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November 8, 1987 | ROY FERGUSON, Roy Ferguson is a free-lance writer living in Madrid
--The old song speaks of castles in Spain, but one rarely hears about palaces. Yet Madrid's enormous Royal Palace, packed with treasures and open to the public, is one of the Spain's most spectacular sights. It fills the vista for roughly three city blocks as you emerge from the old quarter. But not until you've trekked around the grounds can you appreciate that it is half-again the size of London's Buckingham Palace.
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April 30, 2013 | Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
On Tuesday, the Dutch celebrated the coronation of a new king and queen of the Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander and his wife, Queen Maxima. With her fashion choices for the events in Amsterdam leading up to the coronation, which included the signing of the abdication of Willem's mother, Queen Beatrix, earlier in the day, and a state dinner on Monday night, the statuesque blond royal Maxima, 41, proved what many in Europe already know: She is...
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March 2, 1986 | Associated Press
Hawaii's people "can be proud" of the Iolani Palace complex after 20 years of work and more than $7 million spent to restore its royal appearance, says James Pavelle, the restoration project director. "The popularity and awareness of Iolani Palace has broadened considerably," he said in an interview. However, he added: "People have to realize . . . that we are still in a developmental stage . . . Our services are still limited."
WORLD
July 1, 2011 | By Kim Willsher, Los Angeles Times
Royal weddings are like London buses: You wait ages, and then two come along at the same time. Weeks after Britons thronged the streets for the fairytale marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the tiny European principality of Monaco got the chance to celebrate its own magical ending to a royal romance (even if it had a bit of a rough patch before the happily-ever-after moment). On Friday, the Mediterranean playground for the rich and famous turned out for what was perhaps unkindly nicknamed the "other wedding," as Monaco's Prince Albert II married Charlene Wittstock of South Africa in a civil ceremony at the royal palace, with a church wedding to follow Saturday.
NEWS
January 14, 1990 | Associated Press
A man has been arrested in the theft of $20 million in jewelry from the royal palace in Saudi Arabia, allegedly stealing it from the bedroom of the prince's consort, authorities said Friday. Kriangkrai Tejamoke is accused of taking the jewelry from the palace of Prince Faisal Bin Fahad in Riyadh while working as a cleaner there last year. The jewelry belonged to the prince's consort and was kept in three unlocked safes in her bedroom, said Gen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Mary Rhys-Jones, whose daughter Sophie married Britain's Prince Edward in 1999, died Sunday after a short illness, the royal palace announced. She was 71.
NEWS
August 23, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Jordanian royal palace announced that "abnormal" cells were found in sections of King Hussein's urinary tract removed during surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., last week. It did not say whether the cells were malignant. But it said that the biopsy persuaded surgeons to remove Hussein's left kidney as well.
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September 10, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The phone call came to the royal palace in Kuwait city just before 4:30 a.m. It was Princess Mariam Saad al Sabah's brother-in-law. "You have to leave the palace. Go to the summer house," he said when she reached over to her bedside table and picked up the telephone. "He had no time to say why," she recalls. "All I knew was, he is a calm person, and at that time his voice wasn't calm. We left."
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September 14, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Henry Moore's huge abstract sculptures were inspired by the artist's lifelong fascination with landscape. Now his bronze megaliths have been set amid the greens of London's Royal Botanic Gardens. Polished totems, pointed ovals and reclining figures -- 28 sculptures in all -- have been installed at the 300-acre World Heritage Site in Kew, south London. The striking shapes are framed by thousands of species of exotic flowers, tropical palms and towering pines at the former royal palace.
NEWS
April 30, 2013 | Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
On Tuesday, the Dutch celebrated the coronation of a new king and queen of the Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander and his wife, Queen Maxima. With her fashion choices for the events in Amsterdam leading up to the coronation, which included the signing of the abdication of Willem's mother, Queen Beatrix, earlier in the day, and a state dinner on Monday night, the statuesque blond royal Maxima, 41, proved what many in Europe already know: She is...
WORLD
March 21, 2008 | Henry Chu, Times Staff Writer
In this idyllic Himalayan country that measures progress by its "gross national happiness" index, the stoplight just didn't cut it. Residents here in the capital complained that Bhutan's one and only automated traffic signal was too impersonal. It got taken down. Now, a white-gloved police officer gracefully directs motorists. A lone man in charge: That's what most Bhutanese want when it comes to how their entire country is run, not merely a single intersection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Princess Galyani Vadhana, 84, the elder sister of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, died today of abdominal cancer at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, the royal palace announced. Galyani's passing came after the 80-year-old king himself recovered from the symptoms of a stroke in October. The princess was noted for her interest in the arts, especially theater and classical music, a taste cultivated when she, like the king, was educated in Switzerland, where she spent much time until later life.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Henry Moore's huge abstract sculptures were inspired by the artist's lifelong fascination with landscape. Now his bronze megaliths have been set amid the greens of London's Royal Botanic Gardens. Polished totems, pointed ovals and reclining figures -- 28 sculptures in all -- have been installed at the 300-acre World Heritage Site in Kew, south London. The striking shapes are framed by thousands of species of exotic flowers, tropical palms and towering pines at the former royal palace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Mary Rhys-Jones, whose daughter Sophie married Britain's Prince Edward in 1999, died Sunday after a short illness, the royal palace announced. She was 71.
NEWS
November 23, 2001 | From Associated Press
Saluted by 75 cannon shots, Malaysia's king was buried Thursday evening after a day of colorful but solemn funeral ceremonies on the streets and at plush palaces and ornate mosques. Everyday activities halted as the Southeast Asian nation mourned Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, the figurehead monarch who died Wednesday at age 75 after never recovering from heart surgery seven weeks ago. The day began with a ceremony at the national mosque.
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March 4, 2001
A Mississippi museum notable for its large-scale exhibits of royal rooms and wares has added another, "The Majesty of Spain," which opened last week and continues through Sept. 3. Billed as the largest exhibition of Spanish royal treasures ever presented in North America, the show includes re-creations of five rooms from palaces and royal residences.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Princess Galyani Vadhana, 84, the elder sister of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, died today of abdominal cancer at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, the royal palace announced. Galyani's passing came after the 80-year-old king himself recovered from the symptoms of a stroke in October. The princess was noted for her interest in the arts, especially theater and classical music, a taste cultivated when she, like the king, was educated in Switzerland, where she spent much time until later life.
NEWS
November 23, 2001 | From Associated Press
Saluted by 75 cannon shots, Malaysia's king was buried Thursday evening after a day of colorful but solemn funeral ceremonies on the streets and at plush palaces and ornate mosques. Everyday activities halted as the Southeast Asian nation mourned Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, the figurehead monarch who died Wednesday at age 75 after never recovering from heart surgery seven weeks ago. The day began with a ceremony at the national mosque.
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January 26, 2001 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before East German Communist leader Walter Ulbricht blew it up 51 years ago, the Berlin Palace was the architectural signature of this city for 250 years, and the adjacent Palace Square was the bustling heart of the Prussian Empire. Now, the priceless central real estate yawns wastefully empty but for illegally parked cars, an abandoned and asbestos-laden Communist-era culture center and another shoddy postwar building about to be closed for renovation.
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May 14, 1995 | Tim Heald, English jouralist Tim Heald has written extensively on the royal family. and
When I lived in Santa Fe, N.M., my friends and neighbors struck me as the best sort of American free spirits. They were Republicans and Democrats with small r's and d's, and they had scant respect for authority. Even less for dynasties. Then the Prince of Wales came calling. Charles was on an Armand Hammer-funded enterprise to promote international understanding in somewhere such as Las Cruces.
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