Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark

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Prince Nikolaos
Born (1969-10-01) 1 October 1969 (age 46)
Rome, Italy
Spouse Tatiana Blatnik (m. 2010)
House Glücksburg
Father Constantine II of Greece
Mother Anne-Marie of Denmark
Religion Greek Orthodox

Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark (born 1 October 1969) is the second son and third child of King Constantine II of Greece and Anne-Marie of Denmark, the youngest daughter of King Frederick IX of Denmark and sister of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life and education[edit]

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

Like his brothers and sisters, he was educated in the Hellenic College of London,[3] founded by his parents in 1980.[2] He attended Brown University in Rhode Island,[3] graduating with an A.B. in International Relations. He has worked for Fox Television Network in New York,[3] 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 Alexia, an older brother Pavlos, a younger sister Theodora and a younger brother, Philippos.[2]

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.[4] 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.[5][6][7]

The couple married in the Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, Spetses, Greece on 25 August 2010.[8]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[2][edit]

Styles of
Prince Nikolaos
Arms of a Prince of Greece.svg
Reference style His Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 1 October 1969 – present: His Royal Highness Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark[2]

Honours[edit]

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

Ancestry[1][2][edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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
  2. ^ a b c d e f de Badts de Cugnac, Chantal. Coutant de Saisseval, Guy. Nouvelle Imprimerie Laballery. Paris. 2002. pp. 522-525, 536-539 (French) ISBN 2-9507974-3-1
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ "The Greek Royal Family website". Prince Nikolaos' engagement announcement. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 
  5. ^ Sangster's sister fights for her son, India Times
  6. ^ The Royal Wedding of Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Tatiana Blatnik, MarieClaire.co.uk
  7. ^ Nikolaos and his princess seal their traditional Greek nuptials with a kiss, Hello Magazine, 26 August 2010.
  8. ^ Mary-Janes, McKay (25 August 2010). "Former Greek Prince Takes Bride in Sunset Ceremony on the Mediterranean". CBS News. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  9. ^ a b c d Noblesse et Royautés (French), Victoria of Sweden's Wedding, 06/2010, HRH Prince Nikolaos wearing sash of the Order of the Redemeer and miniatures of the other orders, and, his then-fiancée Tatiania Blatnik[self-published source]
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