To be fair: theyíre essentially private people. And yes, Greece did pay them off but to a certain degree thatís fair when their property was seized from them the way it was. Itís hardly that money from Greece that is funding the lifestyle of MC & co either - itís her money. Theyíre acting like many other too rich people these days. With a title of Greece yes. They could skip those and just be to Denmark but I actually think they think themselves Greek so thereís that. They might even create a little bit of interest for Greece so since they cost Greece nothing itís probably not the most horrible bargain IMO.
Konstantinos definitely thinks himself as Greek, and AM has clearly connected herself with the country in a very personal way.
IMO it's very possible for Pavlos to concider himself as Greek, because he grew up as the crown prince and we have seen Nik and Tatiana's steps, they have built their lives here in a way that doesn't provoke anyone.
The Greek state treated them horribly in the 90s. Taking their citizenship and nationality, not allowing them having a greek passport and not allowing them keeping Tatoi palace - as it was a private residence. Unacceptable. I understand that someone outside the country couldn't get it because the roots for this are back in the WWII and the aftermaths.
Personally, as a Greek, I don't mind them using the titles (since they don't have any real value for the country) but I wish Pavlos and MC had raised their kids a little different, emotionally closer to the country and less promoting lifestyle and posing since this branch of the family uses the titles for their lifestyle - and this is why I said about them braging them being royals.
thank you, you put it wonderfully and you cleared up many aspects for the people who are not familiar with modern greek history!
Trully, no one cares on how they live. They are treated as celebs in the magazines, occasionaly we see pics of them and mostly pics from parties etc. where Pavlos and MC (and kids) go. And some pics of Konstantinos and AM walking in the centre of Athens - at least until last year we had this pics. I assume now Konstantinos finds hard to walk around Athens.