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Old 01-05-2008, 05:19 PM
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Frederica was popular in Greece until the 60s. She had a german air of pomp and ceromony which used to upset a few people. Elini Vlachou the editior of an Athinian news paper was told once she was comming to visit the office and expected everyone to kiss her hand... however when she arrived she was as relaxed and informal and made everyone feel easy... perhaps she used to make people expect a stiff cold person so they were then blown off their feet when they met her.

She became really unpopular however when her son became King beacuse she obviously had alot more experience and was seen as beeing influencial on his choices and decissions. However alot of this had to do with the rumour mungering that went on around the pro-socialist government that wanted to discredit the monarchy. After the fall of the Junta the republicans put up posters of her on bill boards with the caption "i am comming" to scare people off voting for a monarchy. She knew she was unpopular (although i do beleive unfairly) by this time and she distanced herself from Constantine and went off traveling on her own and spent time in India... however people still picked up on this and made it out she had given up greek orthadoxy and gone all indian on them. Poor woman couldnt do anything right.

My ex's grandmother didnt like her beacuse she beleived she stole alot of money from the Greek orphanage fund for her self and she was a monarchist... however i always argued over that beacuse she hardley seemed to benefit from the money and as it was supposed to have happened when she was in exil it would have made things difficult... was more republican lies.
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:47 AM
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The true about her dead segun Hola magazine

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And I heard something about her dead in 1981. She died in Madrid, but I heard something about poisoning. She was poisoned by former rivals from Greece, but I think this is not treu. Do you know anything about this?

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I read that she suffered a heart attac after a plastic surgery. Hers parents were on vacation and she didn,t go this them because the plastic surgery was a secret and she stay in Madrid with Dr. Carlos Zurita a Infanta Dona Margarita,s husband. This was a terrible notice to her family that has left her in very good condition two or three days ago.
Pardon my bad english but I wish you,ll understend .
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Old 05-07-2008, 04:35 AM
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your english is perfeclty fine, edelmibea, so don' t worry about that.
I never heard that plastic-surgery part of the story before, but just that she had a heart attack. Interesting though.
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:22 PM
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Well, the whole thing about the cause of death was widely publicized. The only difference between the official communique' and the rumours was that according to the Palace she died during an ophthalmic operation while according to hearsay she died during plastic surgery.
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Old 05-11-2008, 05:25 PM
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Queen Frederica was a very interesting person who worked very hard when she returned to Greece after the war was over. Unfornunately she was not appreciated by a lot of Greek people and there was a lot of controversy surrounding her. She was a strong willed woman and then as now they do not get well accepted by the status quo.
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Old 05-11-2008, 06:18 PM
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No,the royal graves weren't destroyed during an earthquake.They are still in Tatoi.
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:09 AM
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And I heard something about her dead in 1981. She died in Madrid, but I heard something about poisoning. She was poisoned by former rivals from Greece, but I think this is not treu. Do you know anything about this?

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She died of a blood clot after an operation.
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Old 09-03-2008, 02:44 AM
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I agree with other members about Queen Frederika being dislike mainly because of her German background and she was strict.Sad that she died fairly young.
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:59 PM
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Queen Sofia looks very much like her mother, IMO.
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Old 09-04-2008, 12:26 AM
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I see a lot of Frekerika in her granddaughter, Infanta Elena. They have the exact same curly hair.
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Well, the whole thing about the cause of death was widely publicized. The only difference between the official communique' and the rumours was that according to the Palace she died during an ophthalmic operation while according to hearsay she died during plastic surgery.
I have to say, there are reasons to have "cosmetic" or "plastic" surgery apart from vanity. I had a plastic surgeon do the surgery on my carpal tunnel problem but you could say I had plastic surgery because of the type of physician performing it.

My guess is, that the Queen had a problem with drooping eyelids, which older people get. Drooping eyelids may cause irritation or sores on the eyes, so there's reasons to have the surgery apart from vanity.

And is wanting to look good a crime (unless you turn yourself into Michael Jackson or the Cat Woman)?
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I read many years ago that:
Queen Federica died of a heart stop.
She was to have intervened in the eyes. Some persons have a "bags of fat" below of the eyes, it are very unsightly, for example King Constantine, he have this bags in the eyes and he has the very eyes closed by it.
This was a very simple intervention, for it was used to anesthesia local, it sleep just the part that is going to be intervened (as in the dentist).
But some people have problems with allergies and heart and they do not know it because they haven´t made the necessary medical tests. The anesthesia is very dangerous for these people.
The Queen Federica didn´t know that she had problems of heart, the medical hadn´t made this test and she, died... by a simple intervention ....

I have found this picture of Queen Federica. I like the picture.

http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/r...a/reina006.jpg

She was in Palma of Mallorca.it is about 1980
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Oh,God!That's how Sofia is going to be when she gets older...
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Somebody asked here about the first Agamenon cruise, which was organized by Queen Frederika and had the prime purpose of reuniting many royals so they would get to know each other better. Spécially the young unmarried princes and princesses, who could maybe find their future partners.
As this was in the 50s, it was in a time when royalty had to marry within its ranks. I still can remember several interesting photos and one in particular which showed the whole group.
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Queen Anne-Marie doesn't wear her tiaras like Frederika.
Parts of them have they been sold ??
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I have images of the Agamenon.

http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/r.../agamenon2.jpg
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/r...a/untitled.jpg

In the first picture. I recognize to Kings of Greece, Queen Juliana and Bernardo, Count of Barcelona, Queen Ingrid of Denmark .... It is difficult to recognize them, but if looking to find Constantine, Irene, Sofia, Beatriz of Holland, Princess Margaret.....It has difficult

In the second photo, in Santorini, it was one of the places they visited those invited to Agamenon.I like the Queen Federica behind her, also on a donkey, the Queen Juliana,I think

The jewels of Queen Federica have not been sold. They were inherited by Queen Sofia and princess Irene. Except the jewels that the Queen Federica brings to the jewels house Royal of Greece, I have seen Alexia with a diadem of Queen Federica, and Queen Sofia all their crowns and jewels are of her mother.
The Queen Ana Maria has leads besides the jewels from the Royal House of Zar, a set of pearls that was very beutiful of the Royal family Alemana.But the inmense most of the inherited jewels Queen Sofia and Princess Irene .

When the Queen Federica inherited from her mother, She was faced by the estate with her brother, the father of Ernesto of Hannover, the Queen Federica and his other brother had no friendship with the father of Ernesto. I remember that they(Queen Federica and other brother) demanded to the father Ernesto to restoration the estate, where was the part of the jewels of the Queen Federica, in the end everything will be solutions, but Queen Federica had not relation with her brother.
Ernesto of Hanover and her brother recovered the relations with her greek primes.
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Hot thanks Beltraneja for the picture of the Agamenon . On the first row sitting
Michel and Anne de Roumanie, le Count and Countess of Barcelone, the Grand-Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg and the old Prince of Grece and his wife Marie Bonaparte (Freud's student)..
On the second picture FUNNY picture of the Queen Juliana...

Page 2 n° item 24- Frederika is wearing a tiara we never see anymore. She wears an huge emerald necklace . Queen Anne Marie is wearing now the emerald necklace as tiara AND necklace..
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Oh,God!That's how Sofia is going to be when she gets older...
Hmmmm... if that picture was taken in 1980, than Frederica must have been about 63 years.., Sofia is 70 and looks much younger than her mother
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Queen Sofia is 70?I never realised that....you're absolutely right!
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Queen Sofia is 70?I never realised that....you're absolutely right!
It's her birthday today, her 70th birthday
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