princess olga of greece and denmark

A royal candid image

From left to right : Prince Valdemar of Denmark, Prince George of Great Britain (future King George V), Princess Marie of Greece, Tsar Alexander III of Russia, Tsaritsa Maria Feodorovna of Russia, Queen Olga of the Hellenes, Prince Nicolaos of Greece and cut in half, Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich of Russia, future Tsar Nicholas II. Early 1890s.

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Grand Duchesses born and married into the House of Romanov, named Olga;

  • Grand Duchess Olga Pavlovna of Russia, born on 22nd July 1792 to Paul I of Russia and Maria Feodorovna (née Duchess Sophia Dorothea of Württemberg) as their seventh child and fifth daughter. She died on 26th January 1795 at the age of 2.
  • Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, later Queen of Württemberg, born on 11th September 1822. The second daughter and third child of Nicholas I of Russia and Alexandra Feodorovna (née Charlotte of Prussia). She died on 30th October 1892.
  • Grand Duchess Olga Feodorovna of Russia, born as Cäcilie (Cecilie) Auguste, Princess and Margravine of Baden on 30th September 1839, the youngest daughter of Grand Duke Leopold of Baden and Princess Sophie of Sweden. She married into the House of Romanov, to Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia, youngest son of Nicholas I. She died on 12th April 1891.
  • Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna of Russia, later Queen of the Hellenes, was born on 3rd September 1851. The elder daughter and second born child of Grand Duke Constantine Nikolaevich of Russia and Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg. Olga married King George I of Greece. She died on 18th June 1926.
  • Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, born on 13th June 1882 as the youngest child and daughter of Alexander III and Maria Feodorovna (née Dagmar of Denmark). She died in Canada, where she and her family migrated, on 24th November 1960.
  • Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, born on 3rd November 1895, was the firstborn daughter and child of Nicholas II of Russia and Alexandra Feodorovna (née Alix of Hesse and by Rhine). She served as a Red Cross nurse during the First World War. With her family, she was imprisoned firstly in their home at Alexander Palace, then in Tobolsk, and finally in Ekaterinburg. She was politically executed on 17th July 1918 at the age of 22, along with her parents and siblings. (”Olenka”)

1896 - From left to right: Prince George of Greece; Alexandra, Princess of Wales; King Christian IX of Denmark; Prince Christian of Denmark (behind); Dowager Empress Marie of Feodorovna of Russia; Tsar Nicholas II of Russia; King George I of Greece; Princess Thyra of Denmark (behind); Crown Princess Louise of Denmark; Queen Louise of Denmark; Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark (behind); Prince Waldemar of Denmark (at the back, in front of doors); Princess Victoria of Wales; Marie, Princess Waldemar of Denmark (behind); Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia; Prince John of Glucksborg (behind); Grand Duchess Olga of Russia (behind); Princess Ingeborg of Denmark (behind Grand Duchess Olga), Grand Duke Michael of Russia.

Royalty in Denmark, 1890s

Prince Andrew and Prince Christopher of Greece; Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia; Prince John of Glucksborg; Queen Olga of the Hellenes; Princess Alexandra of Wales; King George I of the Hellenes; Queen Louise and King Christian IX of Denmark; Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia; Prince George of Greece, Princess Maud of Wales; Princess Marie of Greece; Princess Victoria of Wales; Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia

Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia with one of his royal cousins, Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark.

Both royal cousins were descended from King Christian IX of Denmark (1818-1906) and Tsar Alexander II of Russia (1818-1881). Alexander II’s granddaughter, Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna, married Christian IX’s grandson, Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark (nicknamed the “Greek Nicky” to distinguish from his Russian cousin, Emperor Nicholas II, Alexei’s father). The Greek Nicholas and Elena were Olga’s parents.

The British Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is their closest living relative. Prince Philip was once part of the Greek and Danish royal families before marrying into the British Royal Family. Through Alexei’s side of the family, Philip is the grandson of Alexei’s mother’s eldest sister, Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine. Through Olga’s family, her father is Philip’s parental uncle, making Olga a first cousin of Philip.

Princess Alexandra Georgievna of Greece and Denmark, eldest daughter of King George I and Olga Konstantinovna, was a much loved child with disposition so charming everybody loved her. Named after her aunt, Princess of Wales, she was usually called “Alix” or “Aline” by family members. Sweet and innocent-looking, Alexandra was a tomboy, joining in the wild games of her brothers withour restrain. She was a particular favourite of her father, who never got over her untimely, tragic death at the age of only twenty-one.

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Tiara Tuesday - The Abamalek Lazarev Tiara

A tiara designed as conventionalized foliage and flowers centered with pale yellow diamonds, ordered by Princess Abamalek Lazarev of Georgia in December 1907 and made by Basset for Boucheron. She bequeathed it to her nephew Prince Paul of Yugoslavia.  The diamond rivière which runs along the base of the jewel is a later addition, apparently made by Princess Paul of Yugoslavia (nee Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark). This tiara often wrongly attributed to Grand Duchess Vladimir. (Private Collection)

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Tho i strongly hate to abuse of the Royal collection trust, i had to post these three lovely images of Princess Paul of Yugoslavia, neé Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark, with son, prince Nikola.

I love how you can see the love between them. Sadly, Nikola died in a terrible car accident in England, in 1954.

This lovely photoshoot was taken by Marcus Adam in 1934.

English, Russian, Danish and Greek royalty, ca. 1888

Back row: Princess Marie of Denmark; Princess Louise of Denmark; Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Louise of Denmark; Prince Maximilian of Baden; Princess Marie of Greece; Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia; Prince Albert Victor of Wales; Crown Prince Constantine of Greece; Princess Victoria of Wales; Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich of Russia; Princess Alexandra of Greece; Prince Nicholas of Greece; Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia.

Front row: Princess Ingeborg and Princess Thyra of Denmark; Albert Edward Prince of Wales; Alexandra Princess of Wales; Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, Empress Maria Feodorovna and Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia; Queen Louise of Denmark; Tsar Alexander III of Russia; Princess Maud of Wales; King Christian of Denmark.

Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark later Princess Olga of Yugoslavia, Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark later Countess of Toerring-Jettenbach, Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark later Duchess of Kent. Behind them a photograph of Queen Alexandra and Empress Maria Feodorovna, their great-aunts.

Royalty at Fredensborg Palace, ca. 1891

Standing: Princess Thyra and Prince Gustav of Denmark; Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich of Russia; Prince Waldemar of Denmark; Tsar Alexander III of Russia; Alexandra Princess of Wales; Prince William of Glucksborg; Queen Louise of Denmark; Prince George of Greece; Princess Ingeborg and Princess Louise of Denmark; King Christian IX of Denmark; Princess Victoria of Wales; Prince Nicholas of Greece; Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, Crown Princess Louise of Denmark.
Seated: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, Queen Olga of the Hellenes; Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia with Prince Christopher of Greece; Marie Princess Waldemar of Denmark; King George I of the Hellenes; Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia; Princess Marie of Greece; Prince John of Glucksborg.