Thursday, October 1, 2015

Royal Profile: Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark

Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark was born on 1 October 1969, the second son and third child of King Constantine II & Queen Anne-Marie {Source}. He has two older siblings and two younger siblings, as well as two siblings-in-law and several nieces and nephews, who are{Source}:
  1. Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece(1967) 
    1. Crown Princess Marie-Chantal (1968)
      1. Princess Maria-Olympia (1996)
      2. Prince Constantine Alexios (1998)
      3. Prince Achileas-Andreas (2000)
      4. Prince Odysseus-Kimon(2004)
      5. Prince Aristidis-Stavros (2008)
  2. Princess Alexia of Greece (1965) 
    1. Carlos Morales Quintana 
      1. Arrietta Morales y de Grecia (2002)
      2. Ana María Morales y de Grecia (2003)
      3. Carlos Morales y de Grecia(2005)
      4. Amelia Morales y de Grecia (2007) 
  3. Princess Theodora of Greece & Denmark (1983)
  4. Prince Philippos of Greece (1986)
He was educated in England, The USA. Similar to his siblings, he was educated at home before the opening of the Hellenic College of London {Source}. He then earned an A-Level in Spainish at Collingham Tutorial College before moving to New York in 1987 {Source}. Before returning to his education, Prince Nikolas spent some time working as a market research post with a leading telecommunications company, Metromedia{Source}. He began his studies at Brown University in 1988 {Source}. He took a brief sabatical from his studies in 1990 to undertake a short course at Sandhurst before serving in the British Army in Germany as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and taking part in the major military exercise 'Medicine Man' {Source}. After his stint in the British Army, he returned to Brown to finish his studies {Source}. He received a B.A in International Relations from Brown University in 1993 {Source}.

After graduating, he worked as a TV Production Assistant for Fox News in NYC for two years {Source}. In 1995, he returned to London to work for NatWest Markets, before working for his dad's private office {Source}.

Like his siblings, he is a member of the Board for the Anna-Maria Foundation {Source}.

At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, he was among the royals at the Slip Inn, which included his 1st cousins Fredrik and Joachim, and Princess Märtha Louise {Source}

He was engaged to Tatiana Blatnik in December 2009 after several years of dating {Source}. They were married on 25 August 2010 in Greece {Source}.

Prince Nikolas is directly related to the Spanish, Greek, and Danish Royal families, but also has connections to most of modern Europe's monarchies.
  1. Denmark: Queen Margarethe II is his maternal aunt, which makes her children (Joachim & Fredrik) his first cousins
  2. Greek: His father's family. His father has two sisters, one of who is the Queen of Spain.
  3. Spain: Queen Sofia is his paternal aunt, which makes her children (Felipe, Elena & Cristina) his 1st cousins
  4. Sweden: His maternal grandmother was Ingrid of Sweden, who was the aunt of King Carl XVI, making Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip & Princess Madeleine his second cousins.

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