v. t. e. Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, RE ( Greek: Παύλος; born 20 May 1967) is the eldest son and second child of Constantine II, the last King of Greece from 1964 to 1973 and his wife, Anne-Marie of Denmark. He was heir apparent to the throne of Greece and was its crown prince from birth, remaining so during his father's reign until ...
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Crown Prince Pavlos was born on 20 May 1967 in Athens, King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, by birth a Princess of Denmark. His mother is the youngest sister of Margrethe II of Denmark and his father is a brother of Queen Sofía of Spain. His maternal grandparents were Frederick IX of Denmark and Princess Ingrid of Sweden. By Greek tradition, he was named for his paternal grandfather, King Paul (Pavlos) of the Hellenes. He has four siblings: one older sister, Princess Alexia (b. 1965) two younger brothers, Prince Nikolaos (b. 1969) and Prince Philippos (b. 1986), and ine younger sister, Princess Theodora(b. 1983). He displaced his older sister, Alexia, born in 1965, as heir to the throne, Greece's order of successionadhering to male-preference primogeniture. Crown Prince Pavlos was baptized into the Greek Orthodox Church, with Charles, Prince of Wales(King Constantine’s second cousin), as one of his godparents.
Crown Prince Pavlos was educated in London at the Hellenic College of London, founded by his parents. He attended the Armand Hammer United World College of the American West, Montezuma, New Mexico, USA, from 1984 to 1986. Then he trained as a British army officer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst before he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards in 1987 on a three-year short service commission. He was promoted to lieutenant in April 1989, and relinquished his commission in April 1990. He attended Georgetown University, Washington DC, graduating in 1993 in International Relations, Law and Organization. In 1995, he completed a Master of Science in Foreign Service, specializing in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, at Georgetown, where he was roommates with his cousin, Felipe VI of Spain, then the Prince of Asturias. Pavlos is fluent in Greek, German, English, Italian, French and Spanish. As an adult he has lived in New York City and London, working a...
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Crown Prince Pavlos has used the following titles and styles: 1. His Royal HighnessThe Crown Prince of Greece, Prince of Denmark, Duke of Sparta (1967–1973) 2. His Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Greece, Prince of Denmark (pretended; 1973–present) 2.1. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, Prince of Denmark (used outside of Greece; 1973–present) 2.2. Greek Royal Family: Knight Grand Cross Of The Royal Order Of The Redeemer 2.3. Greek Royal Family: Knight Grand Cross With Collar...
- May 20, 1967
Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, RE (Greek: Παύλος; born 20 May 1967) is the eldest son and second child of Constantine II, the last King of Greece from 1964 to 1973 and his wife, Anne-Marie of Denmark.
- May 20, 1967
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- Tatoi Palace, Tatoi, Attica, Greece
His Royal Highness, Pavlos is the Crown Prince of Greece, was born on May 20, 1967. He is the eldest son and second child of Constantine and his wife, Anne-Marie of Denmark. He was the heir apparent to the throne of Greece and was its crown prince from birth, remaining so during his father's reign until the monarchy's abolition.
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From 1984 to 1986, he attended theArmand Hammer United World College of the American West, Montezuma, New Mexico, United States. In 1993, he went to Georgetown University School of Foreign Service where he completed his BA and later attended Georgetown Universitywhere he took up a Master of Science in Foreign Service.Father– King Constantine IIMother – Queen Anne-Marie of GreeceSiblings– Alexia, Princess of Greece and Denmark (Sister), Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark (Brother), Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark (Brother), Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark...Others– King Frederick IX of Denmark (Maternal Grandfather), Princess Ingrid of Sweden (Maternal Grandmother)
Pavlos has dated – 1. Marie-Chantal Miller (1995-Present) – Pavlos married British-born heiress Marie-Chantal Miller on July 1, 1995. The couple first met at a party 3 years ago before tying the knot. The Greek Orthodox rite wedding was held at St. Sophia’s Cathedral, London, which came into sight with a rare modern panoply of royalty. After officially tying the knot, they went on to reside in Greenwich, Connecticut. They later relocated to London for their children’s education in 2004. Pavlos and Miller have 5 children together – a daughter named Maria-Olympia (b. 1996) and 4 sons named Constantine-Alexios (b. 1998), Achileas-Andreas(b. 2000), Odysseas-Kimon (b. 2004), and Aristidis-Stavros (b. 2008).Plump LipsThick EyebrowsHe ousted his older sister Alexia as heir to the throne as Greece’s order of succession adhered to male-preference primogeniture.He was born into a thunderous era in Greek politics during which his father ascended to the throne dated March 6, 1964, at the age of 23, just after the death of his father King Paul.His mother Queen Anne-Marie gave birth to him a month following the coup d’état that ended democratic rule in Greece regarding the King’s disapproval on April 21, 1967, assisting in the “Regime of...Pavlos trained at the British Army’s Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was commissioned to a 2nd lieutenant in 1987 in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards for a three-year short service commission. I...
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Crown Prince Pavlos and Marie-Chantal Miller were first introduced in 1992 on a blind date arranged by Alexander "Alecko" Papamarkou, a New York investment banker billionaire and the son of a former aide to Pavlos's grandfather King Paul of Greece. Prior to this encounter, Papamarkou had told Pavlos of Marie-Chantal, who was the daughter of his client, Robert Warren Miller. Papamarkou introduced the couple at the 40th birthday party for Philip Niarchos in New Orleans, which was given by Philip's father, Greek shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos. According to Marie-Chantal in a 2008 Vanity Fairinterview, "It was love at first sight. I knew that [Pavlos] was the person I would marry.” Papamarkou has traditionally been credited with "engineering" their marriage.
