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Crown Prince Pavlos Featured in Australian Article

SYDNEY – Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and Denmark was featured in an article on the Australian Nine Network’s Honey on the occasion of his 53rd birthday. The article explained why the prince who was born the heir to his father’s throne will never rule.

Crown Prince Pavlos was born on May 20, 1967, the son of then-King Constantine II of Greece and Queen Anne-Marie of Denmark in Greece in turbulent times.

On April 21, 1967, the coup d'état took place which ended democratic rule in Greece and ushered in the junta which lasted until 1974. In December of 1967, King Constantine attempted a counter coup which failed and led to the King fleeing with his wife, children, mother, and sister to Rome. From Rome they went to Copenhagen, and lived with Queen Anne-Marie's mother, Queen Ingrid.

Greece remained officially a monarchy, but on June 1, 1973, Constantine was declared deposed. A plebiscite was staged by the junta in July 1973 which established a republic. The new government under Constantine Karamanlis held another vote since legal acts under the junta were considered void and on December 8, 1974, the people voted in favor of a republic.

The former royal family of Greece eventually moved to London. Pavlos went to school at the Hellenic College of London which was founded by his parents and he later attended the Armand Hammer United World College of the American West in Montezuma, New Mexico. He also trained at the British Army's Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and earned his BA at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and later earned a Master of Science in Foreign Service also at Georgetown.

He married British-born heiress Marie-Chantal Miller on July 1, 1995 in a Greek Orthodox ceremony at St. Sophia’s Cathedral in London. “Marie-Chantal's wedding dress was designed by Valentino at a cost of $250,000,” 9Honey reported, adding that “the royal nuptials were televised live in Greece and included 2,000 guests, including Queen Elizabeth.”

The couple has five children, Princess Maria-Olympia (born 1996), Prince Constantine-Alexios (b. 1998), Prince Achileas-Andreas (b. 2000), Prince Odysseas-Kimon (b. 2004), and Prince Aristidis-Stavros (b. 2008), “but neither Pavlos, nor any of his children, will ever wear the Greek crown,” 9Honey reported.

The Greek royal titles and styles are no longer legally recognized by the government of the Hellenic Republic, however, through his male-line descent from Christian IX of Denmark, Pavlos is also a Danish prince with the style of Highness.


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