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iceflower 08-25-2010 02:55 AM

Prince Nikolaos and Princess Tatiana current events: part 1 (Aug. 2010 - Feb. 2016)

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Juliette2 08-27-2010 03:25 PM

Sorry if this is a double post...Let me know and I will delete. From the Official Website of the Royal Family:

25 August 2010
Category: News

We are delighted to announce that the wedding of HRH Prince Nikolaos to Tatiana Blatnik took place at the church of Aghios Nikolaos, Spetses.
The ceremony was officiated by His Eminence the Bishop of Hydra, Spetses, Aigina, Ermionida and Trizinia, Efraim.
During the dinner that followed, His Majesty King Constantine delivered the following speech:

Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Your Eminence, Your Excellencies and dear friends….as the King of Siam put it in the musical The King and I….etcetera, etcetera, etcetera...

Nikolaos… last! As Shakespeare wrote in Romeo and Juliet..”Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast”…and Tatiana….“One fairer than my love? The all-seeing sun ne’er saw her match since first the world begun”…..

A little morality tale for my son on the occasion of his wedding:
A married couple in their early 60s was celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary in a quiet, romantic, little restaurant. Suddenly, a tiny and beautiful fairy appeared on their table. She said, 'For being such an exemplary married couple and for being loving to each other for all this time, I will grant you each a wish.
The wife answered, 'Oh, I want to travel around the world with my darling husband.' The fairy waved her magic wand and - suddenly! – two tickets for the Queen Mary II appeared in her hands

The husband thought for a moment: 'Well, this is all very romantic, but an opportunity like this will never come again. I'm sorry my love, but my wish is to have a wife 30 years younger than me.'

The wife, and the fairy, were deeply disappointed, but a wish is a wish. So the fairy waved her magic wand and suddenly!...the husband became 92 years old.
The moral of this story? Always remember this, my son: however magical they may be, fairies are always female!
So….Pavlo brought into the family a shining diamond, Alexia brought a bright star, and you…a beautiful pearl. I remember when you were born, I was in the delivery room and the doctor said in a loud voice “2” meaning the medical team should be alert as the umbilical cord had gone twice roundyour neck! In my ignorance, I thought my lovely wife was about to produce twins! Thinking back, I am not convinced that the world is quite ready to cope with two Nikolaos’!

Your negotiating skills were apparent to me from the moment you went to Brown University. Whenever the occasion presented itself, and you had to submit your work or an essaywhich, more often than not, wasn’t ready, you always managed to persuade The Dean to give you an extension.

You impressed me a great deal that you wanted to follow your elder brother, Pavlo, into the Army. Having left the regiment, Pavlo volunteered to re-join at the beginning of the Gulf War and you approached the Brigadier commanding 7th Brigade requesting to join the front line alongside your fellow officers. It was quite a difficult period for your mother and me when it became apparent that you might have to go to war.

I know I don't need to remind you of our country's history, but from the day your great great grandfather, George I, was elected by the Greek national assembly unanimously to become King of the Hellenes until today, when our lives have changed and Greece has become a republic. Service to our country and the Greek people has always been our tradition, and always will be.
As you know, Nikolae, our country and all of us Greeks are going through and will continue to endure difficult times. I have great confidence in the resilience of the Greek People. I can only wish that there is a sign of hope soon so that the crisis is terminated and that Greece finds its way to redevelopment.
This is the first wedding of our family in Greece since we left and we are delighted that it is taking place on this beautiful island, Spetses, with it’s wonderful people. It is a place we have come to love and, don’t forget, very close to here is where your mother and I spent our honeymoon and just across the sea on the mainland, we have started to make our home.

With deep gratitude to the people of Spetses and to the people from different parts of Greece who have come here today – our love and sincere thanks. We would also like to thank the Municipality of Spetses for welcoming this wedding on their island and for their understanding, the Police Authorities represented, the Port Authority and the Fire Brigade for the long hours they have all put in and for their discretion.

Anne-Marie has asked me to mention, as happy as we are to have you here today, we would be really thrilled if you would return and spend some time getting to know this beautiful island.

The advice I gave to your brother in law, Carlos, when he married Alexia, I give to you now….

