Genealogy of the Royal Family of Greece

Genealogy of the Royal Family of Greece1

House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg


HM King Giorgios IHM Giorgios I King of the Hellenes ("Willy")
(Born as: HSH Christian Vilhelm Ferdinand Adolf Georg Prince zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg)
(Since July 31st, 1853:) HH Christian Vilhelm Ferdinand Adolf Georg Prince of Denmark
(Since December 21st, 1858:) HRH Christian Vilhelm Ferdinand Adolf Georg Prince of Denmark
* Copenhagen, December 24th, 1845
† (murdered) Salonika, March 18th, 1913
King of the Hellenes, October 31st, 1863

HM Queen Olga Konstantinovna née Grand Duchess of RussiaMarried:

St. Petersburg, October 27th, 1867:
HIH
Olga Konstantinovna Grand Duchess of Russia
* Pavlovsk, September 3rd, 1851
† Pau, Béarn, August 1st, 1926

Children from this marriage:

  1. HM Konstantinos I King of the Hellenes ("Tino")
  2. HRH Giorgios Prince of Greece and Denmark
  3. HRH Alexandra Princess of Greece and Denmark
    * Corfu, August 30th n.s., 1870
    † Iljinskoe, September 24th, 1891

    HIH Grand Duke Pavel Aleksandrovitch of RussiaMarried:

    St. Petersburg, June 17th n.s., 1889:
    HIH
    Pavel Aleksandrovitch Grand Duke of Russia
    * Tsarskoe Selo, October 3rd n.s., 1860
    † (executed) Fortress of St. Peter and St. Paul, St. Petersburg, January 24th n.s., 1919

  4. HRH Prince Nikolaos with his daughter OlgaHRH Nikolaos Prince of Greece and Denmark
    * Athens, January 22nd n.s., 1872
    † Athens, February 8th, 1938

    HIH Princess Elena Vladimirovna of Greece née Grand Duchess of RussiaMarried:

    Tsarskoe Selo, August 29th n.s., 1902:
    HIH
    Elena Vladimirovna Grand Duchess of Russia
    * Tsarskoe Selo, January 29th n.s., 1882
    † Athens, March 13th, 1957

    TRH Princess Olga, Princess Elisabeth and Princess Marina of GreeceChildren from this marriage:

    1. HRH Olga Princess of Greece and Denmark
      * Tatoi Palace near Athens, June 11th, 1903
      † Paris, October 16th, 1997

      HRH Prince Pavle of YugoslaviaMarried:

      Belgrade, October 22nd, 1923:
      Pavle Karadjordjevic
      (Since June 15th n.s., 1903:) HRH Pavle Prince of Serbia
      (Since October 3rd, 1929:) HRH Pavle Prince of Yugoslavia
      * St. Petersburg, April 27th, 1893
      † Paris, September 14th, 1976
      Prince-Regent of Yugoslavia, October 9th, 1934 - March 27th, 1941 (for his nephew King
      Petar II)

    2. HRH Elisabeth Princess of Greece and Denmark
      * Tatoi Palace near Athens, May 24th, 1904
      † Munich, January 11th, 1955

      Married:

      (civil) Munich, January 9th and (religious) Schloß Seefeld am Pilsensee, January 10th, 1934:
      Carl Theodor Klemens Count zu Toerring-Jettenbach
      * Winhöring, September 22nd, 1900
      † Munich, May 14th, 1967

    3. HRH Marina Princess of Greece and Denmark
      * Nikolaos Palace, Athens, December 13th n.s., 1906
      † Kensington Palace, London, August 27th, 1968

      HRH Prince George of Great Britain Duke of KentMarried:

      Westminster Abbey, London, November 29th, 1934:
      HRH
      George Edward Alexander Edmund Prince of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Kent
      * Sandringham House near King's Lynn, Norfolk, December 20th, 1902
      † (plane crash) Morven, Caithness, August 25th, 1942
      Created Duke of Kent, Earl of St. Andrews, Baron Downpatrick, October 12th, 1934
      Knight of the Garter 1923

