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Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« on: February 23, 2005, 05:25:22 PM »
Any good picture of his wife Irene?

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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2005, 04:19:11 PM »

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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2005, 07:31:56 AM »
Who is this King of Croatia?

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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2005, 02:36:35 PM »
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Who is this King of Croatia?


King Tomislav II was the name taken by the 4th Duke of Aosta (of the junior line of the Italian royal house of Savoy).  Prince Aimone was married to Princess Irene of Greece in 1939.  

In 1941, as Tomislav II, he was proclaimed King of the independent state of Croatia, a Germanand Italian puppet state covering most of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. He never had any power or even set foot on the territory of the state, and subsequently abandoned the crown in 1943, after the Italian withdrawal from the war.

He died in 1948.


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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2005, 01:15:34 AM »
Thank you Jane, for that information.

The Croats have hardly anything to be proud of, regarding this so-called King of Croatia. The so-called state of Croatia was a Nazi puppet state and resulted in genocide of the Serbs, Jews, Roma, etc.

Neither this "King" who was a fascist and who never set soil to Croatia, nor that "Independent state of Croatia" should be even mentioned on Royalty forums.

Croatia had its Kings in the Middle Ages and that's it.

The only true Royals from what used to be Yugoslavia are the Karadjordjevic dynasty of Serbia and the Petrovic-Njegos of Montenegro.


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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2005, 06:37:20 AM »
''King Tomislav II of Croatia",Prince Aimone of Savoy,Duke of Aosta set soil on Dubrovnik,but when he realised that he is considered as a puppet,he went back to Italy and resigned the throne,but never resigned his claimes...

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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2005, 09:15:11 PM »
I've never heard of this Tomislav II. I'm Croatian, and sometimes, my dad would tell me about King Tomislav I and Queen Jelena.

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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2005, 01:49:51 PM »

(from Point De Vue)


(from CZ's book)

Princess Irene is the girl in the back.
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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2005, 04:56:48 PM »
Thank you for posting those pictures, Mandie. In the first one, she is the spitting image of Tino. I'd like to find out more about Irene, her personality and so forth. Maybe someone would be kind enough to share some information with us...

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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2005, 08:45:49 PM »
All i can fine of Princess Irene is that she was born on 13 Feb 1904. She was the fifth child of Konstandtin and Sophie. She married the Duke of Aosta. and had one child a son. and she died on 15 Apr 1974.



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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2005, 11:13:32 PM »
I read somewhere that in the Second World War she was sent to a Nazi concentration camp.
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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2005, 09:25:38 AM »
Yes she was. While Princess Mafalda of Hesse (nee Savoy) was the famous internee there were quite a few royals who were rounded up. Her husband, Philipp of Hesse had already been detained and action against Mafalda was thought to have been in retaliation for her father's recent abandonment of Mussolini and Italy's withdrawal from the Axis. This anger at Italian royals was probably the reason for the roundup of Princess Irene of Greece, Duchess of Aosta, and her SIL Anne of Orleans, Dowager Duchess of Aosta (sister of the late Comte de Paris) as well as their children. I'm not sure which camp they were at though. I know that CPss Antonia of Bavaria was at a separate camp from Mafalda so the royals were split up.

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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2005, 12:10:09 PM »
Thanks for this photoes,
I never saw them before.

Does anybody know how she went to know Ajmone di Savoia?
As far as I know their marriage was not so happy and successful.
There are so few infos about her.

Is it true that her mother lived in Villa Sparta, near Firenze?
So did she spend her life in exile?

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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2005, 02:34:25 PM »
Because my bad english i will try to write as better i can.

Princess Irene of Greece was know as Tittum or Tim in her family. She was very close to her sister Helena, and also to her brother Pablo. She was born in Athens the 13 of February of 1904. She was not speccialy beauty, but she was tall, slender, and had the elegance of the greec princesses of her generation.

Is it true that her mother lived in Fiesole, near Firenze, in Villa Sparta. This house was of her sister Helena, who bought it after her exile of Roumania.

In 1923, Irene was engaged (not officialy) with Nicholas of Roumania, brother of IreneŽs brother in law, Carol, and brother of IreneŽs sister in law, Elisabetha (Queen of Greece), but this engagement was not well acepted in the court of Roumania, so, it was broken (i have seen a few picks of this relation).

At the end of the twenties, a german cousin, Christian de Schaumburg-Lippe (one of the sons of Louise of Denmark), wanted to married Irene, but suddenly, in 1927, this engagement too was broken without a clear justification. At the age of 30 Irene continued single.

Because of the exile of the Greek Royal Family, she was in very good terms with the Italian Royal Family, and in Italy she meet the handsome Aimone de Saboya, cousin of the King of Italy, but the mother of Aimone didnŽt like Irene because she was a niece of the Kaiser, finaly they married en 1939, Irene was 35.

They lived in Firenze in Villa de lla Cisterna.

Sorry i have to go now, i will continue later.

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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2005, 09:57:54 PM »
That's interesting.  If Irene of Greece had married Nicholas of Romania, a triple marriage alliance would have been the result, as Irene's sister Helen married Carol II of Romania and her brother George II married Elizabeth of Romania.
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