|16||King||George I of the Hellenes||1845||1913||Grand Duchess||Olga of Russia||1851||1926||See 2.3 & 4.962 - George succeeded Otto (previously Prince Otto of Bavaria) as King , after the latter had been forced to flee Greece in 1862 after an insurrection. (Note: Otto was King of Greece whereas George was King of the Hellenes). George was previously Prince Wilhelm of Denmark, he was elected King of the Hellenes on 5 June 1863 and accepted the crown on 31 October 1863. George was assassinated at Salonika on 18 March 1913 by a mentally deranged Greek individual named Aleka Schinas who himself committed suicide on 6 May 1913 whilst awaiting trial by jumping through a window during questioning. George had reigned almost fifty years and had planned to abdicate after his Golden Jubilee Celebrations.|
|16.1||King||Constantine "Tino" I of the Hellenes||1868||1923||Princess||Sophie of Prussia||1870||1932||See
11.217 - Constantine left Greece on 11 June 1917 after an ultimatum issued by France and nominated his second son Alexander as his successor. His first son Georg was considered pro-German and was not acceptable to the French. Constantine returned to the throne on 17 December 1920 following the death of Alexander (Note: a plebiscite held for Constantine's return voted just under 1 million for his return with just over 10,000 against). Constantine was forced again to abdicate in 22 September 1922 in favour of his first son Georg. Constantine was thought to have had an affair with
Paola Maria Lottero (later von Ostheim) morganatic wife of Prince Hermann Carl of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach who renounced his rights on 2 August 1909 (prior to his marriage) and was created Count von Ostheim. Paolo (von Ostheim) was sometimes described as Paolo, Princess of Saxe-Weimar and in 1925 she published
"A King's Private Letters".
A report on the death of Ex-King Constantine.
A report on the death of Ex-Queen Sophie.
|16.11 - QVD||King||Georg II of the Hellenes||1890||1947||Princess||Elisabeth of Roumania||1894||1956||See
6.122 - Georg succeeded his father Constantine I of the Hellenes on 22 September 1922 when the latter was forced to abdicate, Georg lost his throne on 25 March 1924 when Greece was proclaimed a Republic. He however returned following elections on 3 November 1935.
The Germans invaded Greece in April 1941 and the Royal Family were forced yet again to flee Greece first to Crete and then Egypt.
A plebiscite held on 1 September 1946 decided by 68 per cent in favour of the restoration of the monarchy, Georg and his family returned to Greece 27/28 September 1946.
The voting in the plebiscite was:
For the King ............................... .... 509,577
For a Republic ................................... 85,623
Blank ballot papers (counted against the King) .. 154,896
|16.12 - QVD||King||Alexander I of the Hellenes||1893||1920||Aspasia Manos||1896||1972||Alexander succeeded his father Constantine I of the Hellenes on 11 June 1917 when the latter was forced to leave Greece after an ultimatum issued by France.
Constantine returned to the throne on 17 December 1920 following the death of Alexander (Note: a plebiscite held for Constantine's return voted just under 1 million for his return with just over 10,000 against).
The marriage of Alexander and Aspasia on 4 November 1919 was kept somewhat secret from the newspapers and became generally known in May 1920. Aspasia was forced to leave Greece and took up residence in Paris and it was during Alexander's visit to see Aspasia that the marriage was widely reported.
Shortly after Alexander's visit to Aspasia she was involved in a serious car accident in which one of the passengers subsequently died from his injures. Other reports on the accident mentions that Alexander was travelling in the same car as Aspasia.
Alexander died from blood poisoning after being bitten by a pet monkey (belonging to the keeper of a vineyard) whilst attempting to separate a fight between the monkey and his dog.
