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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => The Greek Royal Family => Topic started by: Alicky1872 on December 29, 2004, 02:44:00 PM

Title: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Alicky1872 on December 29, 2004, 02:44:00 PM
Did anyone else (in the UK) see the channel 5 interview last night, with King Constantine? I really enjoyed it. He seems like a genuinely nice guy, and really down to earth.

It was really neat to see the actual De Laslo paintings of Queen Olga and King Constantine I, hanging in his London flat!

The documentary followed him to the family estate at Tatoi, and it was so sad, seeing him at the unkempt graves of his parents, King Paul and Queen Frederika. They also showed the masoleum where most of his relitives are buried. It's such a shame that although Tatoi is his personal family home, (not owned by the Greek state) he's not allowed to live there. The Greek government has treated him so shabbily.

Any other thoughts on this great documentary?
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Martyn on December 31, 2004, 05:43:51 AM
Yes, Alicky I saw that.  I have been meaning to reply to your post and kept forgetting.
I thought that he came over really well; enough gravitas and natural dignity for an ex-monarch without being pompous or arrogant.  Queen Ann-Marie seems lovely.
I missed certain parts of it; do you remember what he did with the compensation from the Greek Govt for the loss of Tatoi?  I don't know how he kept his composure, touring the grounds of Tatoi and seeing it so neglected.  Having to visit the graves of his family as an ordinary visitor - very unjust.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Alicky1872 on December 31, 2004, 07:25:18 AM
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I missed certain parts of it; do you remember what he did with the compensation from the Greek Govt for the loss of Tatoi?


Oh gosh--I can't remember now! I did tape it though, so after the hecticness of the next couple of days, I'll watch it again and re-post.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Robert_Hall on December 31, 2004, 08:25:46 AM
I enjoyed the programme but thought it a bit one-sided.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Martyn on December 31, 2004, 02:26:32 PM
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I enjoyed the programme but thought it a bit one-sided.


In what way did yoiu think it one-sided, Robert?  I have to admit, that I watched some, but not all of it.  Did you find it too reverential?
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: PrincessAlicky on December 31, 2004, 04:06:00 PM
I watched this too. I thought it was wonderful to see footage of Tatoi, and the grounds though like you said Martyn it is very neglected. Also, when Constantine was showing us, the portraits of his family (George and Olga) On the one of Olga, she was wearing a bracelet and he said that when his wife (Ann-Marie) was at an air -port (I can't remember which on, does anyone know ? Hethrow perhaps? I'm not sure) she happened to have the bracelet in her possesion and it was stolen ! It was never been recovered. I think it was a ruby bracelet ?
Overall,I thought it was a good interview  ;)
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Robert_Hall on January 01, 2005, 08:01:13 AM
As I recall, the ruby bracelet was lost in a Swiss airport.
I have a personal interest in the Greek royal family and am fond of them, however, a "great documentary" would chronicle the long standing conflict between the Greek politicals and the  comings and goings of the monarchs. This was more of an "entertainment bio" of Constantine. There are more than 2 sides to the stories behind his reign, the coups, the generals junta, counter-coup and the present uneasy settlement between the powers-that-be and the powers-that-were.
Cheers,
Robert
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Martyn on January 01, 2005, 08:40:03 AM
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As I recall, the ruby bracelet was lost in a Swiss airport.
I have a personal interest in the Greek royal family and am fond of them, however, a "great documentary" would chronicle the long standing conflict between the Greek politicals and the  comings and goings of the monarchs. This was more of an "entertainment bio" of Constantine. There are more than 2 sides to the stories behind his reign, the coups, the generals junta, counter-coup and the present uneasy settlement between the powers-that-be and the powers-that-were.
Cheers,
Robert


Oh I think that you are absolutely right.  this was living 'Hello' magazine TV and in no way a serious exploration of history or politics.  Enjoyable, yes, informative, a little, in depth decidedly not.  Robert, can you remember what he did with the compensation money from Tatoi - I have a feeling that he donated it to some charitable cause in Greece....
Do you think that this documentary is part of some 'softly, softly' programme of reintroducing him seriously into the public consciousness with a view to improving his standing in Europe and Greece?
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Martyn on January 01, 2005, 08:41:00 AM
BTW, was the ruby bracelet part of Queen Olga's heirloom parure (must have missed that bit as well!)?
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Robert_Hall on January 01, 2005, 08:59:22 AM
 In my opinion,the  Greek royal family has never been far from the public attention, if not affection. There is a decided prejudice on all sides.
all parts. The church itself is in a  rather sensitive position. The statement that "the king was annointed"  could itself cause conflict, as "annointment" is not a sacrament, but a blessing.
I think the family ismoving towards a prescense much like the Bulgarians [sans political role] and the Romanians..i.e. welcome as rightful citizens,equal to all other citizens.
Fortunately, they do not have the family in-fighting that does plague the Romanians and makes the Serbians look like Eurotrash !
Cheers !
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Robert_Hall on January 01, 2005, 09:03:20 AM
Sorry, I digressed. The last I heard, which was some time ago, King Constantine did not cash the cheque ! It was appealed as "inadequate and innapropriate" compensation".
I would agree, the funds dispersed would noteven come close to covering the repairs & restoration involved and did not meet the court decision either.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Martyn on January 01, 2005, 10:35:32 AM
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Sorry, I digressed. The last I heard, which was some time ago, King Constantine did not cash the cheque ! It was appealed as "inadequate and innapropriate" compensation".
I would agree, the funds dispersed would noteven come close to covering the repairs & restoration involved and did not meet the court decision either.


Thanks for that Robert.  It was quite sad to see the state of Tatoi - it looked entirely negelcted.  They should do the decent thing and return it to him properly (and maintained).
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: DOMOVOII on January 02, 2005, 06:40:33 AM
From what I remember from the programme, was KCII was awarded something int the region of several millions, in recompense for the loss of his personla estates, which was indeed a far cry from the amount claimed he was contesting, something close to ten times that amount.

The Greek govt made the restitution from the Treasury's "allowance" for disasters and emergencies, which KCII was not best pleased about--whether he feared opprobrium if such a disaster was to occur who can say.  With the "payment" he established the "Anne -Marie" Society, which endeavours to help Greek causes in Greece. (Named for his wife)

Incidentally for our English readers KCII is a neighbour of Richard and Judy..... poor man!

Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: James_Davidov on January 02, 2005, 06:52:38 AM
lol...Im not English, (Aussie), but could you try to fill me in on who Richard and Judy are?

lol
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: DOMOVOII on January 02, 2005, 07:03:05 AM
They are a married couple who through the mid nineties dominated day time TV, they work together and after years doing a morning show called This Morning, moved down south with a 6 figure contract.

I wouldn't worry if you've not heard of them, they aren't particularly note worthy.... it was just a minor fact that people who had, would find interesting.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Martyn on January 02, 2005, 07:27:31 AM
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They are a married couple who through the mid nineties dominated day time TV, they work together and after years doing a morning show called This Morning, moved down south with a 6 figure contract.

I wouldn't worry if you've not heard of them, they aren't particularly note worthy.... it was just a minor fact that people who had, would find interesting.


That must be a severe trial for him, having to live next door to Richard and Judy.  It must be quite noisy when the bins get emptied.....
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: DOMOVOII on January 02, 2005, 02:23:38 PM
hee hee hee (tsk tsk!!!!!)



(Private joke..... Richard had been implicated in a minor shoplifting case regarding wine from a high street supermarket....allegedly Judy also made a Janet Jackson style "presentation" at a BAFTA awards a few years ago!!!)

Back to the thread....
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Alicky1872 on January 02, 2005, 06:52:27 PM
(When I first moved to England and saw Richard and Judy, I thought they were mother and son!) ;D

Is it largely King Constantine's sister (the Queen of Spain) and Queen Anne Marie's sister (the Queen of Denmark) that support them financially?
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Robert_Hall on January 04, 2005, 10:51:11 AM
I love Richard & Judy---really so camp aren't they ? Thanks Domonovii, I knew there was more to the money tale on the Tatoi settlement. Just could not remember it !
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Martyn on January 04, 2005, 05:52:46 PM
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(When I first moved to England and saw Richard and Judy, I thought they were mother and son!) ;D

Is it largely King Constantine's sister (the Queen of Spain) and Queen Anne Marie's sister (the Queen of Denmark) that support them financially?


You're not kidding!  Have you seen Judy recently; more to the point does anyone watch Judy?  She is a wreck!  No doubt at this juncture some afficiando will steam in, contradict me flatly and tell me how Judy Finnegan is lovely and charming and related to the Hohenlohe-Langenburgs (not to mention baptised iin the Anglican faith)....
Anyway Alicky, like the nincompoop that I am it hadn't occurred to me that his sister was the consort of a reigning monarch and his sister-in-law also a reigning monarch...with plenty of cash perhaps?  Hmm....
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: DOMOVOII on January 10, 2005, 12:07:59 PM
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(When I first moved to England and saw Richard and Judy, I thought they were mother and son!) ;D

Is it largely King Constantine's sister (the Queen of Spain) and Queen Anne Marie's sister (the Queen of Denmark) that support them financially?



If he 'just' got 7 million, then why does he need supporting, if he didn't take the 7 mill,  he must be managing pretty well some other ways...would you turn to your kith and kin?  Can Royals use their personal finances, SO personally, with out the anti-Monarchists using it as  another argument against them. I can't imagine the British press thanking Her Majesty if she supported the Grand Duchess Hanzenk-Neees von Bumps und Daisy,* brother, sister or otherwise.

*before I get messages, my innoffensive joke name is meant totally innocently and in no way disparages any relation of the Queen and is used to suggest a non UK family member, ...a foreigner to the UK. No harm is meant, any offence is unintentional.


oh,... now, Judy needs our help... Please call and one of our Operators,  will pour another large Gin, and wring out a damp flannel for her and microwave the wheat-bag. Please call! Before the DT's reach the jowls and people get hurt.!


Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Martyn on January 10, 2005, 12:40:12 PM
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If he 'just' got 7 million, then why does he need supporting, if he didn't take the 7 mill,  he must be managing pretty well some other ways...would you turn to your kith and kin?  Can Royals use their personal finances, SO personally, with out the anti-Monarchists using it as  another argument against them. I can't imagine the British press thanking Her Majesty if she supported the Grand Duchess Hanzenk-Neees von Bumps und Daisy,* brother, sister or otherwise.

*before I get messages, my innoffensive joke name is meant totally innocently and in no way disparages any relation of the Queen and is used to suggest a non UK family member, ...a foreigner to the UK. No harm is meant, any offence is unintentional.


oh,... now, Judy needs our help... Please call and one of our Operators,  will pour another large Gin, and wring out a damp flannel for her and microwave the wheat-bag. Please call! Before the DT's reach the jowls and people get hurt.!


 


You just can't help yourself can you?  Who said he had 7 million?  I must have dozed off...is it tea-time, more to the point is it time for Richard and Judy?  How can you be so cruel about her, it must be hard being married to such an icon of the small screen.
BTW, I think that you should add that disclaimer to all your posts, and while you are at it, think of one for me.  That way we can both avoid the dog-house...
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Robert_Hall on January 10, 2005, 12:49:26 PM
Personally, I would rather give poor Richard the support.
Now, in thinking of the Greek royal finances, remeber where they first landed- after leaving Greece, that is.
No Greek, of any persuation, political or otherwise keeps all their assets in the country. The "eggs & basket" rule.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Martyn on January 11, 2005, 07:13:22 AM
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Personally, I would rather give poor Richard the support.
Now, in thinking of the Greek royal finances, remeber where they first landed- after leaving Greece, that is.
No Greek, of any persuation, political or otherwise keeps all their assets in the country. The "eggs & basket" rule.


Eminently sensible suggestion.  After all the Greeks had kicked them out on a regular basis, so it is entirely likely that they had a 'stash', so to speak.
He was very cagey though when the question was put to him.  And he did say that life in exile was tough in the beginning; royalty 'tough' and commoner 'tough' though might be two different things......
Don't waste your support on Richard, after all there must be a reason for Judy?  No Richard, no Judy - result!
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: DOMOVOII on January 11, 2005, 11:24:50 AM
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You just can't help yourself can you?  Who said he had 7 million?  I must have dozed off...is it tea-time, more to the point is it time for Richard and Judy?  How can you be so cruel about her, it must be hard being married to such an icon of the small screen.
BTW, I think that you should add that disclaimer to all your posts, and while you are at it, think of one for me.  That way we can both avoid the dog-house...



When I find the notes, I shall elaborate on the details of the settlement for you, though I am certain the final award was a  around a tenth of what was claimed. I should really have but "several" I'll have a dig, I'm interested to hear what he claimed against, just Tatoi or other property and belongings

As for the "eggs and basket" situation, there must have been some proviso arranged, remember right at the outset; on accepting the throne George I had secured an annuity should he lose his title/throne, I'd figure that kind of mindset would have been maintained throughout the family. Changes always happen.

Martyn, I'm thinking of givin' the Victor Hugo quote the heave ho, so might just insert the disclaimer down there! Two birds, one stone!! Good idea huh? Cooking on gas today!!
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: vitos on February 15, 2005, 11:40:58 AM
Wedding of the king Constantin II
I . interested by particularses of wedding
1 how many was of the visitors?
2 lists of the visitors
3 scripts of wedding
4 who witnessed?
5 budgets of wedding
6 where -  church?
7 where the banquet was held?
9 reportings of the correspondents
10 photos
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Frederika on February 15, 2005, 12:04:47 PM
the wedding was held on 18 september 1964 at st Denis in Athens Constantine and queen frederika made their way to the church to gether Anna Maria was with her farther sepraty.

Royals from almost every country atended the wedding and the grand ball two days bethor.

Queen frederika and other princes who was able crownd the couple.

Queen frederika
Juan carlos of spain
Harold of norway
Charles of uk
Carl of sweden
Michel of greece
Aleksanda of Yugoslavia

brides maids were

Ann of uk
Tatiana of Greece
Yrieny of Greece
Clarisa of Hessen
Magarita of Romainia
Christina of Sweden

for more info go to www.greekroyalty@tripod.com
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Marlene on February 15, 2005, 02:20:32 PM
the wedding was front page news all around the world .. so there are plenty of magazines and newspapers with coverage.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Iskenderbey on February 25, 2005, 03:32:21 PM
Constantine and Anne-Marie married in the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Athens, not St. Denis, which is a catholic church.

Sofia and Juan Carlos were married in St. Denis, prior to the ceremony at the G.O. Cathedral.

Regards
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: vitos on February 26, 2005, 02:59:02 PM
I . INTERESTED by a REIGN of the KING CONSTANTINE II 1964-1967
WHAT MAJOR EVENTS of THIS PERIOD
STATE VISITS
WHAT COUNTRIES it(he) HAS VISITED?
I SEARCH for a PHOTO
KING CONSTANTINE II With GOVERNMENT KOLLIAS IN TATOI
[ FIRST ФОТОГРАГРАФИИ AFTER REVOLUTION of April 21, 1967]
2 KINGS CONSTANTINE II In ARMY CAMP GOUDI-30 of April 1967 -Πάσχα.



