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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2011, 11:47:17 AM »
Helen and Carol during coronation, 1922 :

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2011, 01:31:27 PM »
In his " Queens of Heart of Romania ", Guy des Cars paints a contrasting portrait of Queen Helen. He describes her as arrogant and ambitious and as having been primarily responsible for the failure of her marriage to Carol.
According to him, Helen would never have feelings for Carol and have agreed to marry because her mother, Queen Sophia, and she was forced to a good match for a princess without a great fortune.

As soon as she was mother, Helen felt she had fulfilled her duty by providing a legal heir to the throne of Romania and began to refuse her husband who, disappointed by this behavior, began to get some derivatives with less cold creatures .

The leak of Carol with Magda Lupescu offered the dual advantage of Helen's get rid of a man she could not stand long time, physical presence, and the ability to reign through her son.

Still according to Guy des Cars, Helen wanted a divorce from Carol for purely sentimental reasons, because she wanted to marry the Duke of Aosta she had known in 1925.

Later, despite attempts to reconcile Carol who sincerely wanted to rebuild the home, Helen, who still hoped to receive from the Vatican permission to marry the Duke of Aosta, have stubbornly refused to resume married life with her ex- husband. The princess who wished for one thing, moving to Italy, would not yield. Henceforth, the separation between the couple was final.

If one believes this release, the exile of Helen in 1930 was voluntary and would have preferred to live away from her son for purely sentimental reasons.

Is this the absolute truth and not only is it a personal interpretation to try to rehabilitate Carol ? If all these facts are true, this would imply that Helen was far from being the wife Martyrdom and persecution which she had created an image in the eyes of the world.
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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2011, 02:49:00 PM »
Pity for Helena that  Amedeo first fell in love with Maria Jose of Belgium and later of Anne DŽOrleans.

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2011, 08:19:33 AM »
Queen Mother Helen and son Michael during visit in USA in 1948 :

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2011, 02:54:19 PM »
Elena with her son Mihai in a carriage, 1929-1930 :

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« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2011, 01:29:55 PM »
Queen Helen in 1938 :

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2011, 11:52:46 AM »
"Sitta" and Mihai :



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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2011, 03:49:19 PM »
Helen with her sister Irene and friends :

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #38 on: April 23, 2011, 08:01:52 AM »
Helen and other members of the royal family of Greece (click picture for enlarge it) :



From left to right, seated, first row, Princesses Irene, Helen, Catherine and Marie of Greece.
Standing behind them, we recognize Princes Christopher and Paul of Greece
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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2011, 05:23:00 PM »
Again Helen and Michael in the early 50s :

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #40 on: April 30, 2011, 08:52:49 AM »
Princess Helen and her father King Constantin in 1920 :

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #41 on: May 08, 2011, 10:22:58 AM »
Elena on Peles Castle's balcony :

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #42 on: June 07, 2011, 05:41:24 PM »
Helen had a charm that is only her own. :-)

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #43 on: June 08, 2011, 11:45:31 PM »
Helen had a charm that is only her own. :-)

Due to you I suppose,as her personal assistant...?
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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #44 on: June 09, 2011, 02:24:10 PM »
Oh I wish I could have been. But from the letters her relatives wrote her, her photos and her memoirs. All pointing towards that.