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« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2005, 10:24:24 AM »
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Thanks for the extra info on thee Countess of Paris. By the way, why didn't the Greek family took Prince Michael in ?


If I can add to what Arturo already mentioned, Michael says in his memoirs that King Paul remained his legal guardian as Head of the House, but the Count of Paris was entrusted with Michael's care, who sent monthly progress reports to King Paul about Michael.
I have read somewhere that Michael was in fact adopted by the Greek Royal Family, legally, but not sure about that.
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« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2005, 10:27:16 AM »
Arturo,

In his memoirs, Michael seems to have been raised as a Catholic as a child.  Out of curiosity, do you know if he was raised Catholic and then returned to Orthodoxy upon taking up his Greek duties? Or was he always Orthodox but due to family obligations attended Catholic mass?

Also, any light on whether he was officially adopted by King Paul (legally even if his uncle the CofP raised him?)

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Re: Princess Francoise of Greece
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2005, 10:58:52 AM »
I heard he remained in the East Ordrodox faith...

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Re: Princess Francoise of Greece
« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2005, 06:23:11 PM »


Heres a lovely picture of HRH Princess Christopher of Greece & Denmark; Born HRH Princess Francoise of France.
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Re: Princess Francoise of Greece
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2005, 10:34:08 PM »
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Arturo,

In his memoirs, Michael seems to have been raised as a Catholic as a child.  Out of curiosity, do you know if he was raised Catholic and then returned to Orthodoxy upon taking up his Greek duties? Or was he always Orthodox but due to family obligations attended Catholic mass?

Also, any light on whether he was officially adopted by King Paul (legally even if his uncle the CofP raised him?)

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He was baptised according to the rites of the Orthodox church, but did attend Catholic church as a child, even going through the First Communion process.  But when he reached his majority, and moved to Greece, he returned to the Greek Church.  he was never adopted by Paul, in the legal sense of the word.  But he was adopted in the sense of being a part of Paul's family.
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« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2005, 11:44:31 PM »
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« Reply #38 on: November 07, 2005, 11:46:58 PM »
Michael and his mother

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King Christopher of Portugal ?!?!
« Reply #39 on: April 06, 2006, 05:29:59 PM »
On that wonderful book "La familia de la reyna Sofia" I came across with a passage saying that in 1912 Pr.Christopher of Greece was invited to become ... king of Portugal  :o ?!?!?
Who invited him   >:(?
99,99% of the Portuguese people sure didn't know who Pr.Christopher was - as he was only the very low-profile younger son of the King of the Hellenes, and very much unknown in Greece itself.

Later he was offered the thrones of Lituania and Albania which he also (wisely) refused  :-?.

The refusal of the Portuguese throne according to the book was because of 3 reasons:

1. He had no interest whatsoever in politics;
2. Neither the country nor the Prince were wealthy enough to worth a try  :(;
3. Pr. Christopher was a good friend of King D. Manuel II and the idea seemed to him a sort of a treason to a good friend (Later D.Manuel was bestman of Pss. Françoise d'Orléans when she married Pr. Christopher).

Was it any brilliant idea from the great powers to install a new dynasty in Portugal ?
The danish RF had already been successfully "exported" to Greece and Norway, so ...  ;)
 

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Re: King Christopher of Portugal ?!?!
« Reply #40 on: April 13, 2006, 11:55:37 AM »
Got this answer in another Forum:

"If I remenber well a rich (jewish?) man who was a very great friend of the prince of Greece speculated about the Throne of Portugal for him, I think there were guns involved, the Prince told the story in his memoirs."

Anyone can add anything to this piece of information ?

Well, that makes me think.
Pr.Philip could be the present King of Portugal  :o

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Re: King Christopher of Portugal ?!?!
« Reply #41 on: April 13, 2006, 12:02:49 PM »
Ooooops ! >:(

Not Pr. Philip, but Pr. Michael.
He seems a nicer chap.

Incredible the age gap between those 1st cousins first-borns:

Constantin I ----George II (b.1890)
George-----------Peter      (b. 1908)
Alexandra--------GD.Maria (b.1890)
Nicholas----------Olga        (b.1903)
Maria-------------Nina         (b.1901)
Andrew-----------Margarita (b. 1905)
Christopher------Michael    (b. 1939)

Michael is younger than Sophie Q.of Spain, grand-daughter of Constantin I

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Re: King Christopher of Portugal ?!?!
« Reply #42 on: April 13, 2006, 04:36:24 PM »
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On that wonderful book "La familia de la reyna Sofia" I came across with a passage saying that in 1912 Pr.Christopher of Greece was invited to become ... king of Portugal  :o ?!?!?
Who invited him   >:(?
99,99% of the Portuguese people sure didn't know who Pr.Christopher was - as he was only the very low-profile younger son of the King of the Hellenes, and very much unknown in Greece itself.

Later he was offered the thrones of Lituania and Albania which he also (wisely) refused  :-?.

The refusal of the Portuguese throne according to the book was because of 3 reasons:

1. He had no interest whatsoever in politics;
2. Neither the country nor the Prince were wealthy enough to worth a try  :(;
3. Pr. Christopher was a good friend of King D. Manuel II and the idea seemed to him a sort of a treason to a good friend (Later D.Manuel was bestman of Pss. Françoise d'Orléans when she married Pr. Christopher).

Was it any brilliant idea from the great powers to install a new dynasty in Portugal ?
The danish RF had already been successfully "exported" to Greece and Norway, so ...  ;)
 


Mnnn...Prince Christopher was the same Prince Christopher who liked spiritism and once talked with great duchess Tatiana?

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Re: King Christopher of Portugal ?!?!
« Reply #43 on: April 13, 2006, 07:26:44 PM »
Anyone know the title of Prince Christopher's memoirs and availability?
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« Reply #44 on: June 07, 2006, 09:06:31 AM »
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Anyone know the title of Prince Christopher's memoirs and availability?
The title is Memoirs of H.R.H. Prince Christopher of Greece

I purchased mine recently from www.bookfinder.com

There are still several left for sale.