Why did Greece get rid of their king?
Following the National Schism during World War I and the subsequent Asia Minor Disaster, the monarchy was deposed in March 1924 and replaced by the Second Hellenic Republic. Between 1924 and 1935 there were in Greece twenty-three changes of government, a dictatorship, and thirteen coups d’etat.
Who is the poorest royal family?
The richest individual is Queen Beatrix of Holland, head of the Orange-Nassau household, with a total wealth of £1.25 billion. She pays tax on her private income, estimated to be £94 million. Norway’s Oldenburg family is the poorest with cash and assets totalling £90 million.
Does the Greek royal family still have power?
Yes, although the family no longer rules Greece. The last monarch of Greece was Constantine II, who is still alive today and currently resides in Greece (after more than 4 decades in exile). His line will continue through his son Pavlos.
Does the Greek royal family speak Greek?
The family speaks Greek at home and her three older children all speak Greek fluently. The two younger ones, Princess Theodora and Prince Philippos are learning very quickly. The family maintains close links with all the royal families of Europe – and particularly with the British, Spanish and Danish Royal Families.