Princess Maria Olympia of Greece and Denmark

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Princess Maria Olympia of Greece and Denmark
Maria Olympia in 2019
Born (1996-07-25) 25 July 1996 (age 27)
Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York City, U.S.
House Glücksburg
Father Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece
Mother Marie-Chantal Miller
Occupation Student, model, socialite


Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark (born 25 July 1996) is a fashion model, socialite and member of the non-reigning Greek royal family. She is the oldest child and only daughter of pretender Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, and his wife, Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece. Her paternal grandparents are Constantine II of Greece and Anne-Marie of Denmark, who were the last King and [[Queen of the Hellenes, while her maternal grandfather is duty free entrepreneur Robert Warren Miller.

Early Life

Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark was born on 25 July 1996 at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City to Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece and his wife, Marie-Chantal.

She was baptized in the Greek Orthodox Church by Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople at the Church of St. George in Istanbul, Turkey, on 22 December 1996. Her godparents are her paternal aunt Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark, her maternal aunt Pia Getty, her grandfather's second cousin [[Charles III], and Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark. Her family relocated to London, where she spent most of her childhood. She is the older sister of Prince Constantine-Alexios, Prince Achileas-Andreas, Prince Odysseas-Kimon and Prince Aristidis-Stavros.

The princess herself uses the name Olympia in everyday life.

Olympia attended her first couture show around the age of 11 in Rome together with her parents.

She studied art history, theatre, photography, and graphic design while in boarding school in Switzerland with hopes of pursuing a career in art or fashion. She interned in Dior's couture department, at the age of 17.

Maria-Olympia registered at College in New York in the fall of 2015. In 2016, she studied photography at Parsons School of Design in New York. In 2019, she completed her studies with a degree in Fashion Business and Marketing from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

She is dyslexic.

Fashion Career

In April 2016, Maria-Olympia posed alongside two of her first cousins, Isabel Getty and Princess Talita of Furstenberg in a Vanity Fair feature.

She has modeled for Teen Vogue, Town & Country, Tatler Hello!Hola! and W magazine. In June 2017, Maria-Olympia walked the runway for Dolce & Gabbana. She has also modeled for Michael Kors.

Using her name Olympia the Saks Potts S/S 2019 show during Copenhagen Fashion Week in August 2018 was named OLYMPIA after her and opened by the princess herself as the first model on the stage.

She became the face for Pretty Ballerinas's Spring/Summer 2019 collection.

Personal Life

It was reported in May 2016 that Maria-Olympia was romantically involved with her godfather's son and third cousin once removed Prince Harry, but a representative of the British Royal Family denied the rumors. As of 2021 she was in a relationship with Peregrine Pearson, the son and heir Michael Pearson, 4th Viscount Cowdray, but in September 2023 it was reported that they had broken up.

  • 25 July 1996-present: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Olympia of Greece and Denmark

Honor

House: Glucksburg

Religion: Greek Orthodox