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When did Printesa Elizaveta (ex wife of Giorgos II of Greece) die and where?

Where did she live in Bucuresti? Did she ever got divorced?

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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2005, 02:24:47 PM »
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When did Printesa Elizaveta (ex wife of Giorgos II of Greece) die and where?

Where did she live in Bucuresti? Did she ever got divorced?

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Gleb,

She died on the French Rivera and was divorced.  She was a nasty old snake!

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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2005, 02:45:52 PM »
was she the owner of the Elizabeth palace?

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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2005, 11:03:09 AM »
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was she the owner of the Elizabeth palace?

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Yes, I read that the Elisabeta Palace was built for her in 1936. It was a gift from her brother, King Carol II, if I'm not mistaken. Anyway soon after she left Bucharest and went to live to the castle of Banloc near Timisoara.

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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2005, 05:18:49 AM »
She was, from what UI've read, a nasty woman... a Grand Duke from Russia once even wanted to amrry her, which I find amazing, but anyway. She once said something like this (don't quote me, I'm not reading it so it's not literal): "I've comitted every vice but one, and I don't want to die without having killed". Do you think she succeeded? She was however a very elegant woman and in my oppinion really beautiful...

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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2005, 09:32:48 PM »
Yes, although nasty and selfish, I think she had a beautiful face. I guess that's why King George II of Greece fell in love with her.
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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2005, 10:04:25 PM »
Speaking of Princess Elizaveta, I have often wondered where she was during the 1914 state visit that Nicholas, Alexandra and their children made to the Romanian royal family. I have yet to see her in any of the photos, tho' perhaps I'm just not looking hard enough?!  :o


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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2005, 02:52:40 AM »
I've seen several photos of Nicholas and Alexandra (and children) during their state visit to Romania in June 1914. This was just before the first world war so perhaps it was the Romanov's last state visit anywhere... The photos can be seen in Prince Michael of Greece's book "Nicholas and Alexandra, a family album" (or something to that effect), though I've seen several online. In them you can see Alexis playing and hugging Princess Ileana. It's certainly a very tender thing to see when you remember how his life ended...

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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2005, 03:39:32 PM »
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Yes, although nasty and selfish, I think she had a beautiful face. I guess that's why King George II of Greece fell in love with her.


she was too artificial for my taste. i think mignon and ileana were much prettier
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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2005, 06:16:43 PM »
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She was, from what UI've read, a nasty woman... a Grand Duke from Russia once even wanted to amrry her, which I find amazing, but anyway. She once said something like this (don't quote me, I'm not reading it so it's not literal): "I've comitted every vice but one, and I don't want to die without having killed". Do you think she succeeded? She was however a very elegant woman and in my oppinion really beautiful...


Wilhelm II also wanted to marry her to one of his sons.  Which one I do not know.

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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2005, 09:21:02 AM »
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Elisabeta Palace in Bucharest.
http://www.princeradu.ro/en/visit_PE/index.html

It was give back to the Romanian Royal Family, to King Michael in particular as long as he is alive [and Margarita to], as the law requires that each former head of state should be provided with a house by the government.



The Palace has not been given back to the royal family.  They are allowed to stay at the Elisabetha Palace when they are in Bucharest.  Michael is still in talks regarding Pelesch, etc., and recompense for his properties, etc.  
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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2005, 09:26:32 AM »
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Yes, although nasty and selfish, I think she had a beautiful face. I guess that's why King George II of Greece fell in love with her.



George's first love (and life long friend) was Countess Nada Torby.    Elisabetha was a self=indulgent, greedy woman - she was a nymphomaniac to boot.  She was also rather insecure.   While her brother was king, she lined her own pockets (her banker was also her lover).  Neither Michael nor Helen ever trust her.  She allowed Greek Communists to use her home in Bucharest to plot the overthrow of the Greek monarchy.  She was convinced that the Communists in Bucharest would allow her to remain, and keep her largesse.   Only a few days after Michael's forced abdication, Elisabetha and Ileana were put on a train and sent out of the country too.
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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2005, 10:01:49 AM »
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The Palace has not been given back to the royal family.  They are allowed to stay at the Elisabetha Palace when they are in Bucharest.  Michael is still in talks regarding Pelesch, etc., and recompense for his properties, etc.  


Your right Marlene. I didn't write it clear enough. Still this palace is their main residence in Romania now. And even Margarita will be able to use it after the king's death [or so the government promised].

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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2005, 01:14:26 PM »
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Your right Marlene. I didn't write it clear enough. Still this palace is their main residence in Romania now. And even Margarita will be able to use it after the king's death [or so the government promised].

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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2005, 02:01:52 PM »
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She was, from what UI've read, a nasty woman... a Grand Duke from Russia once even wanted to amrry her, which I find amazing, but anyway. She once said something like this (don't quote me, I'm not reading it so it's not literal): "I've comitted every vice but one, and I don't want to die without having killed". Do you think she succeeded? She was however a very elegant woman and in my oppinion really beautiful...


It was KR's son Constantine who wanted to marry her. (He was later executed along with Ella, et al)

That quote from above is in Charlotte Zeepvatt's book Queen Victoria's Family and I wouldn't doubt it!

She was elegant and she was a beautiful child but she grew very hard-looking and unappealing IMO. I think her character began to show on her face.

I feel for poor George (did he ever get over Nada or was it a Toria/Nicholas II kind of puppy love?) because he pursued he for so long and she made him so miserable.  :(
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