“To keep your marriage brimming
with love in the loving cup,
whenever you are wrong, admit it,
whenever you are right, shut up”.

There is a song written by Rogers and Hammerstein which you will all be happy to know I am not going to sing… which goes…

"It's a lovely day for a wedding
Every heart is bursting with pride
It's a lovely day for a wedding
But not for the parents of the bride."

Why? Because today they lose their daughter to my son Nikolaos.To my brand new daughter in law… I say from my heart - welcome to our family.
Tatiana, I heard you ask your mother in the midst of all the planning for this great day, how far have you got…..what have you accomplished….the answer, without doubt…..her greatest accomplishment is you….
My friends, it is a lovely day for a wedding and my heart is indeed bursting with pride.
Tatiana, look after your husband. He's not a bad fellow.
And Nikolaos, look after your wife. She's a treasure.

God bless you both.

Princess Robijn 08-27-2010 04:15 PM

I posted it in the wedding thread, but what a lovely way to start this thread. ;)


Lumutqueen 08-29-2010 05:25 AM

I don't know where to ask this, but when is Tatiana's birthday because some say it was yesterday, other sources say it's May 7th or May 4th?

Carminha Stalker 08-29-2010 05:48 AM

What a lovely, wise and great bit of advice. May the bride and the groom be very happy. May the parents of both be proud of their children,not only this day. May Greece find its way into progress and stability.

biathlon22 08-29-2010 06:01 AM

In this link it says 4th May:
Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Stefanie 08-29-2010 07:23 AM

Iīm sorry, I did a slip of the pen. Itīs indeed May 4th.

Dierna23 08-29-2010 07:30 AM

It's the first time I hear of May 1976. I don't trust Wikipedia that much as they got the birth date of Alexandra Fyodorovna wrong for quite a while. Other sources say that Tatiana was born 27/28 August 1980. I hope that someone can enlighten us with the correct date soon. :flowers:

sita 08-29-2010 08:31 AM

I don't think this video has been posted yet...

Stefanie 08-29-2010 11:28 AM

Thank you so much for the video. Niko is really handsome IMO and seems to be fit in speaking Greek as well as Spanish and English. Tatiana still has to learn a lot...;)

Moonmaiden23 08-29-2010 07:39 PM

:whistling:Thank you for the video...they are a stunning couple!

They both have deep, husky voices...great!

carlota 08-30-2010 12:20 AM

quite a fun speech for nikolaos by his dad...

where did tatiana and nikolaos go on honeymoon?

Stefanie 08-30-2010 12:38 AM

I find the speech has a lack of substance, I mean nothing that couldīve also been published in my daily newspaper of the little 1000-inhabitants village I lived for many years. Too much quotations. Nothing really personal, specially not about Tatiana or the relationship between Niko and Tatiana. I still wonder why Niko needed so long to propose...

Lumutqueen 08-30-2010 03:42 AM


Originally Posted by carlota (Post 1131014)
where did tatiana and nikolaos go on honeymoon?

It's a secret. :smile:

iceflower 08-31-2010 04:20 PM

All posts discussing Tatiana's title - being Princess Nikolaos - have been
moved to the following thread:

** Titles, Surname and Protocols for the Royal Family **

principessa 09-01-2010 02:23 PM

They are at the cover of Pointdevue:

sita 09-01-2010 04:00 PM

Yes but this one is last week's issue. We have the new one in France today and the happy couple is on the cover again (in their wedding outfit). The article is well done (even for a big well informed GRF fan like me, hehe) with many photos. But I cannot compare with Hello as I do not have it.

Melibea 09-01-2010 04:09 PM

The hello issue was really bad, if you had followed the coverage there is nothing new, unless you want to see the photos in high quality.

iceflower 09-29-2010 02:23 AM


Princess Nikolaos of Greece attended the launch of Tatjana Anika
Swimwear at Morton's on September 28, 2010 in London, England.

** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 **

Vlaha Karatsokaros 09-29-2010 03:32 AM

If you like to stick by protocol, the correct way to call her is princess Nikolάou [= of Nikolaos -> Nikolaou as names/nouns are declined in Greek] or you may call her, princess Nicholas

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