THE KING CONSTANTINE In US - September 1967 STATE VISIT
THE KING In an AIRPORT of Rome of December -13 1967
THE KING In PARLIAMENT
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: vitos on February 27, 2005, 09:20:05 AM
WHAT STRUCTURE of ROYAL ADMINISTRATION?
Who SUPERVISED over ROYAL ADMINISTRATION?
STRUCTURE of COUNCIL of a CORONA
Who WENT INTO a him - composition of COUNCIL of a CORONA
WHAT BUDGET of the KING?
WHAT CONSUMPTIONS PAID the STATE?
THE CIVIL LIST?
NUMBER of STAFF?
WHAT AIRPLANE FOR STATE VISITS?
WHAT AUTOMOBILES?
YACHT?
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: vitos on February 27, 2005, 09:24:56 AM
WHAT ROUTE of a WEDDING TUPLE?
WHAT BUDGET of WEDDING?
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Marlene on February 27, 2005, 03:26:25 PM
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WHAT ROUTE of a WEDDING TUPLE?
WHAT BUDGET of WEDDING?


what is a wedding tuple?  

The wedding was covered in the newspapers and magazines of the day ...I am sure you can find information about the cost of the wedding - but not sure about tuple?  
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: vitos on February 27, 2005, 04:15:12 PM
Excuse INError of translation
Interests
On what streets went the king and his(its) wife and Athenes,?
Thank
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Marlene on February 27, 2005, 04:18:27 PM
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Excuse INError of translation
Interests
On what streets went the king and his(its) wife and Athenes,?
Thank


As I said, the wedding was a major news story. I am sure that if you  go to a library - you will find microfilm etc.  That's what I would do if I was looking for the information.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Kostya on March 10, 2005, 02:43:34 PM
On the thread of the Windors i read that King Constatine II was ill treated so i was wondering what really happened who ill treated him and why?

what was the situation in Greece?  why did they have to abdicate?(i'm assuming)  

Sorry for the questions but i am not familiar with the life of the Greek Royal Family.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Iskenderbey on March 10, 2005, 03:10:49 PM
OK, I'm just having some fun, but not many places I can shout "Long Live King Constantine!", and my mother, though a fellow monarchist, is tired of my runts at home!
Hahahaha

Hope you all are having a good day!
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: lexar on March 10, 2005, 03:16:22 PM
Modern Greeks never had a royal family of their own!
Royals (first a Bavarian and then a Dane) were imposed onto Greece by the great powers of the 19th century, in their own interest.
As a consequence, Greek royals mostly satisfied foreign interests after they had usually satisfied their own naturally.
However, because of their politics they certainly succeeded in dividing naturally emotional Greeks very deeply. This divisiveness has cost the Greeks and their country quite dearly over time! They have even killed each other over the continuation of monarchy or not.
Finally, given modern trends of dissolution of monarchies in favor of other modes of political control, the monarchy was also abolished in Greece with the first opportunity.
Constantine has not been maltreated. Most Greeks felt they had no more use for him any more. Privately, he has lived quite a comfortable life with his family and descendants.
Since he holds the view that he is still entitled to be king of Greece rather than just live in Greece as another rich individual, the Greek government does not quite wish for his return--since they are not looking forward to unnecessary political disturbances!
This is one view in summary form!
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: TampaBay on March 10, 2005, 08:31:26 PM
If the monarchy is reinstated in Greece, I predict  Tino II will not ascend the throne.  It will be Crown Prince Paul and Princess Marie Chantal.  Just like Spain.  

I would bet my last US dollar on it.

What are the succession laws in Greece? Can a woman ascend to the non existant throne?  

Just curious.

TampaBay
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eurohistory on March 11, 2005, 09:38:17 AM
Apparently Greek royal females do have succession rights.

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: TampaBay on March 11, 2005, 10:14:57 AM
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Apparently Greek royal females do have succession rights.

Arturo Beéche


Can the succession pass through a female?

TampaBay
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Iskenderbey on March 11, 2005, 01:11:54 PM
Under the succession laws changed in the early 50s, females were able to ascend the throne.  Constantine, Sophia, and Irene all had succession rights, of which Sophia gave up her rights upon her marriage to Juan Carlos, and Irene was Heir-Presumptive to the throne prior to the birth of Princess Alexia.  
Also, I believe Princess Marie's descendants, (Princess Marie, daughter of George I, wife of GD George Michailovich) also were in the line of succession.  

Personally, while I like Pavlos and offense to HRH, for me a more suitable candidate would be Prince Nikolaos, in my opinion, but that is another issue.
Regards
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: TampaBay on March 11, 2005, 01:36:44 PM
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Personally, while I like Pavlos and offense to HRH, for me a more suitable candidate would be Prince Nikolaos, in my opinion, but that is another issue.

Regards


Prince Nikolaos the younger brother of Pavlos.

Does it bother the Greeks that Marie Chantal Miller is not Greek or European?

TampaBay
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: ilias_gr on March 13, 2005, 08:38:00 AM
Amen to that!
Long live the king!

As a greek I am not bothered that marie chantal in not european. Most "queens" are not from the country they rule anyway.

Too bad the monarchy is no more here in greece...

Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: ilias_gr on March 13, 2005, 08:54:56 AM
They left as a result of a referendum organized by the generals who assumed powers after the military coup of 1964

Shame
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Frederika on March 13, 2005, 09:02:52 AM
The coup was in 1967 the monachy was not abolished until 1974. the monachy was also abolished for 11 years between 1924-1935 when a refferendom restored it . support for the monachy has risen in greece to about 37% from 10% at Frederikas death.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: TampaBay on March 13, 2005, 04:43:32 PM
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Personally, while I like Pavlos and no offense to HRH, for me a more suitable candidate would be Prince Nikolaos, in my opinion, but that is another issue.
Regards


Why do you perfer Prince Nikolaos (is he the younger brother of Pavlos)?


W
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: ilias_gr on March 13, 2005, 04:57:16 PM
I would also prefer Nickolaos because he is much more of a bon viveur than his brother! His affairs occupy the press often plus he is  an exquisite dancer in the greek zeibekiko dance-the fellow greeks know what i mean!
Anyway I'm just kidding both would be great kings ;D
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Marlene on March 14, 2005, 08:34:12 AM
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If the monarchy is reinstated in Greece, I predict  Tino II will not ascend the throne.  It will be Crown Prince Paul and Princess Marie Chantal.  Just like Spain.  

I would bet my last US dollar on it.

What are the succession laws in Greece? Can a woman ascend to the non existant throne?  

Just curious.

TampaBay


Save that dollar - the monarchy is not going to be reinstated - and Marie Chantal's official title is Crown Princess Pavlos,  not Crown Princess Marie Chantal.

Yes, women have rights - the succession laws were changed in the early 60s, I think.  Princess Irene was King Constantine's heir until Alexia was born, and Alexia was acknowledged as heir until Pavlos was born.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Marlene on March 14, 2005, 08:35:39 AM
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Prince Nikolaos the younger brother of Pavlos.

Does it bother the Greeks that Marie Chantal Miller is not Greek or European?

TampaBay


TB,  Marie Chantal was born in London.  Her father is a naturalized British citizen.  She was raised in Hong Kong and Europe, and attended boarding school in Switzerland.  
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: TampaBay on March 14, 2005, 09:03:09 AM
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TB,  Marie Chantal was born in London.  Her father is a naturalized British citizen.  She was raised in Hong Kong and Europe, and attended boarding school in Switzerland.  


Marlene,

Why did I think Marie Chantal was born in the US and was a US citizen?

Did the family ever reside in the USA.

I must be losing my mind or my intelligence maybe both.

TampaBay
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Marlene on March 14, 2005, 11:37:45 AM
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Under the succession laws changed in the early 50s, females were able to ascend the throne.  Constantine, Sophia, and Irene all had succession rights, of which Sophia gave up her rights upon her marriage to Juan Carlos, and Irene was Heir-Presumptive to the throne prior to the birth of Princess Alexia.  
Also, I believe Princess Marie's descendants, (Princess Marie, daughter of George I, wife of GD George Michailovich) also were in the line of succession.  

Personally, while I like Pavlos and offense to HRH, for me a more suitable candidate would be Prince Nikolaos, in my opinion, but that is another issue.
Regards



Yes, the succession lines were retroactive - Nancy Leeds and her daughter, Alexandra, remain in line.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Marlene on March 14, 2005, 11:39:45 AM
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Marlene,

Why did I think Marie Chantal was born in the US and was a US citizen?"

Her father was born in the USA.

"Did the family ever reside in the USA."

MC's parents have a home in NYC.  Marie Chantal and Pavlos lived in NYC for several years, and also had a weekend home in Greenwich, CT.  Both were sold, when the family moved to London.

Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: TampaBay on March 14, 2005, 03:32:00 PM
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Yes, the succession lines were retroactive - Nancy Leeds and her daughter, Alexandra, remain in line.



I did not think that Nancy Leeds had any Children with Prince Christopher?  Did they have children.  How does Nancy Leeds "figure" into the Greek Succession?
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Iskenderbey on March 14, 2005, 04:09:34 PM
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I did not think that Nancy Leeds had any Children with Prince Christopher?  Did they have children.  How does Nancy Leeds "figure" into the Greek Succession?


Princess Marie's daughter, Xenia or Nina ( I forget which) married Nancy Leed's son.  Nancy Leeds is the granddaughter of Princess Marie, from whom she retains her succession to the greek throne.
Regards
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Marlene on March 14, 2005, 10:15:02 PM
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I did not think that Nancy Leeds had any Children with Prince Christopher?  Did they have children.  How does Nancy Leeds "figure" into the Greek Succession?



She didn't, but her son, William Leeds, married Princess Xenia of Russia - they had one daughter, Nancy Leeds, nows Mrs. Wynkoop, and she has one daughter, Alexandra
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eurohistory on March 15, 2005, 01:30:30 AM
Does anyone have a copy of the ammended succession law...strange that they would do the change and apply it retroactively to include lines like the Leeds'

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Marlene on March 15, 2005, 09:11:11 AM
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Does anyone have a copy of the ammended succession law...strange that they would do the change and apply it retroactively to include lines like the Leeds'

Arturo Beéche


Art, it was passed in the 50s  - and did indeed become retroactive ... in fact, Nancy and her daughter actually come after Irene as there are no other eligible heirs.  Michael is out because of his marriage.  Philip's line is excluded. Tino acknowledged this some years ago to George Tantzos - and we all talked about the succession.  The king teased Nancy about it.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eurohistory on March 15, 2005, 09:40:36 AM
So in the 1950's an American-born commoner was retroactively elevated to the line of succession for Greece...I wonder if this also applied to Prince Peter and Princess Eugenie, and why a granddaughter of Princess Marie would come ahead of the children and grandchildren of Prince George, the descendants of Alexandra and Nicholas also seem to have been unfairly bypassed even though they married equally, many of them at least.  It makes absolutely no sense...

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eurohistory on March 15, 2005, 09:44:06 AM
King Constantine's great mistake was to have fallen short of what was hoped he would do...and this was due to lack of experience and not malice...he was a victim of the corrupt political system that continues to rule his country under the disguise of democracy.

Arturo Beéche
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: TampaBay on March 15, 2005, 10:14:18 AM
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Art, it was passed in the 50s  - and did indeed become retroactive ... in fact, Nancy and her daughter actually come after Irene as there are no other eligible heirs.  Michael is out because of his marriage.  


What was the problem with Michael's marriage?

TampaBay.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Marlene on March 15, 2005, 11:33:14 AM
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So in the 1950's an American-born commoner was retroactively elevated to the line of succession for Greece...I wonder if this also applied to Prince Peter and Princess Eugenie, and why a granddaughter of Princess Marie would come ahead of the children and grandchildren of Prince George, the descendants of Alexandra and Nicholas also seem to have been unfairly bypassed even though they married equally, many of them at least.  It makes absolutely no sense...

Arturo Beéche


no idea, actually.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Marlene on March 15, 2005, 11:34:00 AM
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What was the problem with Michael's marriage?

TampaBay.



he married a Greek commoner and renounced his rights.  His daughters have the HRH and title with permission of the sovereign.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Iskenderbey on March 16, 2005, 03:06:41 PM
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So in the 1950's an American-born commoner was retroactively elevated to the line of succession for Greece...I wonder if this also applied to Prince Peter and Princess Eugenie, and why a granddaughter of Princess Marie would come ahead of the children and grandchildren of Prince George, the descendants of Alexandra and Nicholas also seem to have been unfairly bypassed even though they married equally, many of them at least.  It makes absolutely no sense...

Arturo Beéche


All I can think of is that maybe Marie's descendants were added to the list b/c they weren't part of a foreign dynastic family? Wild guess, but only explanation.
Peter remained on the list till his death, I assume, though if he would have had children one would wonder if they would have had rights? (Due to his marriage)

In 1967, the succession would probably have looked like this:

Prince Pavlos
Princess Alexia
Princess Irene
Prince Peter
Nancy Leeds
Alexandra Wynkoop
Prince Michael


Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: oxynia on March 22, 2005, 01:57:30 PM
I'm very glad the Glucksburgs were booted out of Greece.  We have no use for a royal family, they are not Greek at all, they refuse to accept their "deposed" status and continue to act as if they are entitled to royal privileges, both inside and outside of Greece.  It would be amusing if it weren't so pathetic.

Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Iskenderbey on March 22, 2005, 02:14:38 PM
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I'm very glad the Glucksburgs were booted out of Greece.  We have no use for a royal family, they are not Greek at all, they refuse to accept their "deposed" status and continue to act as if they are entitled to royal privileges, both inside and outside of Greece.  It would be amusing if it weren't so pathetic.



Should I waste the energy to argue this one? Or let ignorance be bliss?
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: oxynia on March 22, 2005, 02:23:05 PM
No argument is warranted.  I'm stating my opinion.  

And if you are referring to me or my position on this subject as ignorant in any way, I find that offensive.  Another point of view is not anything you should be afraid of, or insult.

Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Valmont on March 22, 2005, 02:33:07 PM
Oxynia,
You just signed as a new member, and you are already  fighting...?.
Please I advice you to respect other people's opinios as you would like your opinion to be respected..

Best regards...
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: oxynia on March 22, 2005, 02:51:22 PM
Valmont, I am not fighting at all!

I posted my opinion about the Greek royal family which is what this board is for.  I was met with an insult that I did not deserve.  

If people don't like my opinion, they don't have to attack me personally or disrespect my point of view. That is not appropriate and that is what I was stating in my reply.

Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Frederika on March 23, 2005, 07:24:08 AM
i think the royal family should not keep using the title "of Greece and Denmark" the family were never fully excepted by the greeks and how could they be if they kept there rights to a throne in another country? its also a bit silly as none the Danish royal family has any Danish in them Giorgios I farther was a german prince who married an almost completly german Danish princess since there was no succecer they simply gave the crown to her husband as they did in those days. The Dansh royal house is the Oldest in Europe but over the years they became less and less Danish if the greek royal family had droped this title and marred other greeks (apart from Alexandros I, Maria and Micheal of cause) i think the situation to day would be very different.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Iskenderbey on March 23, 2005, 12:06:15 PM
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i think the royal family should not keep using the title "of Greece and Denmark" the family were never fully excepted by the greeks and how could they be if they kept there rights to a throne in another country? its also a bit silly as none the Danish royal family has any Danish in them Giorgios I farther was a german prince who married an almost completly german Danish princess since there was no succecer they simply gave the crown to her husband as they did in those days. The Dansh royal house is the Oldest in Europe but over the years they became less and less Danish if the greek royal family had droped this title and marred other greeks (apart from Alexandros I, Maria and Micheal of cause) i think the situation to day would be very different.


It is quite amusing and interesting that phrases such as "The Greeks never accepted the Royal Family" have become commonplace after the end of the Monarchy in Greece.  But a little reading of Greek history and the Monarchy in Greece would show otherwise.
The Greek Royal Family was accepted by the Greeks to the full extent that other royal families were.  Sure they had their ups and downs, but which political establishment or political figure hasn't?  It had nothing to do with them not being Greek originally.  This is all propaganda that more or less has surfaced after the end of the monarchy.
When King Paul died, the monarchy was not in question, and King Constantine's rise to the throne was seen as a new dawn after all that Greece had suffered the past two decades before that.  His marriage to a Danish princess?  The people were pleased with his choice of one of the most beautiful and kind princesses of the day!  
To say that the Greek Royal Family isn't Greek is purely ridiculous.  If it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, chances are, its a duck!  And who exactly is a Greek?  The Greek Royal Family has lived in Greece proper far longer than half the modern Greeks who started living in Greece after 1922.
Furthermore, the Greek Princes/cesses were known as "Prince of Greek and Denmark" outside of Greece.  Never were they known within Greece as such.  
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Iskenderbey on March 23, 2005, 12:08:41 PM
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Valmont, I am not fighting at all!

I posted my opinion about the Greek royal family which is what this board is for.  I was met with an insult that I did not deserve.  

If people don't like my opinion, they don't have to attack me personally or disrespect my point of view. That is not appropriate and that is what I was stating in my reply.



Dear Oxynia,
I think you misunderstood my post.  I did not insult "you" personally, but I disagreed with your "point of view". These are two different things.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Frederika on March 23, 2005, 01:53:59 PM
I know that the greek royal family are greek al the kings except the first two were born in greece most speek greek were educated in greece and lived in greece.

king othon was hated at the end of his raign King Giorgios was very popular Konstantinos less so Aleksandros was popular Giorgios not in some in areas at the start of his raign Pavlos's popularity was up and down but mostly up Konstantinos was very popular as crown prince 2 million people lined the streets to welcom him back from the olympics but by 1965 he had lost a lot of popularity. if he had married a greek he would have been very popular by standing up to Fredie not being able to was his faital mistake i think he always resented his mother. she made it clear in her book that she wanted him to marrie Anna Maria. Anna Maria was young and beautifful more so that her sisters she was kind and sweet and made to atept to medal in politics or get involved in the state. he had to marrie a royal Germans were out of the question as freddie had leant the hard way so were English there were no other young princesses arouned at the time the romainians were all to young othe greeko romanian marriges were disastress so they chose 16 year old Anna Maria. It would have helpt the situation if his son had married a greek as well. Prince Pavlos's is viewed as being supported and kept  by his wife which is just not on in greek society i think prince Nickalaos is much more popular he has a greek girl friend and is seen as much more strong and inderpendant. :-/
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: rskkiya on March 29, 2005, 11:17:22 AM
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I'm very glad the Glucksburgs were booted out of Greece.  We have no use for a royal family, they are not Greek at all, they refuse to accept their "deposed" status and continue to act as if they are entitled to royal privileges, both inside and outside of Greece.  It would be amusing if it weren't so pathetic.


Oxynia
Well, you may have a point - although there was a time then the Royal family of Greece (whether Helenic or not) were very popular with the people.

rskkiya
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: vitos on May 11, 2005, 02:43:25 PM
I' m interested in King   Constantine's   II   activities as the head of the state in a period 1964-1967
Sorry to say I   COULDN'T GET   MAGAZINES AND   NEWSPAPERS   OF THAT TIME.      
So   I   want   you  to help me                                    
I   WANT  TO    KNOW :                                          
What   countries and when   he visited as a state visit?                        
                                               
The   most important international meetings, ceremonies and   measures of the King   Constantine II
                                               
When and how often   did   King   Constantine II   make a speech in Parliament?            
                                               
What kind of civil list had the King Constantine II?                        
                                               What state and   organisation   did   the administration have?      -Royal PALACE      
                                               
Composition of Crown Council?                                    
                                               
Who was the head of the Kings   administration and   his  counselors?            
                                               
Who is major Arnaoutis   Michele  [Aide de Camp to King Constantine of Greece]?      
His role in April 1967 actions?                                    
His   destiny after 1967?                                    
                                               
What kind of automobiles did the King have?                        
Had   he   his own aircraft and yacht?                              
                                               

                                               
                                               
                                               

Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Frederika on May 11, 2005, 03:19:22 PM
Konstantine and his wife and sister atended thhe dutch royal wedding in 1966. there was also a belgian state visit at some point i have two pictures of this one with konstantine with king Baudoin and queen frederika with queen fabola. there was the now famous easter celebration with the junter. there was also the christings of Alexia and pavlos you can see them on my web site! ;D

all the royal family had their own yacht's and a helicopter also two Rollesroyses.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: vitos on May 13, 2005, 03:07:35 PM
please, inform address of your site                                           
You can update firm dates of state visits?                                           
                                         
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: CHRISTPHROS on August 15, 2005, 03:44:22 PM
I heard an amazing story about the current King of Greece Konstantinos II and I would like to know if there is any truth to it.
The story goes that when the King was Prince Konstantinos, he fathered a child when he was in his late teens (17?) with a young woman who was the family seemstress.  A baby girl was born to them in October of 1958 and she was named after his Grandmother the Queen Aspasia (Manos).  She was taken to the Greek Island of Spetas until she left for the United States around 1960.  This story continues as the King has been searching for this very special child, now woman for 45+ years.

Please help, If anyone has heard of this story or knows of its validity, I would like to know.

Thank you,
A Royalist
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Marlene on August 15, 2005, 03:51:07 PM
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I heard an amazing story about the current King of Greece Konstantinos II and I would like to know if there is any truth to it.
The story goes that when the King was Prince Konstantinos, he fathered a child when he was in his late teens (17?) with a young woman who was the family seemstress.  A baby girl was born to them in October of 1958 and she was named after his Grandmother the Queen Aspasia (Manos).  She was taken to the Greek Island of Spetas until she left for the United States around 1960.  This story continues as the King has been searching for this very special child, now woman for 45+ years.

Please help, If anyone has heard of this story or knows of its validity, I would like to know.

Thank you,
A Royalist


First of all,  Constantine is not a HRM  but HM ... and his grandmothers were Victoria Luise of Hannover (nee Prussia) and Queen Sophie of the Hellenes (nee Prussia).

Aspasia Manos was married to Constantine's uncle, King Alexander of the Hellenes.

I find the story a bit skeptical although it is entirely possible that Tino may have fathered a child out of wedlock ...there were rumors about one of Charlotte Ford's children being fathered by Tino.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Prince_Christopher on August 15, 2005, 09:18:53 PM
Who is Charlotte Ford?
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Marlene on August 15, 2005, 10:57:16 PM
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Who is Charlotte Ford?


Henry Ford's great-granddaughter  (Ford as in the American car) ... Charlotte married Stavro Niacharos (sic) when she was pregnant ...
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: romios on September 29, 2005, 07:55:40 PM
GREETINGS TO ALL. I HAVE JUST BECOME A MEMBER AFTER ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE EVENINGS. I HAD THE HONOUR OF MEETING H.M. THE KING AND HRH PRINCE NIKOLAOS LAST NIGHT AT A FUNCTION IN MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA. MAY I SAY THAT I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE IMPRESSED BY TWO PEOPLE IN MY LIFE.CHARMING INTELLIGENT CONVERSANT ETC ETC.AS AN AUSTRALIAN OF GREEK DECENT IT HAS MADE ME PROUD TO BE EVEN REMOTELY ASSOCIATED TO THESE GENTLEMEN.THEY BOTH SPENT IN EXCESS OF 1.5 HOURS TALKING TO EVERYONE AND SHARING THEIR EXPERIENCES.AT ONE POINT THERE WAS EVEN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT SHOWING THEM MELBOURNE.THEY WERE HERE AS PARITCIPANTS IN A CONFERENCE ON BEHALF OF AN EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION CALLED THE ROUND SQUARE THAT HIS MAJESTY IS PATRON OF AND SO IS HRH PRINCE ANDREW DUKE OF YORK(HE WAS ALSO HERE YESTERDAY!)IT MAKES ME PROUD TO KNOW THAT IRRESPECTIVE OF WHAT HAS GONE ON IN THE PAST(POLITICALLY)  H.M IS THE TRUE EMBODIMENT OF A GREEK. INTERESTING POINT.HRH TOLD ME THAT THEY ONLY SPEAK GREEK AT HOME.(SPEAKS BETTER GREEK THAN MOST ATHENIANS!)
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: TampaBay on September 29, 2005, 08:44:48 PM
Your Magesty, H.M. THE King,

Was Marie-Chantal, The Princess Pavlos also present?  Did you take pictures?  If so, will you post them for all A.P. Forum members to enjoy?

TampaBay
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: romios on September 29, 2005, 08:49:21 PM
no it was only H.M and HRH NIKOLAOS yes dozens of photos were taken.As soon as i get some i'll post them!
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: AlexM. on September 30, 2005, 03:29:58 AM
They dont speak Greek well and Anna Maria speaks Greek awfully. I know that very well  too.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: amelia on September 30, 2005, 07:05:17 AM
I am sorry, Alex I do not want to contradict you, but King Constantine's children all speak Greek very well, and the Queen also speaks very well, but with an accent.  The only one who does not speak Greek is CP Marie Chantal.  I also know that CP Pavlos children speak Greek as he speaks Greek to them.I know that very well.

Amelia
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: PssMarieAmelie on September 30, 2005, 07:13:24 AM
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GREETINGS TO ALL. I HAVE JUST BECOME A MEMBER AFTER ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE EVENINGS. I HAD THE HONOUR OF MEETING H.M. THE KING AND HRH PRINCE NIKOLAOS LAST NIGHT AT A FUNCTION IN MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA. MAY I SAY THAT I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE IMPRESSED BY TWO PEOPLE IN MY LIFE.CHARMING INTELLIGENT CONVERSANT ETC ETC.AS AN AUSTRALIAN OF GREEK DECENT IT HAS MADE ME PROUD TO BE EVEN REMOTELY ASSOCIATED TO THESE GENTLEMEN.THEY BOTH SPENT IN EXCESS OF 1.5 HOURS TALKING TO EVERYONE AND SHARING THEIR EXPERIENCES.AT ONE POINT THERE WAS EVEN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT SHOWING THEM MELBOURNE.THEY WERE HERE AS PARITCIPANTS IN A CONFERENCE ON BEHALF OF AN EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION CALLED THE ROUND SQUARE THAT HIS MAJESTY IS PATRON OF AND SO IS HRH PRINCE ANDREW DUKE OF YORK(HE WAS ALSO HERE YESTERDAY!)IT MAKES ME PROUD TO KNOW THAT IRRESPECTIVE OF WHAT HAS GONE ON IN THE PAST(POLITICALLY)  H.M IS THE TRUE EMBODIMENT OF A GREEK. INTERESTING POINT.HRH TOLD ME THAT THEY ONLY SPEAK GREEK AT HOME.(SPEAKS BETTER GREEK THAN MOST ATHENIANS!)




You are very lucky....they both seem like nice people...
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Alicky1872 on September 30, 2005, 11:20:01 AM
How exciting, Romios! Welcome to the forum, by the way!  :D His Majesty comes across as being so unassuming, warmhearted, and just plain likeable, from what I've seen of him on tv. I can't wait to see the pictures! Thank you in advance!
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: romios on September 30, 2005, 05:42:08 PM
You are most welcome Mrs Eddy.I should have them by Monday.Also,seeing that I am a day ahead of most of you it is 1st October today so I can wish Prince Nikolaos a happy birthday!
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: TampaBay on October 01, 2005, 07:09:30 AM
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You are most welcome Mrs Eddy.I should have them by Monday.Also,seeing that I am a day ahead of most of you it is 1st October today so I can wish Prince Nikolaos a happy birthday!


Romios,

You have opened up a volcano.  If you do not post those picture then it will leave me no choice but to get on a plane, come to Austrialia and confiscate them in the name of the AP Forum!  I am excited and cannot wait to see them!

TampaBay
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: romios on October 03, 2005, 05:34:44 PM
MORNING ALL!
Here is an interview that has just been printed in Australia's largest Greek newspaper.It says alot about  H.M. A true Gentleman. P.S any single ladies out there for HRH Prince Nikolaos?
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: romios on October 03, 2005, 05:41:32 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/melbourne-stages-yet-another-royal-show/2005/09/26/1127586799576.html


and again!
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Maki on October 03, 2005, 07:48:30 PM
Romios,
Fascinating interviews with King Constantine.  I go through a kind of time-warp every time I see a picture of him, since he was so young when I used to see him in Greece.  (I, of course, have not changed at all in 40 years!)  The interviewer asked some very pointed questions and seems to have gotten very straightforward answers.  Thank you so much for posting these.  Maki
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: romios on October 03, 2005, 07:59:08 PM
Maki you now have me intrigued,tell us more!
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Alicky1872 on October 04, 2005, 06:23:15 AM
Thanks so much for posting that, Romios! I love his story about the taxi! It reminded me of the well known anecdote about how his grandfather, King George I, the then Prince of Wales and Alexander III stopped a man to give them a ride, as they were so tired from walking. When the driver asked them who they all were, and they replied truthfully...the driver supposedly said "And I am Jesus Christ!"  ;D
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Maki on October 04, 2005, 11:34:41 AM
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Maki you now have me intrigued,tell us more!


