Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"Dollar Princess" will run Greek Society

December 16, 1920

The London Evening News is reporting that with the return of King Constantine, the former Mrs. William Leeds, who is married to the king's brother, Christopher, will "take her place at the head of Greek society."
The report continues: "She drew up an ambitious scheme for reimbursing the Greek exchequer for the loss it was threatened with when the Allies first issued the warning that they would withdraw their advances. It was contemplated the conversion of Greece into a super-Monte Carlo, with casinos and hotels on a scale hitherto undreamed of. With the country's climate and influence in the United States she believed could attract to Greece the American millionaires who now Winter on the Riviera.
"Princess Christopher, as she now is, has for some time been preparing for her triumphal entry into Greece and has ordered an elaborate trousseau of purple and white from Paris."

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