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Old 10-23-2004, 12:37 PM
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Languages of the Royal Family

There is an interesting discussion in the little Princes and Princesses thread about about MC's kids speaking Greek... this made me wonder about what other langauges that the greek royal family know besides english and greek? I know that Nik knows spanish and so does Alex... but what about the rest what langauages do they know?? If anyone knows please do tell ...

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Old 10-23-2004, 02:24 PM
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Anne-Marie speaks Danish and German as well. I believe Constantine and his sisters were taught German by their mother. MC speaks French.
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Old 10-24-2004, 06:36 AM
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Anne-Marie speaks French as well - and all of their children probably knows some Danish :)
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Old 10-25-2004, 03:47 AM
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Anne-Marie speaks French as well - and all of their children probably knows some Danish :)
English too!!
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Old 10-25-2004, 03:51 AM
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H.M King Constantine..

speaks 8 languages:7 (read,speak,write) and Arabic only to speak
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Old 10-25-2004, 05:44 AM
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8 langauges?? What is the eight one ...1.English, 2.Greek, 3.Danish, 4.French, 5.German, 6.Spanish and You said 7.Arabic ,,,

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Old 10-25-2004, 12:20 PM
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wow ! he must have a real talent for languages then! Does anyone know at which level he speaks/writes those languages...cause i really don't think he can be perfect in all those languages
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Old 10-25-2004, 04:50 PM
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8 langauges?? What is the eight one ...1.English, 2.Greek, 3.Danish, 4.French, 5.German, 6.Spanish and You said 7.Arabic ,,,

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Italian? After all the GRF lived there for a while...
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Old 10-25-2004, 09:05 PM
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what about the others....

does anyone know what other languages the others in the family speak ???
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Old 10-26-2004, 03:44 PM
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8 langauges?? What is the eight one ...1.English, 2.Greek, 3.Danish, 4.French, 5.German, 6.Spanish and You said 7.Arabic ,,,

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Greek language is is H.M language,so you can exapt it!Add Italian, Romanian,but I dont know what level!!
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Old 10-27-2004, 10:55 AM
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Anne-Marie speaks Danish and German as well. I believe Constantine and his sisters were taught German by their mother. MC speaks French.
where did you ever see a cite that MC speaks French? Where would she have learned it?
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Old 10-28-2004, 06:18 AM
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MC speaks french because she lived and studied in Paris .....
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Old 10-28-2004, 08:09 AM
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i think the royal familly speak frensh english and spanish those are the perfect spoken language plus arabic wish is the first .
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Old 10-28-2004, 08:16 AM
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why?

I want to know why they learned to speak Arabic.. the other languages are some of the languages that their relative/friends speak... but why Arabic?? Is there a reason or did they learn it for fun?? Just curious....

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Old 10-28-2004, 10:48 AM
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MC speaks french because she lived and studied in Paris .....
When? I just don't see her studying anything, really. And I'm sure you can live in Paris without learning French.
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Old 10-28-2004, 01:27 PM
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I want to know why they learned to speak Arabic.. the other languages are some of the languages that their relative/friends speak... but why Arabic?? Is there a reason or did they learn it for fun?? Just curious....

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I think King Constantine speaks only,but Idon't know why!I guess he does because of friendship with late King Hussein of Jordan.....
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Old 10-28-2004, 11:16 PM
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When? I just don't see her studying anything, really. And I'm sure you can live in Paris without learning French.
Marie-Chantal was a student at the Le Rosey school in Switzerland from 1977-1982, where students are required to master both English and French. Marie-Chantal then attended the Ecole Active Bilingue in Paris from 1982-1986, so she studied French for approximately nine years and resided in Paris for several years as well. Why wouldn't she speak French?
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Old 10-29-2004, 05:12 AM
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Anne-Marie speaks French as well - and all of their children probably knows some Danish :)
They might know some Danish from spending summers with Queen Ingrid, but Anne Marie said in a biography that they didn't learn it at home. At home they speak Greek.
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Old 10-29-2004, 06:52 AM
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They might know some Danish from spending summers with Queen Ingrid, but Anne Marie said in a biography that they didn't learn it at home. At home they speak Greek.
It is my impression from occasional interviews with the Greek princes and princesses in Danish television, that they don't speak much Danish. Sometimes they say two or three words, but than they quickly start speaking English. However, understanding a language is something quite different from speaking it.
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Old 10-29-2004, 11:18 AM
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Marie-Chantal was a student at the Le Rosey school in Switzerland from 1977-1982, where students are required to master both English and French. Marie-Chantal then attended the Ecole Active Bilingue in Paris from 1982-1986, so she studied French for approximately nine years and resided in Paris for several years as well. Why wouldn't she speak French?
Thank you. I just don't see her as bright enough to learn another lanugage. otoh, she married into a title.
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