Of course, the requirement for *equality of birth* has never been official in the Greek royal house laws; and there is historical precedence for such a marriage. Consider the wealthy American heiress, the twice-married (once divorced and once widowed) Mrs. Nancy Leeds. But she married Prince Christopher, youngest son of King George I, who was last in the line of succession to the throne, which meant that nobody would be displaced by any hypothetical heir the couple produced (which they did not, as the union turned out to be childless). Plus, the family was in exile at the time, meaning that the monarchy was in a state of limbo. In any case, money means power, and Mrs. Leeds (who adopted the name Anastasia when converting to the Eastern Orthodox Christian faith) paid for the wedding. Evidently she was welcomed by the Greek royal family with cordiality.
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