the stylish cousin of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, was married before friends and family -- including Catherine...
  • Zara Phillips, queen's granddaughter, preps to marry Mike Tindall

     
    Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall will have their own royal wedding Saturday in Edinburgh, Scotland. Zara Phillips' wedding to Mike Tindall, which will have many from the royal family as guests, is much more low key than Prince William and Kate Middleton's...
  • Monaco royal wedding: Prince Albert II marries Charlene Wittstock

     
    The Monaco royal wedding of Prince Albert II to Charlene Wittstock means there's a new Princess of Monaco: Her Serene Highness Charlene, Princess of Monaco. Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock were officially married in a civil ceremony Friday, with a...
  • Your Morning Fashion and Beauty Report: Justin Bieber bombs, Pippa Middleton gets a cover, and Gisele BŁndchen, Cate Blanchett and Michelle Obama are named icons of American style

     
    Princess Charlene of Monaco, who wore a sky-blue Karl Lagerfeld ensemble for her civil marriage ceremony on Friday and a Giorgio Armani Prive gown for the religious ceremony Saturday, changed into an elegant, sleeveless white gown with tiered ruffles for....
  • Ticket pic of the week: Nothing says royal wedding quite like red panties

     
    Monaco's royal wedding: Prince Albert II marries Charlene Wittstock. And vice versa....
  • Cruise lines reference list

    Here is a list of many of the lines that carry passenger traffic, along with a list of their vessels. Ships that are to have maiden voyages this year are also listed; check with the cruise line, though, because dates can change. AIDA Cruises, (011) 49-...
  • Grenade Attack Turns Christmas Market into Bloodbath

    Grenade Attack Turns Christmas Market into Bloodbath
    LIEGE, Belgium -- Five people are dead and 115 wounded in a A gunman armed with grenades turned a Christmas market into a bloodbath leaving five people dead, including the attacker, and 119 wounded Tuesday, authorities said. A 23-month-old baby died in a...