When  I lived in Athens we frequently saw Frederika and her three children around the city.  A relative of mine sang in a chorus with Irene.  Constantine (then Crown Prince),  the perfect personification of handsome young nobility, was at a performance at the Irodion of Margot Fonteyn and Rudoph Nureyev which I attended.  The dancers performed the first act of "Swan Lake", but Constantine requested another act, second or third--I forget--instead of whatever was on the program...so they did it.  As I recall, C. was in the company of a popular screen actress of the time, Aliki Vouyouklaki.  Later, after King Paul died, young Constantine became an honorary graduate of the American Farm School outside Thessaloniki, where I lived.  I've always liked and admired the family, but wasn't able to learn much about their whereabouts and activities until I discovered this forum.  Maki
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: romios on October 04, 2005, 06:23:38 PM
My father and father in law were both in the then Royal Hellenic Navy(national service.)My father in law remembers a time when the RF was on board the destroyer he was on and they were being taken to one of the islands for a tour or a holiday(mon repos perhaps?).It would have been 1952-53.A certain young man who would have been about 6 at the time was misbehaving himself   on the rear of the ship and no one was able to discipline him.Its a bit a hard whe you are a lowly sailor and the cheeky little one happens to be the heir to the throne!Anyway, his dad came down the back and saw what was going on so he put the little fella on his knee in front of 5 or 6 20 year old conscripts and proceeded to introduce him to a little bit of discipline. Apparently he was a model sailor for the rest of the trip!
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: romios on October 04, 2005, 07:12:40 PM
correction 1947-48 not 52-53
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: amelia on October 04, 2005, 09:02:02 PM
I just would like to ask you Romios and Maki, honestly do you think that the Greek RF will ever go back to Greece.  Do the Greek people want that?  There is nothing that would make me happier.

Amelia
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: romios on October 04, 2005, 09:34:46 PM
This is a question that has been plaguing the Greek nation ever since King Othona left in the 1860's!.Exile is a greek curse!! (H.M. THE KING.) It is my humble opinion that the RF will eventually return,perhaps shortly, as private citizens.As to whether they will ever be offered the opporunity to assume their birthright only time will tell.Political circumstance do have to change but there are numerous historical examples which I won't name of many Royal Families returning and assuming the mantles of power again.Living in a country which does have a constituitional monarchy  form of goverment(Australia) I can say that the system does work where the Head of State reigns of behalf of the people. I also believe that the majority of the Greek people would welcome such a system of goverment that does encourage stability as opposed to the machinations that have been occuring over there since 1974. However, it is important to realise that those currently in control for want of a better term, would not give up their so called priviledges (ie  appointing a president from the ranks of 2 or 3 families consistently) without so much as a fight! And remember that when H.M THE KING fled in fear for his life he was but a 24 year old who had not exactly the best political advisors advising Him.After 40 years 5 children,numerous grandchildren and having maintained ther Greekness circumstances are different.I was told recently that at the last Royal Christening, the Greek ladies magazines had heaps of pages and photos and articles on the event!
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: amelia on October 05, 2005, 07:09:13 AM
Romios,

Thank you so much for the explanation.  I wish they go back in my life time, I would love that.

Amelia
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: amelia on October 05, 2005, 03:23:47 PM
Does anyone know what surname the Greek Royal family uses?  I imagine the King will just be, Constantine of Greece? But what about the princes and princesses, do they use any surname?

Thank you
Amelia
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Lucien on October 05, 2005, 04:28:50 PM
Indeed,exile is a Greek curse,as HM stated.Nonetheless HM and his family are welcome,as citizens,again.As HM stated in the interview,they haven't found a suiteble residence yet,but they are in the country more often than not lately.

Princess Marie Chantal opened a boutique in Athens recently,the youngest son of Prince Pavlos and his wife,Prince Odysseas Kimon of Greece was christened last june at the Church of the Convent of St.John the Baptist in Karea/Athens,and they had a reception at the Yacht Club of Greece,Microlimano,Athens.And Queen Sophia visited Athens again last week attending a reunion at Mitera,the maternity clinic where she once worked as a nurse,founded by her mother Queen Frederika 50 years ago.


to give you an idea by his report.Unfortunately I lost more(heartwarming-) pictures of the visit.

Fact is that whenever the RF appears,people gather and cheer them,hug them,kiss them.I know that doesn't tell wheter or not the Monarchy will ever be called upon,but is does show the genuine affection towards the RF,if not by all then still by many,which I think is heartwarming.


About the surname.The King insisted on 'of Greece',but the then Greek government insisted on Schleswig-Holstein- Sonderburg - Glücksburg(the Danish House from where they originate-),any which way,this issue has been settled,in favor of the King.The same will apply for the children,as they are just that,of Greece.The present Greek government is friendlyer then its predecessors towards Tino and his Family,not as childishly stubbornly stupid,the risée of Europe,as HM and his family never were.

On a side note,I wish they put up their website again,it's been down since over a year,and still under construction.I hope it's not due to yet another Greek "curse",avrio....(just kidding..)
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Alexios on November 11, 2005, 01:48:38 PM
Well, indeed, Constantine II should ascend the throne again. If the Byzantine Empire can not be restored, a king is still FAR more preferable than a republican head of state. Indeed, long live His Majesty the king of the Hellenes!
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: LisaDavidson on November 17, 2005, 02:27:03 PM
http://www.christinesroyalty.net/royalfamilies/greece/history.html

Here is the link to a History of the Greek Royal Family I wrote 9 years ago.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: palimpsest on December 17, 2005, 01:23:45 PM
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Greece's former King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie walk in the garden of the Presidential Palace in Athens, Friday Aug. 13, 2004, during a reception given by Greek President Costis Stephanopoulos for guests attending the Olympic Games. Constantine, an IOC member, and a gold medallist in sailing in the 1960 Games in Rome, visited the palace, his former home, for the first time since December 1967.(AP Photo/George Kontarinis, Eurokinissi)
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: palimpsest on December 17, 2005, 01:26:43 PM
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Greece's former King Constantine, waving at right, joints other members of his family and friend as spectators on a boat, as Greek skipper Sofia Bekatorou and crew Aimilia Tsoulfa sail their women's double-handed 470 dinghy to victory during the 10th race of the 470 class sailing event at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004. The Greek team has secured their 1st place during the competition before the last race scheduled for Saturday. (AP Photo/Herbert Knosowski)

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PRINCE CHARLES WINDSURFING AT COWES, WITH KING CONSTANTINE OF GREECE. (AP Photo/Tim Graham Picture Library) 08/06/1979 COWES, England United Kingdom
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: palimpsest on December 17, 2005, 01:30:01 PM
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Former King Constantine of Greece and his wife Queen Anne Marie pass press photographers on their way to the Royal Theater in Copenhagen on Thursday, May 13, 2004. On the eve of the marriage of Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and his Australian-born fiancee Mary Donaldson the royals attended a show featuring ballet, classical music, jazz and rock music. (AP Photo/Heribert Proepper)
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: palimpsest on December 17, 2005, 01:33:51 PM
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MARIE-CHANTAL MILLER KISSING KING CONSTANTINE OF GREECE AT HER WEDDING TO CROWN PRINCE PAVLOS OF GREECE AT ST SOPHIA'S GREEK CATHEDRAL, LONDON. (AP Photo/Tim Graham Picture Library) 07/01/1995
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: palimpsest on December 17, 2005, 01:36:00 PM
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AT THE CHRISTENING OF PRINCE ACHILEAS ANDRAES, THIRD CHILD OF CROWN PRINCE AND CROWN PRINCESS PAVLOS OF GREECE CHRISTENED AT THE GREEK CATHEDRAL - KING CONSTANTINE OF GREECE HOLDING HIS GRANDSON PRINCE CONSTANTINE ALEXIOS. (AP Photo/Tim Graham Picture Library) 06/07/2001 LONDON
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: palimpsest on December 17, 2005, 01:38:30 PM
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King Constantine of Greece poses with cabinet ministers for the first official photo of the national government, April 26, 1967, in Athens, installed after the April 20 military coup. Left to right, first row, Col. George Papadopoulus, Premier Constaninos Kollias, King Contantine, Lt. Gen. Grigorio Spatidakis, unidentified minister. In the second row, flanking Constantine, are Gen. George Zoitakis, left, and Brig. Gen. Stylianos Patacos. (AP Photo)
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: palimpsest on December 17, 2005, 01:49:13 PM
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King Constantine of Greece with Queen Anne-Marie attending a reception at the Christiansborg Palace to celebrate the forthcoming marriage of her nephew, the Crown Prince (AP Photo/Tim Graham Picture Library)05/11/2004 COPENHAGEN, Denmark
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: palimpsest on December 17, 2005, 02:04:42 PM
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ARRIVALS FOR LUNCHEON ON THE DANISH ROYAL YACHT ON THE RIVER THAMES , CROWN PRINCE PAVLOS OF GREECE WITH HIS GRANDMOTHER QUEEN FREDERIKA. (AP Photo/Tim Graham Picture Library) 06/30/1995 LONDON
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: palimpsest on December 17, 2005, 02:07:20 PM
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EX-KING CONSTANTINE OF GREECE WITH HIS WIFE QUEEN ANNE-MARIE, THEIR DAUGHTER PRINCESS ALEXIA AND HER FIANCE CARLOS MORALES QUINTANA WITH HIS PARENTS AT BRIDGEWATER HOUSE FOR A PRE-WEDDING PARTY. (AP Photo/Tim Graham Picture Library)
07/07/1999 LONDON
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: grandduchessella on December 17, 2005, 10:39:09 PM
Quote
ARRIVALS FOR LUNCHEON ON THE DANISH ROYAL YACHT ON THE RIVER THAMES , CROWN PRINCE PAVLOS OF GREECE WITH HIS GRANDMOTHER QUEEN FREDERIKA. (AP Photo/Tim Graham Picture Library) 06/30/1995 LONDON


That's not Frederika--isn't it his maternal grandmother Queen Ingrid of Denmark?
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: grandduchessella on December 17, 2005, 10:49:17 PM
Alexia's wedding--she's wearing the tiara that was a wedding present to her great-grandmother Margaret 'Daisy' of Connaught. The tiara was left to Daisy's only daughter, Queen Ingrid of Denmark--mother of Queen Anne Marie of Greece.

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b259/queenena/jewels/daisytiaraalexia.jpg)

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b259/queenena/jewels/alexiagreece711.jpg)

I think there's something of Daisy in Alexia's face.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Vasilya on January 09, 2006, 10:50:51 PM
Aspasia Manos was never granted the title of Queen. And can you both give more detail about both of your stories. I don't want to sound stupid but isn't Stavros Niacharos the one Paris Hilton is dating?
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eric_Lowe on January 10, 2006, 04:46:11 AM
I think it was the father he was talking about. But I thought he was later married to Tina Onasiss (Ari's ex-wife and grandmother to the current heiress Athina).  ???
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Maki on March 03, 2006, 07:56:36 PM
Quote
As I recall, the ruby bracelet was lost in a Swiss airport.
I have a personal interest in the Greek royal family and am fond of them, however, a "great documentary" would chronicle the long standing conflict between the Greek politicals and the  comings and goings of the monarchs. This was more of an "entertainment bio" of Constantine. There are more than 2 sides to the stories behind his reign, the coups, the generals junta, counter-coup and the present uneasy settlement between the powers-that-be and the powers-that-were.
Cheers,
Robert

A couple of years ago when I was in Aegina, I visited the cathedral there and saw an Olympic gold medal for yachting placed next to the ikon of Saint Nektarios.  As far as I'm aware, the only gold medal won in the Olympics for yachting was won by (then) Crown Prince Constantine.  The fact that someone--maybe even Tino--would put something like this in that place makes me wish I knew the whole story.  Did Constantine have any special connection to Aegina that you know of?
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Lucien on August 28, 2006, 03:25:20 AM
Queen Anne-Marie of Greece will celebrate her 60th birthday this wednesday,august 30th.The Greek and Danish Royal Families are gathering in Greece for the occasion,where TM have rented a villa.There probably will be a number of Spanish RF members joining the celebrations as well.

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1152284473&str...

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1151834574&str...

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1077255234&str...

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1070656495&str...

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1070658030&str...

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1070717655&str...

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1070712275&str...

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1076121256&str...
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Lucien on August 30, 2006, 03:12:16 AM
HM Queen Anne Marie,is 60 today.Gracefull,beautifull,elegant,charming,regal and warm.

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1070717750&str...

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1070660026&str...

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1070672450&str...
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Lucien on September 01, 2006, 05:33:46 PM
And a link to TRF,page 7 of the King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie thread,scroll down a bit,great pics of the guests arriving for dinner,page 8,oh well,see for yourself and click on the images to enlarge:

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f77/king-constantine-queen-anne-marie-current-events-part-2-a-5763-7.html

Courtesy:the posters at TRF.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: TampaBay on September 03, 2006, 10:11:20 AM
Aspasia Manos was never granted the title of Queen. And can you both give more detail about both of your stories. I don't want to sound stupid but isn't Stavros Niacharos the one Paris Hilton is dating?

Inquiring Minds Want to Know?  Is this the same brood?

TampaBay
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: LisaDavidson on September 17, 2006, 12:40:13 PM
I'll try to clear these questions up:

1. There have been rumors that HM King Constantine fathered a child with Charlotte Ford, who, Marlene has pointed out, is the daughter of Henry Ford II.

2. Charlotte Ford was briefly married to the shipping tycoon Stavros Niarchos, who married her in between the two Livanos sisters he married, Eugenia and Tina. Charlotte Ford later married Anthony Fortsmann and Edward Downe. Tina Livanos was also married to Aristotle Onassis and the 11th Duke of Marlborough.

3. The only child of the Ford/Niarchos marriage was Elena Ford Niarchos (b, 1966), whose share of the Niarchos billions has been challenged legally by his children by Eugenia Livanos. Greek courts ruled that the Niarchos/Ford marriage was never consummated and that Elena is hence not a legitimate heir. The Niarchos billions are being held in trust at the present time, and Elena Ford Niarchos lives in the US with her second husband and children.

4. Paris Hilton (and before that, one of the Olsen twins) was involved at one time with Stavros Niarchos III (b. 1985), who is the son of Phillip Niarchos, son of the tycoon.

5. Aspasia Manos, later Princess of Greece, had only one grandchild, the son of her only child, Princess Alexandra of Greece by her husband King Peter of Yugoslavia - HRH Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia.

Hope this helps a little.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eric_Lowe on September 17, 2006, 04:48:57 PM
The last time I heard Paris Hilton was STILL involved with Stravos ! Haven't heard of a break up yet.  ???
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: LisaDavidson on September 17, 2006, 08:46:30 PM
Well, they did break up - months ago - and were seen together this summer in France. PH says she is "single".
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: gleb on September 18, 2006, 02:08:35 PM


First of all,  Constantine is not a HRM  but HM ...


What does it mean?

thanks
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Robert_Hall on September 18, 2006, 02:41:16 PM
HM is His Majesty. The proper style. I am guessing by HRM you are meaning His Royal Majesty, which is incorrect for any monarch. The closest would be HRH, His/Her Royal Higness, which is correct for a royal prince or princess.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Lucien on September 21, 2006, 01:35:34 AM
Last monday,september 18th,was the 42nd wedding anniversary of TM King Constantine and Queen Ane-Marie:

http://greekwedding.tripod.com/
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: roimat on December 05, 2006, 09:43:23 AM
the wedding was held on 18 september 1964 at st Denis in Athens Constantine and queen frederika made their way to the church to gether Anna Maria was with her farther sepraty.

Royals from almost every country atended the wedding and the grand ball two days bethor.

Queen frederika and other princes who was able crownd the couple.

