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Old 12-21-2004, 08:26 AM
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Royal and Noble Castles and Palaces

Other than in their home country's, what other countries do royals have homes?

Oh, and it would probably be considerate not to mention the exact location of the homes, but moreover just the country.:)
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Old 02-17-2005, 05:30 PM
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I think I've previously missed this thread, but this is a great topic! It would be really interesting to learn - cause I know a lot of royals have like vacation homes abroad etc, so here we could make a full list!

Here is the facts about the Swedish Royal Family on this topic:

# Villa Mirage, S:t Maxime, France - used as a summer vacation home (property of King Carl XVI Gustaf)
# Storlien Cottage, Jämtland, Sweden - used as a winter vacation home (property of King Carl Gustaf)
# Apartment, London, the United Kingdom - used as an over-night apartment by Princess Lilian on the yearly trips back to her original country and her London-based designer (property of Princess Lilian)

# Villa in Vence, France - used as a vacation home (property of Princess Christina, Mrs Magnusson)
# Apartment in Mallorca, Spain - used as a vacation home (Princess Désirée Baroness Silfverschiöld)

Two of King Carl XVI Gustaf's sisters (Princess Birgitta and Princess Margaretha Mrs Ambler) also have their home base abroad, but that's permanent - so it doesn't fit into this thread category.
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Old 02-17-2005, 06:23 PM
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For the dutch royals, as far as I know:

Villa 'l'elephante felice' in Porto Ercole, Italy (owned by Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard, no idea who owns it now)

The tuscan villa/farm 'Rocco di Dreigoni' of Queen Beatrix.

Princess Margriet owns a chalet in Lech

Princess Irene owns a villa in South Africa.
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Old 07-21-2005, 05:14 PM
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your perfect palace...

I got this idea from Salama from her thread palaces and thats what got me this idea... if you could live in any royal palace acroos the globe what would it be and why.
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Old 07-22-2005, 02:54 AM
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I got this idea from Salama from her thread palaces and thats what got me this idea... if you could live in any royal palace acroos the globe what would it be and why.
Many palaces are huge places that nobody in their right mind would want to live in. My ideal palace would be small and homely so I'd pick Noordeinde in The Hague or the royal palace in Nuku'alofa, the capital of Tonga. This palace only has eight rooms and you can just imagine yourself living here.
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Old 07-22-2005, 06:08 AM
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Gamlehaugen palace in Bergen! I have visit that palace this summer and its so beautiful, a real dream home! And its a nice swimming place there:
Gamlehaugen Palace: a dream home
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Old 07-22-2005, 07:48 AM
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IF I have to choose from many palaces.....I would like to choose Versailles which has petite trianon (little farm house) with country living style inside the area of the palace. There is a photos of château Versailles
http://www.pbase.com/murielle/versailles
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Old 07-22-2005, 10:24 AM
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Wink The Winter Palace

Hi,

I'd love to live in The Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. This place is more ornate and sumptuous than Versailles.
The Jordan Staircase, The Nicholas Hall and St. George's Hall and all that art next door at The Hermitage would suit me fine!!!!
This is a fantasy, so why not dream big!!!!

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Old 07-22-2005, 07:32 PM
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I would like to live in Windsor Castle, it is such a majestic castle

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Old 07-22-2005, 09:14 PM
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Kensington Palace for me, in spite of heartbreak

For me, it would be Kensington Palace, in spite of the heartbreak Diana suffered there. I think she had many happy times there, too. Each time I've been there, it's seemed kind of spooky and dark, but the grounds are so beautiful and the location so magnificent - it's truly a beautiful palace outside especially, in my opinion.
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Old 07-22-2005, 09:38 PM
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More pics of beautiful Gamlehaugen Palace! Found all on google.com
http://www.touristphoto.no/images/B...N_02_003755.jpg
http://www.statsbygg.no/aapentrom/a...amlehaugen4.jpg
http://www.statsbygg.no/aktuelt/int...lehaugen360.jpg
http://www.statsbygg.no/aarsberetning2000/img/eiendom/gamlehaugen.JPG
http://home.c2i.net/stigmh/eivindwh/bergen/graphics/gmlehaug.jpg
http://www.gamlehaugen.no/hovedbygn.jpg

http://www.ba.no/multimedia/archive/00528/Gamlehaugen_leserbi_528695e.jpg
http://www.touristphoto.no/images/BERGEN%20B/GMLHAUGEN_01_003755.jpg
http://www.heiselberg.no/foto/b&w/gamlehaugen_l.gif
http://www.nrk.no/img/349779.jpeg