Aspasia was created a Princess of Greece by Royal Decree on 10 September 1922. Aspasia is related to Iléana Manos (wife of Prince Charles-Louis Henri of Orleans (Duke of Chartres)). Aspasia's father (Petros Manos, born 1871) and Iléana's great grandfather (Konstantinos Manos, born 1869) were brothers.
|16.121 - QVD||Princess||Alexandra of Greece and Denmark||1921||1993||King||Peter II of Yugoslavia||1923||1970||See
Alexandra was born posthumously. Peter succeeded his father (under the Regency of his uncle
Prince Paul of Yugoslavia) when he was only 10 years old. He had to flee the Country in 1941 when it was invaded by Hitler. Yugoslavia was proclaimed a Republic on 29 November in 1945 and the monarchy abolished without Referendum.
The "engagement" of Peter and Alexandra.
Peter and Alexandra married on 20 March 1944 in the Yugoslav Legation with King George VI of Great Britain who was Peter's god father acting as his best man.
Peter died in Denver Hospital Colorado following a liver transplant, and he was buried at the St. Sava Monastery Church in Libertyville Illinois the only king to be buried in the United States. He was almost destitute having turned to alcohol. Some sources erroneously shows Peter died in California.
The remains of King Peter II was returned to Serbia on 22 January 2013 for eventual interment in the Royal Family Mausoleum in Oplenac.
Alexandra died in East Sussex England and was buried Tatoi Palace Royal Cemetery near Athens. The remains of Queen Alexandra was returned to Serbia on 09 May 2013 for eventual interment in the Royal Family Mausoleum in Oplenac.
On 26 May 2013 an official State Funeral ceremony for King Peter II along with his mother Queen Marie and wife Queen Alexandra was officiated in The Family Mausoleum in Oplenac.
Some extracts from "Prince Philip: A Family Portrait" authored by Princess Alexandra (i.e Queen Alexandra of Yugoslavia
|16.13 - QVD||Princess||Helen of Greece and Denmark||1896||1982||King||Carol II of Roumania||1893||1953||See 6.121 - Carol renounced his rights to the Roumanian throne in 1925. His son Michael became king on the death of Ferdinand I, however Carol returned to Roumania in 1930 and usurped his son Michael as King of Roumania. Carol was deposed in 1940 and Michael become king for the second time.|
|16.14 - QVD||King||Paul I of the Hellenes||1901||1964||Princess||Friederike of Hanover (Duchess of Brunswick-Luneburg)||1917||1981||See
25.1163 - A report on the wedding of Paul and Friederike.
Friederike died from anesthesia poisoning while undergoing eye surgery for cataracts.
A report on the death of King Paul.
An obituary on Friederike
|16.141 - QVD||Princess||Sophie "Sofia" of Greece and Denmark||1938||King||Juan Carlos I of Spain||1938||See
10.7362 - Juan Carlos ascended the Spanish throne on
22 November 1975 following the death of the Dictator, General Franco.
A newspaper article on the £7,000 trousseau for the wedding of Princess Sophie "Sofia" and her £100,000 dowry.
Crossing of the crowns at the Greek Orthodox wedding of Princess Sophie "Sofia" and Prince Juan Carlos.
Juan Carlos abdicated the Crown of Spain on 18 June 2014 in favour of his son Felipe
|16.142 - QVD||King||Constantine II of the Hellenes||1940||Princess||Anne-Marie of Denmark||1946||See 2.1113 - King Constantine was deposed on 1 June 1973 following the "Colonels Coup" on 13 December 1967|
|16.1421 - QVD||Princess||Alexia of Greece and Denmark||1965||Carlos Morales y Quintana||1970|
|16.14211 - QVD||Arrietta Morales y de Grecia||2002|
|16.14212 - QVD||Anna-Maria Morales y de Grecia||2003|
|16.14213 - QVD||Carlos Morales y de Grecia||2005|
|16.14214 - QVD||Amelia Morales y de Grecia||2007|
|16.1422 - QVD||Crown Prince||Pavlos of Greece (Duke of Sparta)||1967||Marie-Chantal Miller||1968||Birth registration of
Marie-Chantal is a sister of Alexandra Miller wife of Prince Alexandre Egon zu Fürstenberg
|16.14221 - QVD||Princess||Maria Olympia of Greece and Denmark||1996|
|16.14222 - QVD||Prince||Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark||1998|
|16.14223 - QVD||Prince||Achileas Andreas of Greece and Denmark||2000|
|16.14224 - QVD||Prince||Odysseas Kimon of Greece and Denmark||2004|
|16.14225 - QVD||Prince||Aristidis Stavros of Greece and Denmark||2008|
|16.1423 - QVD||Prince||Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark||1969||Tatjana Blatnik||1980|
|16.1424 - QVD||Princess||Theodora of Greece and Denmark||1983||Birth Registration of Princess Theodora|
|16.1425 - QVD||Prince||Philippos of Greece and Denmark||1986||Birth Registration of Prince Philippos|
|16.143 - QVD||Princess||Irene of Greece and Denmark||1942|
|16.15 - QVD||Princess||Irene of Greece and Denmark||1904||1974||Prince||Aimon of Savoy (Italy) (4 th Duke of Aosta)||1900||1948||See
8.1312 - Aimon was designated King of
Croatia 18 May 1941 but never reigned and finally abandoned all claim to that throne in 1943.
