Princess Diana’s godson Prince Philippos of Greece has family reunion at Somerset House
A royal family reunion! Princess Diana’s godson Prince Philippos of Greece joins her brother, new wife Nina and niece Princess Olympia at Somerset House days after her SECOND wedding celebration
- Princess Diana’s godson, Prince Philippos of Greece, spent a day with family
- Joined wife Nina and niece Princess Olympia of Greece at Somerset House
- His brother, Prince Nikolaos of Greece, presents his work in an exhibition
- Philippos and Nina recently celebrated their wedding for the second time
Princess Diana’s godson, Prince Philippos of Greece, spent a day with his new wife Nina and niece, Princess Olympia of Greece, days after her second wedding celebration.
Philippos, a New York-based hedge fund analyst, and Nina posed with glamor Olympia outside Somerset House in London, where the photograph of Philippos’ brother Nikolaos is on display as part of the London Design Biennale.
Nikolaos, 51, and Philippos, 35, are the younger brothers of Olympia’s father, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, 54. Crown Prince Pavlos is married to the worldly princess Marie-Chantal.
Their parents are King Constantine (Prince William’s godfather) and Queen Anne-Marie, who still retained the use of their royal titles despite the abolition of the Greek monarchy in 1973.
Family day out! Princess Diana’s godson Prince Philippos of Greece (second from left) spent a day with his new wife Nina (right) and niece Princess Olympia of Greece (left) to support the photograph of her brother the Prince Nikolaos (second from right) underway show in London
Together, by Prince Nikolaos – Greek Pavilion at the London Design Biennale
Olympia, 24, who has kept a low profile on social media in recent months, looked ready for summer in a soft blue dress, blue overshirt and black ankle boots.
Nina looked fresh in a striped pastel dress with puffed sleeves.
Nina and Philippos tied the knot in December in a small private ceremony in the glitzy Swiss ski resort of St Moritz, with only their fathers King Constantine, 80, and Thomas Flohr, 60, present due to restrictions of Covid-19.
Last month, the couple celebrated their nuptials with a low-key second wedding hosted by Vogue writer Alice Naylor-Leyland and her husband Tom at their home in Stibbington House in Cambridge, with the couple decorating their home with white balloons and blue flowers for the occasion.
Among the guests were Alice, who was named one of Tatler’s ‘society swans’ in 2018, and her husband Tom, heir to one of Britain’s land dynasties. His family owns land and historic properties across the country.
Princess Diana’s hedge fund analyst godson Prince Philippos of Greece recently celebrated their second marriage to longtime girlfriend Nina Flohr after their initial marriage in a small private ceremony at the ski resort lavish of St Moritz in December.
Vogue writer Alice decorated the dining room at her Stibbington House with white balloons and photographs from the couple’s first wedding for the occasion
The bride paid a vibrant tribute to her hosts Alice Naylor-Leyland and her husband Tom for organizing the wedding and said there were “speeches and tears of joy” during the event.
In snaps shared on Instagram over the weekend, the couple could be seen cutting a three-tiered wedding cake
He is the son of Baronet Sir Philip Naylor-Leyland and the grandson of the late Lord Lambton and owns the 17th century Talbot Hotel in Malton, North Yorkshire, near their rented farm house.
Other guests at the event were magazine editor Violet Henderson and friend of Princess Eugenie Caroline Rupert.
Under current Covid rules, there is a limit of 30 wedding guests – although the cap is expected to be lifted on June 21 – “freedom day” – when most restrictions should be lifted.
The couple first married in a private ceremony in December and were only joined by their fathers, King Constantine, 80, and Thomas Flohr, 60, due to Covid restrictions. 19.
Philippos, who was born at St Mary’s Hospital in London in 1986, grew up in a stately 13-bedroom house on the outskirts of Hampstead Heath where Princess Diana frequently dated Prince William and Prince Harry.
He is known to be private and largely avoids the limelight, but he has made appearances at many high profile events such as the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden in 2010 and her sister Princess Madeleine. in 2013.
He and Nina also attended the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.
Who is the Greek royal family?
Philippo’s father, Constantine II, was king of Greece until he was ousted from power in a military coup in 1967.
Greece sank into civil war after being liberated from the Nazis in 1944, and the conflict finally came to a head 23 in 1967.
Constantine had ascended to the throne at the age of 24 three years earlier following the death of his father, King Paul, but was forced to flee when a junta of army generals overthrew the monarchy in power and took control of the country.
The military dictatorship continued until 1974, when it was overthrown.
Constantine had hoped to return to the throne, but instead the country became a republic.
A law was passed in 1994 stripping Constantine of his Greek citizenship, passport and property.
His wife Anne-Marie is the sister of Queen Margrethe of Denmark.
Constantine, the first cousin of the Duke of Edinburgh, and his wife Anne-Marie of Denmark fled Athens for Britain and settled in north London, purchasing a 13-bedroom stately home on the outskirts of Hampstead Heath.
They raised their five children there, Alexia, Pavlos, Nikolaos, Theodora and Philippos, and often received visits from Princess Diana and young Prince Harry and William in the late 1980s and early 1990s.