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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #150 on: November 14, 2005, 01:31:06 PM »
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Why?


In his 2004 biography "Philip and Elizabeth", Gyles Brandreth has a footnote as follows: "In 1959, she published Prince Philip: A Family Portrait, regarded at Buckingham Palace, as 'a somewhat unreliable memoir' ".  He doesn't give the BP source of that quote, but I myself suspect it came from Prince Philip.

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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #151 on: November 14, 2005, 02:48:41 PM »
Anyway, the book of Alexandra's memoires FOR A KING'S  LOVE , i think that is very interesting.  Its a  dependable source  for the lives of princess Aspasia and  queen Alexandra - for two tragic figures in Greece Royal Family.

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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #152 on: November 15, 2005, 09:42:16 AM »
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Anyway, the book of Alexandra's memoires FOR A KING'S  LOVE , i think that is very interesting.  Its a  dependable source  for the lives of princess Aspasia and  queen Alexandra - for two tragic figures in Greece Royal Family.



Actually, For a King's Love is rather one-sided, and ghost written.  Moreover, Alexandra was considered emotionally unstable, and had already tried to kill herself several times  -- all of her books should be taken with a grain of salt.
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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #156 on: November 15, 2005, 09:27:23 PM »
Photos of Alexandra(thank Alex M.)...if you have some more of Alexandra or Aspasia I'll be very glad to post them!Thank you so much!

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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #157 on: November 16, 2005, 03:09:35 PM »
Anyone knows how are the realations between crown prince Alexander and Greece Royal Family, now?
Because Konstantinos was not present in 60th celebration of Alexander in Belgrad...

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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #158 on: November 16, 2005, 04:55:07 PM »
There were some informations that Crown Prince and his wife came for birthday celebrations just for one day,but I haven't seen them in any pictures,so I assume they are in good relations!

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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #159 on: December 30, 2005, 10:36:13 AM »
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Has been she Queen or just a sort of a "Princess Consort"?
Has anyone some photos about Aspasia Manos?


In short, Aspasia became a Princess of Greece only after the death of King Alexander and the birth of her daughter Princess Alexandra.

What would have happened if Alexander never died is up to anyone to guess.  Another historical "what if".
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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #160 on: January 03, 2006, 11:27:57 AM »
Don't think she will be queen though... >:(

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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #161 on: January 04, 2006, 10:42:05 AM »
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Don't think she will be queen though... >:(


I would disagree.  
If King Alexander had lived, the Prime Minister, Venizelos, would not have wanted King Constantine to return to Greece, and thus, would have probably sought to allow Aspasia to become Queen, or at the very least, a "Princess Consort", and thus allow that King Alexander's child would become successor to the throne.

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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #162 on: January 04, 2006, 11:04:43 AM »
No...I don't think so. At least not at that time.

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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #163 on: February 24, 2006, 09:04:55 AM »
Both the Greek Royal family and Prime Minister Venizelos where against Alexander to marry a commoner. So Alexander did married Aspasia in one of his friends house, secretly. When Aspasia got pregnant, the royalist part and exiled king Constantine was afraid of a boy child,which Venizelos may claim that he-the boy-is the legal succesor of his dead father. After the girl was born, King Constantine, who already been back to Greece, named Aspasia and her newborn child, Alexandra, both as ´´princess of Greece´´. He was reliefed :-))

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Re: King Alexander I & Aspasia Manos
« Reply #164 on: February 24, 2006, 09:06:09 AM »
By the way...sorry for my english...i have to do a lot of practice yet:-)