Wedding of Prince Nikolaos #5 Thursday, Aug 26 2010 

More pictures!

Crown Prince Pavlos and family

Pavlos and family
I wonder if these two are done with kids? Not that 5 wouldn’t be enough, but if they wanted more, there’s now the right distance to Prince Astride… Maria Olympia is cute, isn’t she? But damn that’s a short little dress.

Here with Marie and Joachim you can see why the wedding was set at this time of day because wow, that is nice lightning of the scene.
Marie and Joachim

My Theodora… Half a cup size more would have been good, you know? Mh, but in armour, shield and sword? Scary girl, scary. Get yourself in a film or a crime procedural.
Theodora

We did get a few Brits after all. Lady Gabriella Windsor (who we’ve already seen), Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Prince Michael is the son of Princess Marina, herself a Greek Princess. His sister is Princess Alexandra, Honorary Lady Ogivly.
Gabriella, P+P Michael

You know Iran still has an empress? Well, here she is. Exiled, of course, but there’s hope yet.
Farah Pahlavi

The former King and Queen of the Hellenes
Konstantin and AM
I still am of the opinion the Greeks should take their King back. Not because that would give us another royal family showing up, but rather because I’d trust him (or rather, Pavlos) to get that state out of its misery again within a generation.

Rainbow dress for Máxima, but I quite like it
Maxi and WA

Princess Alexia and her family. Another 4 little kids.
Alexia and Carlos

I admit, these days I always look at Vikkan’s belly first. I’m practically waiting for a pregnancy announcement… Although I’d still prefer a summer baby *g*
Vikkan+DanDan

Wedding of Prince Pavlos #4 Wednesday, Aug 25 2010 

I’ll post more pictures tomorrow, most likely, I have a bunch of tabs open on my laptop.

Anyway…Theodora, if you manage to catch yourself a Swedish prince? I’ll ♥ you even more than I already do. And I do.

I know some of you don’t agree with me there (we had that discussion in the hattery live post) but I still think the others were extremely cool towards Mary. There’s a bunch of pictures from last night and everyone was looking pointedly in a different direction and today the same. Plus, there was an awful lot of space between everyone else and Mary. I don’t know what to think of this exactly, but there’s something wrong.

We also discussed the invisible bump… The pictures from last night, where she’s bending over, you could think there is a bump but the way the dress gathers around her, she has three breasts, too.

I dunno, this is getting weirder and weirder.

Princes and Princesses
Mary, do everyone a favour and get some sun, you look like a the belly of a dead fish.

CP’s still not convinced of the dress
CP and Madde, again CP and Madde, later

Letitzia had the most beautiful dress I have seen on her this year, I’m very happy!
Letitzia

Theodora and her little brother again. For me, Theodora is the epitome of the Valkyrie. Gosh, that woman. Curvy as all get out. Unfortunately, that’s gonna ruin her acting career for her, which is a sad, sad thing.
Theodora and Philippos

More tomorrow. Among others, Theodora trying to cuddle up to CP, with a bottle of wine as incentive ;-)

Pre Greek Wedding Tuesday, Aug 24 2010 

Haakon as well as Willem-Alexander and Máxima also showed, yay.

Funnily enough, still no Brits. This is not going to reflect well on that relationship there.


Who allowed him to go out dressed like that? And Vikkan looks more pregnant than Mary Oo


Haakon got to accompany cousin Mary. Where’s the bump?


Swinging *g* I like those two.


Look at the shoes. Mind you, the man is the groom. Tatiana meanwhile, nice. Really nice, looks like an ancient Greek here. Very pretty.


Looking there, the King and Queen of Greece (for their sake let’s call them that) and their two youngest children. Hello there, Theodora. Normally I’d say there’s not enough fabric to that dress but whoy. As for Philippos, man he’s going to be so hunky. Although he definitely will look like Nikolaos in a few years.

Princess Victoria’s wedding – the Greeks Monday, Jun 21 2010 

Unfortunately, Princess Theodora wasn’t there for the wedding of cousin Victoria :-(. I would have loved to see her, she has oopmh.

Crown Prince Pavlos couldn’t make it either, but the rest of the family as in attendance:

From left to right:
Princess Alexia, Mrs. Morales with her husband Carlos Morales; Prince Philippos, the baby of the family; Prince Nikolaos with his fiancée Tatiana Blatnik (bound to marry in September); Queen Anne Marie and King Konstantine II.

I’ve told you about the Greeks and their history before, so I’ll save that. This family is quite interesting despite of that. There’s an astonishing age gap between the first three and last two children of roundabout twenty years; Theodora was born in 1984, Philippos in 1984 and Nikolaos, the youngest of the first batch, in 1969. If they decided to have another batch of children after the first three or if Theodora was an accident and they decided not to let her grow up alone I have no idea. But it’s rather amusing, you have to admit ;-).

Poor Philippos was one of the victims of the Félix-confusion, they labelled him as Prince Félix of Luxembourg at Getty that was…confusing, at first.

This will actually be a bit more complicated.

Queen Anne Marie is wearing the Order of the Redeemer, Grand Cross. If you look closely you can see that the sash has a white border, rather than the true seraphim blue that the Order of the Seraphim is sporting. The Grand Star is pinned to her left chest; the order was established in the 19th century during the Greek War for Independence. I’m not 100% sure of the other pin she has oon the left side of her chest is another (very small) order of simple ornamentation. Anyone?

King Konstantin II is wearing the sash of the Seraphim (although not characteristically from his shoulder) and the Grand Star on his chest. Around his neck, he is wearing the Danish Order of the Dannebrog (sash and badge). I can’t see the Grand Star pinned to his chest, but I imagine it’s the one we can’t see facing the camera. Further, he is wearing the Grand Star of the Order of the Redeemer (Grand Cross). I can’t identify the last Grand Star pinned to his chest. It could, theoretically, be the Order of St. Olav, but why he should be wearing a Norwegian order to a Swedish wedding is beyond me, the other grand stars of the Greek Orders won’t fit. It might be the Order of the Elephant, but I can’t be certain and lack high quality pictures. Anyone know more?

The Greeks, as close relatives, stayed with the Danes on their (huge!) yacht; the Danes have come to Sweden for thousands of years via boat, it’s a time honoured tradition ♥ And highly convenient, too.

I still would have loved to see Theodora :-(.

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