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Barbados Becomes a Republic; Names Rihanna National Hero

The Caribbean island of Barbados officially became a republic after removing Queen Elizabeth II of Britain as its head of state on Monday evening. The country then promptly named pop singer Rihanna as its national hero. The country severed its...

Queen Elizabeth Chides World Leaders on Climate Inaction

Queen Elizabeth, a constitutional monarch who is not supposed to opine on political matters, was caught on video remarking on the supposed inaction of world leaders regarding climate change on Thursday. "Extraordinary, isn't it?" she is heard to say while...

Prince Philip’s Mother Alice and Her Life of Philanthropy in Greece

Prince Philip's mother, Princess Alice, lived a tumultuous life of tragedy but also of great philanthropic work in Greece.

Why Prince Philip Never Officially Visited Greece

Prince Philip, who  passed away on Friday at the age of 99, has never officially visited Greece since his father was exiled.

The Story Behind Queen Elizabeth’s Response to Philhellene’s Plea for Return of Parthenon Sculptures

In August 2019, an Australian campaigner wrote a letter to Buckingham Palace, asking for Queen Elizabeth's intervention so that the Parthenon Sculptures could one day return to their home in Athens. Mary Drost, who has been awarded the Medal (OAM)...

Queen Elizabeth Responds to Philhellene’s Plea for Return of Parthenon Marbles

An Australian campaigner wrote to Queen Elizabeth several months ago asking for her intervention in returning the Parthenon Marbles from the UK to Greece -- and she received a reply. According to Greek daily newspaper Ta Nea, Mary Drost, who has...

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles Express Sorrow for Greek Tragedy

The Royal Family of the United Kingdom sent their sympathies to Greece after the fires that destroyed a big part of East Attica. Queen Elizabeth sent a message to Greece's President Of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos: "Prince Philip and I offer...

Prince Charles and his Roots in Greece

When Prince Charles said that Greece is in his blood upon his first official visit to the country, he was not just speaking metaphorically, as both his father and grandfather were born in Greece. The grandfather of the Prince of...

British Royal Couple in First Official Visit to Greece

British royals Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have accepted an invitation by the president of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos for an official visit to Greece in May. It will be the first time in modern Greek history that...

Greek-Australian Woman Receives Birthday Card from Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth of England has recently sent a birthday card to Eleni Stamelou, member of the Greek Diaspora in Perth, Australia, in order to commemorate the latter’s 108th birthday. Stamelou was born in Euboea, Greece, in 1906, and currently lives...