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Old 03-13-2014, 07:41 AM
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It seems you are correct. Anway, we know what picture will be on the cover of the magazines next week.
Strangely, this event is not being covered by the tabloids. There is only a small pic on front of diez minutos, stressing that Letizia & Cristina met again at an event, showing them in the same car.
http://www.ecestaticos.com/imagestat...ime=1394609015


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Maybe Letizia just has to dress her daughters in Marie Chantals designs

I have to say, I find the former GRF a bit obnoxious.
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:59 AM
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The reason the Infantas Leonor and Sofia as well as the children of Alexia were not present had to do with the fact that their school schedules did not allow for it.
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Old 03-14-2014, 02:56 PM
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Could Greek members of the Board say if this Event was in the newspapers or TV ?
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Very few. Newspapers talked about the film but not about the remembrance. Some people magazines, yes.
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:29 PM
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Thanks Fandesacs ,
King Constantin has some interest for some people magazines . Sad !
Had King Paul a longer life , perhaps Greece will still have Monarchs.
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Old 03-15-2014, 05:39 AM
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Very few. Newspapers talked about the film but not about the remembrance. Some people magazines, yes.
Was the limited media coverage negative or positive towards the Royal Family?
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:49 AM
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Thanks Fandesacs ,
King Constantin has some interest for some people magazines . Sad !
Had King Paul a longer life , perhaps Greece will still have Monarchs.


Who can say? King Paul had his share of trouble with PMs, too.

As far as I know from reading records of the 1960s the political class distanced itself more and more from the monarchy as such since about the mid-1950s while before the military coup the population in general (especially the one in the countryside) was willing to keep this institution.
It was a bit like the situation in Sweden today: Most politicians would like to get rid of the monarchy while the majority of the population still wants to keep it. After Paul died, there were scenes of hysteria pro monarchy (women fainting on open street when they heard the news of the Kings death or when his coffin was driven by) as well as tremendous goodwill at Constantine and Anne-Maries wedding. Even in 1967 after the coup when CP Pavlos was christened large crowds, cheering and clapping, lined the streets to see the royal family drive by, while, Im sure, many politicians were not happy to witness this goodwill towards the Royal Family.
The coup detat was the chance for them to finally abolish the monarchy and after the King stayed away from Greece for so many years, many Royalists changed their opinion about the monarchy similar to the political class.
Im not sure if King Paul would have been able to stop this development.
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:17 AM
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Thanks for your opinion , but should Queen Frederica be different as Queen Consort than Queen Dowager ?
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Thanks for your opinion , but should Queen Frederica be different as Queen Consort than Queen Dowager ?

Well, thats hard to say, because opinions differ. Some say she wasnt any different and tried both to influence her husband and her son politically, others (including herself in her memoirs) say there was some sort of a campaign against her starting about at the end of her husbands reign to discredit her (like so often in history it was the woman who was blamed for her husbands decisions - in this case sacking a PM).
I think its very hard to say after all these years, whos right. May be theres some truth to both sides as things are hardly only black or white. Perhaps people of today wouldnt judge her that hard because selfassured, free-minded women are much more accepted nowadays other than back in the 1950s and 60s and expressing ones own opinion wouldnt be conmdemned so easily as "influencing".
I think she was treated largely unfair because her merits for her role during the greek civil war after WW2 and her fearlesness riding out on a donkey through the mountains and facing herself with communist guerrillas who were taught to hate the royal family with virtually no protection, trying to convince them to put down their weapons was later very much underestimated. I cannot think of any other Queen in modern times to have done the same and proof her love for her people with such a lioness heart!
Still I dont want to canonize Frederica as she had, like any other human-being, both her lighter as well as her darker sides.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KRexOl95S3...vil%2Bwar..jpg

http://newhistories.group.shef.ac.uk...dpress/?p=2734
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:19 PM
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Was the limited media coverage negative or positive towards the Royal Family?
I would say the media which bothered to refer to, were not negative.

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If this has been posted before, Im sorry!
Its a video (unfortunately mute) of King Pauls sad, but still spectacular, state funeral procession through the streets of Athens (from Brit. Path News):

KING PAUL'S FUNERAL PROCESSION - British Path
Very precious video, thanks. I could not distinguish, behind the King and the dowager Queen, the two ladies should be Pcs Irinia and Q Sofia, but who were the 3 men walking with them?
From other royals I recognized only Pcs Rainier.
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Very precious video, thanks. I could not distinguish, behind the King and the dowager Queen, the two ladies should be Pcs Irinia and Q Sofia, but who were the 3 men walking with them?
From other royals I recognized only Pcs Rainier.
The 3 men are Princes Michael (young Kings cousin)and Peter of Greece and Don Juan Carlos of Spain (Sophias husband). From left to right:
Prcss Sophia, Prince Peter, Prcss Irene, Pr Michael and Juan Carlos de Brbon.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/c95617ba781916e6_large

Among the foreign royals are, besides Pr. Rainier, King Frederik IX of Denmark, King Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, King Baudoin of the Belgians, dutch Queen Juliana, GD Jean of Luxembourg, King Olav of Norway, Prince Philip of Britain and Juan Carlosfather the Count of Barcelona.
Behind them follow the republican heads of state or representatives such as First Lady Ladybird Johnson (USA) or the german President and deposed Kings (of Italy, Romania, Bulgaria).

This is a video (also Brit. Path News) days earlier when the late King was brought to the Cathedral for his lying-in-state:
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/ki...uery/king+paul

and a link from Life about colour pics of King Pauls funeral. Click on photos beneath "related images" on the right for further photos and the photos themselves to enlarge them:
http://images.google.com/hosted/life...bba384d9b.html
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:42 AM
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Thanks @wartenberg.
This pic of young King Constantine is heartbreaking. And 50 years after he had the same sorrow!
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I liked the memorial of King Paul, I've seen in the tomb are deposited other flowers. I acknowledge that the Tatois palace is not of the Greek royal family, it is of the government, but I was surprised to know that Crown Prince Felipe has never visited the property, his mother, HM Queen Sophia only has visited the Palace in 1998, after she only has visited the cementery , I guess they want to avoid controversy, but I was surprised, I thought the Prince Felipe would have visited the Palace on occasion, however he has only visited the cemetery.
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But when or why would he visited the palace? He was born in 1968 at a time when his greek uncle and aunt couldnt live there any longer. And the building itself is an empty, ghostly place.
For Flipe only the graveyard, where his ancestors from his mothers side of the family are buried, is of importance.
To your remark Tatoi was property of the greek state: Thats only the case since 2004 (I believe) after long, endless negotiations between the greek royal family and the greek government. King Constantine was justified by the european court of human rights, that he had to get compensation for the property as Tatoi was, up to this time, ALWAYS a PRIVATE property of the royal family and NOT the state!
The father of George I, the danish King, bought Tatoi for his son as his own private property when he was offered the greek throne! It was not the greek state giving it to him.
King Constantine had no chance other than giving it up after the government blocked every rational offer by the former King only for reasons of harassment. Its a real shame how they dealt with the property of another man!
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Can someone say when/where is the documentary of Paul scheduled to be screened for the wider public, or if not, where is it that we can access it..?
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The documentary can be seen in the War Museum, in Athens, the days 12-13-14th april , at 18:00 and 21:00 hours

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