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lula 02-06-2006 05:17 PM

Memorial for Queen Frederika (25 anniversary, 2006)

Queen Sofía and her children go to funeral by Queen Federica

Queen Doña Sofía, accompanied by Princes de Asturias, the Dukes of Palm, the Infant Doña Elena and princess Irene, attended today in Tatoi the funeral celebrated in the occasion of the 25 years of the death of the mother of the Spanish sovereign, queen Federica of Greece.
In the middle of a remarkable cold due to the low temperatures that are registered in these days in the zone, the members of the Spanish Royal Family arrived at the Palace of Tatoi, to about 20 kilometers of Athens and where Doña Sofía passed her childhood, to attend trisagio - funeral by the orthodox rite in memory of queen Federica, that is buried in a specific zone of the enclosure palace next to her husband, king Pablo I.
The religious office they also attended the ex- king of Constantino of Greece, along with his wife Ana Maria and her children Alexia, Nicholas and Pablo, as well as the wife of this one, Marie Chantal.

adelaide 02-06-2006 05:38 PM

Are there pics about this very sad event? As we can see, this week is very buzy for the RFE and in particulary for the princre of Asturias !

carlota 02-06-2006 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by adelaide
Are there pics about this very sad event? As we can see, this week is very buzy for the RFE and in particulary for the princre of Asturias !

no pictures adelaide yet, but i'm afraid we won't get pictures as it's a very private event. i doubt more people appart from the family attended, as the greeks practically forgot of their royal family years ago, so no even political authorities or statesman. probably we will get some pictures of the arrival in the airport, but i don't think there are any photos available of the actual event.

*SofiaM* 02-07-2006 02:48 PM

There's an article on the Hola website with a picture but because i'm not registered i can't read it. Could someone be kind enough to post it please? Thanks! :rolleyes: :)

Elsa M. 02-07-2006 04:06 PM

HM Queen Sofia, accompanied by the Princes of Asturias, the Dukes of Palma, Infanta Doña Elena and Princess Irene, travelled yesterday to Greece, in order to attend, in Tatoi, the celebration of 25º anniversary since the death of Queen Federica of Greece. The religious ceremony - by the orthodox rite called trisagio – was also attended by Konstantin of Greece, his wife and children, Alexia, Nicholas, Teodora, Philipo, Pablo and Marie Chantal.

25 years have passed and the Sovereign has returned to undertake an unforgettable and sad visit to the past; a short visit – just a few hours in Athens, where Doña Sofía recovered the memory and the emotion of those years...

Doña Sofia has returned this week to pay tribute to her mother along with the Infantas Doña Elena and Doña Cristina, the Prince of Asturias and her daughter-in-law, Princess Letizia, who had the opportunity to acknowledge the past and the history of the Queen of Spain for the first time.

From the funeral of Queen Federica of Greece, in 1981. By Hola:

*SofiaM* 02-07-2006 04:44 PM

Thankyou Elsa ;)

lula 02-07-2006 06:47 PM

It is a shame that there is no photo of the family in Greece, they had been a very emotive photographies .... but it seems that it has been a very private act:(

purple_platinum 02-07-2006 11:45 PM

yes, i agree. it was probably a very private event, although it's would be great to see pictures of the SRF & Greek RF on their home-soil...

mtbcm 02-08-2006 05:53 AM

These two picture are overwhelming... Through Queen Sofia's veil, the way she is holding her hands, knealed on the ground one can see clearly she is in pain... And we can not forget that during this time Queen Sofia controled herself and avoyed to show her emotions:( .

Thank you Elsa :).

lula 02-08-2006 06:46 AM

The Princes travelled to Valencia from Athens, on where they travelled, together with the dukes of Palm and the infanta Elena, to accompany the Queen in the funeral informed in Tatoi's royalestate on the occasion of 25 anniversary of the death of the queen Federica of Greece. The mother of the queen Sofía died in Madrid on February 8, 1981 and the Greek government at the time only authorized the return of the royal Greek family for a few hours in order that they could fulfill the desires of the queen Federica to be buried together with her husband, the king Paul, died in Athens in 1964.

Juanita 02-08-2006 04:13 PM

I'm here again... i've been without internet... so i can't see all the news!! :mad:
Well, i'm "very far" from all these.... is there any photo of yesterday??

In these photos:

The Queen was really in pain... but i think the last one is worse then the first... when i saw they.. i was like "oh my God, she was really bad!!!"

Anna_R 02-08-2006 04:20 PM

Does anyone know who are these people around Queen Sofia?

I'm right to say that those are old pics and that those are the Infantas and Prince Felipe?

crisiñaki 02-08-2006 10:45 PM


Originally Posted by Anna_R
Does anyone know who are these people around Queen Sofia?

I'm right to say that those are old pics and that those are the Infantas and Prince Felipe?

L-R: Infanta Cristina, King Constantine, Princess Alexia, Crown Prince Pavlos, Infanta Elena, Prince Felipe, Queen Sofía

carlota 02-10-2006 12:00 PM

Memorial for Queen Federika (25 anniversary)
photos from the memorial of queen federika of greece, attended by greek and spanish royal families in tatoi, athens.

photos taken from the greek royal family official website.

purple_platinum 02-10-2006 12:09 PM

thanks, carlota ! finally we get some pictures...

it's really sweet seeing each one of the Greek or Spanish Royals have his/her own small wreath with either blue or yellow-orange colour.

lula 02-10-2006 12:22 PM

Thanks for the photographies are a pain that is not more. It surprises to me that the Greek Royal Family decides to place a photo in which only appears Princess Letizia in its Web.:confused:

purple_platinum 02-10-2006 12:25 PM

i questioned that too, lula.

i'm wondering, of all the many photos it must have been available "privately", why do they choose these 3 pictures. the 1st & 2nd ones are ok, and of course, it's always great to see Letizia, but where are the pictures of the Spanish Infantas, and Greek Princes & Princesses ?
will they update the photo gallery and add photos? i can only hope...

purple_platinum 02-10-2006 12:27 PM

the press release from here :


Memorial Service at Tatoi
10 February 2006

Members of the Greek and Spanish Royal Families visit Athens to conduct a memorial service at King Paul and Queen Frederica’s graves at Tatoi.

HM Queen Sofia of Spain, HRH Crown Prince Felipe with his wife Crown Princess Leticia, HRH Infanta Elena and HRH Infanta Cristina have joined members of the Greek Royal Family in Tatoi, Athens on the occasion HM Queen Frederica's 25th bereavement.

King Constantine, Queen Anne-Marie, Crown Prince Pavlos, Princess Alexia and Prince Nikolaos arrived in Athens on Sunday for the final preparations. Princess Irene arrived with her sister, the Queen of Spain on Monday.

monica 02-10-2006 12:36 PM

Thanks, carlota !!!!!!!!

Juanita 02-10-2006 01:26 PM

Will we have more photos? :confused:

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