Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark was "charged with driving under the influence of alcohol while tearing through Monterey County" on September 17. She was "nailed by police in Salinas" and was found to have a blood alcohol level of .07, which is just under the legal limit in California. But at the officer's discretion, drivers "can still be charged with impairment.
The "haughty princess" arrived for her arraignment in September with her checkbook, ready to pay the fine as she thought she be able to pay her ticket and leave. She had to hire a lawyer after she was told that she would go on trial for DUI - Driving Under the Influence. Her stage name is Theodora Greece. She played the Impressed Lady in the 2009 film, The Lightkeepers, starring Robert de Niro and Blythe Danner.
Princess Theodora, 27, is the younger daughter of King Constantine II and Queen Anne Marie. She attended Brown University in Rhode Island, and Northeastern University.
She appeared in the Monterey County Court on Wednesday, accompanied by her lawyer, Marlene Clara Zamora, where she pleaded no contest "of driving a motor vehicle in excess of 100 mph and following too closely." The original DUI charged was dropped.
The charge is considered a misdemeanor.
Theodora, who lives in Los Angeles and is pursuing an acting career, was fined $1000 plus court fees. She was listed in the complaint as People vs Theodora, Hrh Princess. Theodora considered the last name, Hrh the first name and Princess the middle name.
According to court records, she was arraigned by citation on September 21. This was followed by a Plea hearing on October 21. A pre-trial conference was held on December 8, which was followed by two Plea Hearings, the first on January 11 and the final hearing on January 27.