  5. HIH Grand Duchess Maria Georgievna née Princess Maria of GreeceHRH Maria Princess of Greece and Denmark
    (In Russia styled as: HIH Maria Georgievna Grand Duchess of Russia
    * Athens, March 3rd, 1876
    † Athens, December 14th, 1940

    HIH Grand Duke Georgij Mikhailovitch of RussiaMarried:

    1. Corfu, April 13th n.s., 1900:
      HIH
      Georgij Mikhailovitch Grand Duke of Russia
      * Bielyi-Kliutch, August 23rd n.s., 1863
      † (executed) Fortress of St. Peter and St. Paul, St. Petersburg, January 24th n.s., 1919
    2. December 16th, 1922:
      Perikles Joanides
      * Sikionion Kiotoy, 1881
      † Athens, 1965
  6. HRH Olga Princess of Greece and Denmark
    * Athens, April 7th, 1880
    † Athens, November 2nd, 1880
  7. HRH Andreas Prince of Greece and Denmark
    * Athens, February 1st n.s., 1882
    † Monte Carlo, December 3rd, 1944

    Married:

    (civil) Darmstadt, October 6th and (religious) Orthodox Chapel, Darmstadt, October 7th, 1903:
    HSH
    Victoria Alice Elisabeth Julie Marie Princess von Battenberg
    * Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, February 25th, 1885
    † Buckingham Palace, St. James Park, London, December 5th, 1969

    Children from this marriage:

    1. HRH Margarita Princess of Greece and Denmark
      * Athens, April 18th, 1905
      † Bad Wiessee, April 24th, 1981

      Married:

      (civil) Langenburg, April 18th and (Lutheran and Orthodox) Langenburg Castle near Crailsheim, April 20th, 1931:
      HSH
      Gottfried Hermann Alfred Paul Maximilian Viktor 8th Prince zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg
      (Born as: HSH Gottfried Hermann Alfred Paul Maximilian Viktor Prince zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg)
      (Since March 9th, 1913:) HSH Gottfried Hermann Alfred Paul Maximilian Viktor Hereditary Prince zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg
      * Langenburg Castle near Crailsheim, March 24th, 1897
      † Langenburg Castle near Crailsheim, May 11th, 1960
      Hereditary Prince zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg, March 9th, 1913
      8th Prince zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg, December 11th, 1950

    2. HRH Theodora Princess of Greece and Denmark ("Dolla")
      * Athens, May 30th, 1906
      † Sanitorium, Büdingen near Konstanz, October 16th, 1969

      Married:

      (civil) Baden-Baden, August 15th and (religious) Chapel, Neues Palais, Baden-Baden, August 17th, 1931:
      HRH
      Berthold Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst August Heinrich Karl Margrave von Baden, Duke von Zähringen
      (Born as: HGDH Berthold Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst August Heinrich Karl Grand-Ducal Prince and Margrave von Baden)
      (Since August 9th, 1928:) HRH Berthold Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst August Heinrich Karl Hereditary Prince von Baden
      * Karlsruhe, February 24th, 1906
      † near Spaichingen, Baden-Württemberg, October 27th, 1963
      Heir apparent, August 9th, 1928
      Head of the Grand-Ducal Family of Baden, November 6th, 1929

    3. HRH Cecilia Princess of Greece and Denmark
      * Tatoi Palace near Athens, June 22nd, 1911
      † (plane crash) Steene, November 16th, 1937

      Married:

      (civil) New Palace, Darmstadt, January 23rd, (Orthodox) New Palace and (Lutheran) Palace Church, Darmstadt, February 2nd, 1931:
      HRH
      Georg Donatus Wilhelm Nikolaus Eduard Heinrich Karl Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine
      * New Palace, Darmstadt, November 8th, 1906
      † (plane crash) Steene, November 16th, 1937
      Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, November 8th, 1906
      Head of the Grand-Ducal Family of Hesse and by Rhine, October 9th, 1937

    4. HRH Sofia Princess of Greece and Denmark
      * Mon Repos, Corfu, June 26th, 1914
      † Neuhaus near Schliersee, Bavaria, November 24th, 2001

      Married:

