Fabulous Homes and Properties of the World's Royal Families

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Royal families around the world — way beyond the United Kingdom — own enormous tracts of land with monumental buildings and other elaborate structures. Those holdings range from simple forts and temples to lavish castles and palaces, many of which played pivotal roles in military, political, religious and cultural history.

Beyond that, they are enormous, ostentatious, sometimes unusual and always fabulous. Check out some of the most extravagant homes and properties owned by monarchies around the world.