Princess Olga was a daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark and Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, and a granddaughter of King George I of Greece. After a brief engagement in 1922 to Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark , she married Prince Paul of Yugoslavia in 1923.
Jan 27, 2019 · Princess Olga was born in Athens, Greece, on 11 June 1903. Her father was Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark, the third son of George I of Greece. Her mother was Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, a granddaughter of Tsar Alexander II of Russia. The family was not wealthy and forced into exile when she was 11, following the overthrow ...
- Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia
- June 11, 1903
- Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark, Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia
- Tatoi Palace, Greece
- Early Life
- Marriage and Children
- Consort of Regent and Second World War
- Later Life
- Final Years and Death
- Title, Style and Honours
Princess Olga was born in Athens, Greece, on 11 June 1903. Her father was Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark, the third son of George I of Greece. Her mother was Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, a granddaughter of Tsar Alexander II of Russia. The family of Prince Nicholas was forced into exile when Olga was eleven, following the overthrow of the Greek monarchy, and later moved to Paris, whereas Olga stayed throughout Europe with her extended family, many of whom were far from rich.
Brought up without wealth, Princess Olga was engaged to Prince Frederick of Denmark in 1922. However, the marriage did not take place and she married Prince Paul of Yugoslavia in Belgradeon 22 October 1923. Prince Paul and Princess Olga had issue: 1. Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia (13 August 1924 – 12 May 2016) married Princess Maria Pia of Savoy, daughter of Umberto II of Italy, on 12 February 1955 in Estoril Portugal. They had issue. After their divorce in 1967 he married Princess Barbara of Liechtensteinon 2 November 1973. They also had issue. 2. Prince Nicholas of Yugoslavia(29 June 1928 – 12 April 1954) 3. Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia (born 7 April 1936) married firstly Howard Oxenberg on 21 January 1961, divorced in 1966, two daughters, actress Catherine Oxenberg and author Christina Oxenberg; later married Neil Balfour on 23 September 1969 and they divorced in November 1978. Third time she married Peruvian Prime Minister Manuel Ulloa Elíason 28 February 1987.
On 9 October 1934, after the assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Prince Paul was appointed regent of Yugoslavia until his cousin, Crown Prince Peter, attained his majority in September 1941. During the Second World War, on 25 March 1941, on behalf of the government led by Cvetković, Prince Paul signed the Tripartite Pact, which took Yugoslavia into the Axis with Germany and Italy, although without any commitment to fight and with guarantees of freedom of action. Two days later, leaders of the Yugoslav air force launched a sudden coup d'état against the government and Regent, declaring King Peter to be of age. Paul, Olga, and their three children were arrested and given as prisoners to the British, who deported them to Greece, where they were guests of King George II, and then on to Egypt. Meanwhile, the change of government in Yugoslavia led Hitler to bomb Belgrade and then to invade the country in April 1941. From ho...
In 1948, Paul, Olga, and their three children were finally able to travel to Europe. Yugoslavia having fallen to the communists in 1945, they could not go home, and settled first in Switzerland and then in Paris, with frequent visits to London and Florence, where Paul owned a house, the Villa di Pratolino. In Tuscany, Olga was again able to see something of her cousin and friend Helen of Romania, and in Britain was always made welcome by Marina, Duchess of Kent, and the rest of the British royal family. In 1954, Olga's son Nicholas was killed in a road accident, and then in 1957 her mother died in Athens. Widowed in 1976, Olga took to living in Britain. Her sister Marina having died in 1968, she stayed at Kensington Palace with Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, and then later at Clarence House, in the household of HM the Queen Mother. She gained the reputation of being a demanding guest. With old age, Olga's health suffered, but she conti...