      1. (civil) Kronberg, December 13th and (religious) Chapel, Kronberg Castle, December 15th, 1930:
        HH
        Christoph Ernst August Prince of Hesse
        * Frankfurt am Main, May 14th, 1901
        † (air crash) in the Appenines, October 7th, 1943
      2. (civil) Salem Castle, April 23rd and (religious) Salem Castle, April 24th, 1946:
        HRH
        Georg Wilhelm Ernst August Friedrich Axel Prince of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg, Prince of Great Britain and Ireland
        * Brunswick, March 25th, 1915
    5. HRH Prince Philip Duke of EdinburghHRH Philippos Prince of Greece and Denmark
      (Since February 28th, 1947:) Philip Mountbatten
      (Since November 19th, 1947:) HRH Philip Mountbatten Duke of Edinburgh
      (Since February 22nd, 1957:) HRH Philip Mountbatten Prince of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Duke of Edinburgh
      * Mon Repos, Corfu, June 10th, 1921
      (Renounced the right of succession to the Greek throne 1944)
      Relinquished his titles HRH Prince of Greece and Denmark and assumed the name Philip Mountbatten, February 28th, 1947; created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, Baron Greenwich and granted the qualification of Royal Highness, November 19th, 1947; granted the style and dignity of a Prince of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, February 22nd, 1957
      Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps, Colonel-in-chief of the Army Cadet Force and Air Commodore-in-Chief of the Air Training Force 1952; Admiral of the Fleet, Field Marshal and Marshal of the Royal Air Force 1953; Captain-General of the Royal Marines
      Knight of the Garter 1947, Knight of the Thistle 1952

      HM Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Northern IrelandMarried:

      Westminster Abbey, London, November 20th, 1947:
      HM
      Elizabeth II Alexandra Mary Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ("Lillybeth")
      * 17 Bruton Street, London, April 21st, 1926
      Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, February 6th, 1952 (crowned: Westminster Abbey, London, June 2nd, 1953)
      Colonel-in-Chief of the Grenadier Guards 1942; Colonel-in-Chief of all the Guards Regiments and the Corps of Royal Engineers, Captain-General of the Royal Regiment of Artillery and the Honourable Artillery Company, February 6th, 1952
      Lady of the Garter, November 1947

  8. HRH Christoph Prince of Greece and Denmark

HM King Konstantinos IHM Konstantinos I King of the Hellenes ("Tino")
(Born as: HRH Konstantinos Crown Prince of Greece, Prince of Denmark)
* Athens, August 2nd, 1868
† Palermo, January 11th, 1923
Crown Prince of Greece, August 2nd, 1868
King of the Hellenes, March 18th, 1913 (forced to abdicate and to go in exile, June 11th, 1917; returned to the throne after a plebiscite, December 19th, 1920 but was forced to abdicate and to go in exile again, September 27th, 1922)

HM Queen Sophie née Princess of PrussiaMarried:

Athens, October 27th, 1889:
HRH
Sophie Dorothea Ulrike Alice Princess of Prussia
* Neues Palais, Potsdam, June 14th, 1870
† Frankfurt am Main, January 13th, 1932

HM King Giorgios IIChildren from this marriage:

  1. HM Giorgios II King of the Hellenes
    (Born as: HRH Giorgios Prince of Greece and Denmark)
    (Since March 18th, 1913:) HRH Giorgios Crown Prince of Greece, Prince of Denmark
    * Tatoi Palace near Athens, June 19th n.s., 1890
    † Royal Palace, Athens, April 1st, 1947
    Crown Prince of Greece, March 18th, 1913 - June 11th, 1917 and since December 19th, 1920
    King of the Hellenes, September 27th, 1922 (left Greece, March 25th, 1923; restored to the throne, November 3rd, 1935; forced to leave Greece again following the German invasion, April 23rd, 1941; recalled to the throne, September 28th, 1946)

    HM Queen Elisabeta née Princess of RomaniaMarried:

    Bucharest, February 27th, 1921:
    HRH
    Elisabeta Charlotte Josephine Alexandra Victoria Princess of Romania, Princess of Hohenzollern
    * Pelesch Castle, Sinaia, October 11th n.s., 1894
    † Villa Rose Alba, Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, November 15th, 1956
    (Divorced: Bucharest, July 6th, 1935)

