Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Royal Profile: Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece & Denmark

Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece & Denmark was born 25 July 1996 in New York, NY USA the eldest child of Crown Prince Pavlos & Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece {Source}. She has four younger brothers:
  1. Prince Constantine Alexios (1998)
  2. Prince Achileas-Andreas (2000)
  3. Prince Odysseus-Kimon(2004)
  4. Prince Aristidis-Stavros (2008)
Her godparents were {Source}:
  1. Princess Alexia of Greece (paternal aunt)
  2. Prince Michael of Greece (1st cousin 2x removed)
  3. The Prince Charles of Wales(2nd cousin 2x removed)
She has grown up mostly in the US and Europe. She was born in the US, and likely lived here until she was at least two, before the family temporary went back to England, where her brother Odysseus-Kimon was born in 2004. Four years later, she was back in the US, this time on the "left coast", where her youngest brother was born in Los Angeles in 2008. Although a member of the defunct Greek Royal Family, she still participates in numerous appearances. In 2004, she attended the gala preview of Mary Poppins on London's West End with her paternal grandmother and family {Photos}. In 2005, she attended her new brother's christening {Photo}. In 2008 and 2009, she participated in part of the family's appearances in Vanity Fair {Photo} {Photos}. In 2010, she was in Greece to attend her uncle's wedding {Photos}. In 2011, she was spotted in London's West End for a gala performance of Shrek The Musical {Photos} and attended the annual ARK Gala Dinner with her parents {Photos}. In 2012, along side her mother and grandfather, she attended a dinner and private view of' Valentino: Master Of Couture' {Photos}. In 2013, she attended Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research at Battersea Power station with her parents and one of her brothers {Photo}. She has also designed her own handbag for charity called "The Japan Bag", which was sold by her mother's line, Marie Chantal, that was released in September 2013 and benefited the construction of a new nursery school in the tsunami-devastated town of Minami Sanriku in Japan {Source}. In 2016, she attended the opening of 'Women: New Portraits By Annie Leibovitz' hosted by Vogue & UBS at Wapping Hydraulic Power Station {Photos}, Dolce & Gabbana Pyjama Party {Photos}, 2016 Foundation Fighting Blindness Gala {Photos}, the 2016 Met Gala, the Balmain and Olivier Rousteing after the Met Gala Celebration, several Paris Fashion Week events, the 7th Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala New York and more Paris Fashion Week events.

She was educated in England, and the United States. As a youngster, she attended Garden House School in England, graduating in 2007. For her upper school years, she attended a creative arts school in London {Source}. In September 2015, she began her freshman year at New York University, studying fashion {Source} {Ed Note: NYU and Parsons ARE NOT THE SAME SCHOOL. NYU's fashion school is Gallatin, while Parsons is connected to The New School. Pauline Ducruet attends Parsons, Maria Olympia does not.} It's likely she speaks English, if not some Danish and other languages as well. She does not speak Greek {Source}.

She is presently related to most of Europe's monarchies and is in line for the defunct Greek and British throne. She is presently 6th in line for the Greek throne after her father and brothers, as well as distantly in line for the British throne.
  1. Denmark: Queen Margrethe II is her great-aunt on her father's maternal side.
  2. Spain: Queen Sofia is her paternal great aunt (her grandfather is Queen Sofia's younger brother). King Juan Carlos I is her 3rd cousin 1x removed.
  3. Sweden: King Carl XVI Gustav is her 1st cousin 2x removed.
  4. Great Britain: Queen Elizabeth II is her 3rd cousin 2x removed. Prince Philip is her 1st cousin 3x removed.
  5. Norway: King Harald V is her 3rd cousin 2x removed.

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