Events for April
M T W T F S S
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
Add your event FREE

Videos


Polls

  • In Croatian Times I want more info on:
  • show result

    all polls


Croatia real estate


Rab

Adriatic island again hoping to host British royals

Croatian Times

Residents of the Croatian island of Rab have boosted their hopes to host the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after their mayor received a letter from Buckingham Palace.

Mayor Zdenko Antesic believes Prince William and Kate Middleton could follow King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson who spent holidays on the northern Adriatic island in August 1939.

"The English royal family is a great institution and their visit to our island would be of great benefit to our tourism industry," mayor Zdenko Antesic told Croatian daily Jutarnji List. He has reminded that the visit of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson had launched nudism on the island as they had sunbathed naked in the bay of Kandarola.

The mayor said the British royals were not precise whether or when they would visit the island, but a letter from Buckingham "Palace keeps the hope alive." The letter from Buckingham Palace was actually to thank the mayor for an invitation he sent to Prince William and Kate Middleton to spend their honeymoon there. "Warmest thanks and best wishes" to the mayor and his colleagues, as stated in the letter, give Zdenko Antesic and the islanders an extended hope they'll have British royals on the island again in the future.




Tag cloud Buckingham  mayor  King  Wallis  host  Croatian  British  island  Antesic  letter  Edward  Kate  Palace  Adriatic  Simpson  royals  Zdenko  Middleton  VIII  Prince




Latest News

 

Centre of Zagreb covered with a live camera
All those missing Croatian capital Zagreb can now watch it on a live camera as part of the project Live Cam Croatia.

Croatian Railways promotion derailed by critics
But instead of lavish praise, the railway bosses were derailed by the fact the company Twitter account ended up jammed with funny one-liners that exposed the many shortcomings of their services.

Two Croats in Russian football cup final
Croatian national football team members Stipe Pletikosa and Hrvoje Milic will play in the final of the Russian national cup.

Croatia extradites former Yugoslav secret service boss
Former Yugoslav secret service boss Zdravko Mustac got extradited from Croatia to Germany.

Samsung linked with building a power plant in Plomin
South Korean company Samsung might be among those bidding to build a new termo power plant in Plomin, western Croatia.

Croatia develops three major energetic projects, Foreign Minister says
Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic has praised government's efforts when it comes to energetic independence of the country.

Monika Jakisic visits Osijek after linked with Prince Andrew
Croat model Monika Jakisic has visited her birthplace of Osijek for the first time after media in UK linked her as dating prince Andrew.

Dinamo Zagreb Chilean forward misses World Cup
Chilean forward Junior Fernandes will miss the World Cup in Brazil after a serious injury he suffered on Wednesday in Croatian championship.

A bee kills a beekeeper in Zadar
The 44-year-old from southern town of Zadar received a quick aid by ER team, but they still did not manage to save his life.

Arena Pula workers visit European Parliament
Eighteen out of 65 striking workers of Croatian fashion and textile company Arena from western town of Pula have visited European Parliament, fighting for their rights.

 


Cosmo&Nanu


The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Friends and Partners