    Child from this marriage:

    1. Miscarriage
      Smyrna 1921
  2. HM Alexandros I King of the Hellenes
    * Tatoi Palace near Athens, August 1st n.s., 1893
    † (bite of his favourite monkey) Athens, October 20th, 1920
    King of the Hellenes, June 11th, 1917

    Married:

    Athens, November 4th, 1919:
    Aspasia Manos
    * Athens, September 4th, 1896
    † Venice, August 7th, 1972
    Granted the style and title HRH Princess of Greece, September 10th, 1922

    Child from this marriage:

    1. HRH Alexandra Princess of Greece
      * (posthumously) Tatoi Palace near Athens, March 25th, 1921
      † Burgess Hill near Lewes, West Sussex, January 30th, 1993
      Granted the style and title HRH Princess of Greece, September 10th, 1922

      HM King Petar II of YugoslaviaMarried:

      Yugoslav Embassy, London, March 20th, 1944:
      HM
      Petar II King of Yugoslavia
      (Born as: HRH Petar Crown Prince of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes)
      (Since October 3rd, 1929:) HRH Petar Crown Prince of Yugoslavia
      * Royal Palace, Belgrade, September 6th, 1923
      † Colorado General Hospital, Denver, Colorado, November 3rd, 1970
      Crown Prince of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, September 6th, 1923; Crown Prince of Yugoslavia, October 3rd, 1929
      King of Yugoslavia, October 9th, 1934 (left Yugoslavia following the German invasion in 1941; Yugoslavia abolished the monarchy, November 29th, 1945)

  3. HM Queen Elena of Roumania née Princess of GreeceHRH Elena Princess of Greece and Denmark ("Sitta")
    * Athens, May 2nd n.s., 1896
    † Lausanne, November 28th, 1982

    HM King Carol II of RoumaniaMarried:

    Athens, March 10th, 1921:
    HM
    Carol II King of Romania, Prince of Hohenzollern
    (Born as: HRH Carol Prince of Romania, Prince of Hohenzollern)
    (Since October 10th, 1914:) HRH Carol Crown Prince of Romania, Prince of Hohenzollern
    * Pelesch Castle, Sinaia, October 15th n.s., 1893
    † Estoril, April 4th, 1953
    Crown Prince of Romania, October 10th, 1914 (renounced his right of succession, December 25th, 1925; returned to Romania and reclaimed his rights, June 6th, 1930)
    King of Romania, June 8th, 1930 (abdicated: September 6th, 1940)
    (Divorced: Bucharest, June 21st, 1928)

  4. HM Pavlos I King of the Hellenes
  5. HRH Irene Princess of Greece and Denmark
    * Athens, February 13th, 1904
    † Villa "San Domenico", Fiesole near Florence, April 14th, 1974

    Married:

    Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Florence, July 1st, 1939:
    HRH
    Aimone Roberto Margherita Giuseppe Torino Prince of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of Spoleto, 4th Duke of Aosta
    * Turin, March 9th, 1900
    † Room 320, Plaza Hotel, Buenos Aires, January 29th, 1948
    Created Duke of Spoleto, September 22th, 1904; 4th Duke of Aosta, March 3rd, 1942
    (Proclaimed HM Tomislav II King of Croatia, Prince of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Voivode of Dalmatia, Tuzla and Temun, May 18th, 1941; abandonned all claims in 1943)

  6. HRH Ekaterini Princess of Greece and Denmark

HM King Pavlos IHM Pavlos I King of the Hellenes
(Born as: HRH Pavlos Prince of Greece and Denmark)
* Tatoi Palace near Athens, December 14th, 1901
† Tatoi Palace near Athens, March 6th, 1964
Heir Pressumptive to the Throne, June 11th, 1917 - December 19th, 1920 and since September 27th, 1922
King of the Hellenes, April 1st, 1947

HM Queen Friederike née Princess of HanoverMarried:

Athens, January 9th, 1938:
HRH
Friederike Luise Thyra Viktoria Margarete Sophie Olga Cecilie Isabelle Christa Princess of Hanover, Duchess of Brunswick and Lüneburg, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland
* Blankenburg Castle, April 18th, 1917
† Madrid, February 6th, 1981

