Greece

Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna – Temporary Russian regent of Greece

Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna of Russia was born on 3 September 1851 to Grand Duke Constantine Nikolaevich of Russia and Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg in Pavlovsk Palace close to St Petersburg, Russia. She was their second child and elder daughter; she was also the granddaughter of Tsar Nicholas I. After a visit by 17-year-old King George I of Greece (son of King [read more]

Anastasia of Greece and Denmark

Nonie May Stewart – The American Princess of Greece and Denmark

Over the years, many Americans have joined various royal families across the globe – some more well-known than others. One woman who has not been discussed in much detail was Princess Anastasia of Greece and Denmark, born Nonie “Nancy” May Stewart Worthington Leeds in Zanesville, Ohio. A daughter of a wealthy merchant, Nancy was born on 20 January [read more]

Greece

Sophie of Prussia – Queen of the Hellenes

The future Queen Sophie of Greece was born as Princess Sophie Dorothea Ulrike Alice on 14 June 1870 in the Neues Palais in Potsdam. She was the seventh child and third daughter of Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Victoria (née Victoria, Princess Royal or “Vicky”). Sophie was one of the many grandchildren of Queen [read more]

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Adelheid of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym

The infertility of the first royal couple of Greece

Amalia of Oldenburg was born in 1818 as the daughter of Augustus, Grand Duke of Oldenburg and Princess Adelheid of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym. She never knew her mother as she died three months after giving birth to her sister at the age of 20. Her father remarried to her mother’s sister Princess Ida of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym, but she too died after three [read more]