The lost newspapers of Federica of Greece portraying Queen Sofia's youth

Federica of Greece, born Federica of Hanover, died unexpectedly in Madrid in 1981 while convalescing in a Madrid hospital a simple cosmetic surgery to remove a accumulation of cholesterin in the parades. The death, by massive heart attack, of Queen Sofia's mother, surprised her weekend daughter in Baqueira Beret with her two daughters, infantas Elena and Cristina. From that stage almost everything is known because her daughter was already Queen of Spain since 1975, but much less than her years as queen of Greece and then as mother of the mother of the king Constantine, until the whole family had to leave the country on the way to exile in Rome, in December 1967.

Now have been made public some newspapers that collect the personal activities of Queen Federica from 1939 until the moment when she had to leave her country of adoption as a result of the Coup de los Coroneles. These are 35 bound books that capture all the details of the daily life of the Greek royal family and were discovered in 2017 by the historian Costas Stamatópulos, specialist in Byzantine history and expert in the Helena monarchy, and who have now seen the light in Greece collected in three beats and more than 1,400 pages

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Queen Sofia with her mother, Federica de Greria in the 1960s. GtresOnline

Documents include the annotations made by Queen Federica's ladies of company on both her public and private commitments and also detailing the activities of her daughters, Sofia, mother of King Felipe VI and Irene. Hearings, official trips and visits, commitments and meetings with charities, shopping, sports activities, travel and family visits, diseases... All this detailed in these notebooks that offer valuable information about the queen of Greece and that also portray the environment in which the current emeritus queen of Spain grew up.   


The newspapers point to the existence of a foundation presided over by Queen Federica that focused on collecting state aid, donations from citizens, residents of and outside the country, and contributions from agencies around the world, which were dedicated to rebuilding villages, hospitals, schools destroyed as a result of World War II, and to offer support to disadvantaged people, especially children and adolescents. Activity that joined those carried out in collaboration with the Red Cross, hospitals and orphanages,