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Jose Manuel Estela Stilianopoulos

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José Manuel Estela y Stilianopoulos (sometimes known as Mike Stilianopoulos) is a former Philippine Ambassador to Britain. He was appointed by President Ferdinand Marcos as the seventh Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, a position he held from 1977 to 1982.

Stilianopoulos was born in Manila, Philippines, on September 22, 1930, to Doña Ana Estela and Don Carlos Stilianopoulos, a Greek businessman. He is the grandson of a Spanish businessman, Don Miguel Estela, and is cousin to Sebastian Caruso Moll, congressman of Camarines Sur, and actor Jesus "Og" Estela Ramos. Stilianopoulos is also the uncle of Mystique model Hilda Estela Garchitorena.

He is married to Doña Esperanza Ridruejo, also known as Pitita. During his tenure as Ambassador, the couple owned a secluded villa near the resort of Marbella, Spain, which saw them come under the media spotlight in 1979, when Princess Margaret stayed at the villa with Roddy Llewellyn, as she renewed the relationship that had earlier ceased during her marriage to Antony Armstrong-Jones. Within their social circle, including Margaret, they were known simply as Mike and Pitita.

After a very long time being Ambassador in several countries in Europe he settled down in Spain. Mike and Pitita lived in downtown Madrid since the 80s. After suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, he died on November 4, 2016 in Madrid.

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