Friday, January 20, 2012

Greek Royalty on CNN

King Constantine, Queen Anne-Marie, Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal (whose voice I don't think I'd heard before) discussed the Greek and Danish monarchies with CNN's Max Foster, unsurprisingly full of affectionate well-deserved praise for the Queen's sister Margrethe II and concern for the situation in Greece. Personally I can't help wishing that His Majesty had not explicitly ruled out restoration of the Greek monarchy as "not on my agenda," though it's admittedly difficult to see how it realistically could be at the moment. As a royalist friend pointed out, the King, 71, has had some health problems in recent years and perhaps one day if Greeks get disillusioned with their chaotic republic the Crown Prince will have a chance.

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