A somewhat unusual report on the wedding of Aimon and Irene which focussed more on her cousin The Duchess of Kent who apparently stole the show at the wedding.
|16.16 - QVD||Princess||Katherine of Greece and Denmark||1913||2007||Richard Campbell Brandram||1911||1994||Princess Katherine was granted the rank of a duke's daughter in Great Britain on 9 September 1947 by King George VI
and was known as Lady Katherine Brandram. An obituary on Princess Katherine can be found at
Birth Registration of Richard Campbell Brandram
|16.161 - QVD||Richard "Paul" Brandram||1948||Jennifer Steele||1951||Birth Registration of
Richard "Paul" Brandram
Marriage Registration of Richard "Paul" Brandram and Jennifer Steele
|16.161 - QVD||Richard "Paul" Brandram||1948||Katherine "Kate" Warhurst (nee Moreton)||1954||Birth Registration of Richard "Paul" Brandram
and Birth Registration of Katherine "Kate" Warhurst
|16.1611 - QVD||Sophie Brandram||1981||Humphrey Voelcker||1980||Birth Registration of
Birth Registration of Humphrey Voelcker
|16.1612 - QVD||Nicholas Brandram||1982||Katrina Davis||1978|
|16.1613 - QVD||Alexia Brandram||1985||William Hicks||1983|
|16.2||Prince||George "Big George" of Greece and Denmark||1869||1957||Princess||Marie Bonaparte||1882||1962||Princess Marie was a great granddaughter of Napoleon I's brother Lucien.
An interesting account of the civil marriage of Prince George and Princess Marie.
A more detailed report on the religious marriage of Prince George and Princess Marie.
An "Unprecedented demand" "from the Pope that any children born to Prince George and Princess Marie be brought up in the Roman Catholic faith.
|16.21||Prince||Peter of Greece and Denmark||1908||1980||Irene Ovtchinnikova||1904||1990||Prince Peter was an anthropologist and amongst his various expeditions and research was an interesting one on polyandry in Tibet.
It was reported in 1947 that Irene was deprived of the title Princess.
A brief report on the death of Prince Peter.
Death Registration of Prince Peter
|16.22||Princess||Eugenie of Greece and Denmark||1910||1989||Prince||Dominik Radziwill||1911||1976||See
Engagement announcement of Dominic and Eugenie
An "after the event" report on the marriage of Dominic and Eugenie
Some three years after her divorce from Dominic's Eugenie filed a claim for possession of jewellery worth £30,000 which she alleged was taken from her bank in South Africa by her ex-husband.
|16.22||Princess||Eugenie of Greece and Denmark||1910||1989||Prince||Raimundo della Torre e Tasso (2 nd Duca di Castel Duino)||1907||1986||Raimundo's father was Prince Alexander Karl of Thurn and Taxis (1881-1937) who was naturalized in Italy 1923 as Principe della Torre e Tasso (created 1 st Duca di Castel Duino). Raimundo and his brother Ludwig together with their issue bear the title Prince[ss] della Torre e Tasso. Raimundo's sister
Margarete bears the title Princess von Thurn und Taxis.
