Prince Michael of Greece

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Happy Birthday to Prince Michael of Greece, who turns 79 today! The son of Prince Christopher of Greece and Princess Francoise of Orleans, Prince Micheal is the first cousin of the Duke of Edinburgh, the late Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, Princess Paul of Yugoslavia, Queen Helen of Romania, the Duchess of AostaPrincess Margarita of Hohenlohe-LangenburgPrincess Theodora, Margravine of BadenGrand Duchess Cecile of Hesse, and Princess Sophie of Hanover, and the Count of Paris. Orphaned at quite an early age, Prince Micheal lived with his maternal family before moving to Athens after reaching the age of majority, and performing official duties for King Paul and King Constantine. In 1965, he married a well-known painter and sculptor, Marina Karella, giving up his rights to the Greek Throne. Prince Michael is one of my favorite authors, with books like The White Night of St. Petersburg (2000) and Sultana (1983). He regularly gives interviews relating to his royal heritage and also writes an interesting blog, with stories of his travels and family. Prince and Princess Michael have two daughters (including the Duchess of Apulia) and five grandchildren. They live between Paris and Greece.

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For more information, check out:

Prince Michael Chronicles 

 

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One thought on “Prince Michael of Greece

  1. I have read his stories and seen videos with his comments about royalty. They are fascinating because he gives you an insider’s view of things. Like the story of why King Pedro I of Brazil found it difficult to find a wife after the death of his first wife P. Maria Leopoldina. He tells the kind of things you don’t ordinarily find in history books. I wish him joy!

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