Order of Saints Olga and Sophia

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Royal Order of Saints Olga and Sophia
Τάγμα των Αγίων Όλγας και Σοφίας
Order of SS. Olga and Sophia.png
Grand Cross set of the Order
Awarded by
Royal Standard of the Kingdom of Greece (1936-1967).svg
The Head of the Greek Royal Family
Type Dynastic Order
Eligibility Women of the Greek Royal Family
Awarded for At the monarch's pleasure for personal services of women to the Crown
Status Currently constituted
Sovereign King Constantine II
Grand Mistress Queen Anne-Marie
Grades Grand Mistress Dame Grand Cross
Dame Grand Cross, Special Class
Dame Grand Cross, 1st Class
Dame Grand Cross
Dame Commander
Dame Officer
First induction 1936 Queen Helen, Queen Mother of Romania
Last induction 2013 Princess Tatiana, Princess Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark
Next (higher) Royal Order of the Redeemer
Next (lower) Royal Order of George I
Same Royal Order of Saints George and Constantine
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Ribbon bar of the Order

The Royal Family Order of Saints Olga and Sophia (Greek: Βασιλικό Οικογενειακό Τάγμα των Αγίων Όλγας και Σοφίας) was an order of the Greek royal family. Reserved for women, it was the third highest decoration awarded by the modern Greek state and the Crown after the Order of the Redeemer and the male-only Order of Saints George and Constantine. It was instituted in January 1936 by King George II in the memory of his grandmother (Queen Olga) and his mother (Queen Sophia).

The order was abolished in 1973 by the Greek state and today is awarded only by the head of the former Greek royal family.


  • Grand Cross:
    • Grand Mistress Dame Grand Cross - Exclusively for the Grand Mistress and Former Grand Mistresses
    • Dame Grand Cross, Special Class - For the daughters of the Head of the House as well as foreign female rulers and consorts.
    • Dame Grand Cross, 1st Class - For Greek and Foreign Princesses
    • Dame Grand Cross - For Wives of Greek Princes and Foreign Princesses
  • Dame Commander
  • Dame Officer
  • Dame

Grand Mistresses[edit]


Upon the creation of the Order, Greek Princesses and their daughters were invested in order of precedence.

Other dames[edit]


  1. ^ http://oi39.tinypic.com/skxdn5.jpg
  2. ^ http://image.stirileprotv.ro/media/images/620xX/Mar2016/61780907.jpg
  3. ^ http://www.greekroyalfamily.gr/picture-gallery/image.raw?type=orig&id=66
  4. ^ a b c d e Shows 5 women wearing the order
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Shows 8 women wearing the order
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Shows 14 women wearing the order
  7. ^ http://www.vivailre.it/wp-content/uploads/aimone-1.jpeg
  8. ^ http://66.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2zk7cvmZd1rstzylo1_500.jpg
  9. ^ http://66.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lm0plyVuR61qzjmo0o1_1280.jpg
  10. ^ https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/46/92/1d/46921d81b7dd23f584b09702e3d1dadf.jpg
  11. ^ https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qXtyzbknULY/VzT_Et_6y_I/AAAAAAAAAvE/5DQRV9cx-towUSrCYLiz0StNcbVKT5ZMACLcB/s1600/OlgaMarinaandKatherine.tif
  12. ^ http://dinastias.forogratis.es/escalera-de-atenas-gala-juan-carlos-y-sofia-t723-276.html
  13. ^ a b c d Shows the 4 women wearing the order
  14. ^ http://www.royalchronicles.gr/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Dezember_0087-600x3691.png
  15. ^ https://www.royal-magazin.de/yugoslavia/emeralds-queen-serbia-necklace.htm
  16. ^ https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/18/c6/f7/18c6f7e6f6cc1843f20e6e0f2ac2e802.jpg
  17. ^ a b Princess Eugenie with her mother princess marie
  18. ^ a b c Princess Eugenie of Greece and Denmark (left) with her fathers cousin Princess Margaret of Denmark, Mother of the Queen Consort of Romania (centre) and Princess Sophie in the back
  19. ^ http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hLF7qGK2_qI/VFEzvj5JQAI/AAAAAAAANw0/6hHVagiM89s/s1600/157-the%2Bprincess-house-2014-08-22-HRH_Princess_Margaritao_Greece_Tiara-thumb.png
  20. ^ a b Crown Princess Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick and her daughter Crown Princess Frederica of Greece
  21. ^ https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bbAY-B3Tnrc/V5-GVGxx-nI/AAAAAAAAA4k/_e_Y0RniDigRmfSRyzjoRxWd4rMz5olOQCLcB/s1600/Annewedding%2Bcopy.tiff
  22. ^ https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/c9/9e/24/c99e2464f91b452f5e6c3ca9fa775da2.jpg
  23. ^ https://i1.wp.com/www.unofficialroyalty.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Wedding-1948-familiaregala.jpg
  24. ^ https://atthespanishcourt.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/princesa-de-grecia-en-su-pre-wedding.jpg
  25. ^ https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/af/0f/09/af0f09a10fb4df382b45d4debee39cb9.jpg
  26. ^ http://athena71001.a.t.pic.centerblog.net/7a0231bd.jpg
  27. ^ a b Crown Princess Margrethe of Denmark and Princess Beatrix, Princess of Orange
  28. ^ a b Queen Victoria Eugenie with her maternal cousin's (Princess Margaret of United Kingdom) daughter Queen Ingrid, Queen Consort of Denmark
  29. ^ https://c5.staticflickr.com/4/3636/3380981196_9ff286c584.jpg
  30. ^ http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/guests-at-the-wedding-of-don-juan-carlos-of-spain-and-princess-sophia-picture-id99881938
  31. ^ https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ASoGIgqihQ8/VvbEyGKDHbI/AAAAAAAAFYo/po_gE_DX6_I5Bmd5yez8F_Aw4S8huMP0g/s1600/tatian.jpg
  32. ^ made a dame in 2013
  33. ^ https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/db/81/8a/db818a62f90ff795fcc258074d21cc38.jpg

External links[edit]

Media related to Order of Saints Olga and Sophia at Wikimedia Commons