Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (1906–1969)

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Princess Theodora
Former Hereditary Grand Duchess of Baden
Princess of Greece and Denmark
Theodora of Greece.jpg
Born (1906-05-13)13 May 1906
Tatoi Palace, Tatoi, Kingdom of Greece
Died 16 October 1969(1969-10-16) (aged 63)
Büdingen, Hesse, Germany
Spouse Prince Berthold, Hereditary Grand Duke of Baden
Issue Princess Margarita
Prince Maximilian, Hereditary Grand Duke of Baden
Prince Ludwig Wilhelm
House Glücksburg-Greece
Father Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark
Mother Princess Alice of Battenberg

Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Πριγκίπισσα Θεοδώρα της Ελλάδας και Δανίας) (13 May 1906 – 16 October 1969) was the second child and daughter of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg,[1] and the second eldest sister of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Family[edit]

Princesses Margarita and Theodora of Greece in 1910.

Theodora was born on 30 May 1906 at Tatoi Palace,[2] 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[edit]

Theodora married her second cousin Berthold, Margrave of Baden on 17 August 1931 at Neues Schloß, Baden-Baden, Germany,[1][1] they had three children:[1]

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.[1]

Death[edit]

Theodora died on 16 October 1969 at Büdingen, Germany, having survived her husband by six years,[1] her mother, Princess Alice, outlived her by five weeks, dying on 5 December 1969.

Titles, styles, honours, and arms[edit]

Styles of
Theodora, Margravine of Baden
Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Ma'am

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 13 May 1906 – 17 August 1931: Her Royal Highness Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark
  • 17 August 1931 – 27 October 1963: Her Royal Highness Princess Theodora, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Baden, Princess of Greece and Denmark
  • 27 October 1963 – 16 October 1969: Her Royal Highness Princess Theodora, Former Hereditary Grand Duchess of Baden, Princess of Greece and Denmark

Honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

Through her father, she was a grandchild of George I of Greece and Olga Konstantinova 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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Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (1906–1969)
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 13 May 1906 Died: 16 October 1969
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Princess Marie Louise of Hanover
— TITULAR —
Grand Duchess of Baden
17 August 1931 – 27 October 1963
Reason for succession failure:
Grand Duchy abolished in 1918
Succeeded by
Archduchess Valerie of Austria