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Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark

Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark

The basics
Quick Facts
Countries Greece
Occupations Politician
Gender female
Birth May 30, 1906 (Tatoi Palace, Psychiko, Filothei-Psychiko Municipality, Attica Region)
Death October 16, 1969 (Büdingen, Wetteraukreis, Darmstadt Government Region, Hesse)
Family
Mother: Princess Alice of Battenberg
Father: Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark
Siblings: Princess Cecilie of Greece and DenmarkPrincess Margarita of Greece and DenmarkPrincess Sophie of Greece and Denmark
Spouse: Berthold, Margrave of Baden
Children: Maximilian, Margrave of Baden
The details
Biography

Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Πριγκίπισσα Θεοδώρα της Ελλάδας και Δανίας; 30 May 1906 – 16 October 1969) was the second child and daughter of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg, and the second eldest sister of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Family

Princesses Margarita and Theodora of Greece in 1910.

Theodora was born on 30 May 1906 at Tatoi Palace. She was the sister of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, formerly Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, the husband and consort of Elizabeth II. She also had three sisters: Margarita, Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg; Cecilie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine; and Sophie, Princess George of Hanover.

Marriage and children

Theodora married her paternal second cousin Berthold, Margrave of Baden on 17 August 1931 at Neues Schloß, Baden-Baden, Germany. They had three children:

Their son Maximilian is styled Royal Highness as Margrave (and formerly Hereditary Prince) of Baden, while their other two children are styled Grand Ducal Highness.

Death

Theodora died on 16 October 1969 at Büdingen, Germany, having survived her husband by six years. Her mother, Princess Alice, outlived her by five weeks, dying on 5 December 1969.

Honours

  • Kingdom of Greece Greece: Dame Grand Cross of the Order of Saints Olga and Sophia, 1st Class
  • Kingdom of Greece Greece: Dame Commander of the Order of Beneficence
  • Kingdom of Greece Greece: Knight of the Decoration of the Greek Royal House, 2nd Class
  • Grand Duchy of Baden House of Zähringen: Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Fidelity
  •  United Kingdom: Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal

Ancestry

Through her father, she was a grandchild of George I of Greece and Olga Konstantinovna of Russia, a granddaughter of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia. Through her mother she was a great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Her mother was a granddaughter of Princess Alice, second daughter of Queen Victoria.

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