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Old 07-01-2004, 07:42 AM
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Originally posted by tricia@May 11th, 2004 - 11:42 am
I must be the only one on here that isn't a Marie-Chantal fan. I have a hard time believing that she married for love. That multi-million "dowry" is what really put me off about this marriage: I think it was $125 million.
No, Tricia, you're not alone. I used to like her a lot but then I began hearing stories about her "demanding" to be called (paraphrasing), " .. Crown Princess Marie - Chantal of Greece and don't you forget it! .. ". When someone would call her something else lesser, she'd start in lecturing that person exactly who she was and that her "title" should be in the forefront of everyone's mind.

First, of all, I thought that maybe this was a "press invention", but then I began reading it in other reputible publications. Also, at the Spanish wedding, (which I watched on TV), she acted as though she was "more special" than anyone else around her ~ (and, I did take into consideration that she was pregnant and that maybe her "hormones" were acting up and that she was probably uncomfortable. I was just dumbfounded because I really liked her from "Day 1".

However, this is only MHO which is based on "what" I hear and "what" I see. Others may disagree and that's OK ~ however, this is just my opinion ... but, she has definitely "slipped" from the top of my favorites. If someone wants to give me some "feedback" on this subject, I would love to hear it ~ because I was "very let down" by some of her actions and deeds.

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Old 07-01-2004, 09:36 AM
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what kind of demands does she have
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Old 07-01-2004, 09:57 AM
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I think, the only demand she has ,is others to be cautious when they talk about her! :P She is Crown Princess,She worths every 'letter'of her title ,our Crown Prince Pavlos loves her,and she does always the best for all her family!!

Plus She is a Mother of (soon)four Princes!!!Isn't this a Nobility ???
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Old 07-01-2004, 01:36 PM
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Happy anniversary to Pavlos and Marie-Chantal! They have been married 9 years today.
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Old 07-01-2004, 03:13 PM
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I used to like her a lot but then I began hearing stories about her "demanding" to be called (paraphrasing), " .. Crown Princess Marie - Chantal of Greece and don't you forget it! .. "
I believe that these stories began to circulate when MC & Pavlos were living in New York. There were reports of department store personnel being instructed to address MC as "Your Royal Highness". Apparently MC's domestic staff also had strict instructions to address her in the same fashion. I can't help but wonder if she was instructed to enforce this protocol. In the U.S., most people aren't inclined to defer to anyone no matter who they say they are.
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Old 07-02-2004, 03:45 PM
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Happy anniversary to Pavlos and Marie-Chantal! They have been married 9 years today.
Happy Anniversary,to Their Highnesses,and a Trouble free birth of Their fourth Child!!
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Old 07-22-2004, 08:31 PM
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Two recent pictures of MC shopping:

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/topixx/da...GER00120295.jpg

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/topixx/da...GER00120296.jpg

I hope MC doesn't think the sweater is hiding anything......
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Old 07-23-2004, 04:14 AM
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Originally posted by laskaris@Jul 1st, 2004 - 8:57 am
I think, the only demand she has ,is others to be cautious when they talk about her! :P She is Crown Princess,She worths every 'letter'of her title ,our Crown Prince Pavlos loves her,and she does always the best for all her family!!

Plus She is a Mother of (soon)four Princes!!!Isn't this a Nobility ???
I have heard that she still does not speak Greek, it's not an easy language to learn but that makes her quite stupid in my opinion. She is pretty etc but her not learning Greek has always been essential from the moment she married.
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Old 07-23-2004, 10:41 AM
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She doesn't speak Greek, and if you've ever heard her talk, she doesn't come off as very bright either.
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Old 07-23-2004, 11:37 AM
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She doesn't speak Greek, and if you've ever heard her talk, she doesn't come off as very bright either.
Half an hour a day would have done the trick, intelligent or not.

It does not really make any practical difference because I do not think the Greeks wil want them back but it would have been a decent thing to do towards her husband and his family.
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Originally posted by susanstotz+Jul 23rd, 2004 - 11:37 am--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (susanstotz &#064; Jul 23rd, 2004 - 11:37 am)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Bubbette@Jul 23rd, 2004 - 9:41 am
She doesn&#39;t speak Greek, and if you&#39;ve ever heard her talk, she doesn&#39;t come off as very bright either.
Half an hour a day would have done the trick, intelligent or not.

It does not really make any practical difference because I do not think the Greeks wil want them back but it would have been a decent thing to do towards her husband and his family. [/b][/quote]
I certainly agree. MC has three children and is now expecting a fourth with her husband, the man who would be the next King of Greece if the country still had a monarchy. Regardless of what may happen in Greece&#39;s political future, she should learn the language. It is also important to her children&#39;s heritage. These are not simply children who have ancestors of Greece, but Royal ancestors. Her children carry the titles, "Princes and Princesses of Greece." If MC were to learn the language she would set a very good example.
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From everything I&#39;ve read in a lot of different opinion places on the &#39;Net, if they ever accepted the family back in an official role, they want their own choice of representative and it wouldn&#39;t be Pavlos, but his younger brother Nikolaos.
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Old 07-23-2004, 12:56 PM
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She doesn&#39;t speak Greek, and if you&#39;ve ever heard her talk, she doesn&#39;t come off as very bright either.