A brief report on the "quiet" wedding of Eugenie and Raimundo
|16.221||Prince||Carlo della Torre e Tasso (3 rd Duca di Castel Duino)||1952||Veronique Lantz||1951|
|16.2211||Prince||Dimitri della Torre e Tasso||1977|
|16.2212||Prince||Maximilian della Torre e Tasso||1979|
|16.2213||Princess||Constanza della Torre e Tasso||1989|
|16.3||Princess||Alexandra "Aline" of Greece and Denmark||1870||1891||Grand Duke||Paul of Russia||1860||1919||See
4.918 - Princess Alexandra suffered a convulsive fit in the seventh month of her pregnancy. Her son
Dimitri was delivered and lived into adulthood, however Alexandra never regained consciousness and died after six days in a coma.
A report on the wedding of Alexandra and Paul .
The New York Times Report of the death of Alexandra.
The New York Times Report of the funeral of Alexandra.
There is no mention in either of The New York Times reports regarding the birth of Dimitri.
An Australian obituary does mention Alexandra's cause of death was attributed to a premature birth, caused by her being thrown out of a carriage.
|16.4||Prince||Nicholas of Greece and Denmark||1872||1938||Grand Duchess||Helen of Russia||1882||1957||See
The New York Time report on the marriage of Prince Nicholas and Grand Duchess Helen
|16.41||Princess||Olga of Greece and Denmark||1903||1997||Prince||Paul of Yugoslavia||1893||1976||See
7.J1 - Prince Paul acted as Regent (9 October 1934 to 27 March 1941) for his cousin King Peter II
who was only 10 years old when he succeeded his father King Alexander.
A thought provoking article in 1941 on Princess Olga being considered the "world's unhappiest princess".
|16.42||Princess||Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark||1904||1955||Count||Carl Theodor of Toerring-Jettenbach||1900||1967||See 18.K521|
|16.43||Princess||Marina of Greece and Denmark||1906||1968||Prince||George of Great Britain (Duke of Kent)||1902||1942||See
1.225 - The Duke of Kent was killed in an air crash when his Sunderland flying boat ran into a mountainside as it headed from Invergordon in Scotland for Iceland where the Duke was to inspect
Allied forces. Fifteen passengers were killed in the air crash, with Flight Sergeant
Andrew Jack the rear gunner and navigator being the sole survivor.
Birth Registration of Prince George (Duke of Kent)
|16.5||Princess||Marie "Greek Minny" of Greece and Denmark||1876||1940||Grand Duke||George of Russia||1863||1919||See 4.984 - Marie was responsible for producing a unique series of drawings called KATOUFS (Note: KATOUFS an old Greek expression that means "making a face.")|
|16.5||Princess||Marie "Greek Minny" of Greece and Denmark||1876||1940||Pericles Joannides||1881||1965|
|16.6||Princess||Olga of Greece and Denmark||1880||1880|
|16.7||Prince||Andrew of Greece and Denmark||1882||1944||Princess||Alice of Battenberg||1885||1969||See
5.1421 - In 1922 Prince Andrew along with some Greek Ministers and army commanders were arrested and charged with treason by the Greek revolutionary Government. Five of those arrested were executed and Andrew was released under secrecy and left Greece on board a British Naval Ship.
