Lovely pictures of Alexia and Arietta. It's very rare to see pictures of them. And Arietta has grown up so much. She resembles her father quite a bit, doesn't she? Interesting picture (I think it's the last one) of Alexia and two other friends pushing their kids in strollers. Maybe they had just left a parent and me playgroup?
Princess Alexia speaks Spanish with her husband because I don't imagine that he would speak Greek being from the Canary Islands. Princess Alexia spoke of her baby and her name, Ana-Maria. She said they were very happy. I am taking Spanish in school so I can understand it better than I can speak it.
Princess Alexia's voice is deep. I didn't think it was before I saw the video.
The news commentator also said that Ana-Maria was named after her maternal grandmother, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece. She said that the mother's parents and the father's parents, Carlos Morales and Arrietta were very happy.
Christening of Princess Alexia of Greece
Original caption: Crown Princess christened. Crown Princess Alexia, in the arms of her mother Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes, after being baptised in the Royal Palace in Athens recently. Looking on are Queen Frederika, the queen mother, and Princess Andrew of Greece (left), mother of Prince Philip.
You have your life, I have my life, you do your thing, I do my thing, I understand that you were not put on this earth to please me, just as I am not here to please you, but if we should meet, it would be a beautiful thing.
The baptism of princess Anna Maria will take place here in Greece at Spetses Island (Spetsopoula)!!!
All the members of The Greek Royal Family will come to Greece, including queen Sophia of Spain and princess Irene.
As told the baptism will be in a few days, until the 15th of this month!
Greek Unofficial Web Site on the Royal House of Greece:
The President of Greece is ok about this? Isn't he normally the one who has a cow everytime the GRF comes to Greece? Isn't he the one who allways trys to keep them out of Greece? Can someone please explain what is going on around the fact that the GRF is now seemly able to come to and out of Greece as they PLEASE(??)!! Is there a reason? Are they being more and more excepted? Is it possible for them to return to Greece anytime soon to live or not? Is it still that they will have to give up their titles? Like the Savoy's?
I know so many questions, but, I have been absent from the boards..
I have heard about this island as being a possible choice for the baptism, but I hadn't heard that the baptism would take place on July 15th. Arrietta was born February 24th and wasn't baptised until June 30th. I was expecting Anna-Maria to be baptised in September. Maybe this was the best date for the family to all be together. I've been checking the official Greek royal family site to find out about the baptism. So far they haven't mentioned it. If I recall correctly Arrietta's baptism wasn't mentioned until a week before it actually happened so they could announce this one the same way.
I am very surprised by the announcement that the baptism will take in Greece! Very wonderful for the family and for Ana-Maria to have her baptism take place in the country her mother was born in and to which her maternal family is so rooted to (even if they do not live there).
Quite a momentous occasion for the royal family. How did this happen?