One can only understand that after what she went through during her marriage and after.
Is it known if when she dies there were any discussions to bury her at Tatoi, Athens?
: Regarding Queen Elena of Romania, I believe
: the subject came up when King Carol II was
: transferred to Curtea de Arges. If I
: remember correctly, there was interest and
: speculation about transferring Queen Elena,
: but King Michael made it clear his mother's
: mortal remains would continue to rest in
: --Previous Message--
: --Previous Message--
: Indeed. I guess Maria Gabriella was not in
: good terms with her brother. Since this
: sister the article mentions disagrees with
: him. On the other hand, Prince Sergije of
: Yugoslavia's mother is Maria Pia, the eldest
: sister. Anyway, such a shame this family
: continues to agree to disagree.
: I know since it's about VEIII it would have
: been impossible to have a grand State
: occasion with all his descendants attending
: - it would have been quite a sight: members
: of the Italian, Bulgarian, Hessian, Parmesan
: and Leiningen families and why not of the
: Montenegrin and Serbian ones (since Elena
: was a Princess of Montenegro and sister of
: the first King of Serbia's wife).
: Now I wonder when will the Portuguese
: RF/Government take the time to decide &
: negotiate about the transfer of the remains
: of Queen Maria Pia of Portugal who was
: buried in Italy.
: For the transfer of King Vittorio Emanuele
: III members of the Savoy dynasty and other
: relatives have different opinions:
: RAI TV reported that the reburial of King
: V-E III happened today.
: Article on the church the couple was buried
: and the king's tomb
: As to the transfer of Queen Maria Pia to
: Portugal, that's just wishful thinking.
: There were rumours at the time of the
: Queen's death centenary in 2011, but then
: nothing came out of it.
: And with the present left-wing cabinet and
: the masonic Foreign Office Minister and the
: inexistant Minister of Culture, chances are
: none, not to mentione the row the government
: allies PCP and BE parties would have made.
: I'm not sure. If there were a vote in the
: Parliament, the Social Democrats, the
: Christian Democrats and part of the
: Socialists would vote in favour - I don't
: see a reason why anybode would vote against.
: The Queen never did anything against the
: country to be considered a persona non
: grata. And I'm sure the President would be
: glad to back any initiative in favour.
: I wonder if the Duke of Braganza really took
: the matter to some Government along these
: We've seen republican regimes in countries
: with far more complicated relations with
: their royalty making similar decisions:
: Serbia (Queen Marija, King Petar II, Queen
: Aleksandra, Prince Andrej, Prince Pavel and
: Princess Olga), Romania (King Carol II);
: Brazil (Emperor Pedro II and Empress Teresa
: Cristina), now Italy (King Vittorio Emanuele
: III and Queen Elena). Even Portugal is an
: example itself with King Miguel, King Manoel
: II and Queen Amélia. So, I really think it's
: a matter of lack of will and initiative. Of
: course Spain did the same with King Alfonso
: XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenia during the
: reign of their grandson King Juan Carlos.
: By the way, Queen Elena of Romania's remains
: are in Switzerland. I'm surprised they were
: never transfered to Romania. Is it known if
: there were ever any initiative to transfer
: them to the country?
Message Thread | This response ↓
« Back to index