Thursday, September 1, 2016

Royal Profile: Prince Nikolas of Greece & 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. Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark (1965)
  2. Carlos Morales (m. 1999)
    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. Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, Prince of Denmark (1967)
    1. Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, Princess of Denmark (m. 1995)
      1. Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece & Denmark (1996)
      2. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece & Denmark (1998)
      3. Prince Achileas-Andreas of Greece & Denmark (1999)
      4. Prince Odysseas-Kimon of Greece & Denmark (2004)
      5. Prince Aristidis-Stavros of Greece & Denmark (2008)
  4. Princess Theodora of Greece & Denmark (1983)
  5. Prince Philippos of Greece & Denmark (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 Princess Tatiana of Greece & Denmark 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.

Denmark: Queen Margarethe II is his maternal aunt, which makes her children (Joachim & Fredrik) his first cousins
Greek: His father's family. His father has two sisters, one of who is the Queen of Spain.
Spain: Queen Sofia is his paternal aunt, which makes her children (Felipe, Elena & Cristina) his 1st cousins
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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