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Former Greek King Out of Intensive Care

  June 5, 2009 at 5:30 am by

Greece’s Former King, Constantine II, is now out of the Intensive Care Unit at Wellington Hospital and in a private room according to a message posted to the family’s site. The June 3 update says the King “is surrounded by family and is recovering satisfactorily.” The King is recovering from a scheduled open heart surgery and has had visits from his sisters, Queen Sophia of Spain and Princess Irene of … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia visits her Brother in Hospital

  June 2, 2009 at 3:16 pm by

Last Sunday, May 31, Queen Sofia and her sister Princess Irene of Greece flew from Santander, where the Queen was attending the celebration of the Spanish Armed Forces Day, to London on board a Ryanair flight to visit their brother Constantine II, Former King of Greece. King Constantine is recovering from a heart operation in the Intensive Care Unit at Wellington hospital.

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Royals in Valentino: from Wedding Dresses to Daytime Suits

  June 1, 2009 at 11:11 am by

Italian designer Valentino has been designing wedding dresses for future Queens to daytime suits worn by varioues royals in Europe and the Middle East. Valentino’s creations are worn by Queens, Crown Princesses and Princesses. Most of his creations worn by royals have been shown on either the Haute Couture runway or on the pret-a-porter runway and altered. Valentino designed Princess Máxima’s pre-wedding dress which was made out of orange embroidered … Continue reading

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Former King of Greece Recovering After Surgery

  May 31, 2009 at 5:51 pm by

Constantine II, Former King of Greece, is recovering in a London hospital from a successful scheduled heart operation. An announcement on the family’s website, signed “Anne-Marie R” expresses gratitude for the well wishes and congratulations to the surgical team. “The messages of support, which we have been receiving from Greece and other parts of the world, have touched us all,” she notes. The announcement also includes a brief progress statement … Continue reading

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Former King of Greece Scheduled for Heart Surgery

  May 4, 2009 at 7:31 pm by

In a surprising announcement this morning, King Constantine’s London office announced via the family’s website that King Constantine II, Former King of Greece, will be undergoing ‘elective’ heart surgery on May 29 at Wellington Hospital, London. The announcement stated: His Majesty King Constantine [Former King of Greece] is scheduled to undergo elective cardiac surgery for calcific aortic stenosis with valve replacement using a bioprosthesis and a single-vessel bypass…and will be … Continue reading

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Marie-Chantal of Greece Opens New Boutique

  April 30, 2009 at 7:34 pm by

Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece opened a new boutique in Beverly Hills earlier this week. This is the third US boutique for the talented children’s clothing designer, who has three other boutiques in London and Greece. The event was quite the star-studded occasion, drawing celebrities Minnie Driver and Sharon Stone, according to a new article in Hello! Magazine. The night before the boutique opening, a dinner was given in honor … Continue reading

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Prince of Wales To Discuss Battenberg Grandmother in a Film

  April 30, 2009 at 4:28 pm by

The Prince of Wales is set to recall his other, often-overlooked, grandmother, the late Princess Andrew of Greece, born Princess Alice of Battenberg. In royal photographs Princess Andrew is the mysterious lady seen wearing a somber nun’s habit, as she did at the coronation of her daughter-in-law in 1953. The Prince will appear in a film, The Rescuers: Heroes of the Holocaust, that will tell the stories of 12 people … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Michael Kors London Store Opening

  April 28, 2009 at 3:12 am by

Project Runway judge Michael Kors opened his first London store with the help of several royal attendees on April 27. The flagship store, reportedly the first of 25, is located on London’s posh New Bond Street. The “after party” opening of the store was preceded by a private dinner at a local hotel. Among the celebrity guests were King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie’s middle son, His Royal Highness Prince Nikolaos … Continue reading

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King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie Visit Crete

  April 17, 2009 at 10:50 pm by

Last Thursday, the former king and queen of Greece paid a visit to the isle of Crete, where they caught up with friends, and enjoyed the beauty of the the island. It has been 40 years since Constantine’s last visit to Crete, and he reminisced about his previous visit, while taking a keen interest in seeing how the island had changed. In addition to sightseeing, Constantine and Anne-Marie enjoyed spending … Continue reading

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Marie-Chantal of Greece: the image of American high society

  April 10, 2009 at 6:51 pm by

Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece has been featured on the cover of a new book by British author Nick Foulkes. The book, High Society: the history of America’s Upper-Class, was recently published, and covers American society from the 17th century to the present. Marie-Chantal is a daughter of Robert Miller, who founded the hugely successful Duty Free Shops. The cover photo features Marie-Chantal, with her two sisters, Pia and Alexandra. The … Continue reading

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Marie-Chantal of Greece Named on Tatler’s Best-Dressed List

  April 6, 2009 at 6:35 pm by

Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece has been named number five on Tatler Magazine’s Annual Best-Dressed List. She joins other fashionable women such as Cheryl Cole and Natalie Portman on the fashion magazine’s tribute to the most stylish women in the world. Of course, Marie-Chantal is no stranger to the world of fashion magazines. In previous years, she has been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and W magazines as well as … Continue reading

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Prince Nikolaos Attends Dinner at London Gallery

  April 2, 2009 at 10:16 pm by

His Royal Highness Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark attended a dinner hosted by the editor of British Vogue, Alexandra Shulman, at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea on April 1. His Royal Highness, dressed in a dark blue suit and tie, attended with his longtime companion Tatiana Blatnik, which set off yet another firestorm of engagement suggestions. Vogue.com‘s noted that the dinner, in honor of Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini … Continue reading

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Former King of Greece Holds Annual Memorial Service

  March 17, 2009 at 6:19 pm by

His Majesty King Constantine II, Former King of Greece, Queen Anne-Marie and Princess Irene held a private memorial service for King Paul and Queen Frederika of Greece on March 15 at the royal family’s former estate of Tatoi. King Pavlos and Queen Frederika had three children, King Constantine, Queen Sophia of Spain and Princess Irene. Members of the both the Spanish and Greek sides of the royal family attended a … Continue reading

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Newborn Italian Prince Will Be Prince of Piedmont

  March 11, 2009 at 5:00 am by

Prince Umberto of Savoy-Aosta, who was born only four days ago, received the additional title of ‘Prince of Piedmont’ from his grandfather, the Duke of Aosta. The baby prince was born in Paris on March 7th and is the son of prince Aimone of Savoy-Aosta and princess Olga of Greece. This title emphasizes the rivalry between the two branches of the Italian royal family, as prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, … Continue reading

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A boy for prince Aimone and princess Olga of Savoy-Aosta

  March 7, 2009 at 4:50 pm by

Today prince Aimone of Savoy, duke of Puglie and princess Olga of Greece became the proud parents of a baby boy named Umberto. The boy is named after Italy’s last king, Umberto II. Prince Aimone and his father the duke of Aosta are involved in a dynastic dispute with the son of Umberto, prince Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy about who is the rightful claimant to the Italian throne. Prince Aimone … Continue reading

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Prince Nikolaos will not head AEK Football Team

  January 29, 2009 at 4:15 pm by

Today the Greek Royal Family released a brief statement on their website in Greek denying that His Royal Highness Prince Nikolaos will be heading to Athens as the President of the AEK Football Team in February. The notice called the suggestions ‘unsubstantiated’ while noting that the Prince would like to see an early resolution for the team. AEK is reportedly having financial troubles and was looking for a sponsor when … Continue reading

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