teatimeatwinterpalace:

August 27, 1968  Death of Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent.

On this day, the Greek Princess deeply respected and loved not only by the British public but also by the entire Commonwealth, died at Kensington palace from a brain tumour at the age of 61. She had aroused affection and adulation, showing a devotion to her job that almost went beyond the call of duty. She made a decisive contribution to the evolution of the subtle relationship between the Royal Family and the British public. It was in keeping the magic and mystery of the monarchy alive that the Queen Mother and Prince Marina were so successful.


' She continued to uphold those tenets of duty and dignity and courage that were part of her Royal upbringing and to enhance an ideal of dynastic harmony that seemed to belong to another age. '

teatimeatwinterpalace:

Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna, Princess Nicholas of Greece and Denmark, she is wearing her fringe tiara most likely a gift given by her cousin Nicholas II on the occasion of her marriage to Prince Nicholas of Greece, it can be also worn as a necklace. Her daughter Princess Marina will wear this tiara on her wedding day.

royalwatcher:

Throwback Thursday: Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal before all the children.

royalwatcher:

A happy birthday to Princess Maria Olympia of Greece and Denmark! She’s now a member of the most eligible royals!

royals-and-quotes:

Greek Royal Jewels - Queen Anne-Marie of Greece wearing the Greek Emerald Parure

rsandu:

Majestatea Sa Regele Mihai I al României și Alteța Sa Regală Prințul Philip al Marii Britanii, Duce de Edinburg   :)

HM King Michael of Romania and HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh :)

longliveroyalty:

Queen Frederica and King Paul of Greece. Undated.

royalwatcher:

Princess Maria Olympia of Greece and Crown Princess Marie Chantal of Greece attend the Christian Dior show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015

Source: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe

royalmotherhood:

Four generations of a family

Queen Olga of the Hellenes, nee Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna of Russia, with her eldest granddaughter, Maria, Duchess of Sodermanland, nee Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, and her eldest great-grandson, Prince Lennart of Sweden.

Maria Pavlovna is holding a picture of her deceased mother, Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia, nee Princess of Greece and Denmark. 

The King & Queen of Greece were in attendance at today’s Abdication Ceremony.

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