Monday, October 25, 2021

The marriage of Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark

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HRH Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark, the youngest child of King Constantine II and Queen Anne Marie of the Hellenes Nina Nastassja Flohr were married on October 23 at the Metropolitan Cathedral.  This was the first royal wedding at the Cathedral since the marriage of King Constantine II and Princess Anne Marie of Greece and Denmark in 1964.

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 The couple was married in a civil ceremony in St. Moritz, Switzerland on December 12, 2020.

Princess Nina, 34, is the daughter of Thomas Flohr and Katharina Konečný. Flohr, a billionaire is the founder of VistaJet.  Her parents divorced when she was five.  Her mother was Faberge's creative and managing director until 2014.

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 The guests at the wedding included members of the Greek and Danish royal families, including King Constantine II (in a wheelchair),  Queen Anne Marie, Crown Prince Pavlos, and Crown Princess Marie Chantal and their five children, Princess Olympia, who was accompanied by her boyfriend, the Hon. Peregrine Pearson,  Prince Constantine-Alexios, Prince Achileas-Andreas, Prince Odysseas-Kimon, and, Prince Aristidis-Stavros, Princess Alexia and her husband Carlos Morales and their four children, Prince Nicholas and Princess Tatiana, and Princess Theodora, whose fiance Matthew Kumar, did not attend the wedding.

Other guests included four of his seven surviving godparents, Princess Benedikte of Denmark (his aunt), Infanta Elena of Spain (first cousin), Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark, and Prince Kyril of Bulgaria.  His other two living godparents, King Juan Carlos of Spain and the Countess Mountbatten of Burma did not attend the wedding.   [Philippos' other two godparents were Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and Diana, Princess of Wales.]

Princess Benedikte was accompanied by her daughter, Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her husband Count Michael of Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille. 

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Queen Sofia of Spain and her younger sister, Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark and their second cousin, Princess Tatiana Radziwill and her husband, Dr. John Fruchaud, were also at the wedding along with the Hereditary Prince and Princess of Hanover, Prince and Princess Christian of Hanover, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.

Philippos' nieces, Anna Maria and Amelia Morales y de Grecia were Nina's bridesmaids.

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Two receptions followed.  The first reception was held at the National Gymnastics Association and a more formal reception, hosted by the groom's parents, took place at the  Piraeus Yacht Club.

Prince Philippos is an Analyst at Ortelius Capital in New York, a firm that was co-founded by his brother, Prince Pavlos.  Princess Nina is the creative director of her father's firm, VistaJet.

1 comment:

Paul Harten said...

Prince Michael or Greece is also a godparent ans was present with his wife Marina.