Prince Nikolaos
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Born (1969-10-01) 1 October 1969 (age 53)
Clinica Nuova Villa Claudia, Rome, Italy
Spouse
(m. 2010)
HouseGlücksburg
FatherConstantine II of Greece
MotherAnne-Marie of Denmark
ReligionGreek Orthodox

Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Νικόλαος; born 1 October 1969) is the third child of Constantine II and Anne-Marie of Denmark, who were the last King and Queen of Greece, reigning from 1964 to 1973.

Early life

Nikolaos was born at Casa di Cura Privata Nuova Villa Claudia in Rome, Italy, on October 1, 1969. He is the first royal child to be born in hospital from Constantine II of Greece and Anne-Marie of Denmark. His family had been living in exile since December 1967.[1] His father was deposed in 1973 and the monarchy abolished on December 8, 1974.[2]

He was baptized in the Greek Orthodox Church. His godparents were Princess Sofía, Princess of Spain (his paternal aunt), Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (another paternal aunt), Crown Princess Margareta of Romania (his paternal second cousin), and Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia (another paternal second cousin).[3][better source needed]

Education

Like his brothers and sisters, he was educated in the Hellenic College of London,[4] founded by his parents in 1980.[1] He attended Brown University in Rhode Island,[4] graduating with an A.B. in International Relations. He has worked for Fox Television Network in New York,[4] 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 Princess Alexia, an older brother Crown Prince Pavlos, a younger sister Princess Theodora, and a younger brother, Prince Philippos.[1]

Engagement and marriage

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.[5] 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.[6][7][8]

The couple married in the Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, Spetses, Greece on August 25, 2010.[9]

Titles, styles, honors and arms

Titles

Styles of
Prince Nikolaos
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Reference styleHis Royal Highness
Spoken styleYour Royal Highness

Honors

Ancestry

References

  1. ^ a b c d e de Badts de Cugnac, Chantal. Coutant de Saisseval, Guy. Le Petit Gotha. Nouvelle Imprimerie Laballery. Paris. 2002. pp. 522–525, 536–539 (French) ISBN 2-9507974-3-1
  2. ^ a b 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
  3. ^ Getty Images
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ "The Greek Royal Family website". Prince Nikolaos' engagement announcement. Archived from the original on 21 January 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2009.
  6. ^ Sangster's sister fights for her son Archived 9 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine, India Times
  7. ^ The Royal Wedding of Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Tatiana Blatnik Archived 14 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine, MarieClaire.co.uk
  8. ^ Nikolaos and his princess seal their traditional Greek nuptials with a kiss, Hello Magazine, 26 August 2010.
  9. ^ Mary–Janes, McKay (25 August 2010). "Former Greek Prince Takes Bride in Sunset Ceremony on the Mediterranean". CBS News. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  10. ^ [1] Official site of the Royal House of Denmark: "Fotografen bag udstillingen Celestial Choreography er H.K.H. Prins Nikolaos af Grækenland og Danmark."
  11. ^ Acović, Dragomir (2012). Slava i čast: Odlikovanja među Srbima, Srbi među odlikovanjima. Belgrade: Službeni Glasnik. p. 602.