Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark

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Princess Olga
Kneginja Olga.jpg
Princess Olga in 1939
Born(1903-06-11)11 June 1903
Tatoi Palace, Tatoi, Greece
Died16 October 1997(1997-10-16) (aged 94)
Paris, France
Burial
SpousePrince Paul of Yugoslavia
IssuePrince Alexander
Prince Nikola
Princess Elizabeth
HouseGlücksburg-Greece
FatherPrince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark
MotherGrand 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]

Princess Olga and Prince Paul on their wedding day, 1923.

Brought up without wealth, Princess Olga was engaged to Prince Frederick of Denmark in 1922.[1][2] In the end she married Prince Paul of Yugoslavia in Belgrade on 22 October 1923.

Prince Paul and Princess Olga had issue:

Consort of Yugoslav Prince Regent[edit]

Prince Paul and Princess Olga during his reign as prince regent.

On 9 October 1934, after the assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Prince Paul was appointed regent of Yugoslavia until his cousin, Crown Prince Peter, attained his majority in September 1941.[3]

Title, style and honours[edit]

Title and style[edit]

  • 11 June 1903 – 16 October 1997: Her Royal Highness Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark

Honours[edit]

National dynastic honours[edit]

Foreign honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DANISH HEIR ENGAGED.; Crown Prince Will Wed Princess Olga of Greece". The New York Times. Associated Press. 6 March 1922. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  2. ^ "CONSTANTINE'S NIECE NOT TO WED PRINCE; Engagement of Princess Olga and Heir to the Danish Throne Is Annuled". The New York Times. Associated Press. 28 September 1922. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Obituary: Princess Paul of Yugoslavia". The Independent. 3 November 1997.
  4. ^ "Photo". s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com.
  5. ^ "Photo". media.gettyimages.com.
  6. ^ "Photo". royalchronicles.gr.
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  8. ^ "Photo". s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com.
  9. ^ "Photo". 2.bp.blogspot.com.

External links[edit]

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