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« Reply #30 on: October 16, 2021, 01:18:34 PM »

Do young royals from non-reigning monarchies speak their country's language?
I know that many of them were born and raised outside their native countries because their ancestors were exiled.

For example, does Prince Pavlos of Greece speak Greek language?
Nicolas of Romania?
Leka of Albania?
Peter of Serbia?
Pedro and Carlo of Bourbon Two Sicilies?
Emanuel Filiberto and Aimone of Savoy?
George of Russia?
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« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2021, 01:50:31 PM »

Do young royals from non-reigning monarchies speak their country's language?
I know that many of them were born and raised outside their native countries because their ancestors were exiled.

For example, does Prince Pavlos of Greece speak Greek language?
Nicolas of Romania?
Leka of Albania?
Peter of Serbia?
Pedro and Carlo of Bourbon Two Sicilies?
Emanuel Filiberto and Aimone of Savoy?
George of Russia?

Hmm fluent in a language including reading and writing and speech is a bit different to being on holiday and able to communicate   

So the Greeks .... maybe to some extent but brought up in English speaking countries and I’d be surprised if very proficient

George... id think his Russian is credible in spoken terms but reading and writing possible not so much .... born in Spain apparently and probably educated there as a child .... and then in Europe but not Russia....

Nicolas of Romania Huh??? His father was British and I think he probably was educated there .... he jumped on the bandwagon of “old exiles going back home” and after meeting lots of lovely ladies there married one .... good luck to that family.... all of them

As for Leka .... his mother was Australian and he is another pretender to a long defunct “crown” from a long time before he was born in somewhere other than Albania

So I’d put them in the same space.... they would be happy to raise a glass of something with Carl Christian of Austria as they remember the glory days they were never part of 😆
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« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2021, 02:38:03 PM »

Oh and Carl Christian is Belgian by birth .... probably made him acceptable to his MIL
And his mother is from a Belgian Princely family.... so another example of “close family and friends”
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« Reply #33 on: October 17, 2021, 10:44:52 AM »

Do young royals from non-reigning monarchies speak their country's language?
I know that many of them were born and raised outside their native countries because their ancestors were exiled.

For example, does Prince Pavlos of Greece speak Greek language?
Nicolas of Romania?
Leka of Albania?
Peter of Serbia?
Pedro and Carlo of Bourbon Two Sicilies?
Emanuel Filiberto and Aimone of Savoy?
George of Russia?

Hmm fluent in a language including reading and writing and speech is a bit different to being on holiday and able to communicate   

So the Greeks .... maybe to some extent but brought up in English speaking countries and I’d be surprised if very proficient

George... id think his Russian is credible in spoken terms but reading and writing possible not so much .... born in Spain apparently and probably educated there as a child .... and then in Europe but not Russia....

Nicolas of Romania Huh??? His father was British and I think he probably was educated there .... he jumped on the bandwagon of “old exiles going back home” and after meeting lots of lovely ladies there married one .... good luck to that family.... all of them

As for Leka .... his mother was Australian and he is another pretender to a long defunct “crown” from a long time before he was born in somewhere other than Albania

So I’d put them in the same space.... they would be happy to raise a glass of something with Carl Christian of Austria as they remember the glory days they were never part of 😆

I found this video https://youtu.be/6Ov5gliVzb4 . I don't understand Serbian language, but from the translated comments, it is implied that Philip of Serbia speaks very poor Serbian.
He was born in the US, raised in the UK and Spain. But now he is married to Serbian woman and lives there.
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« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2021, 08:56:34 PM »

Presumably the young European royals who are presently shipped off to school in the UK are competent in English and should come home with a lot better English skills. The Norskies all speak very good English and presumably are competent in the other Norse-based languages, although Icelandic might be difficult.

The Middle Eastern folks are all likewise competent in English and maybe French?

Presumably Aiko of Japan is pretty good in English, given both her mother's and her father's English language skills. I have the impression that European languages are taught in Japan in preference to Chinese or Korean. One Japanese friend of mine studied Korean and received a fair amount of abuse from family and friends for ``wasting her time'' on Korean.
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