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Old 05-27-2009, 12:39 PM
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young Frederica (in her 20ties) with baby Sofia
Königin Friederike von Griechenland mit Tochter Sofia , Queen of Greece on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

a photo with her paternal family in 1935
Familiefoto des Herzogpaares von Braunschweig-Lüneburg on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

another one
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during her engagement to Paul
Flickr Photo Download: Kronprinz Paul und Prinzessin Friederike , Crownprince of Greece with fiancee Princess Frederika

Pavlos and Frederica visit the Patriarch
Königin Friederike von Griechenland , Queen of Greece : Visiting the Patriarch on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

P and F wear traditional costumes, from the region of Epirus
King Pavlos and Queen Frederica of Greece on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

with Jacky Kennedy
Besuch des amerikanischen Präsidenten Kennedy in Griechenland on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Paul, Frederica and their three children
Königin Friederike von Griechenland mit Familie, Queen of Greece with her family on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

F in London - the famous visit which kindled the political evolution in Greece
Königin Friederike von Griechenland besucht London , Queen Frederica of Greece on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

dancing traditionally with her son
Königin Friederike mit Sohn Prinz Konstantinos on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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Old 05-27-2009, 04:33 PM
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thank you!!thank you!! by pictures.

Queen Federika had a unique personality, she reminds me of Queen Elizabeth II.
I think that the Queen Federika did a exceptional work by Greece after the war, she was the promoter of tourism in Greece, she turned tourism into a source of wealth for Greece.
She did unique work to Greece as part of the Marshall plan ... BUT, she never had to enter in politics as she did, she never had to travel to London because it had forbidden the government .. she did not behave well
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:11 PM
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:33 PM
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It is enchanting to discover all these interesting photos of Knigin Friederike. Tank you.
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:54 AM
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Discussion of Queen Frederika's jewels has been moved to the Queen Frederika Jewellery thread.
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:01 PM
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This picture is the baptism of Princess Irene, it is in southafrica
from left to right:

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Mis Smuts, Princess Katherine of Greece, Princess Federika, Princess Marie of Greece
the men:
Prince Dominick Rasziwill (father of Princess Tatiana), George , Pavlo and Mrs. Smuts with Irene.
Children: Tatiana Raziwill, Queen Sofia and Constantine.
Tatiana is the daughter Princess Eugenie and Prince Dominick Rasziwill
She is second cousin of King Constantine ... Her husband was in the surgery of King Constantine. He is Doctor

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I saw it in pictures Emmeleia but this photo has a different angle, it looks good to the Queen Federika

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Old 07-01-2009, 04:35 PM
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Who were Mr and Mrs Smuts?
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:49 PM
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He was a friend of the Kings of Greece, he was Army General English, and his position was in South Africa ,Prime Minister of the British rule in South Africa.
The royal family lived on a Villa called "Irene" in South Africa, it was of the Family Smuts
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Oh, ok, Field Marshal Jan Christiaan Smuts. Thanks, Beltraneja.
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:59 AM
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Do you think that Princess Irini was named after the villa at which her parents stayed?
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:04 AM
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Or maybe she was named after her aunt Irene, then Duchess of Aosta, who maybe was herself named after her aunt Irene, Princess Heinrich of Prussia...
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She was born in 1942 and named Irini like many girls during the war because it means peace in Greek.

http://www.theoi.com/Ouranios/HoraEirene.html

a video clip with quotes from her book which shows her loyalty towards Greece during WW II and her visiting Greek armies during the Greek civil war which made her hugely popular (note she very often went alone, without her husband)



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I have just found a great website that connects booksellers from around the world and sells specifically out of print and rare books and maps. I found 18 copies of Queen Frederika's book there, but the prince range was tremendous. For those who have read it, what would you say is a reasonable price for this book?

And so I have a better understanding, what is the book about specifically? Her life story or certain parts of her life?
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:41 AM
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Excuseme! It has an error, Irene was born in Cape Town, "Irene" was a town where Smuts had a house in Pretoria, now is a museum.Irene was born in Cape Town, I think that she was born in 'Grooteschuur House'....


http://img33.imageshack.us/my.php?image=museumirene.jpg

It is the house of Smuts in the Village of Irene in Pretoria.

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'Grooteschuur House', I think that she was born in this house.

Other picture of Smut it is airpot of Athens:

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I agree with Susan Alicia. Irene means peace, and in time of war is very common this name
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:12 PM
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02.09.1954 after a cruise, Queen Juliana is also there
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Frederika and Paul at Michael of Rumania wedding
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:23 AM
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the Queen Federika, she remenber me to princess Irene

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Like Prince Michael once said, King Constantine is the greekest Royal ever:-)
And Im proud that his/our grandmother, Duchess Viktoria-Luise of Braunschweig-Lneburg, is related to the Greek Royal Family:-)
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:14 PM
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talking about the funeral of Queen Frederika, I read newspapers of the time, she died on 6 of February at 23:30 pm, at the Palace of Zarzuela of a heart attack. this afternoon she was operated of Xanthelasma,it is a sharply demarcated yellowish collection of cholesterol underneath the skin, usually on or around of the eyes.
The Queen Sofia was in Baqueira Beret ,in Catalonia, she did not knew of the operation .. The intervention was simple and required only local anesthesia, but I found a newspaper of the time that said that the intervention was rejected by the personal physician of Queen federka in London,
his London physician had forbidden her to make that intervention, it is possible that this was because the Queen Frederica had a heart disease but she went to Spain and made it.
Her physician had forbidden her , months before,the operation.
This is the reason because she didnt said nothing to sons.
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That must have been such a shock to her children, which I'm sure made her death much harder. She really wasn't very old.
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when she died was 63 years, and it was a shock to all.The spanish magazines said that Queen Sofia was all night in the room with the body of her mother, she didnt want seperate of her mother...
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I always read that this was a very serious medical negligence.
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