HM Queen Sofia of Spain née Princess of Greece and DenmarkChildren from this marriage:

  1. HRH Sofia Princess of Greece and Denmark
    * Villa Psychiko, Athens, November 2nd, 1938

    HM King Juan Carlos I of SpainMarried:

    (Roman Catholic) Church of St. Denis) and (Greek Orthodox) Metropolis, Athens, May 14th, 1962:
    HM Don
    Juan Carlos I Alfonso Victor Maria King of Spain
    (Born as: HRH Don Juan Carlos Alfonso Victor María Infante of Spain)
    * Anglo-American Hospital, Rome, January 5th, 1938
    Proclaimed Heir to the Throne by General Francisco Franco y Bahamonde, July 22nd, 1969
    King of Spain, November 22nd, 1975

  2. HM Konstantinos II King of the Hellenes ("Tino")
  3. HRH Irene Princess of Greece and Denmark
    * Cape Town, May 11th, 1942
    Heir Pressumptive to the Throne, MArch 6th, 1964 - July 10th, 1965

HM King Konstantinos IIHM Konstantinos II King of the Hellenes ("Tino")
(Born as: HRH Konstantinos Prince of Greece and Denmark)
(Since April 1st, 1947:) HRH Konstantinos Crown Prince of Greece, Prince of Denmark
* Villa Psychiko, Athens, June 2nd, 1940
King of the Hellenes, March 6th, 1964 (fled into exile, December 13th, 1967; deposed, June 1st, 1973; the monarchy was abolished by plebiscite, December 8th, 1974)

HM Queen Anne Marie née Princess of DenmarkMarried:

Metropolis, Athens, September 18th, 1964:
HRH
Anne Marie Dagmar Ingrid Princess of Denmark
* Amalienborg, Copenhagen, August 30th, 1946

HRH Princess AlexiaChildren from this marriage:

  1. HRH Alexia Princess of Greece and Denmark
    * Mon Repos, Corfu, July 10th, 1965
    Heir Pressumptive to the Throne, July 10th, 1965 - May 20th, 1967

    Married:

    St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, London, July 9th, 1999:
    Don Carlos Morales y Quintana
    * Arrecife de Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, December 31st, 1970

  2. HRH Crown Prince PavlosHRH Pavlos Crown Prince of Greece, Prince of Denmark
    * Tatoi Palace near Athens, May 20th, 1967
    Crown Prince of Greece, May 20th, 1967

    HRH Crown Princess MariaMarried:

    (religious) St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, London, July 1st and (civil) Kensington and Chelsea Registry Office, London, August 2nd, 1995:
    Marie-Chantal Claire Miller
    (Following her conversion to the Orthodox faith before her marriage she took the name Maria)
    * 12 Avenue Road, St. John's Wood, London, September 17th, 1968

    HRH Crown Prince Pavlos, HRH Crown Princess Maria and their childrenChildren from this marriage:

    1. HRH Maria Olympia Princess of Greece and Denmark
      * New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, New York City, New York, July 25th, 1996
    2. HRH Konstantinos Alexios Prince of Greece and Denmark
      * New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, New York City, New York, October 29th, 1998
    3. HRH Achileas-Andreas Prince of Greece and Denmark
      * New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, New York City, New York, August 12th, 2000
  3. Miscarriage
    Villa Claudia Clinic, Rome, December 28th, 1967
  4. HRH Prince NikolaosHRH Nikolaos Prince of Greece and Denmark
    * Villa Claudia Clinic, Rome, October 1st, 1969
  5. Miscarriage
    February 1st, 1980
  6. HRH Princess TheodoraHRH Theodora Princess of Greece and Denmark
    * St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London, June 9th, 1983
  7. HRH Prince PhilipposHRH Philippos Prince of Greece and Denmark
    * St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London, April 26th, 1986

Footnotes:

  1. With special thanks to Hein Bruins, Marlene Eilers Koenig, Brigitte Gastel Lloyd, Netty Leistra, Roberto Ortiz de Zarate and Paul Theroff.

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Last updated: October 22nd, 2001.