Princess Maria-Olympia
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 Miller
Occupation Student, model, socialite
Greek Royal Family
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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 lifeEdit

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

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

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 armsEdit

Titles and stylesEdit

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

Honours Edit

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

References Edit

  1. Leading world aristocrats in Istanbul. Daily News
  2. 2.0 2.1 Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece: 10 facts about the stylish royal. Hello Magazine
  3. Princess Maria-Olympia. Royal House of Greece
  4. 4.0 4.1 Marie-Olympia of Greece Gives Us the Lowdown on Being 21st-Century Royalty. Teen Vogue
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Miller Cousins Are the Ultimate Society Darlings for the Social-Media Age. Vanity Fair
  6. This Very Modern Princeess Just Moved to New York City. Town & Country
  7. Hola! Fashion Magazine [Spain] (February 2016)
  8. Budding style icon Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece will reign as an NYU student this fall. NY Daily News
  9. It Girl: Princess Maria-Olympia. W. Condé Nast
  10. Princess Diana's Niece Just Walked the Dolce & Gabbana Runway. Town & Country
  11. Princess Maria-Olympia Of Greece Is Our New Favourite Style Icon. The Huffington Post Canada
  12. Prince Harry Not Dating Princess Maria-Olympia Of Greece: Royal Source. International Business Times
  13. Interview: Princess Olympia of Greece. Tatler
  14. H άσεμνη φωτογραφία της Μαρίας-Ολυμπίας - Την κατέβασε από το Instagram (εικόνα). Athene's Voice
  15. Princess Olympia of Greece is a royal godmother. Hello Magazine
  16. Marie-Chantal Miller, la royal más esperada por su ataque a Letizia. Vanitatis Style
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