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The Dutch State Visit to Greece Ends in Thessaloniki

  November 2, 2022 at 8:29 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started the third and last day of the state visit to Greece today, Wednesday November 2, by visiting Thessaloniki, the second largest city of the country.Upon the arrival in the city the Royal Couple went to the Labattoir culture area to attend an economic session focused on sustainability and agriculture.Then the King and the Queen were officially welcomed by Konstantinos Zervas, mayor of … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima’s Second Day in Greece 

  November 1, 2022 at 5:38 pm by

Tuesday November 1st, Their Majesties King WIllem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started their second day in Greece by visiting the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center accompanied by Katerina Sakellaropoulou, President of the Hellenic Republic and her husband, Pavlos Kotsonis.At the center they toured the exhibition entitled: “Resilience – stories of women inspiring change”. This exhibition organized by the Dutch non-profit organization “World Press Photo”, “highlight the resilience and challenges of women, … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Begin State Visit to Greece

  October 31, 2022 at 5:05 pm by

At the invitation of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started today, Monday October 31, a three-day state visit to Greece.Arrived yesterday evening at the airport of the capital Athens, the Royal Couple began the state visit this morning by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Syntagma Square.Then the King and the Queen moved to … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Begin State Visit to Greece

  May 2, 2022 at 10:57 pm by

At the invitation of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoullou, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started today, Monday May 2, a three-day state visit to Greece. Upon the arrival at the airport of the capital Athens, the Royal Couple was welcomed by representative of the government of the Hellenic Republic. Then the King and the Queen laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Prince Philip Visits His Birth Country

  September 16, 2016 at 9:30 am by

September 16, 1964: Prince Philip takes in the Acropolis in Athens with his eldest son, Prince Charles (taking a photograph), and his daughter, Princess Anne. The trio were in Greece for the wedding of King Constantine II of the Hellenes and Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, both cousins of Prince Philip. Princess Anne was a bridesmaid, while Prince Charles held one of the crowns above the bridal couple during the Greek … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Athens 2004

  August 3, 2016 at 9:00 am by

The 2004 Summer Olympic Games returned to their home country of Greece for the first time in over 100 years. Spain’s Queen Sofia shows off her snaps to former Tsar Simeon and Queen Margarita of the Bulgarians during the Opening Ceremony. Princess Anne brings her trusty sports uniform to Greece – a Team GB bucket hat and wrap-around sunglasses – as she watches the slalom canoe final. The Danes – Prince Henrik, Queen … Continue reading

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Greek President Begins An Official Visit to The Netherlands

  July 4, 2016 at 3:23 pm by

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos today started a two-day official visit to The Netherlands along with his wife, Vlasiá Pavlopoulou. Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima welcomed the President and his wife this morning in the courtyard of the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague. King Willem-Alexander and President Pavlopoulos inspected the guard of honour and then were played the national anthems. After posing for the official photos, an audience took place. Then the … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Visits A Refugee Camp In Greece

  April 25, 2016 at 11:47 am by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan visited the Kara Tepe refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos in her capacity as advocate for the International Rescue Committee (IRC). During her visit, Queen Rania met with Syrian refuges. Queen Rania said during the visit “This is an exceptional crisis and it requires an exceptional response. It requires a response that is collective and that is value-based, a response … Continue reading

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Princess Theodora Talks About Family and Career

  March 1, 2016 at 6:57 am by

Princess Theodora of Greece gave an interview to ‘Global Perspectives’. She talked about her acting carreer and shares her experiences of being a royal. The princess is a daughter of former king Constantine II of Greece, a niece of the Queen of Denmark, a 1st cousin of the king of Spain and a goddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II. Theodora says that her family has been very supportive of her unusual … Continue reading

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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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