Queen frederika
Juan carlos of spain
Harold of norway
Charles of uk
Carl of sweden
Michel of greece
Aleksanda of Yugoslavia

brides maids were

Ann of uk
Tatiana of Greece
Yrieny of Greece
Clarisa of Hessen
Magarita of Romainia
Christina of Sweden

for more info go to www.greekroyalty@tripod.com



I just like to say that the wedding didn't take place at St Denis Cathedral, but at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Athens. St Denis is the Romeocatholic Cathedral in Athens, and in that church took place the wedding of princess Sophia to prince Juan Carlos.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: basilforever on December 30, 2006, 11:41:24 AM
Some photos of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Greece with their children and grandchildren and most of their closest Danish and German relatives at Christmas time this year:

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(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j265/feliciavictoria_2006/and%20yet%20more/th_cf2-1.jpg) (http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j265/feliciavictoria_2006/and%20yet%20more/cf2-1.jpg)

(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j265/feliciavictoria_2006/and%20yet%20more/th_cf3-1.jpg) (http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j265/feliciavictoria_2006/and%20yet%20more/cf3-1.jpg)

HRH Princess Theodora looks so beautiful. I want her to marry Prince William!  8)
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Yseult on February 17, 2007, 12:32:08 PM
All the queens of hellenes had their own thread...queen Olga, queen Sophia, queen Frederika...and I think that Anne Marie deserves the same ;)
She was a lovely danish princess and very young she became a greek queen. To start this, I will post my favourite pictures of the Anne Marie:

-With her mother and sisters:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e56/vanozzacatanei/IngridofSweedenqueenDenmarkwithherd.jpg)

-A beautiful woman:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e56/vanozzacatanei/AnneMarieyoung.jpg)

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e56/vanozzacatanei/AnneMarie.jpg)

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e56/vanozzacatanei/AnneMarieBeautiful.jpg)

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e56/vanozzacatanei/YoungAnneMarie.jpg)

-With her Tino:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e56/vanozzacatanei/AnneMarieandTinoIII.jpg)

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e56/vanozzacatanei/AnneMariewithTinoVI.jpg)

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e56/vanozzacatanei/AnneMarieandTinoII.jpg)

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e56/vanozzacatanei/AnneMarieandTino.jpg)

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e56/vanozzacatanei/AnneMarieTinoandthesea.jpg)

-A king, a queen and their first two children, Alexia and Pavlos:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e56/vanozzacatanei/AnneMarieandTinowithAlexiaandPavlos.jpg)

Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: gleb on February 19, 2007, 06:53:02 AM
Thanks for these lovely pics
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Mandie, the Gothic Empress on February 19, 2007, 05:17:35 PM
Anne Marie is still very pretty, and her story with her husband is so romantic! :) Sadly not everyone Royalty and Commonors alike have that romance luck! :/
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Ilias_of_John on June 05, 2007, 06:13:54 PM
It was His Majesty's birthday on 02/06/07, and we all missed it!
He turned 67.
Happy belated birthday, Sir.

ZITO O VASILIAS TON ELLINON!!
(Long live the King of the Hellenes!
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Lucien on June 11, 2007, 04:23:27 AM
TM attended the concert in honour of Queen Ingrid at Tivoli last night:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start=0&id=14707&zoektype=2&search=10-06-2007%20Copenhagen

http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start=0&id=14705&zoektype=2&search=10-06-2007%20Copenhagen

http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start=0&id=14702&zoektype=2&search=10-06-2007%20Copenhagen

courtey PPE/Albert Nieboer.
 :)
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Lucien on July 07, 2007, 01:03:17 AM
The always lovely Ana Maria B in Norway:
http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start=15&id=15414&zoektype=2&search=04-07-2007%20Dinner

http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start=0&id=15540&zoektype=2&search=05-07-2007%20Ny%20Hellsund

http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start=0&id=15494&zoektype=2&search=05-07-2007%20Spangereid

http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start=15&id=15479&zoektype=2&search=05-07-2007%20Spangereid

http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start=30&id=15464&zoektype=2&search=05-07-2007%20Spangereid

http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start=0&id=15584&zoektype=2&search=06-07-2007%20Arendal

http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start=0&id=15588&zoektype=2&search=06-07-2007%20Arendal

Courtesy PPE/Albert Nieboer.
 :)

Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Ilias_of_John on July 07, 2007, 10:26:46 AM
Thanks for the photo's Lucien.Just a question though,where was the King?
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: dmitri on July 07, 2007, 07:23:16 PM
I think Anne Marie is wonderful as well. The real losers in all of this are the Greek people.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Lucien on July 08, 2007, 01:18:22 AM
Thanks for the photo's Lucien.Just a question though,where was the King?

In Guatamala City attending the 119th meeting of the International Olympic Committee,HM is an honorary member:
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: todoi on July 22, 2007, 11:23:21 PM
I have always had such respect for The King he always carries himself with such dignity. I truly hope he gets to move back to greece
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: dmitri on July 23, 2007, 01:18:43 AM
I think the King may well have the chance to move back to Greece as a private citizen. I doubt though that the Monarchy will ever be restored in Greece. The republic is irrational when it comes to King Constantine and his family. How many republics have you known that have come into being via democratic means? There are not many and there are fewer that have ever given their citizens the chance to vote on whether they become a monarchy again.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eric_Lowe on July 23, 2007, 04:41:26 AM
I agree that should be the case too. Can't see why he has to remain in exile... ???
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Ilias_of_John on July 23, 2007, 04:52:29 AM
There is no legal or moral reason that he has to remain in exile Eric. It is just the sad fact that the despots in Greece are afraid of what may happen if he even returns as a private citizen.Hence they wont even restore his citizenship on the pretext that he does not declare/have a surname.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eric_Lowe on July 23, 2007, 05:04:32 AM
That is so unfair ! I hope that would be rectify soon !  >:(
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Ilias_of_John on July 23, 2007, 08:32:09 AM
I cant see it happening soon pal.The king and family use the European Union immigration act and Danish passport which does not require a visa and I know that the Goverment is not happy at all about that but there is nothing that they can do about it, and I dont believe they will change their ways soon.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: dmitri on July 23, 2007, 06:11:50 PM
Well since the Greek government deprived King Constantine of his own nationality what else was he to do? To strip somebody born Greek of citizenship is quite illegal no matter how it was done.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eric_Lowe on July 23, 2007, 07:32:58 PM
Indeed...If Constantine took this to court, he'll have a good case and most likely win. More egg on the Greek government's face... ::)
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: dmitri on July 23, 2007, 08:04:17 PM
I think though that Constantine prefers to keep out of this sort of mess as he knows his detractors would have a field day against him in the media and therefore tarnish his reputation.
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Post by: dmitri on July 23, 2007, 08:08:52 PM
Yes I sadly think nothing would have happened if the Greek government had not been pressured into it. Successive republican governments in Greece have told lies about Constantine and his family repeatedly.
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on July 23, 2007, 10:47:39 PM
I think it is about time to close the chapter on Constantine's persecution.  >:(
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on July 23, 2007, 10:48:34 PM
Yes let them self destruct.  ;)
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Post by: Ilias_of_John on July 23, 2007, 11:40:46 PM
Hear hear!
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Post by: Ilias_of_John on July 23, 2007, 11:44:54 PM
The only way it can be done is if it comes from the population, for H.M will not lower himself to his detractors level.
Unfortunately the Greek people are too busy "existing" on a day to day basis and and tend to avoid  their own political machinations let alone justice to their own Royal Family.
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Post by: dmitri on July 24, 2007, 09:13:09 AM
I totally agree. The treatment of King Constantine is a sign of an intolerant and paranoid regime. One wonders how much money was wasted in fighting the King in the courts over Tatoi and other properties which were illegally confiscated. They then tried to blame him for taking monies from the natural disasters budget to compensate him. Thankfully King Constantine established a fund for natural disasters with the monies to outwit them. Politics is such a dirty business. Treachery seems to at times be part and parcel of it all. Can anybody possibly imagine the cost to Greece was worthwhile from the military junta and the subsequent traumas? One wonders how Greece would have been now without membership of the European Union and the massive flow of monies from that organisation?  It has all been a Greek tragedy like those of the ancient playwrights. Revenge has been a large factor. It is interesting to note that Constantine's ancestor, King George I, remains the longest serving Greek Head of State going back to Alexander the Great. What stability has the Hellenic Republic brought Greece?
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Post by: dmitri on July 24, 2007, 09:18:55 AM
Perhaps a restoration will happen just by itself. That has happened in the past when matters have been badly mismanaged. Perhaps it will never happen, perhaps it might under a future King like Crown Prince Pavlos. History has a funny way of repeating itself. I wonder though whether any of the Greek Royal Family would want the throne back as it is rather like a poisoned chalice.
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on July 24, 2007, 08:17:05 PM
Well...some Greeks I have talked to did blame the King for chickening out and not stood with the people against the junta. "Had he done so, he would have been a hero" one said. But his depaerure left many monarchist dissapointed. (Very different from his brother-in-law, who stood up against his opponents and won great respect from the Spanish people even today).  ???
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on July 26, 2007, 03:31:34 AM
If they want to be seriously considered they better.... ::)
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Post by: dmitri on July 26, 2007, 09:27:36 AM
I always thought that Marie-Chantal had so much money that the Greek Royals could make the argument that the monarchy would not cost anything to run except for overseas visist as she could pay for it all. Isn't her father a multi-billionaire?
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Post by: dmitri on July 26, 2007, 09:34:49 AM
Yes but remember Juan Carlos was not cut off. The Spanish rebels were only in the Cortez and had not taken over the capital like they had in Athens. Tanks were pointing at the royal palace where Constantine and Anne-Marie were staying. It was a completely different scenario.  There were politicians who actively disliked Constantine. There still are. The longer Constantine had stayed in Greece the more he would have been associated with the Junta. His departure after his failed coup was the only solution. At least he could not be blamed then for the appalling behaviour of the Junta. He should have been welcomed back as he never really supported it. Remember it was the Junta who were governing illegally, not Constantine. They were the ones who declared the illegal republic against the wishes of the Greek people. I do think it was totally unfair that Constantine as the legitimate Head of State was not allowed back after the fall of the Junta. The so-called democratic politicians suspended that part of the constitution and continued the illegal republic holding a questionable referendum where the King was not allowed back into the country to state his case. Instead he was only able to speak on television from London. It was all rigged.   
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Post by: Mary R. on July 26, 2007, 10:23:52 AM
Her father is Robert W. Miller, who made his multi-millions in duty-free retail. One of her sisters were married to an oil heir and the other was married to Prince Alexander von Furstenberg. They're pretty well off!  ;)

Mary R.
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Post by: Ilias_of_John on July 26, 2007, 06:10:54 PM
Eric and Dmitri you are both right(apart from the fact that Alexander was Head of Sate,he was more of a local King with a good army and political apparatus).
With the benefit of hindsight the King should not even have associated the Junta and ordered them to cease and desist come what may have become to his own personal self. However, we need to remember that when it happened he was at Tatoi outside of Athens and the Colonels immeadiately arrested everyone who had any sort of political power.I remember reading that it was 5000 people overnight including all members of parliament all judges, senior police senior clerics all Royal staff etc etc etc.My father remembers the tanks rolling in to the city and the sheer terror of the unknown with the incessant chattering of the machine guns against loyalist troops who were outnumbereed, surprised, and overwhelmed rapidly.
Subsequently there was no one to advise H.M let alone arrest the Junta.
What really irks me as if regular readers of these pages havent realised is how H.M was denied his rightful place after the Junta fell, and that is SOLELY for the reason that the current crop of so called Greek leaders have kept power, influence for their own selfish selves rather than for the good of the Greek people.
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on July 26, 2007, 08:58:08 PM
Yes...The circumstances were not in favour for the young king. It is understanable that some monarchist felt disappointed when the king took off (without knowing the full story of course), and had expect him to be a force against the junta. However he was also handicapped by the unpopularity of his mother, Queen Frederica. One Greek told me that "He really lost the support because of her." and added that she was a figure of contraversy "Depending on who you ask, she was either Snow White or the Wicked Witch of the East."  ???
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on July 26, 2007, 08:59:14 PM
But not wealthy enough to buy Greece for Marie Chantel... ::)
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Post by: Lucien on August 04, 2007, 12:44:22 AM
TM returned to Greece from Denmark earlyer this week as they've (finally) aquired a home in their country.Reason they didn't attend the tradional photo shoot at Graasten Palace yesterday.
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Post by: Ilias_of_John on August 04, 2007, 03:24:24 AM
Long live The King of The GREEKS.


By the Grace Of God
H.M  Konstantine


"my strenght is the love of my people"

 :) ;) :D ;D
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Post by: dmitri on August 04, 2007, 03:58:47 AM
It is good that King Constantine has acquired a home in Greece. I would find it difficult though to imagine the circumstances where the monarchy will be restored as much as any of us may wish that to be the case.
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Post by: Ilias_of_John on August 04, 2007, 05:31:47 AM
Easy to imagine, difficult to put in to practice.
This may surprise a few of you(coming from me),but first the GRF need to convince the Greeks that they have the Greek Nations and the peoples best interests at heart. Unless  they live there and appear to be doing "good work" it will be impossible.


Then again,.
 isnt that what they are doing?
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Post by: dmitri on August 04, 2007, 10:31:06 PM
I doubt the Greek royal family will ever be restored. The current generation of politicians will ensure this never happens. It also needs to be remembered that the republic has been in place since 1974. That's a very long time indeed. No education occurs in Greek schools that ever really highlights anything to do with the monarchy. It is impossible for younger people therefore to have any monarchist attitudes. The media continue to be hostile to the very idea.
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Post by: Ilias_of_John on August 05, 2007, 08:36:05 AM
I know. I know!
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on August 05, 2007, 08:49:03 PM
Difficult but not impossible. However I think soon Constantine can go back and live there as a private citizen. The case against him would not stand in the EU.  ;)
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Post by: dmitri on August 05, 2007, 10:18:38 PM
I am not sure that this new house in Greece is considered a permanent residence. I find it hard to believe he will give up his London residence.
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on August 05, 2007, 11:44:25 PM
It is possible to have 2 homes.  ;)
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Post by: Lucien on August 25, 2007, 11:41:26 AM
With the state of emergency declared in all of Greece due to the immense fires that found at least 44 perished,Greece is in deep mourning.

The Anna Maria Foundation no doubt will do whatever possible to help.

Scorching temperatures,severe drought and (suspected) arsin have killed so many.Greece is in national mourning.
And in protest,as the government did close to nothing to help prevent or warn,incompetent as ever.
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Post by: Ilias_of_John on August 26, 2007, 01:47:18 AM
Outnumbered, understaffed,under resourced, and unfortunately now, some underground.
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Post by: dmitri on August 26, 2007, 02:17:17 AM
Yes such a terrible tragedy. I hope the Foundation can make a difference in some way.
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on August 26, 2007, 10:11:25 PM
I think they will do their best.  :)
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Post by: Iskenderbey on August 30, 2007, 12:17:39 PM
Truly happy birthday to my dear Queen!

However, I doubt she is in a festive mood with all the destruction going on around her in Greece.
A sad anniversary it must be for her and her family.

