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Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« on: October 24, 2010, 06:35:48 AM »
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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2010, 02:53:00 PM »
Did Helen got to visit England again in her later years ? I am interested where she lived after she sold Villa Sparta in Florence.

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010, 09:26:14 AM »
Back from exile, 1940 :

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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2010, 02:08:30 PM »
Smiling Helen :

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2010, 09:14:31 AM »
Helen and her sister Irene, 1931 :

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2010, 12:16:40 PM »
Is this taken in London ?

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2010, 02:31:01 PM »
Is this taken in London ?

They travelled from London to Scotland, 1 September 1931.






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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2010, 06:52:58 PM »
Thanks to Queen Sophie, they often thought of themselves as English and considered it a second home...

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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2010, 01:48:47 PM »
Princess Helen with Queen Marie and Prince Nicolas mourning :

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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2010, 03:02:37 PM »
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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2010, 07:34:41 AM »
Princess Helen and Queen Marie of Romania coming to attend a ceremony celebrating the first anniversary of the death of King Ferdiannd :




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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2010, 02:14:44 PM »
A diamond fleur de lys brooch which originally belonged to Queen Victoria and had come in the direct female line to Helen is to be sold (lot 1988) in a sale in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK next month. As there are a number of articles with greek royal provenance in the sale which had come from a former English housekeeper to the royal family it is to be presumed it was a gift.
Irene Duchess of Aosta often wore a fleur de lys...perhaps they were originally a set Queen Sophia divided among her daughters.

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2010, 06:56:03 AM »
A diamond fleur de lys brooch which originally belonged to Queen Victoria and had come in the direct female line to Helen is to be sold (lot 1988) in a sale in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK next month. As there are a number of articles with greek royal provenance in the sale which had come from a former English housekeeper to the royal family it is to be presumed it was a gift.
Irene Duchess of Aosta often wore a fleur de lys...perhaps they were originally a set Queen Sophia divided among her daughters.

Helen and Irene effectively wore on many portraits the same fleur de lys brooch. But I read somewhere, but I can not remember where, that the two sisters were often lent their jewelry and in fact this brooch belonged to Irene.
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« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2010, 08:00:16 AM »
I think it was the same brooch that Helen & Irene shared. Love to see the photo of this piece to see if it matched the Helen/Irene one in size and gem composition. Is there a link ?

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2010, 11:28:05 AM »
A diamond fleur de lys brooch which originally belonged to Queen Victoria and had come in the direct female line to Helen is to be sold (lot 1988) in a sale in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK next month. As there are a number of articles with greek royal provenance in the sale which had come from a former English housekeeper to the royal family it is to be presumed it was a gift.
Irene Duchess of Aosta often wore a fleur de lys...perhaps they were originally a set Queen Sophia divided among her daughters.

Helen and Irene effectively wore on many portraits the same fleur de lys brooch. But I read somewhere, but I can not remember where, that the two sisters were often lent their jewelry and in fact this brooch belonged to Irene.


As an accompanying letter (included in the lot)dated from the 1940s gives its provenance to Helen  AND Irene was still earing her brooch in the 1960's..it cannot be the same