Thursday, January 28, 2010

Something to check out.

This is The Royal House of Greece, an interesting documentary done by the History Channel that provides a condensed but nonetheless fascinating look at the history of the Greek royal family. It chronicles the dynasty's auspicious beginnings, from how Prince Vilhelm of Denmark became King George I of Greece, through Greece's turbulent 1920s and 1930s, the multiple exiles and reinstatements of both King Constantine I and King George II, to Constantine II's flight from Greece in 1967 and the end of the Greek monarchy. It also shows some rare photographs and film, and exclusive commentary from members of both the Danish and Greek royal families.

In this documentary you'll see interviews with Queen Margrethe II and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, former King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Prince Michael of Kent (whose mother, Princess Marina, was a granddaughter of King George I of Greece), Amadeo, Duke of Aosta (whose mother, Princess Irene, was a daughter of King Constantine I of Greece), Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia (whose mother, Alexandra, was the only daughter of King Alexander I of Greece) and Prince Michael of Greece (whose father, Prince Christopher, was the youngest son of King George I).

Again, it does pack everything into one rather quick package, but it is nonetheless fascinating to watch and will delight anyone with an interest in royalty.

Courtesy of Andreasmegos for posting this on YouTube.

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