Tag Archives: Greece

King Constantine Released from Hospital with UTI

  July 11, 2013 at 6:59 am by

The Greek Royal House has confirmed that King Constantine II had been admitted to, and released from, a hospital in Athens after falling ill earlier this week. “His Majesty King Constantine was treated for infection of the urinary tract at the beginning of the week and was released from Biokliniki Clinic earlier today,” a statement posted on the family’s website yesterday stated. According to media reports, the 73-year-old fainted on … Continue reading

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Princess Anne takes the Torch in Athens at Olympic Handover

  May 18, 2012 at 11:54 am by

The Princess Royal, President of the British Olympic Association, took the Olympic torch from Spyros Capralos, in the Panathenaic Stadium yesterday. Other members of the British delegation included David Beckham, Boris Johnson, Lord Coe, and Hugh Robertson – all beaming with pride as they took part in the historic ceremony. Despite the rain, the ceremony that took place at the Stadium was quite magnificent. Princess Anne, along with Greek President … Continue reading

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Dutch Crown Prince Buys Property in Greece

  April 17, 2012 at 12:03 am by

The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima have bought a villa in Doroufi, west of Kranidi, Greece. The villa was purchased for €4.5million from German photographer Manfred Rieker, and features a swimming pool, alongside a private beach and marina. It sits on a four-thousand square metre estate. Neighbours include Sean Connery, Russian President-Elect Vladimir Putin and the Niarchos family. Volksrant was told that Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte had been informed … Continue reading

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What have the Danish royals been up to lately?

  November 15, 2010 at 11:06 am by

Queen Margrethe & Prince Henrik. Tuesday, 9. November: The Regent Couple were hosts at a concert and reception for the diplomatic corps at Christiansborg Castle (seat of the Parliament). Crown Princess Mary and Princess Benedikte also attended. Mary’s husband Frederik was in Greece. In this case the DRF are really working on behalf of the Foreign Ministry and it’s also a nice opportunity for the resident ambassadors to mingle. Friday, … Continue reading

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It’s a Lovely Day for a Wedding

  August 30, 2010 at 9:23 am by

With Greek inspiration, elegance and beauty, Spetses was the stage for the beautiful wedding between Prince Nikolaos and Tatiana Blatnik on August 25th, 2010. After the arrival of family, friends, a group of 16 young and eccentric bridesmaids and many European Royals (who represented the Royal Houses of Spain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Iran, Bourbon-Two Sicilies and of course, Greece), Tatiana arrived at the Monastery of Agios … Continue reading

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So Welcome to Spetses – Relax and Enjoy!

  August 30, 2010 at 9:14 am by

Under a hot Tuesday evening in Spetses, Prince Nikolaos and Tatiana Blatnik held a cocktail party for their wedding guests, an informal event where most of European royalty was present, the only exceptions were the Royal Houses of Luxembourg, Monaco and Belgium. At this relaxed party, where everybody seemed to have a lot fun, according to a Greek channel, the couple gave the guests a small gift bag and inside … Continue reading

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No Official Announcement, but August 25th in Spetses it is!

  June 28, 2010 at 5:28 am by

Last December 28th, the following announcement was released by King Constantine: “HM Queen Anne-Marie and I are delighted to announce the engagement of our son Nikolaos to Tatiana Blatnik.” Since that day, royal watchers have been wondering when and where the wedding will take place. This year or next? Greece or London? Recently, after a long period in the dark, King Constantine gave an interview to a foreign newspaper and … Continue reading

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Nikolaos & Tatiana’s Engagement Press Conference

  February 2, 2010 at 3:35 pm by

On February 1st Prince Nikolaos of Greece and his fiancée Tatiana Blatnik met the press during a press conference at the Yacht Club of Piraeus, Greece. The event was organised following the engagement of the couple that was announced by former King Constantine of Greece on December 28th. The couple has been dating for 7 years. During the press meeting the couple said they will get married after the summer … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Returns to Greece

