Friday, October 3, 2008

Strange things

Prince Philip is Greek?

Prince Philip in 2007 Prince Philip in 2007

Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark was born on 10 June 1921 at Villa Mon Repos on Corfu, a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. His father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, the fourth son of Greece's King George I, who was of partial Byzantine Greek descent, and Queen Olga of Greece. His mother was the former Princess Alice of Battenberg, elder daughter of the 1st Marquess of Milford Haven (formerly Prince Louis of Battenberg) and his wife, the former Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine. Lady Milford Haven, through her mother, the Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine (formerly Princess Alice of the United Kingdom), was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. (As a descendant of Queen Victoria, he is himself in line of succession to the British Throne, but very distantly.) Philip's mother Princess Alice, who ended her life as a Greek Orthodox nun and sheltered Jewish refugees in Athens during World War II, was also a sister of Queen Louise of Sweden; George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven; and Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. He is currently the oldest living great-great grandchild of Queen Victoria, as well as her second-oldest living descendant after Prince Carl Johan of Sweden.

Long Love
The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh on their wedding day.
The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh on their wedding day.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, May 2007
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, May 2007

The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
(born Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark, 10 June 1921)[2] is the husband and consort of Queen Elizabeth II.,_Duke_of_Edinburgh

Catherine zeta jones is British not Hispanic

Catherine Zeta Jones[1][2] in Swansea, a maritime city located on the southern coast of Wales. Her mother, Patricia (née Fair), was an Irish seamstress, and her father, David "Dai" Jones (b. 1946), was a Welsh sweet factory owner.[3][4] Zeta-Jones has two brothers, David and Lyndon.[1] Her father's cousin is married to singer Bonnie Tyler, who is also from Swansea, Wales. Her uncle owns Swansea's Škoda car dealership as well as Llanelli A.F.C. football club. Her name stems from those of her grandmothers — her maternal grandmother, Catherine Fair, and her paternal grandmother, Zeta Jones (1917 - August 14, 2008)[5] (the name "Zeta" is of Greek origin).

Zeta-Jones in 2006
Born Catherine Zeta Jones
September 25, 1969 (1969-09-25) (age 39)
Swansea, Wales, UK

but she plays Elena in The Legend of Zorro, the sequel to The Mask of Zorro. and looks Hispanic.

her looks are often mistaken for Spanish, but she is not Hispanic

Is Catherine Zeta-Jones lying about her race?

She says she's Danish every chance she gets. There have always been rumors that she's Hispanic. I think she could be part Danish and part Hispanic. She just doesn't look white to me. Her skin may look white, but it's a fallacy that Hispanics can't have white skin. Gloria Estefan is Puerto Rican, and has the features, but her skin is light. She's not white racially; she's got the mixed Latina blood. And like I said, I think CZJ could be part white which accounts for the complexion. Her features don't look European to me at all. She has that exotic beauty, like Salma Hayek, that typically white women don't have. She looks like she has some Chinese, maybe a few gens back. She looks a lot like Kristin Kruek, who is half Danish, half Chinese.

Also isn't "Zeta" Spanish? it is Greek. "Zeta" comes from a ship that her great-grandfather sailed on

Her mother is Irish and her father is Welsh. She was born in Wales and considers herself to be Welsh. How that makes her Danish I'm not sure, but I'm definitely sure that she's not Hispanic. There really aren't that many Hispanics in Wales to begin with.

Dark hair is not uncommon in people from northern Europe, and she has normal northern European fair skin. As for her not aging, well, she probably just has good genes, generous retouching in photos and movies, possibly plastic surgery, and probably her own make-up artist to follow her around making her look good at every opportunity. If you had that, you'd look good at her age too (not that 38 is old in any case).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Gloria Estefan is Cuban, not Puerto Rican. Who ever says ALL latinos are dark, or african, must not understand the heritage of the latin ETHNIC group. Latinos are not a race. Latinos are an ethnic cultural group. The races varies just like in the United States. Each country has a different genetic make up, depending on their ancestor's heritage. And whether you care to believe it or not, there are white latinos. For example in Cuba, there are no natives. The Spaniards either killed them or they fled the Island. There was a slave trade in Cuba, so, just like in the United States, there are descendants of black africans, but not everyone in Cuba is part of that heritage. And just like in the United States, Europeans from different nations traveled to Cuba and together forged a cultural group. The Spaniards that went to Cuba are mainly from Canary Islands, linked to the guanches, which have been linked to the celts by some genetic studies. So there is racial diversity in Cuba, and the rest of the Caribbean Islands as well as Central and South America. Depending on the country, the languages and genetic make up varies alot. But, I guess many are so ignorant that they believe what ever is repeated by those who want this false notion to be true.