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California hotels rolling out the royal red carpet for William & Kate's visit

California hotels rolling out the royal red carpet for William & Kate's visit Jul 7th, 2011 at 10:00AM: Want to live it up like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge? Hotels in California are rolling out "Royal" packages in anticipation of William & Kate's visit to the state July 8 -10. Here are a few our of our favorites: Mission Inn & Spa Book this Riverside Inn's "Royal Wedding Celebration Package" ($1,449) and enjoy overnight accommodations for two in the Presidential Suite, a champagne,...

Seychelles idyll for Royal Couple

Seychelles idyll for Royal Couple May 10th, 2011 at 8:45AM: The British media reported this morning that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge--the two young lovebirds you may know as William and Kate--arrived in the Seychelles earlier today to kick off their long anticipated honeymoon. After touching down at Seychelles International Airport in Mahé, the Royal Couple boarded a helicopter and took off for a private, unidentified island. The...

After the royal wedding: a boost for travel to UK

After the royal wedding: a boost for travel to UK May 5th, 2011 at 7:00AM: The big event is over and the attention of the world has moved along to other stories but the verdict is in: the Royal wedding brought a huge spike in travel to the UK. "Travelers from across the globe arrived in London to watch and be a part of one of the biggest events in history, with visitors from Europe, to Australia and Asia. Londoners and tourists camped outside Westminster Abbey for...

Photo of the day - Non-royal wedding

Photo of the day - Non-royal wedding Apr 29th, 2011 at 5:00PM: Well, it's all over. Whether you woke up in the middle of the night to watch Will and Kate get married or ignored the deluge of media coverage, today's historic Royal Wedding has said "I do" and we can all breath a collective sigh of relief that we can stop hearing about it. We're still feeling a bit romantic here at Gadling, so today's Photo of the Day is of another wedding couple leaving the...

Recap: Our ten favorite royal wedding stories

Recap: Our ten favorite royal wedding stories Apr 28th, 2011 at 4:00PM: We'll admit to jumping on the media blitz and exhaustively covering just about every angle of tomorrow's royal wedding. And, like some of you, we'll be up early tomorrow tweeting (#RW2011, thankyouverymuch) and watching the event unfold on TV. Want to catch up on all of your favorite travel coverage? Here are our favorite Gadling and AOL Travel royal wedding stories from the past few months:...

Royal Wedding packages ready to go

Royal Wedding packages ready to go Apr 28th, 2011 at 11:00AM: On the eve of the wedding of the century, Cunard Line prepared for its own Royal Wedding festivities taking place while sailing during the festivities. Officers and crew of flagship Queen Mary 2 put final celebratory touches on board yesterday in New York as guests embarked for the ship's first Eastbound Crossing of the 2011 Transatlantic Season. "We will mark this commemorative occasion in...

Deal watch: Royal wedding vacation packages

Deal watch: Royal wedding vacation packages Apr 22nd, 2011 at 2:00PM: With the Royal Wedding just days away, its not too late to get into the frenzied madness with a royal getaway fit for you, the non-royal regular person. Here are some special offers from a variety of different resorts scattered around the globe with prices between $149 for a one-night getaway (just so you can say you did something special) to $2,250 for a four-night package (so you can say you did...

New British beer is first to contain Viagra, commemorates Royal Wedding

New British beer is first to contain Viagra, commemorates Royal Wedding Apr 19th, 2011 at 4:30PM: Prince William may be losing his hair, but it seems a bit presumptuous to assume that he's lost his mojo, as well. But that won't stop Scottish craft brewer BrewDog from releasing Royal Virility Performance on April 29th. The world's first beer to be enhanced with Viagra, the 7.5-percent ABV India Pale Ale also contains purported natural aphrodisiacs Horny Goat Weed and chocolate, as well as "a...

Need more royal wedding buzz? Visit Monaco.

Need more royal wedding buzz? Visit Monaco. Apr 18th, 2011 at 1:30PM: Come April 30, legions of devoted Royal Wedding Watchers will suffer the disease known as RWW, or Royal Wedding Withdrawal*. Never fear, RWW sufferers - help has arrived, in the form of one of the world's richest countries, Monaco. On July 1 2011, the principality will celebrate the nuptials of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II and elegant South African Olympic swimmer Miss Charlene...

London calling: DUKES LONDON concierge offers top 10 tips for visiting London

London calling: DUKES LONDON concierge offers top 10 tips for visiting London Apr 13th, 2011 at 4:00PM: So, you weren't invited to the Royal Wedding. While you won't get to sit next to the Beckhams or drink tea with the Windsors for the big event, you can still experience the best of London (without worrying about your face appearing in Page Six's 'what were they thinking?' layout of wedding fashion gone wrong). Ian Steiger, Head Concierge of the historic DUKES LONDON in St. James's and the...

