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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #180 on: June 15, 2014, 07:58:13 PM »
I've seen it written in books that George I was planning to abdicate that year (1913) as it was the 50th year of his rule. He was going to turn the reigns over to Constantine when the war was over. Unfortunately, an assassin stopped that plan. I've never read that he would go to England though--I assumed it would be Denmark (where he kept property) with visits to his wife's home in Russia.
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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #181 on: June 15, 2014, 08:43:50 PM »
Sad. he would have been a great help to his son...

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #182 on: July 30, 2014, 01:30:28 AM »
King George I of Greece, King Christian IX, with Prince George on his arm and Crown Prince Constantin I - 4 generations


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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #183 on: July 30, 2014, 02:15:00 AM »


George and Olga




Not Olga. That's their daughter, Alexandra.

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #184 on: July 30, 2014, 01:43:35 PM »
Not Olga. That's their daughter, Alexandra.

I thought she looked a little too young to be Olga but the site had her listed as Olga. Alexandra really does look like her mom's mini-me.


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« Reply #185 on: July 30, 2014, 08:34:16 PM »
Queen Olga, Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna, Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna - 4 generations



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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #186 on: November 21, 2014, 01:23:02 AM »
Hello everyone! I am new to this site, so I am not sure how to post the reply properly.

Here: http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=1278.265;wap2 it is stated that king George I of Greece remained Lutheran throughout his life. That's an interesting question, because the Orthodox funeral service was served over him. I am Orthodox myself and for me it seems really strange, almost impossible, that an Orthodox funeral service would have been read over a non-Orthodox person. Probably only because he was a king in an Orthodox country and greatly loved by his Orthodox wife and his Orthodox subjects???

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #187 on: January 05, 2015, 07:37:06 AM »
Wanted to post a picture but the link failed.... will come back later. Sorry, admins, feel free to delete this post.
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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #188 on: January 05, 2015, 09:19:40 AM »
Here we go

Queen Olga with son Konstantin



Olga and her husband



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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #189 on: January 07, 2015, 03:04:23 AM »
Queen Olga never lost her look.

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #191 on: January 11, 2015, 11:21:14 PM »
Newspaper illustration.

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #192 on: July 03, 2015, 10:31:29 AM »

RE: The Russian-language DVD by V. Motsardo on Queen Olga of Greece (née Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna) produced in 2006.

I also found it on YouTube:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmjnzO3myZ4

Perhaps this two-hour film has already been discussed here on the Forum, but I finally watched the DVD only recently. I thought that it was well done, and that it did a good job of resurrecting her memory for those in Russia. (It’s a pity that they didn’t put out a Greek or English version.) The film often cites the correspondence and diaries of Queen Olga, thus allowing the viewer to ‘hear her voice’.

Two episodes in the film revealed facts that I had not known before.

1)
In 1918, Prince George of Greece secretly made a trip to Russia in order to visit his mother, Queen Olga, who had remained there at the outbreak of WW I. (Queen Olga had tried to dissuade him from making the dangerous journey.) Prince George arrived on the eve of the Bolsheviks’ October coup d'etat. Being under the impression that the Russian Imperial family had been transferred to Moscow, Prince George traveled there from Petrograd. Once in Moscow, he discovered that they had actually been sent to Tobolsk. From Moscow he wrote to Queen Olga his observations on the horrors and destruction wrought by the Revolution. He thought of going to Tobolsk, but reconsidered, since the rumor was that the Imperial family would only be there temporarily, until they could be brought back to Moscow for a ‘trial’. He commented that it was impossible to know what to believe in the face of the many rumors and lies then circulating.

2)
Queen Olga of Greece and Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna were sisters-in-law and close friends. After the Revolution, both being in exile, they continued their correspondence of many years. The film cites the text of a letter written to Queen Olga by the Dowager Empress in the 1920s, in which Maria Feodorovna states that if God wills that she should die there, i.e., abroad and in exile, then she “does not wish in any way that her remains be taken to that land where such crimes were committed against her loved ones”.

Of course, one could argue that when her remains were finally returned and buried next to those of Tsar Alexander III, the land was no longer the USSR, but Russia again — yet one wonders how she would have felt about it all…
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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #194 on: February 13, 2016, 02:57:27 AM »