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Old 09-21-2007, 09:11 PM
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it isn΄t confused
IN THE FIRST OFFICIAL NOTICE, IT SAYS:

THE kING CONTRIBUTED WITH 2000000EUROS TO A BANKING ACCOUNT OPEN BY GOVERNMENT OF GREECE SO THAT THE PRIVATE PEOPLE COULD CONTRIBUTE WITH MONEY TO HELP VICTIMS
Η Ελληνική Βασιλική Οικογένεια - Κέντρο Τύπου
First, I would most respectfully request that you avoid writing in caps.
There are four (4) communique's since August 26, 2007 and the exact inofrmation is as follows:
The first, dated Sunday, August 26, 2007, is in the form of an address by the former king (in the first person, in plural). At the end of the third paragraph, he says, "Επιπλέον, η οικογένειά μου και εγώ, θα καταβάλουμε το συμβολικό ποσό των €200,000, σε λογαριασμό που θα ανακοινωθεί από τους αρμόδιους κρατικούς φορείς." [Μoreover, my family and I shall contribure the symbolic amount of €200,000 to the account to be announced by the appropriate state agencies.] And he was referring to the account that the Government was planning to open in order for all, be it private citizens or organizations from all over Greece and the World to contribute.

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IN THE SECOND OFFICIAL NOTICE , IT IS A MESSAGE OF THE KING.HE SPEAK IN FIRST PERSON
HE SAYS:
HE CONTRIBUTE 2000000....AND HE ADDS:
THE ANA MARIA FOUNDATION COLLABORATION WITH ORGANIZATIONS OF FIRE EXTINGUISHING AND RESCUE OF PEOPLE
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The second, communique', dated Tuesday, August 28, 2007 is in the third person. In there, it is quoted in the fifth and last paragraph, "Όπως ανακοίνωσε στις 26 Αυγούστου, ο βασιλεύς Κωνσταντίνος προσφέρει €200,000 στο ταμείο υπέρ των παθώντων [sic]." [As he announced on August 26, king Constantine is offering €200,000 to the account for the affected].

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IN THE THIRD OFFICIAL NOTICE, IT IS OF FOUNDATION(IT IS NOT OF THE KING)
IT SPEAK ABOUT THE COLLABORATION OF FOUNDATION WITH ORGANIZATION OF FIRES EXTINGUISHING...
Η Ελληνική Βασιλική Οικογένεια - Κέντρο Τύπου

I EXPLAIN IT
EVER FOUNDATIONS ARE LEGAL ORGANIZATIONS.THE LAWS SAY THAT FOUNDATIONS ONLY CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE GROUPS OF PERSONS
EXAMPLE:

I CAN CONTRIBUTE WITH 200000 EUROS TO HELP TO STEFANOS BUT THE FOUNDATION ONLY CONTRIBUTE TO GROUPS PERSONS, ORGANIZATIONS, VILLAGES .......IT CAN NOT CONTRIBUTE TO STEFENOS. IT CAN CONTRIBUTE TO A VILLAGE, A ORGANIZATION....POLICE
THE THIRD MESSAGER SPEAKS OF THE ANA MARY FOUNDATION WORK TO DISTRIBUTE THE HELP
THE FOUNDATIONS HELPS TO FIREMEN AND ORGANIZATIONS OF RESCUE
IN THE FIRST IT SPEAK ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTE OF CONSTANTINE TO VICTIMS, AND IN SECOND SPEAK ABOUT FOUNDATION.
cONSTATINO CAN CONTRIBUTE TO PERSONS BUT THE FOUNDATION CAN NOT CONTRIBUTE TO PERSONS IT CAN TO ORGANIZATIOS OR GROUPS OF PERSONS AS VILLAGES, FIREMEN...IT IS THE LAW.
IN THE FOUNDATIONS TO CONTRIBUTE IT MUST FOLLOW A PROCESS
THE GROUPS THAT ASK FOR IT HAVE TO PRESENT A PROJECT ........
IT IS THE FOUNDATIONS
In the third communique', dated Friday, August 31, 2007 it is announced that on that day, king Constantine and queen Anne-Marie visited the Zaharo area, the Makistos village and the Kaiafa lake.

The fourth communique', dated Tuesday, September 18, 2007 is a summary report on the three-year activity of the Queen Anne-Marie Foundation. In there, it is explicitly quoted that the Foundation focuses on four programs (and I quote):
1. "Ερευνα, σε πανελλαδικό επίπεδο" [Research at national level],
2. "Την ανάπτυξη συνεργασιών με εθελοντικές οργανώσεις" [Development
of collaboration with volunteer organizations],
3. "Την ενίσχυση εκπαιδευτικών προγραμμάτων" [Support for educational
programs],
4. "Την αρωγή των εθελοντικών αυτών σωματείων, με την δωρεά
εξοπλισμού. Η αγορά του εκάστοτε υλικού γίνεται από το Ίδρυμα Άννα-
Μαρία. Δεν δίνονται χρηματικά ποσά απ’ ευθείας στις οργανώσεις" [The
support of these volunteer organizations with donation of equipment.
The purchase of equipement is done by the Anne-Marie Foundation. No
funds shall be given directly to the organizations].

