Thursday, September 22, 2011

King George arrives in England

September 22, 1941

King George II of the Hellenes arrived in London from South Africa today, reports the Associated Press.  He was met at Euston Station by King George  VI and Queen Elizabeth,  the Duke and Duchess of Kent, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and other Cabinet Ministers.
The King was accompanied by his younger brother, Crown Prince Paul.
The Duchess of Kent, the former Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, is King George's cousin.  The king's niece, Princess Alexandra of Greece, and her mother, Princess Aspasia, were also present to welcome the King to England.

Greece and the English: British Diplomacy and the Kings of Greece (International Library of Historical Studies)

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