Half an hour a day would have done the trick, intelligent or not.

It does not really make any practical difference because I do not think the Greeks wil want them back but it would have been a decent thing to do towards her husband and his family.
I certainly agree. MC has three children and is now expecting a fourth with her husband, the man who would be the next King of Greece if the country still had a monarchy. Regardless of what may happen in Greece&#39;s political future, she should learn the language. It is also important to her children&#39;s heritage. These are not simply children who have ancestors of Greece, but Royal ancestors. Her children carry the titles, "Princes and Princesses of Greece." If MC were to learn the language she would set a very good example. [/b][/quote]
yeh i think she should definetely learn Greek, it doesn&#39;t matter if it&#39;s not perfect, it&#39;s the effort that counts,...


I think the children know Greek, i heard they have Greek nanies...
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Old 07-24-2004, 05:15 PM
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She doesn&#39;t speak Greek, and if you&#39;ve ever heard her talk, she doesn&#39;t come off as very bright either.
Where you did you hear MC speak? Is there a video clip available online? There used to be an interview available online via "on demand" about MC&#39;s clothing line. It was some sort of public access cable show.....I was really suprised that MC even agreed to do it. MC seemed to be poised and well-spoken.....she sounded like an american, but would pronounce words like "hobby" as the english do.

Back when MC lived in New York, I also heard that she and Pavlos attended church, and she would participate in prayers and readings in Greek. I think she may have tried to learn a little Greek early on, but found that she could get along without it. I&#39;m very suprised that there wasn&#39;t more pressure from Pavlos and his family.
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Old 07-25-2004, 04:46 PM
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oh gosh maybe if you google it. It was from some public tv station in Washington DC. I think there may also be a clip of her speaking regarding CP Fredirik&#39;s wedding . If you go to the Danish television page and look through their wedding site, you can find it if it&#39;s still up.
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She was being interviewed about her clothing line by a Washington, D.C. station. I can&#39;t remember the name of the show though. She is not the sharpest tool in the shed. She can&#39;t speak well and has this affected british accent. It is obvious that the main goal of the girls in the Miller family was to marry well and maintain their socialite status. These ladies are utterly vapid and totally nouveau riche:boring.
I have a greek friend who said that the greek monarchy has no chance of being restored and if it did, it would not be Pavlos. He is not respected at all. He is considered to be quite a joke and kept by his wealthy wife. The greek men just chuckle when seeing photos of him being dragged to fashion shows.
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The Miller sisters are definitely not the brightest of women. I think that most people like to believe that MC is extremely intelligent because of her success in business, but what needs to be understood is that almost everyone has people working around them. She is surrounded with intelligent people and most likely has a very capable business manager. I would personally expect MC to do well in the clothing industry because fashion and clothing seem to be something that interest her greatly. Although I do believe that buying extremely expensive clothing for children regardless of who you are is a waste considering the rapid growing rate of most children, having visited one of her boutiques, I must say that the clothing is of very good quality.

I&#39;ve read a few articles that were written about the sisters during the height of their popularity-the marriages and I wasn&#39;t impressed by their conversation skills. It was clear to me that their topics of discussion are very limited. These are young women who were obviously raised to marry well, have children, renovate homes, and throw dinner parties.

I believe that they all possess the ability to educate themselves more substantially and that they could expand their knowledge of the world in general. However, they simply were not reared in that manner and have relegated themselves to what appears to be very specific social circles in which their specific interests and limited knowledge are quite common among most of their peers.
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From everything I&#39;ve read in a lot of different opinion places on the &#39;Net, if they ever accepted the family back in an official role, they want their own choice of representative and it wouldn&#39;t be Pavlos, but his younger brother Nikolaos.
Even that is a beautiful dream that is never going to fulfill.
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Old 07-27-2004, 04:01 AM
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I have a greek friend who said that the greek monarchy has no chance of being restored and if it did, it would not be Pavlos. He is not respected at all. He is considered to be quite a joke and kept by his wealthy wife. The greek men just chuckle when seeing photos of him being dragged to fashion shows.
Who would have thought men can be fashion accessories? You go girl.
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She was being interviewed about her clothing line by a Washington, D.C. station. I can&#39;t remember the name of the show though. She is not the sharpest tool in the shed. She can&#39;t speak well and has this affected british accent. It is obvious that the main goal of the girls in the Miller family was to marry well and maintain their socialite status. These ladies are utterly vapid and totally nouveau riche:boring.
I have a greek friend who said that the greek monarchy has no chance of being restored and if it did, it would not be Pavlos. He is not respected at all. He is considered to be quite a joke and kept by his wealthy wife. The greek men just chuckle when seeing photos of him being dragged to fashion shows.
If Nicholas marries "well", to someone who the Greeks would respect maybe they will do a switch, like in Jordan.

It&#39;s obvious Pavlos chose for his personal happinies which is wise because the greeks are quite a bit anarchistic and they only had their royal family for a century or so. It will take an enormous coincidence and goodwill for them to return and if you do not appeal to the greeks, you are out.
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