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Old 11-30-2008, 12:16 PM
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Has the Greek royal family tried to get their clothes and other personal items back? I find it strange that their clothing is still inside the palace, but I can understand this if it is part of a dispute over ownership.
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:45 PM
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at the London home of King Constantine of Greece
King Constantine's London Home is sweet and beautiful,
The Royal Palace Tatoi have historical being alive
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:03 PM
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I don't know,guys!Have you seen that place?It's a mess!!The building itself is so frightening and the "forest" around it has become a wild jungle...Afraid to see,they will need much more money to make it look like a palace again.Good luck to the Ministry of Culture!!
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Old 11-30-2008, 08:08 PM
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To answer the above posts. The Greek government will convert the complex of the buildings into a Museum and some secondary buildings will be converted into a restaurant and a gift shop. There are ideas floating about creating a line of products connected to Tatoi. The problem is that they do not want to connect Tatoi to the Greek Royal Family or royalty for that matter. The personal effects that have been left behind include clothing, manuscripts,paintings, carpets etc. They will have to clean up and show them if they can be shown. They also plan to bring over items left at the Mon Repos Palace over to display.
As Iakynti said these buildings have been left to abandon since 1967.
I would not be surprised if they convert a building into a venue for society weddings or other affaires to raise the money they will need to maintain these properties.
Don't forget that the adjacent forest has been property of the State all these years and only the cemetery where the Kings and Queens are resting is off limits.
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Has the Greek royal family tried to get their clothes and other personal items back? I find it strange that their clothing is still inside the palace, but I can understand this if it is part of a dispute over ownership.
There is no longer any dispute. The King has received a certain amount of money as did Queen Sofia and Princess Irene and their property in Greece was turned over to the State. They were allowed to remove property from Tatoi a long time ago and some more after they reached the settlement with the government. What was left behind now belongs to the State. What is sad to me is that paintings done by Queen Frederika were left behind. When the property was removed representatives of the GRF were present to direct the packing and as it now becomes evident areas of the Palace have not been checked.
Still it will be a relief if they go ahead and start renovations to bring these buildings back to life.
The main Palace in the city is occupied for formal affaires and I beileve is the official residence of the President. The villa in Psyhico was sold a few decades ago and the local government of Corfu took over the Mon Repos Palace, where Prince Philip and Princess Alexia were born.
Nothing else remains.
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:12 PM
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Thank you for this info, Odette. I did not know that they had the opportunity to go back for their things. Did they only have a few hours to retrieve their things? I cannot understand why they would leave so many things behind. It sounds like these items are valuable and personal.
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:50 PM
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I do not know the timeframe. It took a while for the GRF and the government to negotiate the terms. When they first left Greece on Dec 13, 1967 it was widely discussed and later proven that the Queen took with her all the royal jewelry. These were the personal property of the family accumulated over the years.
At a later date the first items were shipped and at the time of the negotiations and legal wranglings the remainder was sent to London.
I believe the persons who removed the property were either unaware the remainder of the items still existed or thought the items left behind had no value.
On the upside there will be geniune items displayed when that museum finally opens.
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:38 PM
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I was thinking of all of the fabulous vintage clothes owned by Queen Anne Marie. I would love to be able to take a tour of the house just to see the clothing!
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I think that the palace of Tatoi is not in a tourist area, it is very polluting , this is not the Tatoi the 60s, this has changed a lot .
I would like to see a exhibition of dresses of the Queen Ann-Marie but accompanied by the Queen, I would not like see it with a tourist guide,
because I do not like to nobody talk me in past time of people who are alive.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:17 PM
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Belt,I can't believe how many "high" connections you have!You'll take Anna-Maria with you? You won't forget us,right?You'll post us everything she tells you.I want all the details Just kidding
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:30 PM
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Iakynthi, I see that you know me very little. I have friends up in Hell.
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:04 PM
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I think that the palace of Tatoi is not in a tourist area, it is very polluting , this is not the Tatoi the 60s, this has changed a lot .
I would like to see a exhibition of dresses of the Queen Ann-Marie but accompanied by the Queen, I would not like see it with a tourist guide,
because I do not like to nobody talk me in past time of people who are alive.

Not this lifetime Belt. The Queen is not going to be a guide to the tourists.
Besides no one exactly clarified what sort of clothing was found there. We just have to wait and see. I will be among the first to visit when it opens.
Tatoi is not in a tourist area it had never been.
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:26 AM
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My words have been misinterpreted, you are interpreted in the literal sense, I wrote it to be interpreted figuratively .. I speak of history.
The dresses were several dresses of Chanel that were found in the rubble palace in 2007.

several months ago I was talking with a friend of these dresses he sent to me several pictures of when Queen Ann-Marie had put it in visits or acts officials, If I find the photos and I remenber it , I could put it in this forum
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:24 AM
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I am sorry if I seemed to be dismissive in any way. I am a tad nostalgic about the Queen being a young bride and new mother in Tatoi wearing those fabulous gowns. If you do come across those pictures send them to Rhapsody Brat. She is the one in charge of the GRF photos and she may be able to post them on the monthly poll for us.
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Tatoi Royal Estate

The government has set aside 800,000 euros in its new budget for the much-delayed renovation of the former royal estate at Tatoi, it was revealed few weeks ago as authorities prepare to invite tenders for the project.

An office was set up on the 3,000-hectare site at the foot of Mount Parnitha on the northern outskirts of Athens to accommodate renovation experts who will look through boxes of relics – paintings, manuscripts, clothes and carpets. There are also plans to create a sign-posted route for visitors.

The Tatoi estate was designated a protected site in 2003 following years of lobbying by cultural organizations. The state took possession of the estate in 1994, but has only officially owned it since 2002 when HM King Constantine received compensation for the expropriated property following a European Court decision.

Those who are interested to find more about the Royal Estate please leave a comment as I am from Greece and live so close to the beautiful estate. Me and some colleagues of mine we are working on a Marketing Plan for the the future use of the estate based on its long successful history.

Needles to say that a Royal Estate without its inhabitants (The Greek Royal Family) it will be just another museum.
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Tatoi Estate

Hello,
If you and your colleagues would like, I could give you hi resolution photos of the Tatoi Estate with all the buildings and also the Royal cemetary. It is a two years archive with over 390 photos.
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Three new photo archive's from the Tatoi Royal Estate:

http://www.royalhouseofgreece.gr/PALACE.pdf

http://www.royalhouseofgreece.gr/CEMETARY.pdf

http://www.royalhouseofgreece.gr/ESTATE.pdf
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I would love to see the pictures, but the links are coming up "bad encrypt dictionary". Whatever that means.
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Old 01-12-2009, 04:12 PM
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I guess it's all Greek to you Ha ha...You just have to scroll down slowly and wait each time for the next photo to appear.I hope this will help
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Photo Archive's

Hi,
please wait for the PDF files to load. On the down left corner of your internet explorer you could see the downloading time and file size.
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