Regards
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Post by: Lucien on September 19, 2007, 02:22:50 PM
TM King Constantine and Queen Anna Maria celebrated their wedding anniversary yesterday. :)
(September 18th 1964,Athens).
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Post by: Ilias_of_John on October 02, 2007, 09:11:45 PM
Their Majesties, Konstantine(noice the K and not the C) and Anna Maria have just been to Aeriopolis and Itiillo talking to the victims of the fires and handing out donations and goods on behalf of the Queens Foundation.
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Post by: dmitri on October 03, 2007, 07:30:23 PM
You have to admire Konstantine and Anne-Marie's interest in Greece. After all they were told they were not wanted and they still maintain interest and care very much. They are an admirable couple who sadly have been lost in service officially to Greece. They do make up for it unofficially though.
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on October 03, 2007, 08:58:21 PM
I wonder when they will be welcomed back...at least as citizens of Greece ? (like his cousins of Romania & Bulgaria).  ???
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Post by: Ilias_of_John on October 03, 2007, 09:00:33 PM
Dmitri,
How can one forget his homeland and his people?
H.M The King was born in service to his nation!.It was not his decision to be born in such a position but it is his to continue to support his nation and his people, irrespective of the political winds and machinations.
Irrespective of fraudelent referrendums, H.M is loved by the Greeks and the one hundred thousand letters a year he receives and the crowds he attracts are testiment to this.
In the southern Peloponese where he was two days ago, although I havent heard, I can guarantee that there would have been great attention focused on him, even though he would not have published his visit prior to his arrival.
That part of Greece voted overwhelmingly for his restituition in '74 and even today you will still see photos of him  in many family homes.
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on October 03, 2007, 09:03:23 PM
Well said !  ;)
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Post by: dmitri on October 03, 2007, 10:31:24 PM
I guess if Konstantin was beloved by so many of the Greek people they would be out in the streets demanding the restoration of the monarchy. The letters are from a minority of the Greek people. A clamouring for restoring is clearly, no matter what any of us feel or may wish, inot happening. We see no peaceful demonstrations demanding the return of the King. The republic, whether we like it or not - whether we think the referendum was fraudulent or not - is a fact and people have clearly accepted it. The King himself has said that he respects the outcome of the results. It would be nice to see a restoration, but it clearly is not happening. The generations who lived under the monarchy are dying out. The younger ones have only ever known the republic and have been educated to think it is the normal and democratic method of government in Greece. Their Presidents and governments come and go and they just try to get on with daily life. They have not grown up in conditions to support any monarchy in their country. Perhaps if the enormous monies of the father of the Crown Princess were put to good use on his death to help the Greek people through the Anna-Marie Foundation it might be more likely. Actions speak louder than words. There are billions.
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Post by: Ilias_of_John on October 04, 2007, 12:04:55 AM
No you're  right Dmitri, but as for the Miller billions, well,  what can I say?
Maybe they will use them to buy the media in Greece and wala!, anything is possible.
P.S They are the Miller billions, not the Kings, nor Pavlos',nor Marie Chantal'S
Time will only tell.
As for the Greek generations, its only been 32 odd years,anything is possible,The Royal Family still play a public role in Greece, in the media etc etc.
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Post by: dmitri on October 04, 2007, 12:21:58 AM
Yes some of that Miller money to buy some of the press would do wonders for the Glucksburgs putting in certain stories to change the mindset of the people.
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Post by: Ilias_of_John on October 04, 2007, 04:51:00 AM
I have tried one of those translators. lets see what happens!
Don't be angry if it doesent work!   :)



Former King  went down in Arkadia and Lakonia in order to it equips the Greek Team of Rescue 29/9/2007 Surprise felt the residents of  villages of Pa'rnwna when Friday of 28 September the midday in front them the former king Konstantinos and Queen Anna Maria,and she converses with them. The former king accompanied with his spouse ¢nna - Maria and his girl Theodora  day before yesterday the afternoon in Arkadia and kate'lyse in the hotel "Maj'nalon". Their hot reception epefy'laxan the members of Greek Team of Rescue of province Arkadia and Lakonia with which it had long discussion on the work and their action. ¢llwste the visit former it aimed in the personal acquaintance with the EOD, the volunteers of which attempted with success in the recent devastating fires but also in the autopsy in burning. Expressing his wish to award the members of EOD for their willing offer up to self-sacrifice, former it delivered in annex EOD Arkadia useful medical equipment of value 25.000 Euros and in annex EOD Lakonia special telecommunications equipment of value 2.500 Euro. In the representatives of EOD Lakonia it promised moreover the purchase of fire truck Unimog of Merceds, as contribution in their action beneficial to the public. Yesterday the morning the DS of EOD Lakonia and concretely, the chairman Mr Jw. Krjtse'pis, the vice-president Mr Mr Njko'laros and the gen secretary Mr G. Vasj'laros received the himself and his escort in the bridge of Eurotas and from there accompanied in the pyro'plikata villages of Pa'rnwna, there where attempted on a lot of days the volunteers of EOD. Initially they visited their Agrja'noys that suffered the bigger destruction and the settlement Tsj'tzjna where they made attitude for coffee and finally they led to the Holily Abbey of Saint Anargy'rwn. Former at his tour in the burned regions it conversed enough with the residents that e'zisan the danger of whirlwind of fire, which to him transported their recent vjw'mata and opinions for the handlings in the confrontation of fire. Covering the course from their Agrja'noys to the Tsj'tzjna former it met a unit of army, that works in the flood-preventing work and it was informed by the head officer, Major Hr. Gjo'fko for the continuous and coordinated action of flood-preventing protection of army. The visit to our prefecture pe'ran was without any ceremonial and formal niceties make that was certified by the lack of each publicity left effervescent impressions in the citizens for the genuine interest and the factual support in the antjpyrjki' protection of prefecture. In this short tour it was former accompanied also by his personal friend of shipowner Mr Round and his girl Aliki, which is person in charge of institution beneficial to the public "¢nna - Maria" in Athens. According to sure journalistic information that for obvious reasons we cannot reveal the visit will be continued in particularly dear parts of our prefecture where the family of former king maintains powerful friendly bonds. From newspaper LAKWNJKOS TYPE of Saturday of 29 September




It worked.....sort of!
:    :)
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on October 04, 2007, 05:05:54 AM
At least I can read it !  :) Thanks !
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Post by: dmitri on October 04, 2007, 08:23:27 AM
Yes this is the sort of visit that would have never been allowed around the time of the death of Queen Frederika when they were only allowed in long enough to bury her and then had to leave. Like the boating holiday where their boat was buzzed by air force jets in an effort to scare the hell out of them all.
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Post by: Ilias_of_John on October 04, 2007, 05:58:00 PM
Same part of Greece actually.
Gytheio is the port of Mani and the King and his Family docked there and found heaps of people waiting for them.
The sight of a Hercules C 130 (transport aircraft) coming at you at only 100 feet above the waves is enough to force you to change your underwear.
It shows that the then Greek goverment did have something to fear from the King. Why do it so publicly and noisely if they werent?
There is footage on the net that I have seen. I cant find it but if someone can, and posts it you will all see that it wasnt a pleasant experience for a family with 5 children.(young ones)
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on October 05, 2007, 05:08:33 AM
That must have been nice.  :)
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Post by: dmitri on October 05, 2007, 12:26:17 PM
Nice? How can it be nice to have an air force plane try to terrorise a boat load of people below?
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Post by: Ilias_of_John on October 05, 2007, 06:15:05 PM
I thinl he was being sarcastic!
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on October 05, 2007, 08:22:08 PM
Yes...The welcoming committee waiting.  ::)
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Post by: casey on October 07, 2007, 11:04:39 PM
In order for the Royal Family to regain any confidence in the Greek people, His Majesty and other members of the Royal Family should establish a permanent residence in Greece and become involved in phlanthropic work to promote the good for Greece.  This has been done on Portugal and Serbia, where the former Royal Families have become quite popular.

Personally, I would love to see the Monarchy reinstated; however, it seems quite unlikely at this point.
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on October 08, 2007, 12:49:09 AM
If only they were allowed more excess to their country. Do remember former properties were given back to the royal in Romania & Sergia... :(
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Post by: Ilias_of_John on October 08, 2007, 01:21:37 AM
Casey is quite right regaring the residency issue.
Many of us wonder why H.M hasnt moved back.
Perhaps security and political animosity from the left?. There are still powerful anti Monarchists there unfortunately!
He has bought property there ( I think!) and it has been advertised, so perhaps he is slowly working his way towards residence, getting people used to the idea.
The dark horse in this is HRH Prince Nikolaos the 38 year old batchelor son who has been to Greece on numerous occassions, often by himself and often incognito.
Officially he works in his fathers office and is involved in various business ventures, yet something tells me that he may well be the first to return and somehow involve himself  in Greek political life. (ask no questions, be told no lies).
As for the return of the properties, has the Eu court system a right of appeal?,or is that all over and they just have to wait for a moral Greek Goverment to win power?

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Post by: casey on October 08, 2007, 06:28:13 PM
Regarding the issue of the Serb and Portuguese royal properties being returned; it is my understanding the Portuguese royals had to renounce their claim to their former properties as a condition of their return.  This situation in Serbia is different and bit more complicated.  Some properties were returned while others were put into a joint trust by which T.R.H. Prince Alexander and Princess Katherine enjoy the use and have some say about what happens to the royal collections.   While this may be an over simplistic explanation; however, I believe you get the general idea.
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on October 08, 2007, 08:38:27 PM
Well...At least they were not pressured to sell their properties. It is hard to sell the property since the family burial plot goes with it... :(
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Post by: Ilias_of_John on October 12, 2007, 01:18:36 AM
KONSTANTINE
KING OF THE GREEKS






just a quick reminder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Ilias_of_John on November 09, 2007, 04:31:07 AM
Hold on fella's you are getting ahead of yourselves here!
Her husband the King was annointed by the church as King of the Greeks, a title that no one has admitted can be taken away!.
Granted the duties and responsibilities have been withdrawn for a short time .....(smile).... but the title and honour remain.
Subsequently his wife will also always remain as Queen of the Greeks!
Every one happy?
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Post by: dmitri on November 09, 2007, 07:30:58 AM
Former King Constantine no longer calls himself King of the Hellenes. He is referred to as King Constantine. At least his wife is a Princess of Denmark and her sister Queen of Denmark. Thankfully his sister is Queen of Spain. That is a saving grace.
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Post by: Ilias_of_John on November 09, 2007, 03:25:03 PM
A saving grace from what?
We all know what ranks and titles his sister and and sister in law have, the point is what rank and title he and his wife have!
Eric and yourself have suggested that Princess of Denmark is more recognized.My point is that they will be King and Queen till their deaths.
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on November 09, 2007, 10:42:06 PM
Yes royalty fans like us will continue to address the King & queen by their title. However It is a fact also that Greece is now a republic. Anne Marie's tirle as HRH Princess of Denmark is more reconozied since Denmark is still a monarchy.
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Post by: Ilias_of_John on November 10, 2007, 03:04:52 AM
Ok, hypotetical,
If H.M's were to be introduced to the President of Greece,which I know they have, would he address them as Your Majesty..(ies),I think he might!(and has)
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Post by: dmitri on November 10, 2007, 10:18:46 AM
The fact that very close blood relatives (former King Constantine - the sister is reigning Queen Consort of Spain and former Queen Anne-Marie - the sister is reigning Queen Regnant of Denmark) are reigning royalty gives the former King and Queen of the Hellenes a status few other deposed royals have. Former King Michael of Romania, Crown Prince Alexander II and so on do not have this form of luck. They are only distant cousins. It makes a huge difference. Sadly the fact remains that Greece has been a republic whether any of us like it or not for over 30 years. There has been no legitimate King in Greece since the declaration of the republic by referendum. Constantine is a deposed monarch by majority vote of the Greek people at referendum. I would like to see a different situation. It is unlikely to occur. When the sad day comes when Constantine eventually dies there will not even be a deposed King. The Crown Prince will be a mere pretender to a non-existent throne. 
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Post by: Eric_Lowe on November 11, 2007, 07:41:33 PM
Yes...I hope that would not happen though... :(
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Post by: Ilias_of_John on December 14, 2007, 04:01:19 PM
It has just been reported that His Majesty King Konstantine visited his Grace the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Christodolos, on 13th of December.
His eminence is suffering from a cancer that appears to be inoperable.He was in the U.S recently awaiting an operation but surgeons decided that it had spread to such a point that they were unable to assist.

His Majesty has visited the Archbishop on a number of occassions.
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Post by: dmitri on December 15, 2007, 07:36:59 PM
It sounds like he is definitely on the way out hence the visits.
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Post by: Ilias_of_John on December 16, 2007, 03:03:04 AM
Recovery probably isn't on the cards Eric, from what I read a peaceful and painless period of rest leading to his passing is the most desired and hoped for result.
The important point that I haven't raised is that the Head of the Church is receiving visits from the King and sworn defender of the Greek Orthodox faith. This to me at least, indicates that the Church still recognizes her Monarch, and his role in Greek Society. I would bet almost anything that the republicans in Athens would be spitting the proverbial chips that His Eminence Archbishop Christodoulos (servant of Christ is the literal translation of his name),a widely loved and respected leader of Greeks,is allowing the visits to be publicised,hence giving his tacit support of our King.

Another point, different to the important issue above,
 the referrendum deposing the Monarchy in 1974 only asked the Greeks if they wanted to be a Monarchy or not. There was no mention of what the alternatives were to be. It was either a yes or no answer!  Subsequently one can only assume that the nation of Greece was led up the garden path as to what their future would be and as to who would rule them and how.
History has shown us that they unfortunately chose badly'
Hi to everyone,  I have missed our chats,  glad to speak to  you!
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Post by: dmitri on January 06, 2008, 11:10:53 PM
Such a sad loss for Greece when you compare Constantine and Anne-Marie with their successors either in the illegal military junta or subsequent office of President. What a misfortune for Greece.
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Post by: Lucien on May 24, 2008, 04:01:09 PM
HM Queen Anne-Marie and TRH Prince Nikolaos,Princess Alexia,Prince Philippos,Princess Theodora and dear Prince Nokolaos with Tatiana attended the wedding of TRH Prince Joachim and Princess Marie today:

HM and her sister HRH Princess Benedikte:
http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start?45&id=22399&zoektype=2&search=24-05-2008%20Mogeltonder

TRH Princess Theadora and Prince Philippos:
http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start=15&id=22428&zoektype=2&search=24-05-2008%20Mogeltonder

TRH Princess Alexia,Prince Nikolaos and beautifull Tatiana:
http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start=0&id=22438&zoektype=2&search=24-05-2008%20Mogeltonder

HRH Princess Alexia:
http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start=0&id=22442&zoektype=2&search=24-05-2008%20Mogeltonder

Courtesy PPE/Nieboer.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Lucien on August 07, 2008, 04:32:02 PM
TM met with Felipe and Letizia at the Olympic Casa de Espana,Peking:
http://i34.tinypic.com/2j124qp.jpg

http://i36.tinypic.com/2vd4mqv.jpg

http://i38.tinypic.com/nweq2g.jpg

 :)

Courtesy Lula.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Ilias_of_John on August 14, 2008, 01:00:37 AM
I just saw this on a blog,
Quite cute actually!


