Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark
25 July 1996 |
Cornell Medical Center, New York City, New York, U.S.
|Father||Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece|
|Occupation||Student, model, socialite|
|Greek Royal Family|
Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark (born 25 July 1996 in New York City) is the oldest child and only daughter of Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece. Her paternal grandparents are Constantine II and Anne-Marie of Denmark, who were the last King and Queen of the Hellenes.
Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark was born on 25 July 1996 in Cornell Medical Center in New York City to Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece and his wife Marie-Chantal. She was baptized in the Greek Orthodox Church by Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople at the Church of St. George in Istanbul, Turkey on 22 December 1996. Her godparents are her paternal aunt Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark, her maternal aunt Pia Getty, her grandfather's second cousin The Prince of Wales, and Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark. Her family relocated to London where she spent most of her childhood. She is the older sister of Princes Constantine-Alexios, Achileas-Andreas, Odysseas-Kimon, and Aristidis-Stavros. She studied art history, theatre, photography, and graphic design while in boarding school in Switzerland with hopes of pursuing a career in art or fashion. She interned in Dior's couture department, at the age of 17.
Maria-Olympia is currently enrolled at Parsons School of Design, where she is studying photography, and resides in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City. It was reported that she was romantically involved with her godfather's son, Prince Harry, but a senior official representative of the British Royal Family denied the rumors. She has modeled for Teen Vogue, Town & Country, Tatler, and W. She revealed she has dyslexia in an interview with Tatler. She is close friends with her maternal first cousin, Princess Talita von Fürstenberg, and with Kyra Kennedy, the daughter of Robert Kennedy, Jr.
On her father's side she is a member of the Greek Royal Family and the Danish Royal Family. Maria-Olympia's patrilineal great-great-grandfather, Constantine I of Greece, was the son of George I of Greece, whose father was Christian IX of Denmark. As a male-line descendant of Christian IX, she holds the title of Princess of Denmark.
Her mother is the daughter of American-born British billionaire Robert Warren Miller and his Ecuadorian wife, Marie Chantal Pesantes. Maria Olympia's maternal grandfather descends from passengers on the Mayflower and is connected to the British North American colonial elite. His family claims to descend from Henry I of England, Louis IV of France, and William I of Scotland.
|Ancestors of Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark|
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