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Old 10-05-2007, 01:34 AM
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The obituary of The Times erred. And I quote the excerpt, "Yet she was the daughter of a king, the sister of three kings and a queen, the aunt of a king and two other queens and a first cousin of the Duke of Edinburgh."

She was the sister of two queens [HM The Queen-Mother Helen of Rumania, by constitutional act, and the transient (for 2 years, 1941-43) Queen of Croatia, Yriny Duchess of Aosta;
She was the aunt of two kings [former King Constantine II of the Hellenes and former King Michael of Rumania]

The paper did not quote that she was the grand daughter of a king and a Kaiser and the niece of a Kaiser.
What an incredible pedigree!!
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Old 10-05-2007, 04:37 AM
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The private lives of those connected to the Greek and British Royal Families are often a mystery to us, but there are occasional glimpses.

From the Times online obituary kindly posted by Lucien:

One of Lady Katherine’s last public appearances was at the wedding of Crown Prince Paul of Greece in the summer of 1995, which she attended in a wheelchair.
She also attended the Duke of Edinburgh’s 80th birthday service in St George’s Chapel in June 2001, members of the congregation being surprised at how many members of the Royal Family paused to greet this tiny figure that they did not recognise.
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:54 PM
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A living lady of history has passed. How funny to read about the Kaiser, and his sister Queen Sofia of Greece, in "Victoria's Daughters", and then to read about this extraordinary lady who was the last surviving grandaughter of the Kaiser Frederick and the Empress Frederick. Over a century has passed between grandparents and granddaughter.

She certainly had an impressive pedigree!!
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:29 PM
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Photo on Lady Katherine Brandram Prince Paul of Greece 1995?? Prince Philips 80th birthday was she guest and photo 2001?
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:25 PM
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Memories

I can remember, as a child in the sixties, that all athenian dailies would publish daily the Court's Circular, and reading such things as "HM The Queen-Mother of Rumania arrived yesterday from Florence", or "HRH The Duchess of Aosta arrived in Corfu", but there was never any mention of Lady Brandram or Princess Aikaterini as she was known in Greece, as if she didn't exist.
No one in Greece knew of her whereabouts other than the fact that she was married to a British soldier and was living in England.
But I do remember clearly her attending the funeral of her brother, King Paul - and I said clearly because I retained in my memory the fact that her dress and appearance had given me the impression that she was not doing well financially. However, I cannot recall her [nor have I seen her in the family pictures] attending the wedding of Sofia or Constantine - but I may be wrong here.
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:11 PM
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Princess Katherine of Greece, Lady Katherine Brandram, was buried today at Tatoi. The funeral was attended by Paul Brandram and his children, the King and Queen of the Hellenes, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, Prince Nikolaos of Greece, Princess Irene of Greece, Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia, and the Duke and Duchess of Aosta.

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Old 10-12-2007, 08:42 AM
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Princess Katherine buried at Greece?? Tatoi is Greece?? Photos on royal family of Greece come to Lady Katherines funeral? Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth come not to his funeral?? Prince Philip was his first cousin to Lady Katherine Brandram.
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Old 10-12-2007, 01:37 PM
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Glancing at the UK royals schedule it would seem a lot of the senior members had other engagements that prevented them from traveling to Tatoi for the funeral/burial, but it would have been a nice gesture I think if someone had been able to attend. She lived a pretty full ife and her connections to many royal families were extensive.
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:52 PM
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I am surprised that Queen Sofia didn't turn up. It didn't seem that her appointments in Spain were all that demanding.
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:21 AM
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It is lovely that she has been able to be buried with her family in Greece, so that she will not be totally forgotten. Although living in the glare of Royal publicity can definitely have its down side, I have always felt very sorry for those Royals in the past who were totally pushed aside when they married a commoner for love.

Did she have any children? I am presuming that the Paul Brandram referred to in an earlier posting on the funeral is her son, but I am not sure. And, if so, were there any others?
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:30 AM
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Princess Katherine

This is what the Official web site of the Greek Royal Family has:

The Greek Royal Family - News & Media

The Princess, who was the youngest sister of King Pavlos, died in London, on October 2nd. King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie, joined by their sons, Princes Pavlos and Nikolaos, hosted the funeral service, which took place at the Chapel of the Resurrection, at the Tatoi family graves, where her parents and siblings are buried, on October 11th, at 11:30.

Present at the funeral were, her son Paul Brandram and her grandchildren Sofia, Alexia and Nikolas, as well as Princess Irene. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Serbia and the Duke of Aosta, also flew in for the occasion.

The Most Reverend Metropolitan Bishop of Messogaia and Lavreotiki, Mr. Nikolaos, conducted the service, assisted by the Very Reverend Archimandrite, Mr. Patrikios Kaleodis.
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Princess Katherine of Greece joined the Greek Red Cross in 1939.
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