"The crown prince of Greece, now King Constantine, won a gold in the dragon-class sailing in the bay of Naples. Ari Onassis, the original Greek tycoon, came into the shower room where the prince was cleaning up after he and his crew had been dunked into the filthy waters of Naples—my father was crewing for him—and got into the shower fully clothed, kissing the prince and congratulating him. That night there was a great ball in the palazzo of the duke of Serra di Cassano, with most of Europe’s reigning royals attending. For a 23-year-old, it was quite impressive stuff."
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: carl fraley on August 14, 2008, 01:25:07 AM
HM Queen Anne-Marie and TRH Prince Nikolaos,Princess Alexia,Prince Philippos,Princess Theodora and dear Prince Nokolaos with Tatiana attended the wedding of TRH Prince Joachim and Princess Marie today:

HM and her sister HRH Princess Benedikte:
http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start?45&id=22399&zoektype=2&search=24-05-2008%20Mogeltonder

TRH Princess Theadora and Prince Philippos:
http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start=15&id=22428&zoektype=2&search=24-05-2008%20Mogeltonder

TRH Princess Alexia,Prince Nikolaos and beautifull Tatiana:
http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start=0&id=22438&zoektype=2&search=24-05-2008%20Mogeltonder

HRH Princess Alexia:
http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?start=0&id=22442&zoektype=2&search=24-05-2008%20Mogeltonder

Courtesy PPE/Nieboer.


What Order does the Red sash that Prince Phillipos is wearing belong to?  Is that the Sash of the Order of King George I?  His sister is wearing the Sash of the Order of St. Olga and St. Sophia ?? correct??








Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Lucien on November 13, 2008, 03:59:08 AM
HM The King awarded the Rolex Sailor of the Year Trophy 2008,Madrid.
Dear Tino was accompanied by his nephew Frederick,Crown Prince of Denmark.

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=11-11-2008%20Madrid

Courtesy PPE/
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Lucien on February 19, 2009, 12:12:48 AM
Dearest Tino and Prince Nicolaos attended the reception at the opening by HRH The Prince of Wales
of the exhibition "Byzantium,330 - 1453" at the Royal Academy of Arts,London.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eric_Lowe on February 19, 2009, 02:47:29 PM
King Constantine is proud of his son's handsome looks. What a pity he is still not taken...
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Marlene on February 27, 2009, 02:33:13 PM
He has been shacking up with the same chick for some years now.

King Constantine is proud of his son's handsome looks. What a pity he is still not taken...
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eric_Lowe on February 27, 2009, 04:55:53 PM
I mean properly married...
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Lucien on April 18, 2009, 04:51:57 AM
King Constantine and Queen Anne Maria are in Greece,more precise they are on Crete visiting with their old friend and former PM of Greece Mitsotakis and his family.
The couple arrived from Athens to Iraklio and spend days touring the island,ao to Rethymno and Chora Sfakia.

Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Ilias_of_John on May 04, 2009, 06:04:08 PM
 His Majesty is to have a heart operation at the end of the month.


Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Lucien on May 17, 2009, 04:46:38 AM
Tino and Anna Maria attended an Olympic sailors weekend along with Harald of Norway in Poland last weekend. ;D
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Lucien on June 01, 2009, 08:18:57 AM
HM The King underwent a succesfull heart op.Queen Anna Marie thatnks all wellwishers:

http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2009/06/queen-annemarie-thanks-wellwishers.html

courtesy hja
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Ilias_of_John on June 02, 2009, 05:32:36 AM
http://www.noblesseetroyautes.com/nr01/?p=14323
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Ilias_of_John on June 06, 2009, 05:23:08 AM
His Majesty is due out of hospital sometime in the coming week.
I understand that he is recovering well but as been very tired as a result of it.
Mind you,a major heart operation at any age, let alone 68, is serious.


Cheers,
Ilias
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: grandduchessella on June 24, 2009, 03:50:23 PM
From Google:

"MADRID (AFP) — A nephew by marriage of Spain's Queen Sofia was on Friday charged with corruption by a judge in Spain's Canary Islands.

Carlos Morales, an architect, gave evidence to the judge for five hours before being charged with influence-peddling, a statement from the Canaries high court said.

Morales is married to Princess Alexia of Greece, the daughter the former Greek King Constantine, who is the brother of Spain's Queen Sofia.

Twenty-one people, including politicians and businessmen, have already been arrested since last month in the island of Lanzarote for alleged involvement in the affair, in which prosecutors say kickbacks were paid for municipal contracts."

Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Lucien on August 12, 2009, 11:57:58 AM
On occasion of the birth of Princess Alexia....:

http://www.noblesseetroyautes.com/nr01/?p=15643

courtesy Régine,N & R.
 :)
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: greekroyalist on January 02, 2010, 12:37:37 PM
Well, i m new here, and i think that a photo-thread with king Constantine and queen Anne-Marie pictures from the past is missing. I;m greek, and in my opinion this royal couple was one of the most beautiful in Europe at 60's. I'll start with three pictures with them :

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_0X18t-8ZkNM/SzIpDvh-vYI/AAAAAAAAAKQ/96QGqelAkts/couple%20%282%29.jpg)
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_0X18t-8ZkNM/SzIojqPhRaI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/1ajxox42z-s/s512/%CE%B2%CE%B1%CF%83%CE%B9%CE%BB%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%BF%20%CE%B6%CE%B5%CF%85%CE%B3%CE%BF%CF%82.jpg)
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_0X18t-8ZkNM/SzIokGzR44I/AAAAAAAAAJY/205r259XYTk/%CE%91%CE%BD%CE%BD%CE%B1%20%CE%9C%CE%B1%CF%81%CE%B9%CE%B1%20%CE%BA%CE%B1%CE%B9%20%CE%92%CE%B1%CF%83%CE%B9%CE%BB%CE%B5%CF%85%CF%82.jpg)
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: greekroyalist on January 03, 2010, 04:50:07 AM
Problem solved! Here some more portraits of ex-king Constantine during the years 1964-1967, before the exile..

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_0X18t-8ZkNM/Sz_c1WR3H3I/AAAAAAAAAdY/qJg9QzTsCiw/s512/%CE%A0%CE%BF%CF%81%CF%84%CF%81%CE%AD%CF%84%CE%BF%206.jpg)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_0X18t-8ZkNM/Sz_cGcjNNtI/AAAAAAAAAc4/0FycnLuFuGg/s512/%CE%A0%CE%BF%CF%81%CF%84%CF%81%CE%AD%CF%84%CE%BF%2012.jpg)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_0X18t-8ZkNM/Sz_cGVZo4OI/AAAAAAAAAcw/Ag4NIByzkaQ/s512/%CE%A0%CE%BF%CF%81%CF%84%CF%81%CE%AD%CF%84%CE%BF%2014.jpeg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_0X18t-8ZkNM/Sz_c1ndiQkI/AAAAAAAAAdg/uuVKGZE8Z3A/s512/%CE%A0%CE%BF%CF%81%CF%84%CF%81%CE%AD%CF%84%CE%BF%205.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_0X18t-8ZkNM/Sz_c15ehbtI/AAAAAAAAAdw/O_h_Zx141Ys/s512/%CE%A0%CE%BF%CF%81%CF%84%CF%81%CE%AD%CF%84%CE%BF%202.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_0X18t-8ZkNM/Sz_c2L7gGZI/AAAAAAAAAd4/1VRjNv6KBhI/s512/%CE%A0%CE%BF%CF%81%CF%84%CF%81%CE%AD%CF%84%CE%BF%201.jpg)
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on January 03, 2010, 09:33:21 AM
i have a 100 pages dossier about Queen sophia of spain with tons of pictures of young constantine. I ll scan a few of them when i have some time ;-)
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: greekroyalist on January 03, 2010, 09:38:42 AM
great, i can't wait to see them. there are a few pictures of a younger Constantine on the net..
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on January 03, 2010, 09:41:42 AM
here i got one about Irene`s christening.

(http://i50.tinypic.com/2vc88si.jpg)

Pity he s looking down!
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: greekroyalist on January 03, 2010, 09:57:14 AM
This is how Constantine looked as a young boy...

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_0X18t-8ZkNM/S0C9_RJkv3I/AAAAAAAAAe4/iD-8PfzS8EU/s512/young%20constantine.jpg)
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Lucien on January 03, 2010, 03:00:30 PM
Efgaristo Poli Greekroyalist and Katenka! :)

Beautifull beautifull Queen Anne Maria and dearest Tino,Bless Them:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-xuzmGOpSw&feature=player_embedded

Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: greekroyalist on January 05, 2010, 01:16:17 PM
From their engagement,  January 23 1963, in Kopenhagen's Amalienburg Palace.

1. The couple with King Pavlos I of Greece
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_0X18t-8ZkNM/S0OLXfFSxvI/AAAAAAAAAkg/drfXvAm4AX0/s1600/arravones67.jpg)

2.  The official photo of the engagement
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_0X18t-8ZkNM/S0OKfCEHy_I/AAAAAAAAAkY/NZWaPJhbQ8c/s1600/arravones23.jpg)

3. & 4. The happy couple after the engagement

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_0X18t-8ZkNM/S0OLX-TmMOI/AAAAAAAAAk4/F-85rDxKnf8/s1600/arravones20.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_0X18t-8ZkNM/S0OLYMk572I/AAAAAAAAAlA/MUvMw0XvEKg/s1600/arravines5.jpg)
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Georges duke of Kent on January 15, 2010, 01:59:12 AM
Constantin looks so proud, a bit too sur of himself.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eric_Lowe on January 15, 2010, 11:25:30 AM
He is a very interesting man. He has a chubby kid like face with a deep voice. I think he is a very nice and charming man.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on January 27, 2010, 12:17:36 PM
What i promised. The first of a serie of pictures i scanned yesterday about constantine

With his sisters using the boy scout uniform

(http://i49.tinypic.com/2chatd.jpg)

Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: greekroyalist on January 31, 2010, 10:18:37 AM
Constantine used to wear the boy scout uniform from  a very young age.. I think the Greek royal family tried to make him an example for greek youngsters,
 something like the ideal young-man. Among with scout membership, he was encouraged to participate at the 1960's Olympic games..
 a way to make him more popular?

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_0X18t-8ZkNM/S04O3a4doLI/AAAAAAAAAuY/Gm2j5-MhvXY/s512/Konstantine%201952.jpg)
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on January 31, 2010, 11:31:45 AM
Constantine with Irene, Sofia and Juan carlos the week of their wedding

(http://i45.tinypic.com/2mx389e.jpg)
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Georges duke of Kent on February 02, 2010, 08:58:24 PM
Is there anyone who can tell me why Sophie and Irène looks like if their mother was a little chimpanzee! Zoomanity sweet Mary babe! Stop saying they all look nice and this and that ... Juan Carlos is a living God next to those german princess. I know Sofia is a good queen but...she also has a beautiful ..daughter who turn a prince into a dazzling queen. I think Frederica has the zoo gene. ::)
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Ilias_of_John on February 02, 2010, 11:46:44 PM
Is there anyone who can tell me why Sophie and Irène looks like if their mother was a little chimpanzee! Zoomanity sweet Mary babe! Stop saying they all look nice and this and that ... Juan Carlos is a living God next to those german princess. I know Sofia is a good queen but...she also has a beautiful ..daughter who turn a prince into a dazzling queen. I think Frederica has the zoo gene. ::)


Absolutely charming post!
In the old days a gentleman would be challenged to a duel for comments half as snide as that.
But obviously you as a count are not a gentleman!
I wonder what Her Majesty's Queen Frederica's grandsons would say to you if they bothered?"
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Alixz on February 03, 2010, 08:11:45 AM
Is there anyone who can tell me why Sophie and Irène looks like if their mother was a little chimpanzee! Zoomanity sweet Mary babe! Stop saying they all look nice and this and that ... Juan Carlos is a living God next to those German princess. I know Sofia is a good queen but...she also has a beautiful ..daughter who turn a prince into a dazzling queen. I think Frederica has the zoo gene. ::)

Comments like this are not appropriate nor appreciated.  Please, if you don't agree with what others post, try to keep it civil.

Also, to anyone who has sent me reports of behavior that they feel was inappropriate - I didn't know that I was a moderator on this sub- board.  It must be something new that I missed.  No problem, I don't mind and now that I know I will be more attentive.  

Also, I have been on a leave of absence form the AP Forum since the end of October and so have not been monitoring my mail for this forum.  I am returning a little at a time.

Thanks for you understanding,

Alixz
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: grandduchessella on February 03, 2010, 08:34:45 AM
Is there anyone who can tell me why Sophie and Irène looks like if their mother was a little chimpanzee! Zoomanity sweet Mary babe! Stop saying they all look nice and this and that ... Juan Carlos is a living God next to those german princess. I know Sofia is a good queen but...she also has a beautiful ..daughter who turn a prince into a dazzling queen. I think Frederica has the zoo gene. ::)

To second what Alixz posted, a reminder about postings about living royals--which Sophie and Irene are--the FA's stated position is that comments about living royals be respectful in tone. I really don't think that impugning Sophie and Irene's looks and saying they inherited a zoo gene adheres to that.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eric_Lowe on February 03, 2010, 05:31:42 PM
They all looked good.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Alixz on February 04, 2010, 08:12:01 AM
Eric,  That is a very nice thought.

However, we all know that not everyone, Royal or Common, always looks good or meets with today's social standards of beauty.

You are very nice.

Beauty is very subjective, but rudeness is not and that is why both grandduchessella and I made a comment about the posting we thought was rude and violated the Forum Administrator's rules.

It does seem that everyone who posts here usually thinks that all royals are beautiful or handsome.  That is OK as it is again subjective.  We are not saying it is wrong to disagree and to think that someone is not beautiful or handsome, we just ask for respect.  Especially for those royals who are still living.

I doubt they have the time, but perhaps they come here sometimes and have a look around.  How awful if they were to read that someone thought they had a "zoo" gene.

You might be surprised by the person you are talking to.   Stephen Kerensky grandson of Alexander, posted here for a while.  You just never know.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eric_Lowe on February 04, 2010, 10:22:53 AM
I think royalty is not a beauty contest. Most certainly some of them are more attractive than others. As long as it is not taken to extremes (extremely obese, thin as a rail). There is no call for commenting the zoo gene. Also you cannot be sure who is the father in some royal marriages, as in the case of Queen Isabel II of Spain, they can only be sure that the child is borne of the mother.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: LisaDavidson on February 04, 2010, 11:55:16 AM
I think royalty is not a beauty contest. Most certainly some of them are more attractive than others. As long as it is not taken to extremes (extremely obese, thin as a rail). There is no call for commenting the zoo gene. Also you cannot be sure who is the father in some royal marriages, as in the case of Queen Isabel II of Spain, they can only be sure that the child is borne of the mother.

