Maria-Olympia, the daughter of the former Crown Prince of Greece, Pavlos, has recently been given the title of “most eligible single” by the glamour and fashion magazine Tatler.
The 27-year-old is the firstborn child and only daughter of Pavlos and Marie-Chantal, Princess of Denmark. The family, who have houses in London and in Gloucestershire, spend their summers in Harbour Island, Bahamas, and their winters in Gstaad, Switzerland – where Pavlos proposed to Marie-Chantal on a chair lift in 1994.
Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, accompanied by their daughter Princess Maria-Olympia, attended The Prince's Trust Gala in New York City on 27 April. pic.twitter.com/9BgkCllpiu
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Maria-Olympia is the granddaughter of the former King of Greece Constantine, the last king of Greece, who reigned from 6 March 1964 until the abolition of the Greek monarchy by a referendum on 1 June 1973.
The vote was overwhelmingly against the monarchy. About 69 percent of voters were in favor of a Republic with a turnout of roughly 75 percent.
Former King Constantine died earlier this year and was buried in Greece.
Princess Maria-Olympia has four younger brothers: Constantine-Alexios, Achileas-Andreas, Odysseas-Kimon and Aristidis-Stavros. Her mother, Marie-Chantal, is the daughter of DFS (Duty-Free Shops) billionaire Robert Warren Miller, and was raised in Hong Kong.
She is also King Charles’ goddaughter.
#DYK King Constantine II of the Hellenes was godfather to The Prince of Wales.
King Charles III and The Prince of Wales are godfathers to his grandchildren, Princess Maria Olympia and Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece and Denmark, respectively. pic.twitter.com/HL67ovurmL
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Maria-Olympia enjoys a lavish life of jet-setting
“A front-row fixture and party circuit regular, Maria-Olympia is a champion of cool-girl style,” Tatler wrote. “You can often spot the model, socialite and influencer in Dior, Prada and Schiaparelli with her signature nonchalant demeanor.”
“This young royal is as eligible as they come – especially now, with her razor-sharp peroxide blonde bob,” the magazine said. “This summer has been her single-girl era, flitting around Ibiza, Greece, New York and Notting Hill in sparkly stilettos.”
She was born on 25 July 1996 at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City and baptized in the Greek Orthodox Church by Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople at the Church of St. George in Istanbul.
Maria-Olympia reportedly took a keen interest in fashion from a young age. In 2019, she graduated from New York University after studying fashion, business and marketing, according to Harper’s Bazaar.
She has modeled for numerous fashion and glamor magazines. 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 of Michael Pearson, 4th Viscount Cowdray, but in September 2023 it was reported that they had broken up.
Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece is spotted looking glum amid split from 'Britain's most eligible bachelor' Peregrine Pearson – as it's revealed he kissed Sophie Turner https://t.co/HBNYfTbC5g pic.twitter.com/eai6hzHC98
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) November 1, 2023
Maria-Olympia enjoys a lavish life of jet-setting, partying and yachts. Her Instagram page shows off some of the trips she’s enjoyed to various sun-kissed destinations. From the Wimbledon championships to Greece with the family, to living the high life between London and New York.