Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark

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Prince Nikolaos
Spouse Tatiana Blatnik (m. 2010)
House House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Father Constantine II of Greece
Mother Anne-Marie of Denmark
Born (1969-10-01) 1 October 1969 (age 45)
Rome, Italy
Religion Greek Orthodox
Greek Royal Family
Coat of Arms of the Royal Family of Greece

HM The King
HM The Queen

Styles of
Prince Nikolaos
Arms of a Prince of Greece.svg
Reference style His Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Sir

Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark (born 1 October 1969) is the second son and third child of former King Constantine II of Greece and Anne-Marie of Denmark, the youngest daughter of King Frederick IX of Denmark and sister of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.

Biography[edit]

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in Rome, Italy, due to the coup which ousted the monarchy from Greece and caused the royal family to flee to Italy in December 1967. His father was deposed in 1973, upon the abolishment of the monarchy.

Like his brothers and sisters, he was educated in the Hellenic College of London, founded by his parents in 1980. In 1993, he graduated from Brown University with an A.B. in International Relations. He has worked for NatWest Markets in London and is currently working in his father's private office since 1998. He is a member of board of the Anna-Maria Foundation, designed to help victims of natural disasters like floods and earthquakes in Greece.

Prince Nikolaos has an older sister Princess Alexia, an older brother Crown Prince Pavlos, a younger sister Princess Theodora and a younger brother, Prince Philippos.

Prince Nikolaos was one of a group of European royals at the Slip Inn in Sydney, Australia, during the 2000 Summer Olympics. He was there with his cousins the Crown Prince of Denmark and Prince Joachim of Denmark and Princess Märtha Louise of Norway. It was at the Slip Inn that Frederik met his future wife Mary Donaldson.

Engagement and marriage[edit]

Prince Nikolaos's engagement to Tatiana Blatnik, with whom he had been in a long term relationship, was announced on 28 December 2009, by the office of King Constantine in London.[1] Until July 2010, when she resigned to concentrate on her wedding plans, Blatnik had worked in the publicity department as an event planner for fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg.[2][3][4] On her marriage, Tatiana became officially styled in Denmark or by courtesy elsewhere as a Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark with the style of Royal Highness.

The couple married in the Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, Spetses, Greece on 25 August 2010.[5]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 1 October 1969 – present: His Royal Highness Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark

Honours[edit]

See also List of honours of the Greek Royal Family by country

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Greek Royal Family website". Prince Nikolaos' engagement announcement. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Sangster's sister fights for her son, India Times
  3. ^ The Royal Wedding of Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Tatiana Blatnik, MarieClaire.co.uk
  4. ^ Nikolaos and his princess seal their traditional Greek nuptials with a kiss, Hello Magazine, 26 August 2010.
  5. ^ "Royal weddings in history". Vogue. 
  6. ^ a b c d Noblesse et Royautés (French), Victoria of Sweden's Wedding, 06/2010, HRH Prince Nikolaos wearing sash of the Order of the Redemeer and miniatures of the other orders, and, his then-fiancée Tatiania Blatnik
Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 1 October 1969
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Princess Maria Olympia of Greece and Denmark
Line of succession to the British throne
descended from Arthur, son of Victoria
Succeeded by
Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Princess Maria Olympia of Greece and Denmark
Line of succession to the former Greek throne
7th position
Succeeded by
Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark