Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (1906–1969)

Princess Theodora
Margravine of Baden
Born (1906-05-13)13 May 1906
Tatoi Palace, Tatoi, Greece
Died 16 October 1969(1969-10-16) (aged 63)
Büdingen, Hesse, Germany
Spouse Berthold, Margrave of Baden
Issue Princess Margarita
Maximilian, Margrave of Baden
Prince Ludwig Wilhelm
House Glücksburg
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 and the second eldest sister of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.


Princesses Margarita and Theodora of Greece in 1910.

Theodora was born on 30 May 1906 at Tatoi Palace.[1] 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 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.


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

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.

Titles, styles, honours, and arms

Titles and styles



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 and Prince Albert. Her mother was a granddaughter of The Princess Alice, second daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

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
Marie Louise of Hanover
Grand Duchess of Baden
17 August 1931 – 27 October 1963
Reason for succession failure:
Grand Duchy abolished in 1918
Succeeded by
Valerie of Austria


  1. Vickers, Hugo. Alice: Princess Andrew of Greece. St. Martin's Griffin, 2003, p. 75.
This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 11/7/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.