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Old 09-26-2005, 08:50 PM
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Cruise of the Agamemnon 1954

I recall reading about a royal cruise that took place in sometime in the 1960's. I believe it was sponsored by Queen Frederika of Greece and it was for all the young royal blood to mix (Constantine, Irene, Beatrix, Richard, etc.) It was dubbed the royal matchmaking cruise by reporters.

It's such a fun topic because SO many royals were at this gathering and this was before they all got married so they were fresh and young.:p

Someone recently mentioned the cruise on the benelux board and so this is why I ask. It seems as though pictures of this cruise are out there, but difficult to find. Can some very resourceful person on this board find any pictures and information about this cruise???
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Old 09-26-2005, 08:58 PM
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Old 09-26-2005, 09:04 PM
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Is it possible for you to help those of us who don't speak Greek and teach us how to naviage this site to get to the cruise information/pictures? Many thanks!

These are the only two pictures I've seen so far (thanks to Joris on the benelux board).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...a/resolver.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4.../resolver2.jpg
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Old 09-27-2005, 04:34 PM
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In the first one I saw Constantine. Anybody know who the ladies are?

In the second Beatrix in the checkered outfit and ??
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I believe in both pictures the ladies are Beatrix and her sister Irene.
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I think the one where Beatrix is on the cruise is with her sister Irene and some Bulgarian royal. I'll check it out...

Actually the man beside Beatrix in that picture is Alessandro Prince Borghese. I'm not sure where he's from.

(The Bulgarian royals were there too though.)

Can anyone else find information and pictures of this cruise?
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Old 09-28-2005, 10:43 AM
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According to the collection of royal postcards on the website of the Royal National Dutch Library, the second picture is taken in Porto Ercole, Italy in 1960. And yes, they identify the man in the picture as Alessandro Borghese.

http://www.geheugenvannederland.nl/g...&dbcode=KONB05

I assume the picture is taken at Juliana & Bernhard's vacation home there since there is also another picture taken on the same day of Beatrix, Irene, Juliana & Bernhard.

http://www.geheugenvannederland.nl/g...&dbcode=KONB05

I don't know if this information helps any.
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I've read about that cruise, wasn't there were JC and Sofia met?
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I believe so, and it was at this cruise that Beatix said how lovely it was to be amongst her own sort of people, which was blown out of proportion and which is a remark that is still used today to show that she might be a bit haughty.

I believe the Count and Countess of Paris also attended, with their flock, as did the Hessen-Kassel, Baden and Hohenlohe nieces and nephews of the Duke of Edinburgh.
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Wasn't there a cruise helf by the norwegian royal family for the royals like frederick, pavlos, felipe, willem-alexander and his brothers, the norwegian royals, the spanish royals.....i remember they had an article about it in the papers years and years ago.....
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Storicus posted a clip on youtube about the famous cruise on the Agamemnon:

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And a simular clip, but with a few different images:

EUROPEAN ROYAL LUXURY CRUISE - British Pathe
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Wasn't there a cruise helf by the norwegian royal family for the royals like frederick, pavlos, felipe, willem-alexander and his brothers, the norwegian royals, the spanish royals.....i remember they had an article about it in the papers years and years ago.....
I can't remember if it was the late 80s or early 90s, but yes, there was a young people cruise. Prince Edward was also on it.
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The Norwegian king and queen celebrated their silver wedding in great style in 1993, among other things with a cruise along the fjords. Many (single) young royals were present. I remember the prince of Orange sitting next to princess Alexia of Greece in a small carriage. After the wedding some gossip press claimed that Queen Beatrix wanted to set him up with an Ullens de Schooten countess (one of the grand daughters of prince Carl Bernadotte).

Anyway, a link to the TRF thread dedicated to the celebrations:
Harald & Sonja Silver Wedding Anniversary August 1993

So probably that is the cruise that you had in mind? The Belgian royals were all absent as the court was still in mourning for king Baudouin.
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Wasn't there a cruise (not sure if it's the same one as the Norwegian Silver Wedding) where the media tried to set up Wilem-Alexander with Victoria before realising that they couldn't marry each other or something?

