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Re: King George II & Queen Elizabeth (nee Romania)
« Reply #360 on: May 19, 2012, 12:42:14 PM »
They had something going before exile and divided loyalties tore them apart. To be fair, Elisabetta was never fully accepted by the Greek Royal Family in general.

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Re: King George II & Queen Elizabeth (nee Romania)
« Reply #361 on: June 02, 2012, 05:41:20 AM »
They had something going before exile and divided loyalties tore them apart. To be fair, Elisabetta was never fully accepted by the Greek Royal Family in general.

It must be said that Elizabeth had a character and a very different behavior of the members of Greek family. She was very proud and imbued with her row and her royal ancestry. Her own mother, Queen Marie of Romania did not include this child so proud and did not feel close to her.
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« Reply #362 on: June 02, 2012, 07:33:11 PM »
Well...From the letters to Missy, Elisabetta did try to merge with the Greeks. However she had no allies in that family other than Helen. Queen Sophie wasn't kind to her and did not gave her any jewels after the wedding.

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Re: King George II & Queen Elizabeth (nee Romania)
« Reply #363 on: June 10, 2012, 10:55:36 AM »
George again became Crown Prince, after the return of his father on his throne in 1920 :







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Re: King George II & Queen Elizabeth (nee Romania)
« Reply #364 on: June 10, 2012, 12:40:36 PM »
He was a very handsome young man.

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Re: King George II & Queen Elizabeth (nee Romania)
« Reply #365 on: June 12, 2012, 10:47:18 AM »
He was a very handsome young man.

George had, like Helen, inherited features from his mother Sophie. Both were the most beautiful among the children of Constantine but, in return, they were also those who were soon marked by age, quickly losing their freshness and youthful appearance, and appearing older than their other siblings at the same age.
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« Reply #366 on: June 12, 2012, 11:10:20 AM »
I think Helen kept up her looks much better than her sisters Irene & Katherine. As for George, yes he aged prematurely, but I think Paul also did.

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Re: King George II & Queen Elizabeth (nee Romania)
« Reply #367 on: June 30, 2012, 10:56:53 AM »
Is there a picture of Queen Elizabeth by Tamara de Lempicka somewhere in the forum?
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« Reply #368 on: June 30, 2012, 11:32:19 AM »
Don't think she was painted by Tamera, she was definitely painted by Philip de Laszlo

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Re: King George II & Queen Elizabeth (nee Romania)
« Reply #369 on: June 30, 2012, 02:13:04 PM »
She was painted by her--don't know the date and haven't seen a picture anywhere. There doesn't seem to be much info on it--just that it was done sometime 'by the 1930's'.
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Re: King George II & Queen Elizabeth (nee Romania)
« Reply #370 on: June 30, 2012, 10:57:21 PM »
I never saw a photo of that portrait if it ever existed. If the portrait was taken back to Romania. It might have been gone. Like the lost Philip de Laszlo.

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Re: King George II & Queen Elizabeth (nee Romania)
« Reply #371 on: July 06, 2012, 05:09:21 PM »
George and Elizabeth :

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Re: King George II & Queen Elizabeth (nee Romania)
« Reply #372 on: July 06, 2012, 07:06:01 PM »
Taken in London ?

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Re: King George II & Queen Elizabeth (nee Romania)
« Reply #373 on: July 07, 2012, 10:21:24 AM »
Taken in London ?

Not, in France, during a stay in Paris.
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Re: King George II & Queen Elizabeth (nee Romania)
« Reply #374 on: July 07, 2012, 12:07:30 PM »
I don't think the story between them was really told. When they were married. George was in love with Elisabetha, but she was not but she tried to make a good effort of it. The Greek Royal family (except Helen) did not warm towards the new comer. Queen Sophie did not give Elisbetha a single jewel, in fact she did not even let her see them according to Elisabetta.