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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania
« Reply #225 on: May 17, 2007, 01:57:42 AM »
yes Elena 'Magda' Lupescu  >:(

poor Queen Helen, she was such a great person and a great mother  :'(

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania
« Reply #226 on: May 21, 2007, 11:40:29 AM »
In a interview in todays Daily Telegraph..Princess Margarita speaks with immense affection about her grandmother...

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania
« Reply #227 on: May 21, 2007, 08:09:40 PM »
Yes...when I met her before. She talked about her too with affection.  ;) I wonder about what her "other sisters" thought about her ?  ???

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania
« Reply #228 on: May 22, 2007, 05:50:24 AM »
yeah each time i see her on TV she says her greatest model is her grandmother  :)

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania
« Reply #229 on: May 27, 2007, 01:40:01 PM »

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania
« Reply #230 on: May 27, 2007, 02:53:53 PM »
thank you gleb  :)

pics like that are quite rare!

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania
« Reply #231 on: May 27, 2007, 04:14:28 PM »
The ILN chose that as a front cover for an issue--'Picturesque Royalty'.
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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania
« Reply #232 on: May 27, 2007, 07:29:10 PM »
What is ILN ?  ???

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania
« Reply #233 on: May 27, 2007, 09:16:30 PM »
Illustrated London News--sorry, I reference it so much I get used to the shorthand.
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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania
« Reply #234 on: May 29, 2007, 05:00:23 AM »
i very much like these pics of Elena and Carol together ,before or after their wedding coz they are very difficult to get.
for example i've only seen one photo of them with their son Michael ,which is weird so to say  :-\  :(

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania
« Reply #235 on: May 29, 2007, 02:03:28 PM »
You saw the one on page 6, didn't you Laurra? I was especially surprised at that one, given that it was taken after Carol returned to Romania. There are more of them together when Michael was an infant, they were covered pretty well in the press. In fact, the photo series of the last image posted also involved Michael. Helen was definitely photographed with him more than Carol, though.
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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania
« Reply #236 on: July 10, 2007, 08:39:15 PM »
Was Helen close to her Aunt Moretta ?  ???

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania
« Reply #237 on: July 13, 2007, 03:44:01 PM »
Was Helen close to her Aunt Moretta ?  ???

Not sure about her Aunt Moretta.  From everything I have read, Sophie's children were closest to Mossy and her family.

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania
« Reply #238 on: July 13, 2007, 08:54:27 PM »
Yes that is well known. Maybe Moretta was too embittered since she had no childen.  :(

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania
« Reply #239 on: July 13, 2007, 09:02:12 PM »
I haven't ever read that Moretta was particularly embittered by a lack of children--just disappointed and pained. It may just have been more natural for Sophie & Mossy to bond over their children--some of whom were pretty close in age. Moretta may have come to be more excluded from this--much the same way that singles often feel pushed out by friends who marry and begin to 'hang out' more with other couples. Plus, Sophie & Mossy seem to have been closer even when they were smaller, being the 2 youngest children. Morettta's bond seems to have been with Waldemar, her contemporary, and then she was lumped in with the 2 youngest as Vicky's trio. That doesn't necessarily indicate a strong bond and Moretta doesn't seem to have visited Sophie much, at least during Vicky's lifetime where there are her letters to go by.
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