Suffering at the end of her life from Alzheimer's disease, Olga spent several years in a hospital at Meudon, in the suburbs of Paris. In 1993, her daughter Princess Elizabeth set out to make a film-documentary about her with the help of a Serbian journalist. However, by then Olga was suffering from dementia, and her daughter's plan created a scandal. Her son Prince Alexander brought an action in the French courts against his sister, claiming $107,000 in damages and interest. Princess Olga eventually died in Paris on 16 October 1997 and was buried beside her husband and her son Nicholas at the Bois-de-Vaux Cemetery, Lausanne, Switzerland. On 28 September 2012, after the rehabilitation of Prince Paul by a new Serbian government, the remains of Olga, her husband, and their son Nicholas were exhumed and taken to Belgrade, for a ceremony in St Michael's Cathedral. Present were their surviving children and grandchildren, Alexand...
Title and style
1. '11 June 1903 – 22 October 1923: Her Royal HighnessPrincess Olga of Greece and Denmark 2. 22 October 1923 – 16 October 1997: Her Royal HighnessPrincess Paul of Yugoslavia
Princess Olga of Savoy-Aosta also known as Princess Olga Isabelle of Greece (Greek: Πριγκίπισσα Όλγα της Ελλάδας; born 17 November 1971) is the daughter of author Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark and his wife, Marina Karella, an artist and daughter of the Greek business magnate Theodore Karella.
Princess Olga was the eldest of three daughters of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark (1872–1938) and his wife Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia (1882–1957). Through her father, the princess was therefore the granddaughter of King George I of Greece (1845–1913) while, through her mother, she was the great-granddaughter of Tsar Alexander II of Russia(1818–1881) . On 22 October 1923, Princess Olga married, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Prince Paul of Yugoslavia (1893–1976), himself the son of Prince Arsen of Yugoslavia (1859–1938) and his wife the Princess of San Donato Aurora Pavlovna Demidova(1873–1904). Prince Paul and Princess Olga had three children: 1. Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia (13 August 1924 – 12 May 2016) married Princess Maria Pia of Savoy, daughter of Umberto II of Italy, on 12 February 1955 in Estoril Portugal. They had issue. After their divorce in 1967 he married Princess Barbara of Liechtensteinon 2 November 1973. They also had issue. 2. Prince Nikola of Yug...
A granddaughter of King George I of Greece, Princess Olga was born at Tatoi Palace, the second home of the Greek royal family, in 1903. As was the Greek tradition, she was then named after her paternal grandmother, Queen Olga. She grew up alongside her parents and younger sisters, Princesses Elizabeth (1904–1955) and Marina (1906–1968), at the Nicholas Palace, the current seat of the Italian Embassy in Athens.[N 1]Olga was brought up in relative simplicity and her education was overseen by an...
Once Olga and Paul's engagement was announced on 26 July 1923, the young princess' dowry was purchased and prepared in Paris. However, it was in Belgrade, in the prince's homeland, that the wedding was organized the following October. Now Princess of Yugoslavia, Olga set about learning Serbo-Croatian, which she quickly came to master though with a heavy Greek accent. Now dividing her life between the White Palace in Belgrade, a magnificent chalet in the Bohinj valley and a villa on Rumunska U...
Second World War
After the outbreak of World War II, Prince Paul signed a treaty of alliance on 25 March 1941, bringing his country into the Axis camp. Disapproving of this decision, the Yugoslav army revolted two days later and proclaimed the majority of young Peter II to assume full power. Paul, Olga and their three children were then arrested and handed over to the British, who deported them to Greece (where they were welcomed by King George II) then to Egypt (under the pretext of intrigue). At the same ti...
National dynastic honours
1. House of Glücksburg-Greece: Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Saints Olga and Sophia, 1st Class 2. House of Glücksburg: Dame Commander of the Royal Order of Beneficence 3. House of Glücksburg: Knight of the Royal Decoration of the Greek Royal House, 2nd Class 4. House of Karađorđević: Dame Grand Cordon of the Royal Order of Saint Sava
1. Czechoslovakia: Grand Cross of the Order of the White Lion 2. Nazi Germany: Grand Officer of the Order of Social Welfare, Special Class
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Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark. b. 11 Jun 1903 d. 16 Oct 1997