Wednesday, September 22, 2021

KIng George II arrives in London

Embed from Getty Images

  September 22, 1941

King George II of the Hellenes arrived today in London "five months to the day since he left his stricken country," reports the New York Times.   The King was accompanied by his brother, Crown Prince Paul, and "high officials" from the Greek government.

The King and his party "alighted from a special train at Euston Station."  Their "long journey" began in Egypt and South Africa before landing in England and traveling to London by train.

They were welcomed by King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, the Duke and Duchess of Kent as well as Prime Minister Churchill and other officials.

The Greek king's party also included his niece, Princess Alexandra, and her mother, Princess Aspasia, and other Greek officials.

George II joins the Kings of Norway, Yugoslavia, Albania, the Queen of the Netherlands, and the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg in seeking refuge from his German-occupied nation.

It is expected that the King's officials will set up a government in exile.

No comments: