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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2005, 04:22:30 PM »
Oops -  I just reread my post after reading yours .. Not Nada, but Zia ... Zia was his love.  Sophie didn't think she was good enough, and Grand Duke Michael didn't want his daughter to marry a Balkan monarch.
Zia and George maintained a lifelong correspondence.
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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2005, 09:31:21 AM »
but i heard george proposed to elizabeth in 1914 when she refused because she thought she was too good for him... and then again in the 1920s when she was out of suitors so she eventually said yes...

why on earth did he insist?
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« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2005, 12:50:11 PM »
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but i heard george proposed to elizabeth in 1914 when she refused because she thought she was too good for him... and then again in the 1920s when she was out of suitors so she eventually said yes...

why on earth did he insist?



He didn't propose in 1914.  George talks about this in correspondence with Zia
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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2005, 06:30:40 PM »
This is another one I've always wondered about. She's always struck me as someone who could have benefited greatly from modern psychiatry.

Does anyone know if she continued to be styled Queen of the Hellenes after her divorce? And did she really die in poverty?

Whatever her flaws, it seems she ended up miserably enough...

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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2005, 10:36:58 PM »
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This is another one I've always wondered about. She's always struck me as someone who could have benefited greatly from modern psychiatry.

Does anyone know if she continued to be styled Queen of the Hellenes after her divorce? And did she really die in poverty?

Whatever her flaws, it seems she ended up miserably enough...


Certainly in the media. she remained queen Elizabeth, or former Queen Elizabeth.  With the help of her banker and lover, Scavani, Elizabeth acquired great wealth in Romania -- only to lose it all when she had to leave the country. (She was a collaborator with the Communists, and believed she would be allowed to stay.)  She had a toyboy with her at the end of her life - and his name was Marc Favrat.
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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2005, 10:59:52 AM »
In my interviews with Queen Anne of Romania she recalled meeting former Queen Elisabeth of Greece with these words: "Michael introduced me to her.  Dreadful person.  She had eyes that expressed to you the evil behind her mind."

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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2005, 11:15:57 AM »
Can anyone put some photos of her here so we might see her eyes?
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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2005, 02:41:01 PM »
  Princess Elizaveta? Beautiful and nasty in same time. She was very unhappy in her life, I think. She was very evil to her mother, too, but not like King Carol II.

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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2005, 09:19:24 PM »
I found these images.


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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2005, 09:21:13 PM »
George II of Greece, P. Elizaveta, her sister P. Marioara


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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2005, 04:43:35 AM »
where do you get these pictures from

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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2005, 06:44:59 AM »
Poor George! He looks scared! ...And he had every right to be.  :-/

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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2005, 09:44:56 AM »
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These photos are from a book about King Michael, specially made for his 80 birthday, published in Romania [I don't know if there are other editions in other languages] by Humanitas Publishing House and Prince Radu.

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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2005, 01:46:26 PM »
The book was first published in English and French and given to HM as a birthday present in October 2001.  HM's son in-law later had a Romanian language edition published by Humanitas.

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Re: Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2005, 02:23:29 PM »
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How is the book called? I can't find it in English!
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