Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark

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Princess Olga of Yugoslavia
Kneginja Olga.jpg
Princess Olga in 1939
Born (1903-06-11)11 June 1903
Tatoi Palace, Tatoi, Greece
Died 16 October 1997(1997-10-16) (aged 94)
Paris, France
Burial St. George′s Church, Serbia
Spouse Prince Paul of Yugoslavia
Issue Prince Alexander
Prince Nikola
Princess Elizabeth
House Glücksburg-Greece
Father Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark
Mother Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia

Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Πριγκίπισσα Όλγα της Ελλάδας και Δανίας, Serbian Cyrillic: Кнегиња Олга Карађорђевић; 11 June 1903 – 16 October 1997) was the granddaughter of King George I of Greece and wife of Prince Paul, Prince Regent of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

Early life[edit]

Princesses Olga, Elisabeth and Marina of Greece as children.

Princess Olga was born in Athens, Greece, on 11 June 1903. Her father was Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark, the third son of George I of Greece. Her mother was Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, a granddaughter of Tsar Alexander II of Russia.

The family was not wealthy and forced into exile when she was 11, following the overthrow of the Greek monarchy. The family later moved to Paris, whereas Olga stayed throughout Europe with her extended family.

Marriage and children[edit]

Brought up without wealth, Princess Olga was engaged to Prince Frederick of Denmark in 1922.[1][2] In the end she married HRH Prince Paul of Yugoslavia in Belgrade on 22 October 1923. Prince Paul was the regent after the assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia. Prince Paul and Princess Olga had issue:

Title, style and honours[edit]

Title and style[edit]

  • 11 June 1903 – 21 October 1923: Her Royal Highness Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark
  • 22 Octobor 1923 – 16 October 1997: Her Royal Highness Princess Olga of Yugoslavia

Honours[edit]

National dynastic honours[edit]

Foreign honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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