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Do they know Greek and Greek culture?
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:46 PM
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unfortunately,no, not at all. Not even Marie Chantal knows Greek, after 17 years of marriage! She is married to a Greek Prince, after all, she had to know Greek!!! But she seems not to care...
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:14 AM
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How could they be members of the Greek Royal Family if they don't even speak greek??
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How can you be so sure that they don´t?! MC will know some phrases, but she won´t be fluent. I´m sure CP Pavlos speaks greek, at least from time to time, with his children.
Queen Anne-Marie is fluent! All the King´s and Queen´s children speak the language proper and fluent.
For the CP family: I don´t think it´s easy to speak a language every day in a complete foreign area...
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I agree with WARTENBERG, I think that CP Pavlos, must speak a bit of Greek with his children.
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I hope they all speak greek.
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Why does it matter? They don't live in Greece do they?
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Old 05-14-2011, 04:57 PM
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There have been lots of royals who don't speak the language of the nation they're supposed to be royals of. Usually happens through marriage, but sometimes titles are passed around enough that you get a Spanish speaking King of Naples or what have you.

And try as hard as they might, most Princes and Princesses of Wales never learn Welsh!
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If Pavlos does not want to be a possible King of the hellenes he'd better give up to his dynastic rights for him and his children.But if he does not do so he must teach his children greek.
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Possible King? Are you kidding yourself?
They don't live there. What is the point in learning the language of a country you visit occasionally and one you will never reign over?
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King Konstantinos,Queen Anne Maria,Prince Nikolaos and Prince Philippos consider themselves greek and declare Greece as their homeland.If you are greek you can live where you want but you will teach greek to your children...princes or not.
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Pavlos and MC live in London, don't they? They obviously don't consider themselves Greek, so why should they force their children to learn a language that will be useless to them as children? What's the point? And "you will" who are you to say that?
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:25 PM
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King Konstantinos,Queen Anne Maria,Prince Nikolaos and Prince Philippos consider themselves greek and declare Greece as their homeland.If you are greek you can live where you want but you will teach greek to your children...princes or not.
I suppose they do not think seriously on perspective of the restoration of monarchy in Greece.They do not need this at the moment.For example,Russian Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna speaks Russian well as she really considers the possibiilty to restore the monarchy in Russia.
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Not surprised if this couple is not loved by the greek peoople then.
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learning languages is not pointless!!! maybe you dont use them on your daily life but its never enough to learn more.
all the foreign people that live in my country Portugal never considers themselfs portuguese people, im sure Pavlos (despite living in london) considers himself as Greek, since he has greek roots and he was born in Greece himself!
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If he consider himself greek he must teach greek to his children doesn't matter where he lives or what he works.
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If he consider himself greek he must teach greek to his children doesn't matter where he lives or what he works.
He 'mustn't' do anything he doesn't want to.
If the Greek people don't like them, which isn't a surprise considering MC as a general person, then i doubt it's the language issue. What's the matter with that? The monarchy isn't going to be restored anytime soon, Greece seems to be a holiday destination for PP and MC.
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It is not only the problem of Monarchy to be restored or not.If Pavlos considers himself greek his children must learn the language.
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Why must? Can his children not choose later on in their life?
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If you are greek your children must know greek.If you are hungarian your children musyt know hungarian.It is called IDENTITY.
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