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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #45 on: October 25, 2009, 02:00:22 AM »
Who can tell me how Irene's relation with Anne of France was? I heard that they struggle together during the War.
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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #46 on: October 25, 2009, 11:05:46 AM »
I think her husband's cousin.  Aimone's mother was a Princess of France.

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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #47 on: October 25, 2009, 11:17:32 AM »
They were sisters-in-law. Anne was married to Amedeo of Aosta while Irene was married to his younger brother Aimone. Both brothers succeeded their fathe as Duke of Aosta (Amedeo had only daughters so his brother succeeded to the title) and died within 6 years of each other (1942 and 1948 respectively).
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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #48 on: October 25, 2009, 04:13:04 PM »
And also cousins!!! I was right, Aimone mother (Princess Helene of Orleans, later Duchess of Aosta; daughter of Louis Philippe, Count of Paris) 's and Anne's mother (Princess Isabelle of Orleans, later Duchess of Guise; daughter of  Louis Philippe, Count of Paris) were sisters. Making Irene and Anna also cousins.


and also Anne's sister Francoise of Orleans was married to Irene's uncle Chrisopter of Greece.

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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #49 on: October 25, 2009, 04:35:14 PM »
They were cousins only by marriage, the closer relationship was sisters-in-law. As you pointed out, it was Irene's husband who was the child of an Orleans princess, not Irene. Irene and Anne shared no close blood relation, only a marital one.
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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #50 on: October 26, 2009, 01:31:20 PM »
Are they close friends ? Irene and Anne ?

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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #51 on: January 06, 2010, 11:19:45 AM »
Lovely Irina :



Irene with Prince Christian of Schaumbourg-Lippe, one of her betrothed ?



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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #52 on: January 06, 2010, 11:31:26 AM »
Yes. They were betrothed for awhile. It was later broken off (like another betrothal with Nicholas of Romania).

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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #53 on: January 07, 2010, 11:03:41 PM »
To all of you a gracefull thanks for your genealogical answer! Unfortunately I am lost and hav eto draw the family tree in order to put Anne and Irene at the right spot.

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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #54 on: January 08, 2010, 11:24:05 AM »
You mean Anne of Orleans & her sister in law Irene of Greece right ?

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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #55 on: January 10, 2010, 12:34:56 AM »
Yes Mr. Lowe those two. The Greece family had spread so many interesting princes and princess to western societies that they should be name 'the 20th c.  royal family' such as 'the Bourbon of the 18th c. or the Saxe Cobourd of the 19th c. .

Have you read La dernière Bonaparte by Celia Bertin? It's the life of Marie Bonaparte and Georges.
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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #56 on: January 10, 2010, 06:07:19 PM »
Yes I have read the English edition. Quite surprise by the level of honesty in that book.

Don't know too much about the relationship of Anne & Irene. They were sisters-in-law and appeared to get along with each other in public.

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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #57 on: January 10, 2010, 08:45:24 PM »
Does anyone agree thet Laurent or Lorenz d'Autriche-Este looks like Anne's husband? (sorry..jump from one subject to another - Du coq a l'âne...)

I think the book adressed itself to open minded amateur because Marie's passion for Freud needs to go through intimacy in order to be fully explain. Honesty is yes key word here.

Thanks again Mr. Lowe.
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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #58 on: January 10, 2010, 09:07:21 PM »
Thanks for the information. We can discuss more on Marie Bonaparte's thread in the Greek Royal Family.

Do you know much about Irene's relationship with other members of the House of Savoy. It is quite strange that she married a Catholic.

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Re: Princess Irene of Greece (1904-1974)
« Reply #59 on: January 10, 2010, 11:58:29 PM »
Well my dear Mr. lowe, the problem came from Greece's autonomy itself as a country I guess, at the time of the wedding. Autonomy toward the neigbours, the close one and the devil one, il Duce and Hitler first. Giving a beautiful bride to the Royal family of Italy was a strategic issue in order to keep the safety of the country. I don't think the farewell to Tatoi was a big issue for the poor princess. But as we know, the link with the Savoy was not a real gift for her, did bring any luck unfortunately.  I guess from what we know, Irene was very much isolate in her thougts within that House of Savoy and within the facist circle of Helene de France. and regarding Anne, well cant say she was I think, as the daughter of duchess de Guise, a symbol of compassion for the 'people'. No with all my respect, I dont think Irène was happy with those French 'dry at heart' and maurassienne princess.
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