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Old 10-15-2009, 01:41 PM
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Odette, the reason the barriers were taken down is that the world is now a village due to the rapidity which we receive news and want to know more about many subjects. If people are interested in MC it´s because she is an interesting person, a beautiful woman, who happened tyo marry a prince, a modern person and mother. Maybe people are not so interested in other royal persons.
You speak of times when princesses just made the news when they were born etc..If it were still like that we wouldn´t be here in this forum, because there would be very few things if naught to discuss. Thanks to God times have changed, so we have the opportunity to be here and get to know so many people and discuss so many topics.
Just think, if MC stayed at home and just lived a social life, she certainly would be put down for it.
Let´s be fair, this woman is not allowed anything at all!!!!!
First off congratulations for getting the Olympics.
Then back to the topic. I beg to differ with some of the claims on this post.
There are threads here that still talk and discuss Kings and Princes who have been dead and buried for a long time now,and somehow they still interest royal watchers today.
What some of us find unroyal is the constant publicity and less royal picture MC projects.
If we step back and assume the Greek Monarchy would be reinstated tomorrow and MC becomes the next Queen, there is precious little if any accomplishments of hers to be discussed in comparison to her predecessors. What everyone talks about is her fashion sense, which I agree is very well honed and succesful, however there is nothing else except her own claims and the gorgeous photos the family takes.
MC has no problem being referred to as CP of Greece which is an oxymoron term in her case and at the same time advertise her business pursuits.
Lastly, royalty lasted that long because of the mystery and aura that surrounded it. The more the barriers are removed and the walls are lowered the more they become celebrities and less royal.
IMHO the MC watchers and admirers always focus on her appearances whether finely orchestrated or not and base their opinions on them.
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:47 PM
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Well, technically, they aren't Royals as Greece has abolished the monarchy.
I see the marriage of Pavlos and Marie-Chantal as a business arrangement, his family gets the cash, she gets the cushy title.

Sorry, but my views on the Greek "Royals" have changed. When you pretend to love Greece and it's customs so much, but deny one of your family members to actually marry a Greek because they are rather penniless, then you tend to lose respect. Or you should. :)
The King, Queen and their children have been born royals and their titles are for life. They neither purchased nor did they "marry" into them.
Sorry you changed your views about them but I think your reasons for it are baseless. They have never shown any signs of not loving Greece and it's customs. Quite the contrary.
There has never been a case where one of them was denied to be allowed to be married because the Greek was "penniless" There are a lot of Greek heiresses who happen to be much richer than MC, if money was the objective.
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:34 PM
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Princess Marie-Chantal and Prince Pavlos of Greece in London -----> Pic
They look great once again!And happy.I don't believe a 14-year-old marriage could ever be based on an arrangement,as a member said above.We can all have our own opinions,of course
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:36 PM
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Thanks for the congratulations, Beltraneja.
Unfortunately we cannot expect to have the same mystique old royalty had. The world changes constantly and the events of history and modernity make and even oblige royals to modify their ways. Our own Imperial family is very much respected in my country because they all work and pursue their lives in a normal way. Even the British royal family had to change , and we are talking of one of the most conventional royalties in the world.
I don´t think for a minute that Pavlos and MC demean his family.I think many people love them as they are and want to see their photographs and read about them. I also think it´s highly unlikely (even though I wish it would happen) that they´ll ever be king and queen of Greece.
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:49 AM
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The issue imho is that once upon a time history was being learnt by reading books.
Nowdays "historical" figures are being judged by the height of their skirts and the depth of their cleavage. Whether we like it or not, those who married into royal families (whether reigning or not) should play the role that alliance and new status allowed them to take on.
Even some royals need to earn a living and if they do it in a quiet manner that does not turn the title into a magnet for the snobs to attach to, that is great.
However masquerading as a royal highness while trying to capitalize on the title on Main Street is not that becoming.
Still, I accept that some love to see their favourite princesses on the covers on glossy magazines, I just do not seem to agree with their view.
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:31 PM
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They look great once again!And happy.I don't believe a 14-year-old marriage could ever be based on an arrangement,as a member said above.We can all have our own opinions,of course
Great photo - They both loook amazing - but does anyone know what the black thing is on the floor in front of them in the photo? It's driving me nuts not to know. Thank you.
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:02 PM
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Another photo from Tatler Magazine's 300th Anniversary:
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...llooct2620.jpg
Photo from Hello magazine Oct. 26, 2009

Pavlos and Marie-Chantal at Claridge's Hotel to celebrate the opening of US Designer Dennis Basso's in-store boutique at Harrod's, Oct. 15 or Oct. 16, 2009.

http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...goct162009.jpg
photo from here: Blasblog: Dennis Basso Goes To London: style file: daily fashion, party, and model news

http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...idgeshotel.jpg
photo from Hello magazine Nov. 9, 2009
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:17 AM
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Thanks for updates on activities of Prince and Princess Pavlos! It is always a pleasure to see them making public appearances.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:45 AM
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One of the things that I really like about this couple is that they seem to do a lot of things together. They are almost always participating in events as a couple, not just individually. It is so lovely to see, especially after nearly 15 years of marriage.
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:12 AM
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Pics 4.11.2009

This time Marie Chantal obviously went out alone

Princess Marie-Chantel of Greece arrives for the The Italian
Touch book launch reception, at Tod's Old Bond Street,
London. November 4, 2009.


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 **

** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 ** Pic 6 **
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:04 AM
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She looks great. Thanks
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Thank you everyone for the pictures. IMO Marie-Chantal looked lovely, quite posh. I love her eye make-up.
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Old 11-05-2009, 02:04 PM
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Lovely pictures! She looks so revitalised, I loved this golden hue, her hair used to be so...white. The eye make-up is the best I have seen in years, it also suits her a lot.
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Lovely and very chic!!!!
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:13 PM
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I have to echo everyone else. Marie-Chantal looks really great in these photos. I love her hair and makeup. She looks relaxed and gorgeous.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:24 AM
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Well, technically, they aren't Royals as Greece has abolished the monarchy.



You remain "royal" - wether you possess a throne or not. It´s about the family you were born into, not your current role in society!
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:03 AM
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11/4 pics: mc is wearing a lot more makeup than she usually does, and i think she looks great!

really dislike the short pants with high heels look, though.
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I think she looks like a PAP, not royal at all.
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:39 PM
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If another princess dared show up all in black with peep toed shoes, no hose, a long necklace which obviously is not pearls and heavily made up, the forum would lit up like a Christmas tree....
Even MC has her bad days and that was one of them.
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Marie Chantal's outfit is great. Her long turquoise necklace is gorgeous. She seems to have cut her hair and darkened her blonde color.
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