Embed from Getty Images
Happy Birthday to Prince Michael of Greece! 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 Aosta, Princess Margarita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Princess Theodora, Margravine of Baden, Grand 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.
For more information, check out:
5 thoughts on “Prince Michael of Greece”
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!
Please, he’s a lazy, horrible writer. No sources, writes drivel, and never backs up anything. What kind of man uses “-” in his writing? Check out Amazon – there’s some crack comments about his terrible writer and unsubstantiated sources.
He’s a HORRIBLE writer – a very lazy, unaccomplished one actually. His books rely on unsubstantiated 2nd and 3rd hand “sources” from other books – never backed up in indexes, bibliographies, you name it. More name dropping than any backed up sources. The usual Greek family arrogance, laziness, and stupidity must be shining through. For instance, check out his “biography” about Charlotte and Maximillian of Mexico. He spent more time in his dedication to his relatives than backing up his claims. If he was a bright, decent author, he would have seen that there are bright people who will see through his simple-minded fiction passing as a legitimate biography. Some of his claims are just obnoxious, salacious drivel that he found from extreme far-right writers like Paul Belien, who wrote one of the worst and ugliest books about the Belgian royal family I have ever read. Remember, these are the ancestors of the relatives Prince Michael claims to honour. And of course, not even mentioned as a source. He seems to be one of those people who wants to be known to have merit, yet cannot even be bothered to make an effort. It’s a shame when unsubstantiated nonsense is passed over as historical fact, when it’s really just the imaginations of weak, lazy authors at work. And what kind of cultured, decent and intelligent man uses the word “-” in his book? I guess there is a reason why the Greeks voted for independence.
There are man things I can say in reply to the but ill try to keep it short. First off, Michael is a good writer, wait no, he’s an amazing writer. And I will admit that his book about Charlotte and Maximillian was not the best for his lack of sources, but to try to shame and insult him for ONE book is just childish. That’s like shaming a famed singer because they performed badly on one occasion out of ll the other ones they’ve done before. Two saying things like “The usual Greek family arrogance, laziness, and stupidity must be shining through” is incredibly offensive. Go somewhere else and be discriminatory. And also, implying he is not cultured, decent or intelligent because he used the word retard in a book? As if there are not countless of movies, books and even plays that use even ore foul language than that. And last but not least, Prince Michael was actually viewed favorably by Greeks, so no he’s not why the Greeks wanted an republic.
May birthday of Prince Michael of Greece be blessed with peace and love