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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #45 on: June 13, 2011, 07:13:53 AM »
The undeniable beauty and charm of Helen are more to show ...

Here is a larger and clearer version than this posted in the previous thread :

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #46 on: June 14, 2011, 01:16:40 PM »
It seems Helen wore matching diamond bracelets on her hands.

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #47 on: June 14, 2011, 04:17:50 PM »
Helen and Michael, 1932 :

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #48 on: June 15, 2011, 07:03:19 AM »
Taken in England or Romania ?

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #49 on: June 16, 2011, 11:46:57 AM »
Taken in England or Romania ?

Under King Carol's order, Princess Helen sees her son off from Dover for return to Roumania. Exactly date : 10/06/1932.
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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #50 on: June 16, 2011, 11:50:34 AM »
How Horrible ! Carol was such a monster with no feelings upon his son or his ex-wife.

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #51 on: June 16, 2011, 12:12:45 PM »
In fact, this is the version given to journalists by Helen who gave the image of a wife scorned and persecuted mercilessly by her ex-husband. Some historians like Guy Descars refutes this argument by saying that Carol did not prohibit Helen  to see Michael or visit Romania to see her son. He claims that Helen has decided to leave Romania in 1930 because she preferred to live in Italy, even away from her son, never to rub Carol, she could not stand his presence. I confess that I do not know who to believe.
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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #52 on: June 16, 2011, 12:20:14 PM »
I tend to believe Helen as she (like her family) was very duty bound and would never shrink from what to expect of her as a daughter, wife or mother. By that time, Magda was already in the picture. Another reason to believe in the story is Carol's persecution did not limit to Helen only, but his mother (Queen Marie), brother (Nicholas) and sister (Ileana) as well.

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #53 on: June 16, 2011, 12:40:29 PM »
I also tend to believe Helen. Carol was seen by other members of royal families as a being sneaky and nasty.
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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #54 on: June 16, 2011, 12:48:55 PM »
Yes he was. Carol also sold Helen's villa near the sea (given to her by Missy) and demand her to live aboard. She promptly bought Villa Sparta in Florence, which was Queen Sophie's ideal home. 

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #55 on: June 25, 2011, 07:33:00 AM »
Engagement pictures :





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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #56 on: June 25, 2011, 12:03:07 PM »
They are wearing morning for King Alexander ?

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #57 on: June 25, 2011, 12:38:51 PM »
Indeed, Carol asked officially for the hand of Helen, in 1920, a little time after the death of young King.
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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #58 on: June 25, 2011, 01:20:30 PM »
Yes. Helen was emotionally vulnerable at that time and wanted a change in her life, Queen Sophie was against it from the start.

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #59 on: June 26, 2011, 07:24:52 AM »
Alexander's souvenir is not far and nevertheless everybody finds the strength and the courage of smile for the occasion. A happy diversion in the ambient despair. A way also to respect this old principle of the European Courts not to show its moods in public.

Although it is there, this engagement announced of the better days for the Royal Family because a little time after, Constantin found his throne.
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