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  1. 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.

  2. 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...

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    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

  3. 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.

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    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...

    Early life

    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...

    In Yugoslavia

    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

    Foreign honours

    1. Czechoslovakia: Grand Cross of the Order of the White Lion 2. Nazi Germany: Grand Officer of the Order of Social Welfare, Special Class[citation needed]

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  5. Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark. b. 11 Jun 1903 d. 16 Oct 1997

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