Princess Theodora
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Born (1983-06-09) 9 June 1983 (age 39)
St Mary's Hospital, London, England
HouseGlücksburg
FatherConstantine II of Greece
MotherAnne-Marie of Denmark

Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Θεοδώρα, born 9 June 1983 in St Mary's Hospital, London), also known under her stage name Theodora Greece, is a British actress and member of the Greek royal family and the Danish royal family.

Biography

Early life

Theodora was born on 9 June 1983 at St Mary's Hospital, London.[1] She is the younger daughter and fourth of the five children of the deposed Greek King Constantine II and Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark.[2][3]

On 20 October 1983 she was christened at the Saint Sophia Cathedral, London. Her godparents are Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (her maternal aunt), King Michael I of Romania and Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia.[citation needed]

Education

Theodora attended the all-girls boarding institution, Woldingham School, situated in Surrey, England, between 1994 and 2001. After a gap year spent at St Philip's College in Alice Springs, Australia, Theodora attended Brown University where she received her Bachelor of Arts on 28 May 2006 in Theatre Arts, having also attended Northeastern University in Boston.[4] Subsequently, she undertook graduate studies at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.[2]

Career

In April 2010, Theodora moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, appearing in supporting roles under the name Theodora Greece. She made her television debut as secretary Alison Montgomery in the long-running soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, on 5 December 2011.[5]

Personal life

On 16 November 2018, it was announced that Princess Theodora is engaged to Los Angeles-based attorney Matthew "Matt" Jeremiah Kumar (born on 15 December 1983 in Ventura County, California).[6] He is the son of Samuel "Sam" Kumar ( Shalendra Kumar, born on 28 July 1954 in Fiji) and Yolanda "Lonnie" Sherry Richards (born on 10 November 1953). He has an older brother, Reggie Samuel Kumar (born on 17 April 1978 in Los Angeles County, California).[7][8] The wedding was due to take place in Spetses in May 2020, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.[9][better source needed]

Filmography

Titles and styles

Honours

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

Ancestry

Her paternal grandparents were King Paul of Greece and Frederica of Hanover.[3] Her maternal grandparents are Frederick IX of Denmark and Ingrid of Sweden.[10] As an agnatic descendant of Christian IX of Denmark Theodora is a Danish princess, and because King Christian's second son, Prince William of Denmark, was elected "George I, King of the Hellenes" in 1863, her father (George's great-grandson) inherited the throne of Greece in 1964.[1][11]

References

  1. ^ a b c Huberty, Michel; Giraud, Alain; Magdelaine, F. and B. (1994). L'Allemagne Dynastique, Tome IV -- Wittelsbach. France: Laballery. pp. 258, 272, 328, 354, 356, 368. ISBN 2-901138-07-1.
  2. ^ a b c Streib, Lauren (27 May 2008). "The 20 Hottest Young Royals – 13. Princess Theodora". Forbes. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b de Badts de Cugnac, Chantal. Coutant de Saisseval, Guy. Le Petit Gotha. Nouvelle Imprimerie Laballery, Paris 2002, p. 539 (French) ISBN 2-9507974-3-1
  4. ^ "HRH Princess Theodora's graduation". Greek Royal Family.
  5. ^ Starr, Michael (5 December 2011). "Soap royalty". New York Post. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  6. ^ Foussianes, Chloe (16 November 2018). "Princess Theodora of Greece Is Engaged to Lawyer Matthew Kumar". Town & Country. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  7. ^ Obituary
  8. ^ Greek Royal Family
  9. ^ Wilkins, Bridie. "Princess Theodora reveals how she spent would-have-been wedding day after postponement". Hello Magazine. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  10. ^ Willis, Daniel A., The Descendants of King George I of Great Britain, Clearfield Company, 2002, p. 414. ISBN 0-8063-5172-1
  11. ^ Walter Curley (1973). Monarchs-in-Waiting. Cornwall, NY: Dodd, Mead & Co. pp. 15, 206–207, 209, 225. ISBN 0-396-06840-5.
  12. ^ Eilers, Marlene. Queen Victoria's Descendants. Rosvall Royal Books, Falkoping, Sweden, 1997. pp. 121, 128-132. ISBN 91-630-5964-9