Re: Petropoulos & Hesse
- From: marlenekoenig <marlenekoenig@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 19:49:55 -0700 (PDT)
The letter to George II was written in December 1941, when Philip
stated his intention to renounce his rights as he wanted to serve in
the Royal Navy. George II reluctantly gave his consent in a letter to
Philip. No legislation was ever instituted after the monarchy was
restored, and George II died in 1947. The new Greek king had far too
many other issues to deal with in the first years of his reign. I
discussed this some years ago on the old ATR. On Oct 11, 5:13 pm, CJ
Buyers <susuha...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Oct 11, 9:44 pm, "Dag T. Hoelseth" <dh...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"CJ Buyers" <susuha...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> skrev i meldingnews:1d281891-f804-449e-b21a-43a363a92c0f@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On Oct 11, 12:46 pm, Graham <graham.truesd...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 11 Oct, 01:19, marlenekoenig <marlenekoe...@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On Oct 10, 8:14 pm, "Tom Wilding / Stephen Stillwell"
Any comments on Petropoulos' _Royals and the Reich:
The Princes von Hessen in Nazi Germany_?
Just picked it up. Bottom of page 21 > Quote: "In order to marry
in 1947, Philip was adopted by his uncle Louis Mountbatten
a naturalized British subject, and renounced his Greek title." He
attaches Footnote 23 to this sentence and refers one to the
biography of the
Duke on the official website of the British Royal Family - where, of
no such statement is made.
Philip was never adopted by his uncle Louis. Most peope tend to think
that Louis played a major role in young Philip's life. This is not
true. philip's guardian was Uncle George Milford Haven. Louis spent
a lot of time at sea. Philip had already renounced his Greek title in
a letter to Uncle George Greece in 1941. He was indeed naturalized in
1947 although the naturalization was unnecessary due to the Sophia
As you know, the FAQ
"no one has been able to cite the text of the renunciation, the date
it was executed, the date it became effective, or even the clause in
the House laws of the Royal House of Greece permitting a Prince to
renounce". Can you confirm any of this?- Hide quoted text -
What House Laws?
See one reference:http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=a75bea69.0204290733.707a4a5%40po....
You will probably find more if you google.
Not really sure it answers anything. "House law of sorts" dating from
1887 but no legislation until 1949, after Prince Philip's decision?
Nothing about any requirements for renouncing titles either, only
rights of succession to the throne. As far as I know, Prince Philip
did not do the latter.- Hide quoted text -
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