Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Engagement of Prince Philippos of Greece and Nina Flohr Announced by King Constantine II

Prince Philippos and his fiancée Nina Flohr
The Office of HM King Constantine II of Greece has released the following happy news: 

Their Majesties King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie are delighted to announce the engagement of their youngest son, Prince Philippos, to Nina Nastassja Flohr, daughter of Thomas Flohr and Katharina Flohr. Nina and Philippos were engaged on the island of Ithaca, in Greece early this summer. The details of their wedding will be released in due course.

On her Instagram account, Nina wrote: “My dearest Philippos. I love you today, I will love you tomorrow and forever. You make us happier, better and stronger. I cannot wait to spend the rest of our lives together.

Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark
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 while the Duke of Edinburgh looks on
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 Nastassja Jade Flohr (b.22 January 1987), the only child of Swiss billionaire Thomas Flohr, founder of VistaJet, and his ex-wife Katharina Konečný. Philippos and Nina attended the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank in 2018.

Newly engaged: Prince Philippos of Greece and Nina Flohr
Photograph (c) Prince Nikolaos of Greece
Congratulations to Philippos and Nina! 

2 comments:

  1. I remember him as a boy of about seven, with his father, and the King’s secretary, lunching in the bar at Claridge’s. The poor boy was bored to destraction, the elders were in deep discussion, leaving him to his own devices.

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  2. I remember him as a boy of about 7, lunching with his father, and his secretary in the bar at Claridges. The poor child was bored rigid as his father and secretary were in deep conversation, with little for him to do.

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