Princess Maria-Olympia
Princess of Greece of Denmark

Born 25 July 1996 (1996-07-25) (age 24)
Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York City, U.S.
House Glücksburg
Father Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece
Mother Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece
Occupation Student, model, socialite
Religion Greek Orthodox
Greek Royal Family
Coat of Arms of the Royal Family of Greece

HM The King
HM The Queen

HM The Queen of Spain
HRH Princess Irene

HRH Prince Michael
Marina, consort of Prince Michael

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Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark (born 25 July 1996 in New York City) is an American-born fashion model, socialite and member of the Greek Royal Family. She is the eldest child and the only daughter of The Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Greece.

She is currently sixth in the line of succession to the former throne of Greece, after her father and brothers.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark was born on 25 July 1996 at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City to Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece and his wife Marie-Chantal. Her paternal grandparents are Constantine II of Greece and Anne-Marie of Denmark, who were the last King and Queen of the Hellenes, while her maternal grandfather is duty free entrepreneur Robert Warren Miller.

She was christened in the Greek Orthodox Church by Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople at the Church of Saint George in Fener, Istanbul, Turkey, on 22 December 1996.[1] Her godparents are her paternal aunt Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark, her maternal aunt Pia Getty, her grandfather's second cousin The Prince of Wales, and Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark.[2][3]

She is the older sister of Princes Constantine-Alexios (b. 1998), Achileas-Andreas (b. 2000), Prince Odysseas-Kimon (b. 2004), and Prince Aristidis-Stavros (b. 2008).

Education and fashion career[edit | edit source]

Her parents relocated to London in 2004 for their children's education. She studied drama art history, theatre, photography, and graphic design[2] while in boarding school in Switzerland with hopes of pursuing a career in art or fashion. She interned in Dior's couture department, at the age of 17.[4]

In 2016, Maria-Olympia studied photography at Parsons School of Design in New York.[5]

She has modeled for Teen Vogue,[4] Town & Country,[6] Tatler, Hello!, ¡Hola!,[7] and W.[8][9] In June 2017, Maria-Olympia walked the runway for Dolce & Gabbana.[10]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

In April 2016, Maria-Olympia posed alongside two of her first cousins, Isabel Getty and Princess Talita von Fürstenberg in a Vanity Fair feature.[5]

It was reported that she was romantically involved with her godfather's son, Prince Harry, but a senior official representative of the British Royal Family denied the rumors.[11][12]

She revealed she has dyslexia in an interview with Tatler.[13]

In July 2018, Maria-Olympia posted a picture on her Instagram account where she was extending her middle finger. The post went viral and received criticism. She later removed it.[14]

In May 2019, she became godmother to Prince Welf August of Hanover.[15]

Titles, styles, honors, and arms[edit | edit source]

Titles and styles[edit | edit source]

  • 25 July 1996 – present: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark

Honours[edit | edit source]

  • Greek Royal Family: Dame 1st Class of the Order of Saints Olga and Sophia[16]

References[edit | edit source]

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