Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark

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This article is about the daughter of former King Constantine II of Greece. For information on her namesake cousin, see Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (1906–1969).
Princess Theodora
Princess Theodora 2012.jpg
House House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Father Constantine II of Greece
Mother Anne-Marie of Denmark
Born (1983-06-09) 9 June 1983 (age 31)
Paddington, London, England, UK
Religion Greek Orthodox
Greek Royal Family
Coat of Arms of the Royal Family of Greece

HM The King
HM The Queen

Styles of
Princess Theodora of Greece
Arms of a Prince of Greece.svg
Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Ma'am

Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (born 9 June 1983 in London), also known under her stage name Theodora Greece, is the younger daughter and fourth child of former King Constantine II of Greece and Anne-Marie of Denmark.[1][2] Although she was born 10 years after the monarchy was abolished in Greece, she is also a Princess of Denmark as her father is also a member of the reigning Danish royal family. She is the youngest god-child of Queen Elizabeth II. As a great-great-granddaughter of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught (son of Queen Victoria), Princess Theodora is also in the line of succession to the British throne pursuant to the Act of Settlement 1701.[3][4]

Biography[edit]

Theodora was born at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, in London on 9 June 1983.

Family[edit]

Her paternal grandparents were King Paul of Greece and Frederika of Hanover.[2] Her maternal grandparents are Frederick IX of Denmark and Ingrid of Sweden.[5] Her godparents are the former Crown Prince of Yugoslavia, the former King of Romania, the Queen of the United Kingdom, and the Queen of Denmark.

Education[edit]

Theodora attended the all-girls boarding school, Woldingham School, situated in Surrey, England, between 1994 and 2001. After a gap year spent at St Philip's College in Alice Springs, Australia, Theodora attended Brown University under the name Theodora Greece,[6] where she received her Bachelor of Arts on 28 May 2006.[7]

She attained her BA in Theatre Arts after having attended Northeastern University in Boston for two years and completing the four-year course at Brown University. She is currently pursuing graduate studies in Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

In April 2010, Theodora moved to Los Angeles to pursue a cinematography career. She started appearing in small roles under the name Theodora Greece. She made her TV debut as secretary, Alison Montgomery in the long-running soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful on December 5, 2011.[8]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Theodora is styled as "Her Royal Highness Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark".[9]

Honours[edit]

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

Ancestry[9][edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Streib, Lauren (27 May 2008). "The 20 Hottest Young Royals – 13. Princess Theodora". Forbes. Retrieved 4 June 2008. 
  2. ^ a b de Badts de Cugnac, Chantal. Coutant de Saisseval, Guy. Le Petit Gotha. Nouvelle Imprimerie Laballery, Paris 2002, p. 539 (French) ISBN 2-9507974-3-1
  3. ^ Streib, Lauren. Forbes http://www.forbes.com/2008/05/23/royals-celebrity-monarchs-biz-billies-cz_ls_0527royals_slide_14.html |url= missing title (help). 
  4. ^ http://www.wargs.com/essays/succession/2011.html
  5. ^ Willis, Daniel A., The Descendants of King George I of Great Britain, Clearfield Company, 2002, p. 414. ISBN 0-8063-5172-1
  6. ^ Brown University Theater
  7. ^ "HRH Princess Theodora's graduation". Greek Royal Family. 
  8. ^ Starr, Michael (December 5, 2011). "Soap royalty". New York Post. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
  9. ^ a b Eilers, Marlene. Queen Victoria's Descendants. Rosvall Royal Books, Falkoping, Sweden, 1997. pp. 121, 128-132. ISBN 91-630-5964-9
  10. ^ Mad Hattery, Crown Prince of Denmark's Wedding: HRH Princess Theodora. Order worn under a red veil.
  11. ^ Mad Hattery, Danish Ruby Jubilee - Gala Banquet: HRH Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark

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Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 9 June 1983
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Amelia Morales y de Grecia
Line of succession to the former Greek throne
10th position
Succeeded by
Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark
Line of succession to the British throne
descended from Arthur, son of Victoria
Succeeded by
The Mistress of Saltoun