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Old 07-25-2013, 02:04 AM
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Crown Prince Pavlos is more and more present in the country and his children know Greek .
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:35 AM
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Why didn't King Constantine abdicate before the referendum that abolished the monarchy and suggest constitutional changes to limit the power of the monarch?

It seems to me that someone who did what Constantine did- sanctioning a coup by an oppressive military regime- wouldn't have a chance to be restored to power, but perhaps the monarchy in general could have been saved if the institution were reformed.
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:45 PM
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King Constantine in parliament of the United States, made a speech in which he said "this is not my government" , it is possible for you and others, it has no value, but in international law, this is known as a unilateral act with the force of law, and implied that the Crown did not considered legitimate the government . After this speech the King's position is determined by the rule of law in force in Greece, the colonels did not abrogated the constitution and therefore the position of the monarch is determined by the Constitution...........(it is very large of explain)

Currently the functions of the Presidents of the Republics are similar to those of the King and no one criticizes, if the Greek monarchy had more relevance in the policy, was due to political circumstances that suffered the country, the lack of parliamentary majorities that hindered the creation of governments, the problem of Cyprus....... The queen elizabeth of england has more functions that the former King of greece, but bipartisanship has favored creation of governments , other example, the King Belgium has been essential to formation of government by the difficulty to parliamentary majorities...... Everything else you said is incongruous, because it no reflects historical facts, The King of Greece could not ask for anything, because the Colonels modified the Constitution and created a Republic in 1973. The current Constitution has great similarities with Constitution of 1952(No, Head of State). One King does not abdicate in a republic, today in Greece, the experts ask that the functions of president of the republic should be delimited
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:31 PM
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Crown Prince Pavlos is more and more present in the country and his children know Greek .
I really doubt it -their mother like a good new-money American sent them to a french school, and never bother to learn herself-, and wonder how decent that would be. very curious to listen..
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I've looked at a couple of the posts and i'm not exactly sure about what the greek royals postition is ? Are they not involved in Greece ? Do they bassically have no power or anything ?

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The King of the Hellenes was sent from power in 1974 by a referendum following military dictatorship. He and his family are widely disreputed in their own country for their past political influence of, e.g. swearing militants to power after a coup etc., so as to be asked to obtain Greek citizenships to deal with their affairs with the state and pay regular taxes. The King of the Hellenes is being refered to as the former king by the mass media day in and day out and now the royal family has also started to be named likewise. His palaces have been converted into museums or libraries and cultural centres.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:42 AM
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[QUOTE=Cory;1581790]Crown Prince Pavlos is more and more present in the country and his children know Greek .[/QU

What's more than that is now Prince Nicholas and Princess Tatiana have permanently moved to Athens, Greece to live in Castri and occupy part of a famous residence of the former socialist leader of the Papandreou family. This they do along with the King of the Hellenes who has also left excile in London and lives in Athens at an old age today.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:28 AM
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I really doubt it -their mother like a good new-money American sent them to a french school, and never bother to learn herself-, and wonder how decent that would be. very curious to listen..
Exactly my thoughts!
MC tooked the glittering part of an ex-monarchy, i.e. Title, tiaras and royal events, but none of the responsibilities. She even did not bother to learn the language, and she never took part to any action, charity or other, related to the country she is is supposed to reign. A part of vacationing, her only action relative to Greece was to open a shop in Athens.
I do not like CP Katherine of Serbia, but look how involved she is in the Serbian reality, and she even learned the language.
MC has examples to watch and learn, but she does not care.
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:33 PM
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The house of Nicolas and tatiana, actually it is not confirmed , I have read in one blog that others speak of a house in another residential area, on the other hand Sofia Papandreou owns this building for rent apartments, but she does not lives in Greece. I have read that Prince Nicolaos is not in Greece to be politician, he is by motives of businesses, and this is very important because these companies provide jobs.
I like it because this is very good for Greek economy
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I've looked at a couple of the posts and i'm not exactly sure about what the greek royals postition is ? Are they not involved in Greece ? Do they bassically have no power or anything ?

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The chances of the greek throne being resurrected used to be minimal for years and years until now, when the institution of monarchy is gaining back some of its popularity and greek royals have been performing their duties more often than before given the right publicity, thus establishing a preference in the public opinion of the monarchy as a unifying symbol for Greece and its financial and political crisis. It stands more chances than ever before of being restored, maybe even since the referendum of 1974. With the nazist party coming first in opinion polls and royalist parties being more and bigger than before, it could well be that we have a significant chance of King Constantine ascending to the throne or Crown Prince Paul succeeding him.
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