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Royalty And The Olympics: London 2012

Ah.... The 2012 Olympics. A royal watchers dream. All of the stars aligned that year, didn't they? 2012 was first and foremost Her Majesty's 60th year on the throne, so London was already "happening" to begin with. Then we had the barely married a year Cambridges who, along with Harry, had been named the official… Continue reading Royalty And The Olympics: London 2012

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Royals and the Olympics: Spain, Greece, Jordan and Denmark

There were so many royal competitors at the Olympics that it's taking two posts - two LONG posts - to cover them all. Yesterday, we focused on Britain, Monaco and Norway. Today we'll take a look at Spain, Greece Denmark, and Jordan. Spain The Spanish royals have one of the strongest Olympic traditions. Their preferred… Continue reading Royals and the Olympics: Spain, Greece, Jordan and Denmark

Greece

In Defense of the Tiara – Greek Emeralds

We're taking a detour down to the Mediterranean this go around, discussing the Greek Emerald Tiara. Yes, I picked this picture just for the necklace... The Facts This one goes back to Queen Olga of Greece, who brought these magnificent (and enormous) cabochon emeralds with her on her marriage to King George I in 1867.… Continue reading In Defense of the Tiara – Greek Emeralds

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Spam a Man – King Constantine is 80

It will be a quiet celebration for King Constantine, all things considered. Let's take a look back, ten years, to a livelier time. For his 70th birthday, Pavlos put on a party for dad, and it was quite a shindig. As we have noticed, the Greeks are connected, most particularly to the British royals. Everyone… Continue reading Spam a Man – King Constantine is 80