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Royal Christmas

A portrait of calm for a prince in his first Christmas as head of a dynasty

It is the first Christmas for the Greek Royal Family without King Constantine and with Crown Prince Pavlos as head of the family.

Crown Princess Marie-Chantal has shared her family’s Christmas card on Instagram wishing everyone “peace, love, happiness, and sunshine.”

The card features a picture of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess with their five children: Princess Olympia, Prince Constantine, Prince Achileas, Prince Odysseus and Prince Aristides.

A Christmas and New Year message is included on the card in both English and Greek.

The image is a portrait of calm for the family as 2023 marked a year of firsts without their beloved patriarch. King Constantine died on 10 January 2023, and as the first anniversary creeps ever closer, the family needs a sense of calm to get them through their first Christmas and the anniversary of his death.

The Crown Prince and Crown Princess reside in the United States, but it is unknown if they will spend the Christmas holiday there or in Europe.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. She's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.