  October 8, 2009 at 4:33 am by

After her private visit to attend the baptism of Prince Pavlos and Princess Marie Chantal’s fifth child, Queen Sofia arrived yesterday at Thessaloniki from Athens, where she was since Monday, to attend the official inauguration of “El Miró de Mallorca” exhibition. The exhibition, which will run until February 5 2010, is organized by the Teloglio Foundation and Pilar i Joan Miro of Mallorca, and shows more than 400 works made … Continue reading

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The Battle of Salamis

  September 30, 2009 at 10:19 am by

The Battle of Salamis took place in September of 480 BC: the exact date is unknown (although presumed to be some time between September 20-30) but the great implications it had are easy to trace. The Battle was fought between the Persian Empire and the Alliance of Greek cities. It followed the Battles of Thermopylae (the Battle of 300 Spartans) and the Battle of Artemisium, where the Persian side was … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria travels to Greece for Exhibition Opening

  September 11, 2009 at 2:57 am by

After spending three days in Belgium for the opening of an exhibition with the Belgian Crown Prince and Princess, HRH Crown Princess Victoria has moved on to the Mediterranean. Her first stop has been Athens, Greece, for the opening of the new Acropolis Museum and the opening of Swedish Design Exhibition. It was in Athens yesterday that the Crown Princess was welcomed by Greek President Karolos Papoulias at the entrance … Continue reading

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Greek Royals Attend Athens and Epidaurus Festival

  August 24, 2009 at 7:23 pm by

On Friday August 21, King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie, along with their son Crown Prince Pavlos and his wife, Crown Princess Marie-Chantal, and their daughter Princess Alexia and her husband Carlos Morales, attended the Athens and Epidaurus Festival in Greece. The Athens and Epidaurus Festival is a long-running festival that celebrates the arts. The Athens Festival has been running for 52 summers in the Greek capital. It features theatre, … Continue reading

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Danish Fashion for the Greek State Visit – Day 2

  May 21, 2009 at 9:17 pm by

On the second day of the Greek state visit, Crown Princess Mary wore a mainly yellow dress. It also featured brown spots and some blue and brown detailing at the hemline, and has a built-in belt. The princess teamed the dress with a dark grey jacket and turquoise/blue jewellery. Dark coloured peep-toe pumps completed the look. Later that day, the royal family attended a dinner and concert where Queen Margrethe … Continue reading

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Danish State Visit from Greece Continues

  May 20, 2009 at 11:29 pm by

The State Visit from Greece to Denmark continued yesterday, with the Crown Prince and Princess stepping into the spotlight and accompanying President Papoulias and First Lady Papoulia to the various engagements that were attended. Crown Prince Frederik was first to step up to the plate, viewing an energy exhibition at the Danish Ministry of Environment with the visitors. They visited the off-shore wind farm near Copenhagen Harbour. The trio then … Continue reading

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Danish Fashion for the Greek State Visit – Day 1

  May 20, 2009 at 8:37 pm by

The visit of the Greek President and First Lady to Denmark began yesterday. For the arrival at the airport, HM Queen Margrethe wore a summery pink suit, combined with a white top, matching hat and black shoes. The suit nipped in flatteringly at the waist, and HM also wore white gloves. A brooch on the jacket’s lapel completed the look. HRH Crown Princess Mary recycled a lavender coloured jacket from … Continue reading

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President Papoulias’ First Day in Denmark leads to Car Trouble

  May 20, 2009 at 5:03 am by

The Greek President and his wife have spent their first day in Denmark, after accepting an invitation from Queen Margrethe II. President Papoulias and Mrs Papoulia arrived the Kastrup Airport in Copenhagen in the late afternoon, and were greeted by almost the entire Danish Royal Family. Queen Margrethe and President Papoulias inspected a Danish guard of honour as per custom, before the entire group travelled to Fredensborg Palace for the … Continue reading

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King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie Visit Crete

  April 17, 2009 at 10:50 pm by

Last Thursday, the former king and queen of Greece paid a visit to the isle of Crete, where they caught up with friends, and enjoyed the beauty of the the island. It has been 40 years since Constantine’s last visit to Crete, and he reminisced about his previous visit, while taking a keen interest in seeing how the island had changed. In addition to sightseeing, Constantine and Anne-Marie enjoyed spending … Continue reading

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