Princess Tatiana
BornTatiana Ellinka Blatnik
(1980-08-27) 27 August 1980 (age 41)
Caracas,[1] Venezuela
Spouse
HouseGlücksburg (by marriage)
FatherLadislav Vladimir Blatnik
MotherMarie Blanche Bierlein
Occupationevent planner, publicist, author

Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark (née Tatiana Ellinka Blatnik, 28 August 1980) is a Venezuelan publicist, event planner, and writer. She is a member of the former Greek royal family and the Danish royal family as the wife of Prince Nikolaos, son of Constantine II, who reigned as King of Greece until the monarchy was abolished in 1973. She worked as a publicist and event planner for Diane von Fürstenberg and, in 2016, published the cookbook A Taste of Greece.

Early life and ancestry

Tatiana Blatnik was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and was raised in Switzerland.[2] Tatiana and her brother, Boris Blatnik are the children of Ladislav Vladimir Blatnik and Marie Blanche Bierlein. Her mother is of aristocratic descent being a direct descendant of William II, Elector of Hesse. Her maternal grandparents are Ernst Bierlein (1920-2009) and Countess Ellinka Karin Harriet von Einsiedel (1922-2015).[3][unreliable source?] Princess Tatiana's father was born in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, today's territory of Slovenia in 1931 and later moved to Venezuela. He was engaged to the Hollywood actress Natalie Wood.[4] Her father died when she was seven and she was raised by her mother. Her stepfather, Attilio Brillembourg, is the owner of a New York area financial services company.

Tatiana studied at Aiglon College,[5] then at Georgetown University graduating in 2003 with a degree in sociology.[citation needed] Until July 2010, when she resigned to concentrate on her wedding plans, Tatiana had worked in the publicity department as an event planner for fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg.[6]

Engagement and marriage

Prince Nikolaos's engagement to Tatiana 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.[7] Blatnik and Prince Nikolaos were married in the Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, Spetses, Greece, on 25 August 2010.

Prince Nikolaos's godfather is Prince Charles of Wales and King Constantine II is godfather to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.

Notable published works

Honours

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

References

  1. ^ "Tatiana de Grecia: "Para mi marido era un sueño volver a su país y soy feliz haciendo realidad ese sueño"". abc. 25 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Πριγκίπισσα Τατιάνα - Royal Greek Family". www.greekroyalfamily.gr.
  3. ^ "www.the peerage.com".
  4. ^ Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind. HBO. 2020.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 September 2016. Retrieved 19 February 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Huffingtonpost
  7. ^ "The Greek Royal Family website". Prince Nikolaos' engagement announcement. Archived from the original on 21 January 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2009.
  8. ^ "A Taste of Greece: Recipes, Cuisine & Culture: Princess Tatiana, Diana Farr Louis: 0884581126416: Amazon.com: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  9. ^ "La boda de Carlos Felipe de Suecia y Sofía Hellqvist, en imágenes". El Confidencial. 13 June 2015.