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King Paul & Queen Frederika (nee Hannover) of Greece
« on: January 06, 2005, 12:00:22 PM »
I have read that Queen Frederika died in Madrid during some sort of eye surgery.  Is this correct, and does anyone have any pictures from her funeral?  Was Sophia allowed to stay any longer in Greece than her brother Constantine was?  Thanks in advance!

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Re: King Paul & Queen Frederika (nee Hannover) of Greece
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2005, 04:41:36 PM »
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I have read that Queen Frederika died in Madrid during some sort of eye surgery.  Is this correct, and does anyone have any pictures from her funeral?  Was Sophia allowed to stay any longer in Greece than her brother Constantine was?  Thanks in advance!


Yes, Frederika suffered a heart attack while undergoing minor eye surgery in a Madrid Hospital.  Sofia did not remain longer than her brother.

Frederika's death and funeral was well-covered by the international media, and the newspapers had photos of the burial.
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Re: King Paul & Queen Frederika (nee Hannover) of Greece
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2005, 12:01:04 PM »
Thank you for the information Marlene.  Where did QF live once she was exiled from Greece?  I have a feeling it might have been Rome, but something also tells me she lived for a time with Sophia.  

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Re: King Paul & Queen Frederika (nee Hannover) of Greece
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2005, 12:07:05 PM »
Queen Frederica also spent some time in India .(studying
Easteren religion I have heard not sure how true that is
thought).

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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2005, 01:10:15 PM »
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Thank you for the information Marlene.  Where did QF live once she was exiled from Greece?  I have a feeling it might have been Rome, but something also tells me she lived for a time with Sophia.  



She divided her time between Rome and Madrid and Madras, India
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Re: King Paul & Queen Frederika (nee Hannover) of Greece
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2005, 08:18:15 AM »
i have a picture of frederikas funeral but im not sure how to put it on here you can see if you go to the greek royal house web site and go to links queen frederika

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Re: King Paul & Queen Frederika (nee Hannover) of Greece
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2005, 11:18:14 AM »
Thanks for the tip!  I have tried to access the site but apparently it is down...I will try again.  In the meanwhile, here is a picture of Frederika wearing the emerald tiara with the intertwining E's for Queen Elisabeth, now owned by Anne Marie, as a necklace:

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Re: King Paul & Queen Frederika (nee Hannover) of Greece
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2005, 07:36:45 PM »
She also wearing Queen Sophie's tiara. That's probably one of the better known images of her--was it for a formal event like a coronation?
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Re: King Paul & Queen Frederika (nee Hannover) of Greece
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2005, 08:50:22 AM »
she was a very beautifful women i have a lot of pictures of her

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Re: King Paul & Queen Frederika (nee Hannover) of Greece
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2005, 03:41:49 AM »
i have always wanted to no why frederika was disliked. im in the middle of reading her book were she of cause comes acros in a very positive but i have read another book were she was described as being petti, corrupt, greedy, bitter cruel bethor i read that i always viewed her as a very intelegent, beautifful, strong, witty and spiritul women.
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Re: King Paul & Queen Frederika (nee Hannover) of Greece
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2005, 06:50:46 AM »
Perhaps having been born German and grand daughter of Kaiser Wilhelm II did not help her popularity.
I believe that according to Hugo Vickers biography of Alice, Princess Andrew, Frederika was on occasions quite nasty to the older princess - on one occasion failing to inform Alice that Princess Nicholas has died.

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Re: King Paul & Queen Frederika (nee Hannover) of Greece
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2005, 09:11:54 AM »
I don't know what all the root of it is but I have a older Greek friend who swears up and down she was a Nazi and practically spits every time he mentions her.  :-/  She certainly rouses passions.
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Re: King Paul & Queen Frederika (nee Hannover) of Greece
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2005, 11:03:06 AM »
i heard that she was not a nazi but like every child in germany she had to join the hitler groups her parents pulled her out and sent her to england then italy.
in her auterbiography she talked obout a jewish docter saving her husband.
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Re: King Paul & Queen Frederika (nee Hannover) of Greece
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2005, 11:52:55 AM »
My consort had met her as a child. She certainly possessed all the public relations attributes that fit a queen! (unlike her husband who, even as a king, could hardly speak the language of his subjects).
However, half of the Greeks were against kings and royalty by conviction through upbringing.
She was also of German descent and this certainly did not help either (not with the Greeks of W W II)!
So, there you have most of it!
One more reason: Because of her husband's inclinations, apparently she was quite active in Greek political life, even if behind the scenes. Such does not still sit well with many men, of that region or in general!
She died rather early, although by then she probably had plenty of opportunities to show what she was really made of.

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Re: King Paul & Queen Frederika (nee Hannover) of Greece
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2005, 12:05:30 PM »
yes she died age 64 which was quite tragic i heard she was poisond or purpusly killed in some sort of surgary in spain

p.s can some one tell me how to put images on here