Thursday, December 16, 2010

Princess Christopher will head Greek society

December 16, 1920

The Evening News, a London newspaper, has published a dispatch from Athens, stating that Princess Christopher of Greece, the wealthy American-born wife of Prince Christopher, will take her place at the head of Greek society, now that King Constantine is returning to his throne.
The dispatch, which was also published in the New York Times states:  "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 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 her influence in the United States she believed she 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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