Birth Registration of Princess Alice
Death Registration of Princess Alice
|16.71 - QVD||Princess||Margarita of Greece and Denmark||1905||1981||Prince||Gottfried of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (8 th Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg)||1897||1960||See 39.3311 - It was reported that Prince Gottfried was at one time secretly engaged to Mrs. Gloria Vanderbilt, mother of the heiress Gloria Vanderbilt. A widely reported court case in 1934 concerning the custody of the ten year Gloria Vanderbilt led to Prince Gottfried appearing in court in defence of Mrs. Gloria Vanderbilt.|
|16.72 - QVD||Princess||Theodora of Greece and Denmark||1906||1969||Margrave||Berthold of Baden||1906||1963||See 32.5522|
|16.73 - QVD||Princess||Cecilie of Greece and Denmark||1911||1937||Hereditary Grand Duke||Georg Donatus "Don" of Hesse and by Rhine||1906||1937||See
5.12143 - Hereditary Grand Duke Georg his wife Princess Cecilia, two sons and mother Princess Eleoner were
killed in an aeroplane accident near Ostende. Cecilia was eight months pregnant at the time of the crash and the baby's body was discovered amongst the wreckage. The party were on their way to Croydon Airport to attend the wedding of his brother
Prince Ludwig of Hesse and by Rhine to Margaret Geddes. A total of eight passengers and three crew members were killed in the crash.
The Evening Independent of 23 November 1937 (a Florida based newspaper) included a report from the newspaper Midi-Journal which had said a Belgian inquiry into last week's airplane disaster at Ostend indicated that the pilot attempted to land because the Archduchess of Hesse bei Rhein , one of the passengers, was giving birth to a baby. The body of the new-born infant was found in the wreckage.
|16.74 - QVD||Princess||Sophie of Greece and Denmark||1914||2001||Prince||Christoph of Hesse-Cassel||1901||1943||See 45.41456 - Christoph was killed in an aeroplane accident in the Appenines whilst on active service. An obituary on Princess Sophie can be found at Telegraph.co.uk|
|16.74 - QVD||Princess||Sophie of Greece and Denmark||1914||2001||Prince||Georg Wilhelm of Hanover (Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg)||1915||2006||See
25.1162 - An obituary on Princess Sophie can be found at
A short article on Princess Sophie and her two sisters not being invited to the wedding of her brother Prince Philip to the future Queen Elizabeth II
|16.75 - QVD||Prince||Philip of Greece and Denmark (Duke of Edinburgh)||1921||Queen||Elizabeth II of Great Britain||1926||See
1.2221 - Prince Philip renounced his rights to the Greek throne and was naturalised in Great Britain taking the name of Mountbatten on 28 February 1947
Birth Registration of Queen Elizabeth II
|16.8||Prince||Christopher of Greece and Denmark||1888||1940||Anastatia May "Nancy" Stewart||1878||1923||Nancy is the mother of
William Leeds (by her second husband William Bateman Leeds), husband of Princess Xenia of Russia
(who's also a niece of Prince Christopher). There are inconsistencies in various sources regarding the year of birth of Nancy. Alain Giraud one of
the authors of L'ALLEMAGNE DYNASTIQUE posted a response to royaute2 on 31 Aug 2004 that meticulous research had established her year of birth as 1878. In Prince Christopher's book "Memoirs of H.R.H Prince Christopher of Greece" page 152 he mentions his wife Nancy was "exactly fours years then I", which would suggest her year of birth was 1884.
Her entry in the death index for England and Wales shows her age as 40 at the time of her death
Nancy was firstly married on 1 October 1894 to George Worthington (died 22 August 1950), they divorced 23 March 1899. Some sources report their divorce was in 1898.
Nancy was secondly married on 3 August 1900 to William Bateman Leeds (19 September 1861 - 23 June 1908).
Nancy married thirdly on 1 January 1920 to Christopher of Greece
A short obituary on Prince Christopher
A death announcement on Princess Christopher .
Death registration of Anastatia May "Nancy" Stewart or Anastatia May "Nancy" Stewart.
|16.8||Prince||Christopher of Greece and Denmark||1888||1940||Princess||Françoise of Orleans (France)||1902||1953||See 13.1252|
|16.81||Prince||Michael of Greece and Denmark||1939||Marina Karella||1940||Prince Michael in 1965 renounced his rights to the Greek Throne for himself and his descendants.
Marina Karella is a well known (perhaps not to me) painter and sculptor.
|16.811||Princess||Alexandra of Greece and Denmark||1968||Nicolas Mirzayantz||1963|
|16.812||Princess||Olga of Greece and Denmark||1971||Prince||Aimone of Savoy (Duke of Apulia)||1967||See 8.131212|