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

    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...
  • Princess Charlene of Monaco honored at Colleagues Spring Luncheon

    Princess Charlene of Monaco honored at Colleagues Spring Luncheon
    The event: The Colleagues honored Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco at the organization’s annual spring luncheon, presented in Beverly Hills on Tuesday by Oscar de la Renta and benefiting the Children’s Institute Inc. The...
  • Cruise line listings

    Here's 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 also are listed; check with the cruise line, though, because dates can change. AIDA Cruises, (011) 49-...
  • 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, 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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-...
  • North of Sicily, Salina erupts with calm beauty

    North of Sicily, Salina erupts with calm beauty
    I can stop looking now. I've found my dream island. It's Salina, one of seven small Aeolian Islands (also known as the Lipari Islands) cast up by volcanoes in the Tyrrhenian Sea about 50 miles north of Sicily. They're accessible only by helicopter or...
  • 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...