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Re: Prince Christopher & his wives, Nancy Leeds & Francoise of Orleans
« Reply #195 on: November 10, 2012, 02:43:03 PM »
could she be Princess of Denmark without an agreement with the King of Denmark ?

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Re: Prince Christopher & his wives, Nancy Leeds & Francoise of Orleans
« Reply #196 on: November 11, 2012, 07:00:03 AM »
I think she was only created Princess of Greece,not Denmark,but I am not sure...

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Re: Prince Christopher & his wives, Nancy Leeds & Francoise of Orleans
« Reply #197 on: November 11, 2012, 12:28:18 PM »
I think she was only created Princess of Greece,not Denmark,but I am not sure...

I've seen it as both ways and also her as just Greece but Alexandra as Greece and Denmark. I'm sure there are people who are more knowledgeable than myself who can answer the question. I believe Marlene has stated her title was Princess Alexander, Princess of Greece. Actually, looking at a picture of her tombstone--it just says Princess of Greece so I guess that's that.

To answer Clemence's original question though--yes, it had been done for someone other than Nancy, whether or not Aspasia was a Princess of Greece or of Denmark as well.
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Re: Prince Christopher & his wives, Nancy Leeds & Francoise of Orleans
« Reply #198 on: November 11, 2012, 05:25:14 PM »
Don't think she was a princess of Denmark, although her daughter Alexandra might be eligible. The Princesses of Greece were issued Danish passparts when they were exiled from Greece. Prince Philip was also a Prince of Greece & Denmark just like his sisters.

I agree her title should be Princess Alexander of Greece, since she was not of equal dignity as her husband like Princess Michael of Kent.

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Re: Prince Christopher & his wives, Nancy Leeds & Francoise of Orleans
« Reply #199 on: November 15, 2012, 03:24:47 PM »
That is interesting for a Greek Prince to be Catholic. Did her son married in the Catholic faith too ? I am pretty sure he was married in Athens. His daughter Olga was recently married in the Greek Orthodox faith.

From my understanding, Prince Michael was baptised G.O., raised R.C., but practiced Greek Orthodoxy again when he resumed his duties as a Greek Prince, around the time that he went for military service in Greece, around 18 or so years of age.  He was married in the Greek Orthodox Church. 

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Re: Prince Christopher & his wives, Nancy Leeds & Francoise of Orleans
« Reply #200 on: November 15, 2012, 08:39:40 PM »
Yes.l He is of the Greek Faith.

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Re: Prince Christopher & his wives, Nancy Leeds & Francoise of Orleans
« Reply #201 on: December 15, 2012, 08:12:53 AM »
Christophe and his second wife Françoise :

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Re: Prince Christopher & his wives, Nancy Leeds & Francoise of Orleans
« Reply #202 on: February 23, 2013, 01:12:26 PM »
I think he looks older because of his bald head and glasses.

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Re: Prince Christopher & his wives, Nancy Leeds & Francoise of Orleans
« Reply #203 on: March 09, 2013, 07:57:42 AM »
Nancy Leeds :

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Re: Prince Christopher & his wives, Nancy Leeds & Francoise of Orleans
« Reply #204 on: March 10, 2013, 01:16:26 AM »
Haven't seen that tiara before.

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Re: Prince Christopher & his wives, Nancy Leeds & Francoise of Orleans
« Reply #205 on: April 08, 2013, 05:00:36 PM »
In addition to his youthful romance with Princess Alexandra of Fife, Christopher also had a romantic interest in the ill-fated Grand Duchess Olga:

"Olga, as the eldest daughter, attracted the most attention. The first man to express interest in her as a possible bride was her father’s first cousin Prince Christopher of Greece. In 1914, while staying with his sister Grand Duchess Marie Georgievna and her husband Grand Duke George Mikhailovich at their Crimean estate, Harax, he attended a reception at which the eighteen-year-old Olga was also present. After Olga had returned to Livadia, the Prince, recalled Baroness Agnes de Stoeckl, his sister’s Lady-in-Waiting, “was suddenly overcome with a passionate desire” to propose to the Emperor’s daughter. "He told me," wrote the Baroness, "that he greatly admired the Grand Duchess Olga...and asked me if I thought he had any chance. To me this was nothing very new, as I was accustomed to his short-lived enthusiasms, but this time I decided it would be a very good idea. After endless discussion, we decided to speak to his sister, the Grand Duchess George, and she suggested, 'Why not try?' So, having been given a stiff whisky and soda, he started for Livadia that afternoon. Whilst he was away, we three, the Grand Duchess, Zoia [the Baroness's daughter] and I, walked about aimlessly. We worked ourselves into a perfect fever of excitement. When we heard the wheels of the car returning we nearly broke our necks trying to get to the door. I slid down the staircase in my haste but neither I nor anyone else took the least notice of that. He looked pale but dignified. We imagined he would have returned triumphant with a ring on his finger. Pushing him into the small writing room, we yelled at him, 'Well?' He slumped into a chair, and with a bewildered expression said, 'I don't know.' 'What do you mean, you fool, you don't know?' 'Well, I don't.' Then, when we had ceased insulting him, he told us that the Emperor had been most kind but said firmly, 'Olga is too young to think of such a thing as marriage yet.'" King and Wilson, The Romanov Children also Page 127, "My Dear Marquis," By Baroness Agnes de Stoeckl, London, John Murray, 1952

Perhaps this was just to let Christopher down easily as Olga wasn't considered too young for the ongoing consideration of Carol of Roumania.
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Re: Prince Christopher & his wives, Nancy Leeds & Francoise of Orleans
« Reply #206 on: April 08, 2013, 11:52:48 PM »
The Empress was not fond of her husband's cousins and most likely would vetoed the match. Also Olga was already in love with some of the officers according to her diary.

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Re: Prince Christopher & his wives, Nancy Leeds & Francoise of Orleans
« Reply #207 on: August 17, 2013, 07:40:09 AM »
The wedding in 1928 :

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