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Old 12-07-2013, 08:50 AM
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Would you believe there might be some truth to this?! If so, Queen Frederica would be a totally different person I thought she was....

Queen Frederika’s Affair With CIA Chief Dulles | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece

I confess, I was shocked to read this, without knowing if this is just differmation or not...
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:50 PM
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All the claims made in the book are totally false, and can be contrasted perfectly. This book speaks about one official visit of Queen frederica to U.S., after finishing the official visit, the Queen Federica stayed in the United States on a private visit. This book raises questions about the private visit , and based on this private visit invents facts to sell a book but missing the truth. The private visit of the Queen Federica was not mysterious as the book says. The private visit of the Queen Frederica was due to that one greek famous family of Shipowners invited to the Queen Federica to their house , they wanted that Queen Federica inaugurated their new fleet of boats, it was published in newspapers, I have one of this newspaper with private visit to the Shipowners Greeks . When I have read it, I am very ofended, because I have one newspaper with this private visit of Queen Frederika. But I imagine this has been normal, people think they can continue failing to the honor of the Queen Federica. But I'm glad, this is not true,the private visit of Queen Federica was no mysterious , it was published in the newspapers of the time.
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:15 PM
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A documentary about the late King Paul I of the Hellenes will be presented to the public next year by the Greek Television :

Very interesting, but i doubt that project will be finalised, 2013 is finishing.
Who is the producer? If it will be the greek national TV, since they have been closed and became a very small organism, many projects have been cancelled.
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:12 PM
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I agree Nikolaos.

hahah I do not think it would be Greek public television who would be publish a documentary which says that King Paul was a leader, a great father, a great person ... I doubt that public television would be the channel to publish that documentary hahahah I think it has been make to foreign tvs.
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King Paul & Queen Frederika In Germany (1956)



Queen Frederika In USA (1958)



Greek State Visit to the UK (1963)

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In 1950 King Paul and Queen Frederika received a visit from Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth of Great Britain.
King Paul was astonished that Philip was carrying on a lot of his English office work.
King Paul was astonished that Prince Philip spent hours drafting his own letters and memos in pencil.
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https://www.google.gr/url?sa=t&rct=j...uRwkqwl4JNlB-w

And because like today in 1938 married King Pavlos the Queen Frederica let us remember some old photos with their children.
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Old 03-06-2016, 08:12 AM
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Like today 6 March 1964 King Pavlos died. In the video below Princess Anne Marie arrives in Athens to visit the sick king. At the airport they were welcomed by Crown Prince Constantinos with the prince Juan Carlos.



Some videos of the King Pavlos to remember him




Visit in France to 1956 with Princess Sofia with them



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September 1956 Visit to Lower Saxony by the King and Queen.

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Beautiful clip - too bad it is without sound... Never knew the Crown Prince and Sophia joined their parents at this leg of this state visit!
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I just noticed both of them on the end,I believe there were also members of Queen Frederica's family also present.
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I just noticed both of them on the end,I believe there were also members of Queen Frederica's family also present.

Yes, two of her brothers and her sister-in-law, Ernst August´s wife, were also there.
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@carlfraley: I wasn't insulting Paul back on the other thread and I am aware of that letter, but actions count more than words and ambassadorial reports , foreign correspondents of the time and government ministers despaired of the Kings high handedness, seemingly arbitrary interventions, and bad habit of disregarding the official advice of ministers in favour of unofficial (and unaccountable) court channels; He was also unwilling to really delegate powers when needed.

James Edward Millers The United States and Greece has a lot to say about this as does most standard histories of modern Greece. Even Pauls main biographer half admits this was a problem. Examples include, blocking the government of general Plastrides (Plastrides had been involved with the overthrow of Constantine I and this smacked of a personal grudge), helping force out Karamanlis (that was not his place - he should have let the party caucus and the opposition do that), making speeches without checking content past the PM, leaving the country for extended stretches on what we're in effect social visits, questionable public statements on the military, and giving the impression of trying to conduct his own diplomacy.

A lot of this was really the result of the King coming to believe his own propaganda during the civil war of the 1940s along with his early experiences in the venizelos years.

There were mitigating factors: the slow and corrupt bureaucracy often made direct intervention necessary for getting past red tape and graft, and an unclear constutional set up regarding the exercise of exec power meant that a lot of this was justified at least in theory. I for one have never doubted Pauls good intentions and love of country, but such an approach speaks of Paul's paternalism and lack of trust in his country's governing class (understandable but still a problem).

Constantine was less paternalistic and more liberal than his father but he still picked up many of his fathers more unlovable approaches to kingship and it was commented on at the time and was a major factor in the eventual abolition.
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