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« Reply #375 on: January 23, 2023, 07:39:35 PM »

Here's a profile of Constantine. They show behind the scenes footage from P and MC's wedding. Also they tour the grounds of Tatoi.
Tatoi is private property which was purchased by Constantine's ancestor using his personal funds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDv95oFQhaU

But, Tatoi was taken away from them, it belongs to the state of Greece nowadays. I still wonder that the present government let them bury ex-King Konstantine there, although it is not anymore their property.


As far as I understood, the castle/villa and the grounds are state property, the burying ground (and maybe the chapel? still belongs to the GRF.


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« Reply #376 on: January 29, 2023, 04:19:22 PM »

Here’s a link to The Court Jeweller’s post regarding King Constantine’s funeral and the attendees.

https://www.thecourtjewel...antine-ii.html#more-44797
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« Reply #377 on: January 29, 2023, 09:53:01 PM »

After looking at the array of his medals, I was wondering if he wasn't a stranger Knight of the Garter?  Or did that honor elude him?
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« Reply #378 on: January 29, 2023, 10:51:13 PM »

I've not seen it said anywhere that he was. I would also imagine that it would be tricky to give him the Garter either when he was no longer King or when the junta where in charge - yes it is in the British Sovereign's personal gift but a government would still be able to protest it.
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« Reply #379 on: January 30, 2023, 12:08:04 AM »

That makes sense. I had wondered if his reputed closeness to the BRF would be able to trump political issues with respect to the Garter. I guess not.
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« Reply #380 on: January 30, 2023, 03:45:53 AM »

I've not seen it said anywhere that he was. I would also imagine that it would be tricky to give him the Garter either when he was no longer King or when the junta where in charge - yes it is in the British Sovereign's personal gift but a government would still be able to protest it.

I imagine the politics of the time kept QEII from conferring it on him.
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« Reply #381 on: January 30, 2023, 05:09:07 AM »

I've not seen it said anywhere that he was. I would also imagine that it would be tricky to give him the Garter either when he was no longer King or when the junta where in charge - yes it is in the British Sovereign's personal gift but a government would still be able to protest it.

QE11 was very aware of optics - so in the earlier years not happening and in later years probably not relevant to either of them

I imagine the politics of the time kept QEII from conferring it on him.
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« Reply #382 on: January 30, 2023, 10:52:48 AM »

I've not seen it said anywhere that he was. I would also imagine that it would be tricky to give him the Garter either when he was no longer King or when the junta where in charge - yes it is in the British Sovereign's personal gift but a government would still be able to protest it.

QE11 was very aware of optics - so in the earlier years not happening and in later years probably not relevant to either of them

I imagine the politics of the time kept QEII from conferring it on him.


They hadn't exchanged State Visits.  She usually handed it out when receiving a fellow monarch on a State Visit.
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« Reply #383 on: January 30, 2023, 01:42:32 PM »

I've not seen it said anywhere that he was. I would also imagine that it would be tricky to give him the Garter either when he was no longer King or when the junta where in charge - yes it is in the British Sovereign's personal gift but a government would still be able to protest it.

QE11 was very aware of optics - so in the earlier years not happening and in later years probably not relevant to either of them

I imagine the politics of the time kept QEII from conferring it on him.


They hadn't exchanged State Visits.  She usually handed it out when receiving a fellow monarch on a State Visit.

No way could there be a State Visit
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