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Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark

Princess Olga
Princess Olga of Yugoslavia in 1939
Born (1903-06-11)11 June 1903
Tatoi Palace, Tatoi, Greece
Died 16 October 1997(1997-10-16) (aged 94)
Paris, France
Burial Serbia
Spouse Prince Paul of Yugoslavia
Issue Prince Alexander
Prince Nikola
Princess Elizabeth
House House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg(by birth)
House of Karađorđević (by marriage)
Father Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark
Mother Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia

Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark (Paul, Prince Regent of Yugoslavia.


  • Early life 1
  • Marriage and children 2
  • Titles, styles, honours and arms 3
    • Titles and styles 3.1
    • Honours 3.2
  • Ancestry 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life

Princesses Olga, Elisabeth and Marina of Greece as children.

Princess Olga was born in Athens, Greece, on 11 June 1903. Her father was Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, a granddaughter of Tsar Alexander II of Russia.

The family was generally poor and forced into exile when she was 11, following the overthrow of the Greek monarchy. The family later moved to Paris, whereas the Princess stayed throughout Europe with her extended family.

Marriage and children

Brought up in relative poverty, Princess Olga married in Belgrade 22 October 1923 HRH Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, the regent after the assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia. Prince Paul and Princess Olga had three children:

Through her daughter Elizabeth, she was the grandmother of actress Catherine Oxenberg.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 11 June 1903 – 22 October 1923: Her Royal Highness Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark
  • 22 October 1923 – 16 October 1997: Her Royal Highness Princess Olga Karađorđević* (in Yugoslavia)
  • 22 October 1923 – January 1929: Her Royal Highness Princess Olga of Serbia (internationally)
  • January 1929 – 16 October 1997: Her Royal Highness Princess Olga of Yugoslavia (internationally)

* After her wedding Princess Olga bore the style of Royal Highness in her personal capacity and not in conformity with the House Law of the Serbian Royal House from 1909; her husband, being a member of the cadet line of the Royal family, was only entitled to the style of Highness. A new House Law, approved in April 1930, extended the right to the style of Royal Highness to the junior line as well.




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  2. ^ Wedding of Juan Carlos of Spain and Sophia of Greece

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