The wedding of William Leeds with Princess Xenia of Russia. He was the son of my father’s first wife, Princess Anastasia of Greece. She was the daughter of my father’s sister. In the photo we can see my father, Christopher, his wife Anastasia, and the married couple.
Next to the bride is her mother, Maria of Greece, Grand Duchess of Russia, then Queen Olga of Greece, and the Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia. Behind them are Prince Roland of Bonaparte and the Grand Duke Dimitri of Russia. Sitting are Prince Peter and Princess Eugénie of Greece.
My father’s funeral in Athens, January 1940.
My grandmother, Queen Olga of Greece, wearing her famous diamond and ruby parure.
On vacation in Corfu. King George II of Greece and my father, Christopher, with a pretty unknown lady.
Wedding in Athens of Prince Paul of Greece and Princess Frederika of Hanover.
Reception in the palace gardens. Seen from behind, smoking, King George II of Greece. Next to him is the Regent, Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, and between the two, the Duke of Kent and a Prussian prince.
Wedding of Prince Paul of Greece and Princess Frederika of Hanover at the Royal Palace in Athens.
The Duke and Duchess of Kent, née Marina of Greece.
Wedding of Prince Paul of Greece and Princess Frederika of Hanover. The couple are leaving the cathedral.
The carriage they are about to mount has a curious history. It was commissioned for the reinstatement of the Count of Chambord as king of France in the 1870s, but this never happened due to a dispute over the tricolore and the fleur de lys flag.
Various royal items were sold off, including the carriage which was bought by my grandfather, Georges I.