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Do any of our posters know in which cemetery in New
York City she was buried?  I do know she was buried in her fathers Mausoleum and Prince Christopher accompanied the body back for burial. ???

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Re: Nancy Leeds, Princess Christopher of Greece
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2005, 03:26:56 PM »
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Do any of our posters know in which cemetery in New
York City she was buried?  I do know she was buried in her fathers Mausoleum and Prince Christopher accompanied the body back for burial. ???



Woodlawn, according to an article in the NYTimes.
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2005, 03:28:37 PM »
Nancy Leeds was not styled Princess Christopher.  She was created a Princess in her own right, as HRH Princess Anastasia -- well, when your millions help restore the monarchy, the least the king could do was create Nancy a princess.
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Re: Nancy Leeds, Princess Christopher of Greece
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2005, 04:05:49 PM »
Wasn't it her son who married Princess Xenia (daughter of Greek Minny & GD George M.)?
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2005, 04:19:13 PM »
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Nancy Leeds was not styled Princess Christopher.  She was created a Princess in her own right, as HRH Princess Anastasia -- well, when your millions help restore the monarchy, the least the king could do was create Nancy a princess.


Thanks Marlene for the correction.  I had forgotten about that.

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Re: Nancy Leeds, Princess Christopher of Greece
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2005, 06:34:12 PM »
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Wasn't it her son who married Princess Xenia (daughter of Greek Minny & GD George M.)?


William Leeds - we have been talking about Xenia and William in another thread.  Apparently they had played together as children and got engaged in1921 - she was sixteen, he eighteen and it was a shock to the family.  Despite objections, they persisited with the wish to be married, even threatening to elope if necessary.  As Charlotte Zeepvat pithily remarked 'the marriage was not a success'....
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Re: Nancy Leeds, Princess Christopher of Greece
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2005, 10:05:32 AM »
 (As Charlotte Zeepvat pithily remarked 'the marriage was not a success)


sadly true ... William Leeds inherited his millions far too early - and sadly, his second wife got most of the fortune.
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Re: Nancy Leeds, Princess Christopher of Greece
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Stunning woman! Hope that Prince Christopher loved not only her money but herself.
BTW,I wonder was Princess Francoise,2d spouse of Pr.Christo as rich as Nancy?

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Re: Nancy Leeds, Princess Christopher of Greece
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2005, 05:36:49 AM »
Svetabel I've never seen that first photo of Nancy Leeds before - she certainly was attractive and wealthy to boot!
Her taste for jewels is equally well known; the second photo shows her wearing her Cartier diamond tiara that has vague echoes of GDss Vladimir's famous diadem (now the property of QEII)..........
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Re: Nancy Leeds, Princess Christopher of Greece
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2005, 08:29:22 AM »
Princess Françoise d'Orléans also came into the marriage with Christopher of Greece with a considerable dowry, centered mainly in jewels, properties and stocks.  As the daughter of the immensely wealthy Duc de Guise, the repository of many fortunes within the French Royal Family, Guise left financially endowed all his children.  I do not know, how much money Nancy leeds had, thus I cannot compare bwteen both, but Françoise was not poor by any means.

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Re: Nancy Leeds, Princess Christopher of Greece
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2005, 08:32:31 AM »
I also find this fact fascinating...the latest royal-to-royal coupling seems to be that of Prince Aimone of Savoy-Aosta, Duke de Puglie, and Princess Olga of Greece.  Aimone is a grandson of the late Prince Henri d'Orléans, Count of Paris (1908-1999); while Olga is a granddaughter of the late princess Christopher of Greece (née Françoise d'Orléans).  Henri and Françoise were siblings, both being the children of the Duc de Guise.

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Re: Nancy Leeds, Princess Christopher of Greece
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Princess Françoise d'Orléans also came into the marriage with Christopher of Greece with a considerable dowry, centered mainly in jewels, properties and stocks.  As the daughter of the immensely wealthy Duc de Guise, the repository of many fortunes within the French Royal Family, Guise left financially endowed all his children.  I do not know, how much money Nancy leeds had, thus I cannot compare bwteen both, but Françoise was not poor by any means.

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Nancy Leeds brought millions into the marriage. She was far wealthier than Francoise,  as I think she inherited about $25 million when William Leeds, the tin plate king, died - her husbabd.  Now that $25 million would translated into a far higher figure today.  The family is still wealthy, but a good portion of the money went to the second wife of her son, William.
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Re: Nancy Leeds, Princess Christopher of Greece
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2005, 09:45:26 AM »
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Nancy Leeds brought millions into the marriage. She was far wealthier than Francoise,  as I think she inherited about $25 million when William Leeds, the tin plate king, died - her husbabd.  Now that $25 million would translated into a far higher figure today.  The family is still wealthy, but a good portion of the money went to the second wife of her son, William.


Nancy was rich enough to largely pay for the Greek royal family and contribute to their return to Greece ... She was created a Princess in her own right because of all that American money.
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Princess Francoise of Greece
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2005, 09:57:09 AM »
Does any one no anything about princess francoise mother of prince michael of greece?

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Re: Princess Francoise of Greece
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2005, 12:40:37 PM »
Not much...I think a biography of Prince Christopher of Greece is in order. AThat would include both his wives and his son, Prince Michael. I wonder why he hadn't wrote of it himself, since he is such a good writer...