Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark
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|Princess Olga of Yugoslavia|
Princess Olga in 1939
11 June 1903|
Tatoi Palace, Tatoi, Greece
|Died||16 October 1997
|Burial||St. George′s Church, Serbia|
|Spouse||Prince Paul of Yugoslavia|
|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.
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
Brought up without wealth, Princess Olga was engaged to Prince Frederick of Denmark in 1922. 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:
- Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia (13 August 1924-12 May 2016) married Princess Maria Pia of Savoy on 12 February 1955 in Estoril Portugal. They have issue. After their divorce in 1967 he married Princess Barbara of Liechtenstein on 2 November 1973. They have issue.
- Prince Nikola of Yugoslavia (29 June 1928–12 April 1954)
- Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia (7 April 1936) married Howard Oxenberg on 21 January 1961 and were divorced in 1966. They have issue.
Title, style and honours
Title and style
- 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
National dynastic honours
- House of Glücksburg-Greece: Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Saints Olga and Sophia, 1st Class
- House of Glücksburg: Dame Commander of the Royal Order of Beneficence
- House of Glücksburg: Knight of the Royal Decoration of the Greek Royal House, 2nd Class
- House of Karađorđević: Dame Grand Cordon of the Royal Order of Saint Sava
- "DANISH HEIR ENGAGED.; Crown Prince Will Wed Princess Olga of Greece.". The New York Times. Associated Press. 6 March 1922. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
- "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.
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