Edit- found an http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...f+sweden&hl=en
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See the Spring/Summer issue of Town& Country Wedding issue,

There is an artical and piks by Princess Dimitri of Yugoslavia

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The summer of 1954 was a cruise to Greece with many royal guests organized by the Greek kings.
Saturday 21 August the ship "Agamemnon" http://www.royalchronicles.gr/wp-con...MEMNON1953.jpg the left from Marseille (King Pavlos-Queen Frederica)
http://www.royalchronicles.gr/wp-con...41-285x400.jpg

Some of the Guests
Juan-carlos http://www.royalchronicles.gr/wp-con...1-1024x774.jpg
Countess of Paris Isabelle http://www.royalchronicles.gr/wp-con...1-660x1024.jpg
Crown Princess Beatrix of Netherlands http://www.royalchronicles.gr/wp-con...2-1024x754.jpg
King Umberto with Queen Marie-jose of Italy http://www.royalchronicles.gr/wp-con...01-253x400.jpg
Prince George of Greece http://www.royalchronicles.gr/wp-con...01-400x271.jpg
Queen Frederica with Princes Constantine of Greece,Vittorio-Emanuele of Italy,Juan-Carlos of Spain,Beatrix Of Netherlands,Simeon of Bulgaria,Henri of Paris
http://www.royalchronicles.gr/wp-con...9-1024x740.jpg
And some young princess http://www.royalchronicles.gr/wp-con...01-321x400.jpg
King Pavlos and behind him King Mihai of Romania
http://www.royalchronicles.gr/wp-con...1-1024x970.jpg
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Wasn't there a cruise (not sure if it's the same one as the Norwegian Silver Wedding) where the media tried to set up Wilem-Alexander with Victoria before realising that they couldn't marry each other or something?

Edit- found an http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...f+sweden&hl=en
They could marry each other. No problem. One of the two had to give up his/her throne rights.
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The summer of 1954 was a cruise to Greece with many royal guests organized by the Greek kings.
Saturday 21 August the ship "Agamemnon" http://www.royalchronicles.gr/wp-con...MEMNON1953.jpg the left from Marseille (King Pavlos-Queen Frederica)
http://www.royalchronicles.gr/wp-con...41-285x400.jpg

Some of the Guests
Juan-carlos http://www.royalchronicles.gr/wp-con...1-1024x774.jpg
Countess of Paris Isabelle http://www.royalchronicles.gr/wp-con...1-660x1024.jpg
Crown Princess Beatrix of Netherlands http://www.royalchronicles.gr/wp-con...2-1024x754.jpg
King Umberto with Queen Marie-jose of Italy http://www.royalchronicles.gr/wp-con...01-253x400.jpg
Prince George of Greece http://www.royalchronicles.gr/wp-con...01-400x271.jpg
Queen Frederica with Princes Constantine of Greece,Vittorio-Emanuele of Italy,Juan-Carlos of Spain,Beatrix Of Netherlands,Simeon of Bulgaria,Henri of Paris
http://www.royalchronicles.gr/wp-con...9-1024x740.jpg
And some young princess http://www.royalchronicles.gr/wp-con...01-321x400.jpg
King Pavlos and behind him King Mihai of Romania
http://www.royalchronicles.gr/wp-con...1-1024x970.jpg
On this cruise we had and pleasant events two marriages. The first and most known is Princess Maria Pia of Italy (daughter of King Umperto) with Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia(son of Prince Paul and Princess Olga) It took place six months after their acquaintance in "Agamemnon" in Portugal.
http://www.royalchronicles.gr/wp-con...ia-wedding.gif

The second marriage is Duchess Elisabeth of WŘrttemberg with Prince Antoine of Bourbon-Two Sicilies it took place in 1958 to Germany.
A photo of the magazine "Eikones" showing the Queen Frederica greet the newly married couple
http://www.royalchronicles.gr/wp-con...1-724x1024.jpg
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