A Royal Wedding for the rest of us

A Royal Wedding for the rest of us Apr 6th, 2011 at 1:00PM: Had just about enough of the Royal Wedding and it has not even happened yet? Didn't get your invitation in the mail? Maybe you just need to plan your own royal wedding and be done with it. Royal Caribbean International is celebrating the upcoming British royal wedding by offering an exclusive Royal Wedding Package that might be just what you're looking for. ...

Prince Harry begins arctic trek

Prince Harry begins arctic trek Apr 6th, 2011 at 8:00AM: Way back in January we posted a story about the possibility of Britain's Prince Harry going to the North Pole as part of a fund raising effort for charity. While the prince won't actually be heading to 90ºN as predicted, he did embark on an Arctic trek this week with a team of disabled veterans from the U.K. After a number of weather delays, Harry and the rest of his group, were finally...

easyJet looking for Will and Kate look-a-likes - will reward with a year of free flights

easyJet looking for Will and Kate look-a-likes - will reward with a year of free flights Mar 28th, 2011 at 11:30AM: As we get closer and closer to the Royal Wedding on April 29, marketing departments around the world are working overtime to promote their products with a bit of a royal spin. easyJet is one of them -- the granddaddy of the low cost airlines is looking for Will & Kate look-a-likes who are interested in flying to London for a top ten lineup, with a chance at winning free flights for a...

Royal Wedding watch: parties, packages and more

Royal Wedding watch: parties, packages and more Mar 16th, 2011 at 2:00PM: Unless you're really lucky, you probably didn't snag an invite to the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29. But that doesn't mean you can't join in the festivities. Check out these great hotels and resorts offering special wedding-themed packages and events. Live Like Royalty Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park This is, without a doubt, one of the more over-the-top...

Prince William and Kate Middleton: Royal Wedding build-up starts in Wales

Prince William and Kate Middleton: Royal Wedding build-up starts in Wales Feb 24th, 2011 at 12:45PM: Prince William and Kate Middleton made their first official public appearance together today, a milestone in the lead-up to the Royal Wedding on April 29. The couple visited Trearddur Bay on the island of Anglesey in Wales to dedicate a Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeboat. The lifeboat, it turns out, is the most technologically advanced inshore rescue boat that the RNLI...

Already sick of the Royal Wedding? There's a barf bag for that!

Already sick of the Royal Wedding? There's a barf bag for that! Feb 19th, 2011 at 10:00AM: I don't know about you, but I'm already sick of the royal wedding. Something about hard-drinking aristocrats getting married on television while the peasants gawp upsets just about every sense of justice and decorum I have. It seems I'm not alone. British artist Lydia Leith has designed a Royal Wedding Sick Bag. The Brits are generally understated in their language, so they say "sick" instead...

London Exhibit Lets You Be Prince William's Fiancee

London Exhibit Lets You Be Prince William's Fiancee Feb 14th, 2011 at 10:45PM: When Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement last November 16, tears were shed 'round the world as millions of women realized that their fantasy of walking down the aisle of Westminster Abbey as the bride of Prince William would never come true. The upcoming royal wedding on April 29, 2011, in London – sure to be one of the biggest media spectacles of the year –...

Princess Ships to Broadcast Historic Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton

Princess Ships to Broadcast Historic Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton Feb 14th, 2011 at 3:00PM: Just announced, the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will be televised live on Princess Cruises ships on April 29. Passengers can follow along with full coverage of the historic wedding through BBC World's broadcast of the event. Some other lines made a similar announcement in December. Princess Cruises is doing it differently though. "As this is the first British royal...

British companies roll out royal wedding packages for the big day

British companies roll out royal wedding packages for the big day Feb 2nd, 2011 at 11:45PM: The much-anticipated royal wedding is now less than three months away. We didn't receive a coveted save-the-date fax, so it's safe to say we won't be sitting between Elton John and Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey on April 29. That's OK, though – there are plenty of other ways to celebrate the Wedding of the Century without all the excessive bowing and curtsying. In the same...

Daily Pampering: Trump International Hotel New York offers royal wedding package

Daily Pampering: Trump International Hotel New York offers royal wedding package Jan 28th, 2011 at 4:00PM: Dying to attend the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton? Sorry, you probably can't. But you can have the next best thing - a reservation at Trump International New York's private showing of the royal weding on oversized monitors while being served a special breakfast at Jean Georges the morning of Friday, April 29. Since the royal wedding begins early (the event begins at 5 AM), you'll...

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