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Old 09-10-2012, 12:45 PM
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i watched this on 4od it was an interseting to find out about princess alice she went thogh so much and it seems a much missed figure in greece and all thiose ophans she helped a right plucky woman who never gave up and the last letter tp prince philiap was very moving we need more :) docs
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i watched this on 4od it was an interseting to find out about princess alice she went thogh so much and it seems a much missed figure in greece and all thiose ophans she helped a right plucky woman who never gave up and the last letter tp prince philiap was very moving we need more :) docs
It seems she was very popular figure in Athens it was nice to hear ordinary people talk about their memories of the late Princess.
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I watched this and found it quite heartbreaking and interesting. It was good to see another side of Princess Alice, and I have to say I have never noticed her walking behind the Royal family at the Coronation, so that was wonderful to see. It was also nice to know that Philip let her come and live with him and his family in her final years. I wonder if Andrew and Edward remember her, as they were both quite young when she was there (She died in 1969.)

After having watched this I then began to look up more about Philip's life, and discovered that his sister Princess Sophie (later Princess George of Hanover) is one of Edward's godmother's, although she died in 2001. She was the only living sibling Philip had after the death of his sister Princess Theodora in 1963. How nice of Philip to have Sophie as one of his son's godmothers. Funny that Edward went on to marry a Sophie. I also discovered that his mother is one of Princess Anne's godmothers.
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:57 AM
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After having watched this I then began to look up more about Philip's life, and discovered that his sister Princess Sophie (later Princess George of Hanover) is one of Edward's godmother's, although she died in 2001. She was the only living sibling Philip had after the death of his sister Princess Theodora in 1963. How nice of Philip to have Sophie as one of his son's godmothers. Funny that Edward went on to marry a Sophie. I also discovered that his mother is one of Princess Anne's godmothers.
Philip's sister margarita, Fürstin zu Hohenlohe-Langenbrug died in 1981.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:53 PM
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I liked it, I thought they stayed way too long on the freud segment. I tend not to beleive what they were saying in that segment. I wonder what they would have diagnosed her now. I know severe depression might be one factor in her problems. Being isolated like she was it can be very hard on a person. Being hearing impaired/deaf can be very isolating. Especially if people are ignoring you. Even if they have all the riches in the world.

Though why was her mother allowed to send her to santitorum, wouldn't that fall to her husband. It seemed odd that her mother had that much power over her daughter's care.

I liked the documentary it also gives some insight into Prince Phillip. I will have to see if I can get a hold of that biography on Princess Alice. What is it called and by whom?
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:20 PM
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Her husband had basically left her by the time she was sent to the sanitorium and her mother was the one who cared enough to do something - whether it was the right thing is another question but she did do something.
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...I will have to see if I can get a hold of that biography on Princess Alice. What is it called and by whom?
"Alice, Princess Andrew of Greece"
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Just recieved my copy from Alibris and am looking forward to reading it this weekend.
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Heads up for Canadians....

This is going to be shown at the top of the clock/11pm EST on CBC News Network.

One of the few good things about Super Bowl Sunday to me is that both CBC NN and PBS tends to show Royal programming of some sort. I saw this last week and was completely fascinated by the life this Princess had. Also a very brave lady for what she did during WWII.
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