Friday, August 29, 2008
Princess Anastasia of Greece dies in London
August 29, 1923 HRH Princess Anastasia of Greece died today at 11:48 p.m., at Spencer House in London. Her third husband, Prince Christopher of Greece was at her bedside when she died. The former Nonnie May Stewart was born in Zanesville, Ohio. She was first married to George Worthington. They were divorced in 1898. In 1900, she married William Bateman Leeds, the Tin plate king, who was worth between 25,000,000 and 40,000,000. He died only eight years later, leaving the bulk of his fortune to his widow. The couple also had a young son, William.
Nancy Leeds and Prince Christopher were married in Vevey, Switzerland, on January 21, 1920. She was created HRH Princess Anastasia in her own right by King Constantine I.
A year after her own marriage, her only son, William, 19, married Princess Xenia of Russia, whose mother, Marie, was Prince Christopher's sister.