Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark
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Princess Olga of Yugoslavia with her husband in 1939
|Spouse||Prince Paul of Yugoslavia|
|House||House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg(by birth)
House of Karađorđević (by marriage)
|Father||Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark|
|Mother||Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia|
11 June 1903|
Tatoi Palace, Tatoi, Greece
|Died||16 October 1997
|Burial||St. George′s Church, Serbia|
Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Πριγκίπισσα Όλγα της Ελλάδας και Δανίας, Serbian Cyrillic: Кнегиња Олга Карађорђевић; 11 June 1903 – 16 October 1997) was the granddaughter of King George I of Greece and wife of Paul, Prince Regent of Yugoslavia.
Princess Olga was born in Athens, Greece, on 11 June 1903. Her father was Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark, the third son of George I of Greece. Her mother was Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, a granddaughter of Tsar Alexander II of Russia.
The family was generally poor and forced into exile when she was 11, following the overthrow of the Greek monarchy. The family later moved to Paris, whereas the Princess stayed throughout Europe with her extended family.
Marriage and children
Brought up in relative poverty, Princess Olga married in Belgrade 22 October 1923 HRH Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, the regent after the assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia. Prince Paul and Princess Olga had three children:
- Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia (born 13 August 1924)
- Prince Nikola of Yugoslavia (29 June 1928 – 12 April 1954)
- Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia (born 7 April 1936)
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
- 11 June 1903 – 22 October 1923: Her Royal Highness Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark.
- 22 October 1923 – 16 October 1997: Her Royal Highness Princess Olga Karađorđević* (in Yugoslavia).
- 22 October 1923 – January 1929: Her Royal Highness Princess Olga of Serbia (internationally).
- January 1929 – 16 October 1997: Her Royal Highness Princess Olga of Yugoslavia (internationally).
* After her wedding Princess Olga bore the style of Royal Highness in her personal capacity and not in conformity with the House Law of the Serbian Royal House from 1909; her husband, being a member of the cadet line of the Royal family, was only entitled to the style of Highness. A new House Law, approved in April 1930, extended the right to the style of Royal Highness to the junior line as well.
- Dame Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Sava.
- Dame Grand Cross of the Order of Saints Olga and Sophia.
- Social Welfare Decoration (First Class with Diamonds)
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