Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (1906–1969)

Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Θεοδώρα; 30 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.

Princess Theodora
Margravine of Baden
Study portrait of Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, later Margravine of Baden.jpg
Born(1906-05-30)30 May 1906
Tatoi Palace, Tatoi, Greece
Died16 October 1969(1969-10-16) (aged 63)
Büdingen, Hesse, West Germany
(m. 1931; died 1963)
IssuePrincess Margarita
Maximilian, Margrave of Baden
Prince Ludwig Wilhelm
FatherPrince Andrew of Greece and Denmark
MotherPrincess Alice of Battenberg


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. She was not invited for her brother Prince Philip's marriage in 1947 as she was married to a German prince.

Marriage and childrenEdit

Theodora married her paternal second-cousin Berthold, Margrave of Baden on 17 August 1931 at Neues Schloß, Baden-Baden, Germany.[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]


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.



Through her father, she was a grandchild of George I of Greece and Olga Konstantinovna 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.


  1. ^ a b c d e Gothaisches Genealogisches Handbuch der Fürstlchen Häuser, Band I. Verlag des Deutschen Adelsarchivs. Marburg. 2015. pp. 112-115. (German). ISBN 978-3-9817243-0-1.
  2. ^ Vickers, Hugo. Alice: Princess Andrew of Greece. St. Martin's Griffin, 2003, p. 75.
  3. ^ "Photographic image" (JPG). Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Princess Theodoras body shown in the back wearing the grand cross set of the order of fidelity".
  5. ^ a b "Princess Theodora wearing her Baden Grand Cross at the Coronation of her sister in-law".
  6. ^ "Photographic image" (JPG). Retrieved 18 May 2018.