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Old 03-29-2003, 12:20 AM
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Greek Royal Family - Photos from the past: 2004 -

They were/are such an attractive and lovely couple!
Queen Anne-Marie in her laurel wreath tiara....
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Old 03-29-2003, 07:43 PM
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Hi Julia,

Yes, they do look lovely. :) Here they are at the pre-wedding ball at the royal palace in Athens on September 16, 1964. :)

Corbis picture.
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Old 03-30-2003, 12:52 PM
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What a gorgeous looking couple! No wonder their children look like they do.

For some reason, I thought the royal family went into exile from Greece after WWII but here they were still in Athens at least in 1964. At first glance it seems such a shame. Does anyone know where I could find the story behind their being forced into exile? What happened?
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Old 03-30-2003, 10:58 PM
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Hi Thissal,

Here is a short version of events. A military junta of his colonels took power in April 1967. So Constantine and his family fled to Rome in December of the same year. He was formally deposed in June 1973 and a national referendum in 1974 formally abolished the monarchy. :(
As for reference matter, maybe someone could suggest a book title.
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Old 03-31-2003, 09:42 AM
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Aren't they a perfect royal couple? They seemed so much in love back then and still today. Their children all seem to have turned out very well.
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Old 03-31-2003, 08:50 PM
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Thissal, here are a few websites with summaries of what led to the exile of the GRF. There are also a few other links to websites that may interest you. :)

The Greek Royal Family-Official Site

Christine's Royalty-History of the Greek Royal Family

The Kings of the Hellenes-Site by Robert Warholm

Time Europe-Throneless Abroad

The Military Junta in Greece

The Junta 1967-1974

Greece Now-Royal Wrangle
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Old 04-01-2003, 10:23 AM
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Thanks so much Jacqueline. I'll have a feast looking at them. I read somewhere, maybe here, that when they married, Greece had a reputation for treating their royal family like a yo-yo, so maybe they'll be back. Who knows, maybe the crown princess's father will buy back the throne for his daughter. B)
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Old 04-03-2003, 01:23 AM
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Who knows, maybe the crown princess's father will buy back the throne for his daughter. B)
You're welcome Thissal. :)

You know, I think that if Robert Miller could or if he were given the opportunity, he certainly would give it a try. The gentleman loves acquisitions of any type.
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Old 04-03-2003, 11:23 AM
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From what little reading I did, the reasons for the royals being kicked out of their country are not all that clear. One problem seems to be that Queen Frederika and Constantine I had ties/family in Germany, which was the main problem in itself, outside of anything they might have done. But the British royal family is thought to be more German than British, and other than occasional snide remarks, it hasn't created an insurmountable problem. The British also changed their name too though to blur the connection.

Other than that, what I saw as a bigger problem was that, with one exception, none of the royal family has ever had any Greek blood. Now one would think that after 100+ years, there would have been some mixing with the locals? I know other monarchies have started with foreign rulers, but have they remained that way successfully?

As for Queen Frederika being too involved in politics, I ran across an interesting letter she had sent to---UN/CIA? specifically asking them to mind their own business and stay out of Greek decisions. It is also accepted that the junta had the US financial support and CIA backing. Now we know, anyone who tells the US to stay out of their affairs is in for big trouble.
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Old 04-03-2003, 07:34 PM
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Here are a couple of pictures from Polfoto of the engagement of Princess Anne-Marie and King Constantine. These were taken at the Denmark presentation.

Danish Presentation 1

Danish Presentation 2


The Greek Presentation from Rex Features and Polfoto.

Greek Presentation 1

Greek Presentation 2
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Old 05-06-2003, 03:44 PM
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Pictures Of Queen Anne Marie

picture from http://alloverpress.dk

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Old 05-16-2003, 04:32 PM
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Queen Anne-marie as child

Here are a few pics, I found of Anne-Marie and her sisters and cousins

http://pro.corbis.com/search/searchFrame.asp
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Old 05-16-2003, 04:38 PM
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I´ll try again...

http://pro.corbis.com/search/searchFrame.asp

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A few more pictures of Queen Anne-Marie as child. if you find more pics of her, I'd like to see them, too. Anne-Marie is my favourite royal.

www.polfoto.dk

1946

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1952

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1952

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1952

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1952
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Old 05-16-2003, 04:45 PM
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Old 05-25-2003, 07:55 PM
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Is that Sophia/Sophie and Irene with him in the second picture?
The pics are so cute!
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Old 05-26-2003, 04:22 PM
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Oh, yes, they are Sophia and Irene
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Old 06-06-2003, 02:12 PM
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www.polfoto.dk 1952 Dronning Ingrid og prinsesserne Margrethe Benedikte og Anne Marie modtager.

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1952

Again with grandfather, mother and sisters

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1954

Skiing with sisters

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1961
Confirmations day

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1963 with her sisters

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1964
Practising for future...

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1964

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1954

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1955

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28.3.1955

Queen Ingrid's birthday
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Old 06-06-2003, 02:23 PM
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Great pictures, Alexandra! :flower: Queen Anne-Marie was an adorable little girl. I espescially loved the one with her peering into the water and some has grapped the back of her dress to keep her from falling in! She must have been a very curious child. And after looking at all these pictures, it makes me think that Anne-Marie was probably the curious, eager, high-spirited child of Queen Ingrid's daughters.
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Old 06-06-2003, 02:47 PM
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Just a few more pictures of king Konstantin, too.

About 1946

www.corbis.com just as the picture above

1954

Konstantin with sisters and mother

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Konstantin and Sophia riding horses

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About 1954
With a donkey

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About 1954

With a lamm, I think...

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The young crown prince dancing

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1960

Konstantin as Olympia winner. This is a picture I have been searching long for. www.polfoto.dk

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1963

Coming fron the church. A memorial service for J.F. Kennedy.

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A young king

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1964

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1969
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www.polfoto.dk

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