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Raniaf4 03-02-2009 03:46 PM

King Constantine of Greece documentaries
 
This is a documentary presented by Selina Scott which was first shown in Octomber 1993.It presents the GRF during their first private vacation in Greece as a family since their exile. We can see the whole family in a more relaxed attitude and the kids 16 years younger which i found exciting since I hadn't seen it before.

My favourite points are those with Queen Anna Maria where we can see for another time how is to be a born real lady and in part 5 we can see the young Pavlos giving one of his shows!!!

YouTube - Once a King - documentary about King Constantine of Greece first shown in October 1993 - part 1 of 5
YouTube - Once a King - documentary about King Constantine of Greece first shown in October 1993 - part 2 of 5
YouTube - Once a King - documentary about King Constantine of Greece first shown in October 1993 - part 3 of 5
YouTube - Once a King - documentary about King Constantine of Greece first shown in October 1993 - part 4 of 5
YouTube - Once a King - documentary about King Constantine of Greece first shown in October 1993 - part 5 of 5

iakynthi 03-03-2009 08:10 AM

:previous: :lol: That's the greatest commedy ever!!Thanks!!I won't comment on the Father...his actions speak louder than our words ;) I have to say those kids are sooo innocent.Where do they live?Pavlos dancing just like men used to dance in the 50's.Nobody told that "Prince" that things have changed...nobody? :cool:

Odette 03-03-2009 01:56 PM

Iakynthi. Haven't you ever seen these before? The first time they came back to Greece during the John Latsis cruise the older children was just out of their teens. More than 15 years ago.
Rania, thank you for the video. I for one enjoyed it.

Maura724 03-03-2009 05:55 PM

That was really interesting to watch, especially with all the older footage like the couple leaving Greece with Alexia and Niklaos's birth. Thanks for posting!

iakynthi 03-03-2009 07:15 PM

No,I was 12 in 1993 ;) But I definitely enjoyed it now: all those nice royals and their pals,these well-respected priests and that brilliant politician,Mitsotakis,all in one place....What a pleasure!!! :popcorn: :whistling:

Maura724 03-04-2009 02:24 PM

I noticed on part 3 that Annemarie is the only member of the family who isn't crossing herself. Any reason? I always assumed she had fully converted to Greek Orthodox.

iakynthi 03-04-2009 04:44 PM

I believe it just happened,doesn't mean anything.

Odette 03-04-2009 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by iakynthi (Post 902723)
No,I was 12 in 1993 ;) But I definitely enjoyed it now: all those nice royals and their pals,these well-respected priests and that brilliant politician,Mitsotakis,all in one place....What a pleasure!!! :popcorn: :whistling:

Well, we should add the Papa Papandreou and Papandreou fils, they both had a hand in what happened and how things have turned out. Oh let us not forget the other great one, I mean Karamanlis.
The sad thing is that only the King is blamed for everything.
I was a few months older than you :rofl::rofl: back then but I remember it well.

Anyway, poor Prince Philipos was pertified when he was told they wanted him to become a monk. Poor baby.

lilytornado 03-04-2009 08:20 PM

I think it is a little weird that they never spoke in Greek to their younger children.

Maura724 03-04-2009 09:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Odette (Post 903283)
Anyway, poor Prince Philipos was pertified when he was told they wanted him to become a monk. Poor baby.

He was such a cute little boy. I loved his mom translating for him: "They want you to stay here and become a monk...but I told them no because you're mine."

iakynthi 03-05-2009 07:29 AM

Odette,I disagree about Papandreou and Karamanlis,but let's not go there ;) I respect the fact that you were 12 and a half and not only 12,like me :flowers: About the language:I have the impression that Constantine and Anna-Maria were more "strict" in that field with their older children and more relaxed with the younger.Perhaps because they wanted to make sure that Pavlos would make a suitable "candidate" for the Greek throne (if the restoration would ever happen).Just a thought :rolleyes:

vasilofron 02-17-2010 08:13 AM

"Constantine: A King's Story" 2005
 
For the past 36 years, King Constantine of Greece has been a King in name only. In l967 every monarch's nightmare came true – ousted in a midnight military coup he lost his throne, ending over 100 years of Greek monarchy.

Since then he has lived in exile in search of a role. From his base in London, he travels the world rubbing shoulders with the great and good – and working for "his people". His eldest son, Crown Prince Pavlos married the daughter of one of the world's richest men in a wedding that eclipsed that of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

In 2003, King Constantine won his bitter battles with successive Greek governments when the European Court of Human Rights awarded him compensation for the homes and property which had been confiscated – and he finally returned to his country.

It was a timely homecoming for a man who won a gold medal for Greece at the Rome Olympics – and, as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), was instrumental in winning the 2004 Games for Athens.

This intimate portrait is based on unprecedented access as the King and his family return to Greece en masse for the first time in nearly forty years.

King Constantine talks as never before about the events that led to his exile and his fight for justice and recognition. It includes exclusive footage inside the family home in Hampstead, behind the scenes at the Royal events and "off-duty" moments.This is the King's story.

The story of a man who lost his throne but refused to give up.

TVF International 2005

- Part 01...
- Part 02...
- Part 03...
- Part 04...
- Part 05...

Lumutqueen 02-17-2010 08:16 AM

Is this a TV program or book, and when was it shown/ on sale?
2005 is a long time ago.

vasilofron 02-17-2010 08:31 AM

Hello...
this is a TV documentary from TVF International..
It was first shown in 2005...
this documentary was not on for sale...
I have the DVD from TVF...

Kind regards

Princess Robijn 05-12-2010 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vasilofron (Post 1052129)
Constantine: A King's Story

You can also watch it at:
King Constantine Documentary | Constantine - A King's Story - FactualTV

You can also buy it as a DVD or as a computer file.

Josette :flowers:

horn150 05-13-2010 09:39 AM

hello

can one of you tell me in which part of the documentary about King Constantine the pics about the wedding of Pavlos were taken???

I just have a slow connection and it will be very helpful to go to the right part straightaway

thanks

gilles

frank22 05-13-2010 04:30 PM

It's at the beginning of the 1 part (royal wedding).

Kai29 08-17-2010 06:07 AM

I want to see that documentation again itīs called "Once a King" can anybody help me with that?!

biathlon22 08-18-2010 04:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kai29 (Post 1125236)
I want to see that documentation again itīs called "Once a King" can anybody help me with that?!

I would like to see it too. Itīs a very interesting story.

biathlon22 08-26-2010 04:19 PM

YouTube - The Royal House of Greece, Part 1
YouTube - The Royal House of Greece, Part 2
YouTube - The Royal House of Greece. Part 3

YouTube - King Without a Country - 20 Apr 07 - Part 1
YouTube - King Without a Country - 20 Apr 07 - Part 2

And a scary movie about Tatoi:
YouTube - Tatoi Royal Estate (Greek royal family


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