Pavlos proposed marriage to Marie-Chantal on a ski lift in Gstaad, Switzerland over the Christmas holiday in 1994. Following the proposal, Pavlos formally asked Marie-Chantal's parents for their permission for the marriage. King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie officially announced the engagement from their residence in London on 11 January 1995. In his announcement, King Constantine added, "I am over the moon about this." The same week as King Constantine's announcement, Pavlos and Marie-Chantal traveled to Fener in Istanbul, Turkey to be blessed by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople. Prior to their meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch, Marie-Chantal announced that she would be converting from the Roman Catholic to the Greek Orthodox Church. Marie-Chantal was received into the Greek Orthodox Church on 22 May 1995 at St. Paul's Chapel in New York with Alecko Papamarkou acting as her godfather. Both the Greek Royal Family and the Miller family were in attendance. D...
The week before the wedding, Queen Elizabeth IIhosted a tea party reception at Claridge's in Mayfair. Marie-Chantal's parents, Robert Warren Miller and his wife Chantal, hosted an extravagant pre-wedding champagne reception, dinner, and ball for between 1,200 and 1,300 guests two nights before the wedding at Wortham Park, a Palladian mansion in Butter Green near Sevenoaks, Kent. Two giant marquees were erected on the grounds at Wortham Park to resemble the Parthenon, which were decorated in blue and white, the national colors of Greece. The tent and marquees were designed by Robert Isabell, a last-minute addition to the wedding planning team when he was invited by Marie-Chantal's mother to save the Parthenon tent after a miscalculation in the amount of fabric. Mrs. Miller asked, "Could [Isabell] come right away?" to which Isabell responded, "I’ll take the Concorde and be there tomorrow. Get me a room at Claridge's, and we’ll put this thing together." For the party, Isabell conceived...
The heavily publicized Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony, organized by Lady Elizabeth Anson, took place six months after the proposal on 1 July 1995 at St Sophia's Cathedral in Bayswater, London. The wedding ceremony was conducted in the Greek language and was led by Gregorios Theocharous, Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain, and officiated by ten prelates. Lasting more than one hour, the wedding ceremony was attended by over 450 guests seated within the cathedral and another 850 guests, including the Queen Mother, seated at Hampton Court Palacewhere the ceremony was broadcast via satellite. The personal florist of the Danish Royal Family, Erik Bering, and six assistants decorated St Sophia's Cathedral with 30,000 pink flowers (lilies, peonies, and carnations) hung in garlands.
Marie-Chantal's parents also hosted an afternoon luncheon reception at Hampton Court Palace, which was also decorated by Robert Isabell. In addition to the wedding service, Lady Elizabeth Anson also organized the catering, just as she did at the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales in 1981. Her brother, Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield, was the official photographer, as he had been for Charles and Diana. Colette Peters created the eight-tiered wedding cake, which was accompanied by 300 additional cakes, one per table. The cake's design was inspired by a china pattern from the Royal Collection. Tom Finn was the reception's D.J. Valentino Garavani, the designer of Marie-Chantal's wedding dress, remarked "I have never been to such a beautifully arranged wedding--the flowers, the tables, the tent." The cost of the dinner at Wortham Park and the Hampton Court Palace luncheon reception was reportedly $5 million.
Ten conservative New Democracy members of the Hellenic Parliament accepted invitations and attended the wedding ceremony, which sparked fierce controversy in Athens. Prime Minister of Greece Andreas Papandreou, a member of Greece's Panhellenic Socialist Movement political party, asked for the resignation of each member of Parliament that traveled to the wedding. Papandreou claimed that by attending the wedding, members of Parliament lent "tacit support" for the abolition of the Hellenic Republic and the restoration of the Kingdom of Greece. The wedding ceremony was televised live in Greece and attracted significant audiences on Greece's two leading channels. Opinion polls taken after the wedding revealed a boost in the popularity of the Greek Royal Family.
1. T.M. The King and Queen of the Hellenes 1.1. H.R.H. Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark 1.2. H.R.H. Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark 1.3. H.R.H. Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark 1.4. H.R.H. Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark 1.5. H.R.H. Prince Michael and Consort of Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark 1. Robert and Chantal Miller 1.1. Christopher and Pia Getty 1.1.1. Isabel Getty 1.2. Alexandra Natasha Miller and fiancée H.S.H. Prince Alexander of Fürstenberg
See: List of wedding guests of Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, and Marie-Chantal Miller The couple's matchmaker, Alecko Papamarkou, was not in attendance reportedly due to a falling-out with King Constantine after he asked for a commission for his services. However, according to W, Papamarkou was away recuperating from a recent surgery and also due to his mother's illness.
The couple's honeymoon destination was a closely guarded secret leading up to the wedding day. Not even Marie-Chantal knew of their honeymoon details.
In Denmark of by courtesy elsewhere Marie-Chantal's official style and title since her marriage to Crown Prince Pavlos is Her Royal HighnessThe Crown Princess Pavlos of Greece, Princess of Denmark.