Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark

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Prince Nikolaos
Prigkipas nikolaos.jpg
Born (1969-10-01) 1 October 1969 (age 48)
Rome, Italy
Spouse Tatiana Blatnik (m. 2010)
House Glücksburg
Father Constantine II of Greece
Mother Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark
Religion Greek Orthodox

Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark (born 1 October 1969) is the third child of Constantine II and Anne-Marie of Denmark, who were the last King and Queen of Greece, reigning from 1964 to 1973.

Early life[edit]

Nikolaos was born in Rome, Italy on 1 October 1969; his family had been living in exile since December 1967[1] His father was deposed in 1973 and the monarchy abolished 8 December 1974.[2]

He was baptised in the Greek Orthodox Church. His godparents were Princess Sofía, Princess of Asturias (his elder paternal aunt), Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (his younger paternal aunt), Crown Princess Margareta of Romania (his paternal second cousin), Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia (his paternal second cousin)[3][better source needed]

Education[edit]

Like his brothers and sisters, he was educated in the Hellenic College of London,[4] founded by his parents in 1980.[1] He attended Brown University in Rhode Island,[4] graduating with an A.B. in International Relations. He has worked for Fox Television Network in New York,[4] 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.

Nikolaos has an older sister Princess Alexia, an older brother Crown Prince Pavlos, a younger sister Princess Theodora and a younger brother, Prince Philippos.[1]

Engagement and marriage[edit]

Nikolaos's engagement to Tatiana Ellinka 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.[5] 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.[6][7][8]

The couple married in the Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, Spetses, Greece on 25 August 2010.[9]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles[edit]

Styles of
Prince Nikolaos
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Reference style His Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
  • 1 October 1969 – present: His Royal Highness Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark[1]

Honours[edit]

Ancestry[2][1][edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e de Badts de Cugnac, Chantal. Coutant de Saisseval, Guy. Le Petit Gotha. Nouvelle Imprimerie Laballery. Paris. 2002. pp. 522-525, 536-539 (French) ISBN 2-9507974-3-1
  2. ^ a b Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh. "Burke’s Royal Families of the World: Volume I Europe & Latin America, 1977, pp. 67, 316, 327-328. ISBN 0-85011-023-8
  3. ^ http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/royal-family-of-greece-on-the-day-of-the-baptism-of-news-photo/137405574?#royal-family-of-greece-on-the-day-of-the-baptism-of-nicholas-son-of-picture-id137405574
  4. ^ a b c Eilers, Marlene. Queen Victoria's Descendants. Rosvall Royal Books, Falkoping, Sweden, 1997. pp. 31-33, 132, 173. ISBN 91-630-5964-9
  5. ^ "The Greek Royal Family website". Prince Nikolaos' engagement announcement. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 
  6. ^ Sangster's sister fights for her son, India Times
  7. ^ The Royal Wedding of Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Tatiana Blatnik, MarieClaire.co.uk
  8. ^ Nikolaos and his princess seal their traditional Greek nuptials with a kiss, Hello Magazine, 26 August 2010.
  9. ^ Mary-Janes, McKay (25 August 2010). "Former Greek Prince Takes Bride in Sunset Ceremony on the Mediterranean". CBS News. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  10. ^ http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/princess-tatiana-of-greece-and-prince-nikolaos-of-greece-attend-the-picture-id170161862
  11. ^ http://www.apimages.com/metadata/Index/Sweden-Royal-Wedding/3cec56217720493780800134223dd2c1/29/0
  12. ^ http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=80288&d=1105849823
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