THE LAST SPARTAN: Crown Prince Pavlos On Solving Greece's economic woes


THE LAST SPARTAN: Crown Prince Pavlos On Solving Greece's economic woes
by Darius Kadivar

CNN's Max Foster interviews Crown Prince Pavlos about the economic problems in Greece. Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, Prince of Denmark is the eldest son of former King Constantine II, who reigned from 1964 to 1973.

Solving Greece's economic woes:

CNN's Max Foster interviews Crown Prince Pavlos about the economic problems in Greece

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Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, Prince of Denmark is the eldest son of former King Constantine II, who reigned from 1964 to 1973. (More Here)

If Constantine is ever restored to the throne Pavlos would be his heir apparent. If no restoration occurs, following Constantine's death Pavlos would become the pretender to the defunct Greek throne. By royal descent, he is a member of the Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg line of the House of Oldenburg. His family has adopted on occasion de Grecia (of Greece) as a surname. His titles, Crown Prince of Greece and Duke of Sparta, although used as courtesy titles among European royalty and in the media generally, are not recognized in the Hellenic Republic, which abolished the monarchy in 1974. Since reaching adulthood, he has lived in New York City and in London and has worked as an investment consultant. Prince Pavlos was born on May 20, 1967 in Athens, to KingConstantine II of Greece and Queen Anna Maria, by birth a Princess of Denmark, daughter of King Frederick IX of Denmark and sister to Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. By Greek tradition, he was named for his father’s father, King Paul (Pavlos) of the Hellenes. His older sister, Princess Alexia, had been born two years earlier, in 1965. Prince Pavlos was baptized into the Greek Orthodox Church, with Charles, Prince of Wales (King Constantine’s second cousin), as one of his godparents. 


Pavlos was educated in London at the Greek school, the Armand Hammer United World College of the American West in New Mexico, USA and at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. After completing these he studied at Georgetown, where he was roommates with his cousin, Crown Prince Felipe of Spain.

Marriage :

Crown Prince Pavlos married American heiress Marie-Chantal Miller now styled as « Her Royal Highness Marie-Chantal, The Crown Princess Pavlos of Greece, Princess of Denmark » on July 1, 1995. After their marriage, the couple resided in New York City, where he worked as an investment consultant. Their children are:

·       Maria Olympia, born July 25, 1996 in New York City

·       Konstantinos-Alexios (Named after his grandfather), born October 29, 1998 in New York City

·       Achilleas Andreas, born August 12, 2000 in New York City. 

.   Odysseas Kimon, born September 17, 2004 in London







First Referendum on the monarchy in Greece: 95% for monarchy (1935)

Greek Royal Family:
The modern Greek Royal Family,the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gluecksburg, which started when Prince William of Denmark was crowned King George I of the Hellenes in 1863.The family would reign, somewhat interruptedly, over Greece until 1974 when King Constantine II was overthrown by a military coup.


Introduction of the PBS series: 

Liam Neeson (CLASH OF THE TITANS) tells the story of how Athens became the world's first democracy. From the PBS series "The Greeks -- Crucible of civilization". 

See Official Website: PBS "The Greeks -- Crucible of civilization".






Greek riots-Fierce street battles rage in Athens (RT-Russia News):

Police Brutality:







Coup Against the Monarchy in 1967:

Military coup of 1967 :

Prince Pavlos was born into a turbulent era in Greek politics. His father, King Constantine II, had acceded to the throne on March 61964, at the age of 23, following the death of his father, King Paul. In July 1965, following a conflict with Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou over control of the armed forces, King Constantine dismissed Papandreou. The effect was to destabilize the political balance which had been achieved within the country. There followed within the next 22 months, a succession of unstable coalition governments, strikes, and loss of confidenceby foreign investors. The term July Apostates refers to the group of Georgios Papandreou's dissidents, led by the politician Konstantinos Mitsotakis, then also member of the Center Union, who crossed the floor to bring about the fall of the Greek government and its replacement by a government favourable to the King.

On April 21, 1967, just amonth prior to Prince Pavlos’s birth, a military coup occurred, in which a group of colonels seized control of the government. The King decided to co-operate with the dictators and was persuaded to swear the new regime in only when the junta agreed to include a number of civilian politicians, with aroyalist nominee, Konstantinos Kollias, as Prime Minister. In the months following the coup, the junta continued to acknowledge King Constantine as head of state, although the king had very little actual power.

As 1967 drew to a close,the "Regime of the Colonels", led by Colonel George Papadopoulos, was increasingly characterized by suppression of civil liberties, along with imprisonment or exile of opponents. On December 13 of that year, King Constantine attempted a counter-coup, but could not rally sufficient military support. The King fled with his wife and children to Rome. Prince Pavlos’s younger brother Prince Nikolaos, was born in Rome in 1969.

Abolition of the monarchy

During the years 1964-1972, Greece remained officially a monarchy, with a regency appointed in the absence of the king. Beginning in 1973, when Prince Pavlos was six years old, a series of rapid changes occurred in the government of Greece. In November, following the government’s harsh suppression of the Athens Polytechnic uprising, Papadopoulos was ousted from office by Brigadier General Dimitrios Ioannides.

The following summer, Ioannides attempted a coup in Cyprus,which triggered the invasion and occupation of northern Cyprus by Turkish troops. Amidst fears of war with Turkey, the junta agreed to resign, and invited former Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis to establish a civilian government. General elections were held in Nov 1974, resulting in a victory for Karamanlis and his New Democratic (ND) party. A referendum was called in December, in which the Greek people voted for a republican constitution (69%), over against the restoration of the monarchy (31%). Greek Prime Minister (under both King Paul and the Republic, as well as future President of the Hellenic Republic) Constantine Karamanlis in his radio address in the evening of December 8, 1974, as the polling returns became knownby declared that "A carcinoma was resected today from the body of the nation".

King Constantine accepted that his reign was at an end. He and Queen Anne Marie settled with their familyin London. Prince Pavlos’s youngest siblings were born in London, Princess Theodora in 1983, and Prince Philippos in 1986.

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Baleh Daruish jan, they were very close to Nazis as far as keeping the warrior race fit, and
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