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Why Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Princess Kate are All Heading to Malta

Where: Malta
July 21, 2014 at 3:52 PM | by | Comments (0)

Malta is about to have a moment as three of the world's most famous people are headed there this fall.

Kensington Palace just announced The Duchess of Cambridge will visit Malta on September 20 and 21 to represent The Queen on the 50th anniversary of Malta's independence. The tour will be significant, not only because it is Kate's first solo foreign tour, but also because The Queen considers her stay there in the 1950s one of the happiest times in her life

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How to Get Tickets to the 2014 Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace

June 30, 2014 at 7:55 PM | by | Comments (0)

A little riddle for you: What costs $35 per person, doesn't allow you to take photographs, and is gold all over? Ding ding ding—the State Rooms at London's Buckingham Palace, which opens very soon for their annual round of public tours. To be specific, the Queen's address will accept visitors from July 26 - September 28, 2014.

As we've experienced in past years, travelers to London will be clamoring to get in, not only to tread on the Queen's lush carpets and gawk at heirlooms, but to view this year's exhibition on "The Royal Childhood" and what it's like to grow up living in a palace.

Tickets for walk-ups will be rare to nonexistent, so going online for guaranteed tix is the best route. Here's how to do it:

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Little Prince George Already Has Big Travel Plans

Where: Australia
August 16, 2013 at 12:57 PM | by | Comments (0)

Hopefully the monarch-to-be will sit still for a passport pic, because at barely four weeks old, Prince George already has some plans to jaunt all over the planet on 'official' visits. Just yesterday, Prince William announced news to follow in his parents' footsteps by making Australia one of the first stops on the new family's 2014 itinerary.

William spilled the news to an Aussie couple at an agriculture show in Wales. No official plans have been released on the details of Will and Kate's down under trip, but we know that it will happen sometime next year. Hopefully they'll stop by a zoo to show the little prince some kangaroos and koalas.

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Prince Harry Parties through the Rain at the Womad Music Festival

July 29, 2013 at 2:43 PM | by | Comments (0)

Will and Kate might be hunkered down with Prince George, but Prince Harry certainly isn't slowing down.

A little rainstorm didn't stop Harry from partying at the Womad Festival in Charlton Park with his girlfriend Cressida and a group friends over the weekend.

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The Real Winner of Royal Baby Mania is a Town in British Columbia

July 25, 2013 at 11:23 AM | by | Comments (0)

This week has been one long stretch of royal baby fever, but now that Kate & Wills and the little bundle have left the hospital for home, perhaps it's time for a breather. OR NOT, if you're the tourism board of Prince George, British Columbia.

After yesterday's announcement of the newborn boy's name—His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge—the city of Prince George has been freaking out and even WestJet is getting in on the action.

If you're game to travel to or from Prince George to destinations in the US or Canada on WestJet before October 31, enter promo code WJC70 and coupon code QREPVGT while booking flights to score an extra 10% off. [all the details]

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Even the Airlines Celebrate the Royal Baby's On-Time Arrival

July 22, 2013 at 4:21 PM | by | Comments (0)

Almost everything that's been said has been said, so here's the news plain and simple: the royal baby arrived today to parents Prince William and Kate Middleton.

While royal watchers and much of the UK catches their breath, brands are racing to express their well wishes. Of course airlines are getting in on the action, taking to Instagram and Twitter. Here's a few who've likely already sent little wooden toy airplanes to the hospital:

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Why Kate Middleton Smashed a $2,000 Bottle of Champagne

June 13, 2013 at 4:45 PM | by | Comments (0)

When you're a royal princess, christening ships is just part of the job. Having the ship (sorta) named after you is also simply an additional perk, as HRH Kate Middleton now knows after smashing a bottle of champagne to christen the newest Princess Cruises ship, the Royal Princess.

Her Royal Highness headed down to Southampton to tour the 141,000-ton, 3,600-passenger ship with Captain Tony Draper, and cut the cord to send the champers sailing into the side, officially welcoming the ship to the open seas. The Royal Princess will only be under the gray sky of England until it departs to begin her inaugural season of 12-night cruises around the Caribbean.

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What Princess Beatrice, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Love About London

May 13, 2013 at 2:54 PM | by | Comments (0)

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis took a royal culinary tour of London over the weekend.

The usually low key Hollywood couple was spotted hanging out with Princess Beatrice and her long-time boyfriend Dave Clark at some of the city's trendiest restaurants and bars on Saturday.

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In Phnom Penh: Touring the Cambodian Royal Palace

April 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

Our travels have brought us to the small SE Asian kingdom of Cambodia. More specifically, we have landed in the capitol of Phnom Penh, where most of the action happens. Though the historical city of Angkor Wat is much further north, Phnom Penh is the largest city and, naturally, has a story all its own. All week, we will be highlighting our experience in this magical city.

Situated on the banks of the mighty Mekong River, the city was once considered the 'Pearl of Asia' and it sat on one of the major trade routes of the region. Many chapters of the history book have been written since this time, most infamously regarding the Khmer Rouge, which devastated the nation. Currently, Cambodia is a monarchy with a king, so, to start, let's have a wander around the Royal Palace.

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Hudson Valley's New Hotness, Thanks to the Film 'Hyde Park On Hudson'

December 7, 2012 at 11:08 AM | by | Comments (0)

This weekend, Bill Murray returns to the big screen as FDR in Hyde Park on Hudson. The film shines a light on the relationship Roosevelt had with a distant cousin, Daisy, who lived near his Hudson Valley, NY estate, and the historical visit made by the British monarchs George VI and Queen Elizabeth to the estate before the dawn of World War II.

Producers weren't granted approval to film at Springwood, so the film was shot at similar location in the U.K., but Hyde Park is hoping is that all of the references to Hudson Valley attractions in the film, like Beacon and the Wilderstein House, are enough to attract visitors.

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Five Destinations That Could Really Use a Nude Prince Harry Scandal

August 22, 2012 at 3:10 PM | by | Comment (1)

In case you've been living in an alternate universe (one without TMZ) since yesterday, you've heard by now of Prince Harry's nude hijinks in a Las Vegas suite. While bad for him, it's been great for promoting nakationing and Sin City tourism (not necessarily at the same time). Even Virgin Holidays reported seeing a "Prince Harry Effect" of inquiries for Vegas travel jumping 30%.

Well we feel that Vegas doesn't need the help. That "Prince Harry Effect" could absolutely be used by numerous other world destinations, and here's FIVE in particular:

Mexico: Continuous CNN alerts of drug-related murders in Mexico really detract from the blue waters and cultural vibrance of Mexico's safer areas. A little tan-lined butt flash from Prince Harry would give the country the tad bit of positive press it needs to get similarly pasty-fleshed revelers packing those Pacific beaches.

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What Exactly is London-Heathrow Airport's New 'Royal Runway'?

Where: London-Heathrow Airport, London, United Kingdom
May 25, 2012 at 2:31 PM | by | Comments (0)

In a case of "why didn't they have this before," London-Heathrow Airport has painted one of their runways with a gigantic Union Jack flag. What's the occasion? The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, of course, which will be officially celebrated within Britain and by Britons around the world over the long weekend of June 2-5.

If you're flying in for the festivities, keep a look out of the airplane windows on approach to LHR, as the Union Jack (featuring a bust of the Queen at the center) should be visible if you're landing on the northernmost runway, dubbed the "royal runway" for the occasion. Plus it's plain huge—measuring some 1,770 square feet. Instagram that ish!

Above is a cool time-lapse video of how the airport went about painting the image, in conjunction with outdoor ad agency Curb.

[Video: Heathrow Airport]