Therefore, as I quoted earlier, it appears that the king's pledge to donate funds is independent of the Foundation's activities, since the latter does not donate funds directly. And a final comment. Charitable organizations and foundations in Greece, are certainly allowed to also donate funds in the form of scholarships, grants etc.
What do you mean by "stefenos" or "stefanos"? There is no such word in English or Greek. Could you kindly explain?
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Old 11-06-2007, 02:25 AM
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Pics 5.11.2007

Former King of Greece Constantine II and wife Anne-Marie arrive at
Casino Estoril in Estoril, on the outskirts of Lisbon, 05 November 2007,
to attend the ISAF gala launching the Sailing Hall of Fame. AFP PHOTO
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Constantine and Anne-Marie

The couple with King Harald and Crown Prince Frederik

Constantine giving a speech .. and on stage
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:45 PM
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Former King of Greece Constantine II and wife Anne-Marie arrive at Casino Estoril in Estoril...
Anne-Marie continues to have the most enticing smile in the World, better that ever, in fact! In contrast, King Constantine has aged badly - he used to be a handsome and elegant man. Now he looks "worn out" like the royal consort of Denmark, how sad.
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:38 PM
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Can you believe the China olympics are 9 months away?Constantine will be busy again as a member of the international olympic comittee....
I agree with Phillipe that ann-marie looks lovely.Constantine looks like he has aged a bit more but any Greek who would have to live away from greece for that long,under those circumstances and be at the receiving end of so much spite would age...some would lose their sanity as well...(at least,he hasn't).
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:22 PM
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ISAF : ISAF Awards Six Inductees for Inaugural ISAF Sailing Hall of Fame

IT IS IN THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF INTERNATIONAL SAILING FEDERATION
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:41 PM
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I have news about the royal family of Greece.
It is of 12 of december, It is in "Espreso".

Espresso


it says:
one conmemoracion family photograph and wishes for the new year are the gift of former royal family to the relatives, collaborators and the friends, which never they do not forget of the family and if you believe that these are few, will fall outside, only in greece they dispatched the previous year more 60000 Photos.
The journalist speak with a person of Institution Ann Maria about it, they want know as is the christmas card of this year.
then the journalist make analysis of previous christmas card from 1985.
in summary, it is a photo with a important event of the family in the year.For example:
the marriage of Pablo and Marie Chantal in London or the birthday of Ann Maria in 2006, en Porto Heli, they are in the Caique "Afroessa"....
The journalis ask to person of institute:
How is it this year
but the person answer that it is a surprise
in the end,it says:
in the end it say that Constantain is in Greece from the monday, he is invited by vicepresident of the Institution ONasis to the present of a book (vicepresident
)
it say that Constatine will leave Athens the thursday, he is working in Institution Ann Maria


I have ohter new it is of thursday

Constantine has visited to Archbishop Christodoulos in residence of this.Archbishop Christodoulos is in a critical but stable condition.

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Old 12-14-2007, 10:24 PM
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What are Anne-Marie's interests/hobbies?

I've read a lot about her family's various interests -- Constantine's sailing, Benedictke's horses, Margrethe's art, etc. -- but I don't think I've ever seen anything about what Anne-Marie's hobbies are. Does she have some special interests? How does she spend her time?

I used to have the impression that she was busy raising her children while Constantine was working on various projects, but now that they're adults, I wonder why her priorities and work are.

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Old 12-17-2007, 02:34 PM
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The Christmas Card Of 2007 Is In The Official Web Of The Royal Family Of Greece. They Are In Porto Heli In Summer.
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:25 AM
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Link to 2007 Royal Family Photo

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Link to the video "A king without a country" :
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This coming Friday, 11 January, SBS is showing Constantine: A King's Story at 7.30pm.
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:52 AM
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Link to the video "A king without a country" :
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I guess you are referring to the 7-month old AlJazeera two-part video!??
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Old 01-11-2008, 05:13 AM
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This is a 48 minute documentary by TVF International (2004)
"CONSTANTINE. A KING'S STORY".
It was on TV also a few month ago.
The AlJazeera two-part video has noting to do with this.
King Constantine & Queen Anne Marie show the Tatoi Royal Palace and the Royal Cemetary for the first time. This documentary is an intimate portrait of the workings of a monarch in exile, his life in London, his interaction with other royal families and the role he will have now that he is comeing to Greece many times every year.
I have it on DVD

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Thank you for the link. I was not aware of this video before, and it was very interesting to watch. I was hoping that the video would include interviews and commentary from his family members.
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Old 01-24-2008, 02:32 AM
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Pic 23.1.2008

King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece leave the
Musee Rodin after Italian designer Valentino's Spring-Summer
Haute-Couture show, in Paris, France, on January 23, 2008.

In the background you can also see Princess Benedikte and
her daughter Princess Alexandra:

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It΄s the very first time I see them both at such an event. Maybe they were invited for some other reason to Paris by Benedikte or Alexandra (who seems to live in Paris with her family as far as I know) and decided to attend together with Pavlos and MC.
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It was Valentino's last haute-couture show,ever,he is retired now.
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Old 01-25-2008, 06:57 PM
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the Designer Of The Wedding Dress Of The Queen Ann Marie, Was Valentino?
I Think That The Designer Was Valentino.
Valentino Is Friend Of The Royal Family Because He Is Invited To The Celebrations Of Them.
When Ann Marie Was Princess And Then Queen, She Dressed Of Valentino And Chanel
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Old 01-26-2008, 03:58 PM
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I know that Valentino designs many of the gowns that Marie-Chantal wears, including her wedding gown. I did not know that he also designed clothes for the Queen. They are so lucky! I would love to have clothes and gowns created for me by one of the top designers in the world.
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