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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #180 on: July 30, 2012, 09:13:42 PM »
Queen Marie I am not sure, but I am sure that Prince Philip cross paths with Queen Mother Helen when he vacationed at her seaside villa. There are photos of Philip and her sisters having a good time there. The most famous one is a photograph of the two young boys (Philip & Michael) riding horses together on the beach. It is cool that Prince Philip still have someone he can trade childhood memories even at this age.

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #181 on: July 31, 2012, 03:56:14 PM »
Phillip also spent time with Helen (including a Christmas holiday) in Florence and also at Cotroceni Palace in Bucharest. Of course, she was also at many royal events in England including Phillip's wedding. As for Queen Marie, I don't know if their paths crossed. I guess they were both present at his sister Margarita's wedding to Marie's nephew Gottfried?
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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #182 on: July 31, 2012, 11:42:28 PM »
Yes. He was a young boy at Margarita's wedding.

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #183 on: August 04, 2012, 05:26:08 AM »
Helen and Queen Marie during a parade in 1925 :

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #184 on: August 04, 2012, 10:42:25 AM »
Was she as good a horse woman as her mother-in-law ?

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #185 on: August 05, 2012, 11:19:09 AM »
Was she as good a horse woman as her mother-in-law ?

As all the princesses of the time, which was riding very early part of their education, Helen was an accomplished horsewoman who loved, also, the company of horses.
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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #186 on: August 05, 2012, 12:56:00 PM »
Thanks for the info. I think she looked good on horseback too.

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #187 on: August 26, 2012, 08:14:07 AM »
Princess Helen with Mihai, Princess Ileana and Queen Marie during a parade in 1922 :



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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #188 on: August 26, 2012, 12:08:21 PM »
I think Missy still looked the most glamorous of the bunch here.  :)

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #189 on: August 28, 2012, 06:00:55 AM »
I think Missy still looked the most glamorous of the bunch here.  :)

Helen's style was probably more sober, refined and tasteful. I believe the true elegance ...
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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #190 on: August 28, 2012, 01:16:42 PM »
I think she found her style in the 30's.

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #191 on: September 01, 2012, 07:29:47 AM »
Queen Mother Elena in Bucarest hospital in 1941 :

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #192 on: September 05, 2012, 01:56:16 PM »
I wonder if Queen Mother Helen was close to those Romanians who want to restore Monarchy in Romania.

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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #193 on: September 29, 2012, 07:52:58 AM »
Helen and Michael skiing in 1938 in St. Moritz, winter sports resort in fashion since the 1920s :











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Re: Queen Elena of Romania / Helen of Greece-Romania, Part 2
« Reply #194 on: September 30, 2012, 02:10:37 PM »
It seems like most of the Greek Princesses likes skiing. Maybe a hobby they all picked up during their exile ?