http://www.norphoto.no/r/images2/gamlehaugen0204p.jpg
http://home.arcor.de/thomas.gruber/norge03/images/an4_13.jpg
http://www.statsbygg.no/aapentrom/arkiv/nr2_2003/gfx/bilder/gamlehaugen1.jpg
http://www.andycam.net/top10/IMG_0135.JPG
http://www.norphoto.no/r/images1/norphoto10188.jpg
http://www.kjhole.com/Pics/MyPics-Thumbnails/4.jpg

http://www.statsbygg.no/aarsberetning2002/virksomhet/eiendomsforvaltning/vest/gamlehaugen.jpg
http://www.statsbygg.no/aapentrom/arkiv/nr3_2001/img/GAMLEH17.jpg
http://www.statsbygg.no/aapentrom/arkiv/nr3_2001/img/GAMLEH19.jpg
http://www.statsbygg.no/aktuelt/fasadegamlehaugen360.jpg
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Old 07-22-2005, 09:46 PM
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LaMinka,

Gamlehuagen Palace is gorgeous!!! would definately want to live there!
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Old 07-22-2005, 09:46 PM
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chateau de versailles would be my dream palace. its so amazingly beautifull words cant describe how wonderfull it looks. i hear that once a year their is a ball, were people have a feast. the same kind of feast that king louis xiv would give. there is also people that dance the minute. sweeet
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Old 07-23-2005, 01:08 AM
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Schloss Pillnitz

One of my faves. A former palace of the Kings of Saxony. Very elegant.
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Old 07-23-2005, 01:43 AM
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I must admit, my taste is far for ostentacious, so I'd be thinking more along the lines of Neuschwanstein in Bavaria, built in the 19th century by His Majesty King Louis II of Bavaria. It's just so majestic, and with all of it's hidden passages, performance chambers, grottos and not to mention the bed!! It has the spire of every Bavarian Cathedral carved on the top of it!
I was thinking along the same lines. A very beautiful castle that I wish was my own. Picture perfect from every angle ... even though I've never seen it in person. :( There are a few interior decorations I would change first though.
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chateau de versailles would be my dream palace. its so amazingly beautifull words cant describe how wonderfull it looks. i hear that once a year their is a ball, were people have a feast. the same kind of feast that king louis xiv would give. there is also people that dance the minute. sweeet
Oh yes. I would want a palace like that as well.
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One of my faves. A former palace of the Kings of Saxony. Very elegant.
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Warren, that Palace is so adorable. I love the roof. Yes, unfortunately I note the roof above everything else.

Well, I have come to the conclusion that I couldn't possibly have one palace - I must have many! :)
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Old 07-23-2005, 04:48 AM
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golestan(sp?) palace in tehran. those absolutely beautiful mosaics and mirrored rooms. yup, i could easily be at home there. and the winter palace in st. petersburg, just wow. that's the only word i could use to describe it.
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Old 07-23-2005, 09:40 AM
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Oh, I thought of another. No where near as enormous as Neuschwanstein, but Schloss Sansousi in Potsdam, built by King Freidrick II Der Gross von Preussen. The castle (which I believe was either being considered to be restored to the Hohenzollern family, or if it actually was). This beautiful 1 story palace sits perched on a hill, looking over a great park, a lake at it's centre. Other building in the park are the Great Palace, the Chinese tea house and the Orangery.

This palace is one of the period's finest architectural triumphs, built by the artistic and later great military leader-King Frederick the Great.
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Old 07-23-2005, 10:34 AM
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The von Schlesian Palace

Previously known as Sanssouci.
Two pics: close up and long shot.
I trust von Schlesian will have the stonework cleaned before he moves in.
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Old 07-23-2005, 11:20 AM
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I must admit, my taste is far for ostentacious, so I'd be thinking more along the lines of Neuschwanstein in Bavaria, built in the 19th century by His Majesty King Louis II of Bavaria. It's just so majestic, and with all of it's hidden passages, performance chambers, grottos and not to mention the bed!! It has the spire of every Bavarian Cathedral carved on the top of it!
Could you please post pictures of the bed?

I would love to live in any palace of Saint Petersburg. What a stunnig city!
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Ludwig's bed

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Originally posted by Idriel. Could you please post pictures of the bed?
King Ludwig II's particularly garish bedroom in Neuschwanstein...
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