Thursday, April 25, 2019

Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark is Thirty-Three

Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark

Today, HRH Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark celebrates his thirty-third birthday. Philippos is the third son and youngest child of HM King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes (née Denmark). The prince was born at London on 26 April 1986. Philippos joined four older siblings: Princess Alexia (b.1965), Crown Prince Pavlos (b.1967), Prince Nikolaos (b.1969), and Princess Theodora (b.1983).

Photograph taken on the occasion of the baptism of Prince Philippos

King Juan Carlos of Spain holds his nephew and godson Prince Philippos

The Princess of Wales with her godson Philippos

On 10 July 1986, Prince Philippos was baptised into the Greek Orthodox faith at St Sophia's Cathedral in London. Among his godparents were his uncle King Juan Carlos of Spain, his first cousin twice removed the Duke of Edinburgh, the Princess of Wales, his aunt Princess Benedikte of Denmark, and his first cousin Infanta Elena of Spain.

The King and Queen of the Hellenes with their children

Philippos of Greece was raised in London; he visited Greece for the first time in 1993. As part of his primary education, the prince attended the Hellenic School at London, which was founded by his parents. Philippos went on to study Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, DC; he graduated from Georgetown in 2008 with his bachelors. 

Philippos with his family after his graduation from Georgetown University

The Royal Greek Brothers (l to r): Nikolaos, Pavlos, and Philippos

The prince lives in New York City. Since 2014, Philippos has worked as an analyst for Ortelius Capital, "an alternative investment group specializing in hedge funds and private equity." Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark has been in a relationship with Nina Flohr, the only child of Swiss billionaire Thomas Flohr, founder of VistaJet, and his ex-wife Katharina Konecny. Philippos and Nina attended the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank in 2018.

Prince Philippos and his partner Nina Flohr

Philippos and Nina at the wedding of Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank


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