Disagree - I, too, have been notified of this obnoxious post. I have been working at my day job and am researching my new book - so sorry for not responding sooner to everyone.

Eric, the policy of the board as quoted by our General Administrator should be respected as if it came from the FA or Bob Atchison - and she said "comments about living royals (should) be respectful in tone".

Respectful means no comments about body type, including what you might consider too fat or too thin. It's just not respectful. Royals are people and all people are to be treated with courtesy and respect. I do not want to see any more objectionable comments by Count Guiromov, or I will have you dealt with by both the management of this board and by Ilias of John. Are we clear?
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eric_Lowe on February 04, 2010, 12:03:54 PM
I don't think I am talking about a living royal here. I fully understand that. However for dead royals, all of their aspects should be viewed and discussed. otherwise very soon we will be just be a fan club that do monologue of praises of all royals.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Ilias_of_John on February 04, 2010, 08:28:34 PM
I know of several royals who pop in and out of this forum, and I can tell you that they dont think they have a zoo gene, nor are they impressed by the "Count's" comments.
They are used to being abused by people who dont even know them,let alone have the guts to tell them directl!
Anyway, if there is a lady whose honour needs defending Lisa,let me know, I'll be there,


I MIGHT EVEN BRING 4 OF HER VERY TALL GRANDSONS WITH ME!


:)
 
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Lucien on February 05, 2010, 02:44:46 AM
I know of several royals who pop in and out of this forum, and I can tell you that they dont think they have a zoo gene, nor are they impressed by the "Count's" comments.
They are used to being abused by people who dont even know them,let alone have the guts to tell them directl!
Anyway, if there is a lady whose honour needs defending Lisa,let me know, I'll be there,


I MIGHT EVEN BRING 4 OF HER VERY TALL GRANDSONS WITH ME!


:)
 


Hah!!Et Moi aussi!It would be the `Mother of all Battles`.. ;D to do away with the ignorant mon cher Ilias....but don´t telll anyone here..

Le peuple is just that,living by hypes and crazes of the day and age they breath in,that is how it was,how it is and how it always will be.
Ignorance and fat headlines rule either as long as it sells,or as long as one can  hurt others who often are in no position to do anything
in return,ie,the Royals.They are uncalled for game to so many I often wonder how people get away with that without
having their faces and guts rearranged from time to time.I´ve always promissed myself to ditch one accidently  in a canal here in Amsterdam
 sometime before I change the present for the eternal world,but it´s not fair,I´ve never had the chance till now.They run faster then I do.

But back now to one of the most beautifull,sympathetic and warmest couples modern Royal history has seen and,thank God,still can see.

Yamas!To TM!
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Ilias_of_John on February 05, 2010, 03:54:39 AM
 :) :) :) :) :)

I was wondering how long it would be before you contributed!

It gets a little lonesome here on the Greek forum, just me and Eric and the occcasional crackpot count!

Welcome!

As for doing away with Ilias of John, the only way that would happen is,

 ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

if her 4 very tall grandsons trampled me in the rush to throw down the gauntlet, or to slap a face with their gloves!

But I don't think that would happen, as I would tell them to turn up 5 minutes after I planned on being there!

And I would use a rapier (if you are interested!), must be my Maniot heritage and the generations long vendetta policy that we have!(under the Brooklyn bridge!)
 

 
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eric_Lowe on February 05, 2010, 05:37:15 PM
I think so too. Their family is the best looking Royals in Europe. Sadly that there is no more marriages of equal any more. They would make great consorts (just like their cousin Philip (Britian) & Aunt Sophia (Spain)).
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eric_Lowe on May 07, 2010, 11:53:55 AM
HM has never forgotton his homeland. He should be allowed to play more of a role in Greece.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Ilias_of_John on May 07, 2010, 11:30:27 PM
I'm still in shock!!
Incompetent goverment and stupid,stupid people.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Clemence on May 08, 2010, 03:15:48 AM
HM has never forgotton his homeland. He should be allowed to play more of a role in Greece.

allowed by whom?
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eric_Lowe on May 08, 2010, 08:56:55 AM
The Greek Government.  :(
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: mjl1786 on May 23, 2010, 01:53:41 PM
Kind of a random question, but I was just curious if anyone has any idea what Queen Anne-Marie's popularity was like among the Greeks when her husband was still on the throne?

In my opinion, it seems that when Anne-Marie first arrived in Greece she was viewed as a sweet, inoffensive figure, obviously her youth and beauty made her appealing, and she definitely didn't seem like an extravagant queen. She also seemed a bit shy and perhaps uncertain about her new role, but it seems like she made her best efforts to make herself visible among the Greek people. Being as young as she was (just turned 18 when she married the King), and having no idea what life was like in Greece, I'm sure no one can blame her for being a bit shy.

Again, this is just my personal opinion, but I feel like especially after the controversial Queen Frederica (it seems like every Greek has an opinion of her- she was either viewed as a hardworking queen who fought for her people or as meddling and overbearing towards her husband and her son), the Greek people were pleased that their new queen was much less controversial than her mother-in-law.

Anyway, just something I'm curious about, if anyone has any thoughts to offer.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eric_Lowe on May 25, 2010, 11:11:50 PM
Yes. It is a fact that Anne Marie was much more loved than Frederica.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Lucien on June 04, 2010, 07:38:41 AM
HM The King celebrated his 70th birthday on wednesday.

...and none of the experts here knew..... ;D
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Ilias_of_John on June 04, 2010, 06:41:17 PM
I did!!


http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=101007657&EditorialProduct=Royalty#
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eric_Lowe on June 05, 2010, 05:22:26 PM
Yes. Although we did not annonced it.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: ashdean on June 06, 2010, 01:11:30 AM
Yes. Although we did not annonced it.
Strange that such an important/worthwhile post should be ommitted by someone who announces so much tosh!
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Lucien on June 06, 2010, 11:09:56 AM
I did!!


http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=101007657&EditorialProduct=Royalty#

Ofcourse Ilias!!One can always count on you!Yamas!! ;D
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eric_Lowe on June 06, 2010, 02:28:53 PM
Everyone has it priorities. I seldom annonce dates (birth or death). It is just not my thing.  ;)
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: mjl1786 on August 01, 2010, 02:36:15 PM
On Wikipedia's article about Queen Anne-Marie, it states that there were "polite protests from the Left" within Denmark following her engagement to Constantine. Was their marriage ever controversial/still controversial among the Danish people? Does anyone have any insight into this?
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Ilias_of_John on August 01, 2010, 06:29:41 PM
I haven't heard anything.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eric_Lowe on August 23, 2010, 09:10:07 AM
I think it was popular. One must remember the Greeks were an offshoot of the extended Glucksborg Family.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Lucien on August 30, 2010, 11:53:26 AM
HM Queen Anne Marie celebrates her 64th birthday today,august 30th.Yamas!
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on January 08, 2011, 08:54:42 AM
A sweet image of Constantine with Little Alexia in his arms and Anne Marie looking them

(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/1715/14009147.jpg) (http://img687.imageshack.us/i/14009147.jpg/)

 
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Clemence on July 07, 2011, 08:26:59 AM
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In July 1964, the announcement of their engagement raised the polite protests of the Left in Denmark.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Anne-Marie_of_Greece

do we know the reasons for this protests?

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Yamas!

lucien, what's that supposed to mean?
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eric_Lowe on July 07, 2011, 02:20:09 PM
An expression in Greek ?
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Lucien on August 31, 2011, 04:28:34 AM
HM Queen Anna Marie of Greece celebrated her 65th birthday yesterday.Yamas!!! :)
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Suzanne on August 07, 2012, 10:01:58 PM
King Constantine has been presenting the sailing medals at the 2012 Olympics - he was a gold medalist at the 1960 Games

http://www.royalhistorian.com/the-royal-regatta-royalty-sailing-and-the-olympic-games/
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: RoyalWatcher on December 17, 2013, 01:13:36 PM
I am totally surprised at the news that King Constantine & Queen Anne-Marie are leaving England and relocating to the Greek capital, Athens, to live full-time. He follows his son, Prince Nikolaos, and his wife who are renting a flat in Athens. Stunning news.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eric_Lowe on December 18, 2013, 06:48:48 PM
I think it shows their support for their country, which a lot of rich people were leaving and sent their money away.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Iskenderbey on December 30, 2013, 02:18:48 PM
On Wikipedia's article about Queen Anne-Marie, it states that there were "polite protests from the Left" within Denmark following her engagement to Constantine. Was their marriage ever controversial/still controversial among the Danish people? Does anyone have any insight into this?

I believe I read somewhere than an objection was made from the Left as at the time the Communist Party of Greece was still outlawed and there remained a few hundred or so political prisoners.  Same with the then protests for the Anglo-Greek state visit in 1963. 
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eric_Lowe on January 01, 2014, 08:54:11 PM
With the collapse of the Communist countries from Eastern Europe to South East Asia. I think that has vindicated the failure of Communist rule.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Olga Maria on February 14, 2014, 02:15:48 AM
Happy Valentine's to everyone!
Happy Valentine's to my most favorite modern royal couple! So glad they already live in Greece <3
(http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/th_KonstantinosandAnneMarieKingampQueenofGreece78_zpsd72fd094.jpg) (http://s440.photobucket.com/user/olga_maria1993/media/KonstantinosandAnneMarieKingampQueenofGreece78_zpsd72fd094.jpg.html)  (http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/th_KonstantinosandAnneMarieKingampQueenofGreece79_zps810356ee.jpg) (http://s440.photobucket.com/user/olga_maria1993/media/KonstantinosandAnneMarieKingampQueenofGreece79_zps810356ee.jpg.html)
(http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/th_KonstantinosandAnneMarieKingampQueenofGreece74_zps3fb29abf.jpg) (http://s440.photobucket.com/user/olga_maria1993/media/KonstantinosandAnneMarieKingampQueenofGreece74_zps3fb29abf.jpg.html) (http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/th_king_constantine_ii_3_20120406_1445372502_zpsde7760f2.jpg) (http://s440.photobucket.com/user/olga_maria1993/media/king_constantine_ii_3_20120406_1445372502_zpsde7760f2.jpg.html)
(http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/th_KonstantinosandAnneMarieKingampQueenofGreece64_zpse244ee75.jpg) (http://s440.photobucket.com/user/olga_maria1993/media/KonstantinosandAnneMarieKingampQueenofGreece64_zpse244ee75.jpg.html)  (http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/th_KonstantinosandAnneMarieKingampQueenofGreece65_zps3b864d53.jpg) (http://s440.photobucket.com/user/olga_maria1993/media/KonstantinosandAnneMarieKingampQueenofGreece65_zps3b864d53.jpg.html)
(http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/th_KonstantinosandAnneMarieKingampQueenofGreece68_zpse2eb0061.jpg) (http://s440.photobucket.com/user/olga_maria1993/media/KonstantinosandAnneMarieKingampQueenofGreece68_zpse2eb0061.jpg.html)  (http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq126/olga_maria1993/th_KonstantinosandAnneMarieKingampQueenofGreece168_zps0bf009f1.jpg) (http://s440.photobucket.com/user/olga_maria1993/media/KonstantinosandAnneMarieKingampQueenofGreece168_zps0bf009f1.jpg.html)

Sources: Greek Royal family's official website, Getty Images (as watermarked)
They just look soo cute holding hands in that picture on a garden (?) pathwalk! A pity there are no extra powerful zoom lens then - it must be soo lovely to see their expressions up close!
Anyway, I love all these photos! They are very perfect for each other!
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eric_Lowe on February 15, 2014, 11:07:40 AM
The perfect royal couple. :-)
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: bongo on March 09, 2014, 03:31:26 AM
According to a post on this Greek website (link below) there was an ugly incident this week involving Constantine and two bodyguards in Athens when he turned up at a coffee shop. When the patrons spotted him they began shouting what business did he have there and demanding he leave. At first he refused to leave, and it got bad, and people went to the kitchen looking for yogurt and tomatoes to throw at him and calling him a "mullah of Frederika" (God she really must be loathed.) He was hurried away in a limo.

Has anyone heard if this is true and any more about it? I can't find anything in the Greek media about it, but they all hate his guts, so it may not be published.

http://www.protothema.gr/greece/article/358956/video-to-klama-tou-glixbourg-gia-ton-patera-tou/
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Eric_Lowe on March 10, 2014, 12:34:26 AM
I think Queen Frederica was dividing factor, just as Queen Olga's popularity helped her husband. Queen Frederica did the reverse.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Olga Maria on March 23, 2014, 12:21:25 AM
Poor King Constantine! I don't know what Queen Frederica did to be hated like that but I think to insult her son that way is too barbaric! Constantine is living there as an ordinary citizen. Sadly, those people might be thinking perhaps he's there to grab the crown again.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: bongo on March 23, 2014, 06:34:07 AM
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I don't know what Queen Frederica did to be hated like that

Mmm, well let's see: at least Tsarina Alexandra had the excuse she was the wife of an autocrat when she tried to run the government. Given Greece was supposed to be democracy, Frederika had no such excuse.

As for Constantine: his present situation is not surprising, even for a country where monarchs needed to keep their bags packed. He comes across as charmless, limited, stubborn and arrogant IMHO.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: RoyalWatcher on June 11, 2014, 04:01:25 PM
Does anyone have information about where the King and Queen are located in Athens? Did they purchase a place in Psychiko?
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Clemence on June 17, 2014, 01:17:35 PM
According to a post on this Greek website (link below) there was an ugly incident this week involving Constantine and two bodyguards in Athens when he turned up at a coffee shop. When the patrons spotted him they began shouting what business did he have there and demanding he leave. At first he refused to leave, and it got bad, and people went to the kitchen looking for yogurt and tomatoes to throw at him and calling him a "mullah of Frederika" (God she really must be loathed.) He was hurried away in a limo.

Has anyone heard if this is true and any more about it? I can't find anything in the Greek media about it, but they all hate his guts, so it may not be published.

http://www.protothema.gr/greece/article/358956/video-to-klama-tou-glixbourg-gia-ton-patera-tou/

My dear bongo, welcome to the forum. Personally, I'd much avoid to reproduce any of the nonsense crap some ''editors'' try to sell with newspapers people buy only to get the gifts included (especially gas coupons). As about the opinion modern Greeks have of the royal family, unfortunately it's like the opinion we have on everything, superficial that is and full of stereotypes. Modern Greeks do not have the patience to riexamine their recent past and they much prefer an ancient one which they find more glorious and less painfull to their self image.
Title: Re: King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie - (nee Denmark)
Post by: Yelena Aleksandrovna on July 15, 2014, 01:31:01 PM
Slightly different pose of Queen Anne Marie of this well known photo-session. <<Click on the image for seeing its full size>>

(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt94/KaiserinCharlotte/DarlingCharlotte/anamaria_zpsbf8ab842.jpg) (http://s601.photobucket.com/user/KaiserinCharlotte/media/DarlingCharlotte/anamaria_zpsbf8ab842.jpg.html)