This past weekend, on Saturday evening, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece celebrated his 50th birthday in London alongside close family, friends and European royals. His eldest child, Princess Maria Olympia, also celebrated her birthday ahead of time (she will turn 21 on 25 July) in a joint bash with her father at a manor in Gloucestershire.
The birthday celebration, which had a “revolution” theme, was attended by Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, alongside members of the Greek Royal Family. Other guests included members of the Bulgarian Royal Family, socialites and fashion designers like Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti.
It is safe to assume that members of the Danish and Spanish royal families were there as well as they are closely related to the Greeks. Queen Anne-Marie of Greece is a sister to Denmark’s Queen Margrethe while King Constantine of Greece is a brother to Queen Sofía of Spain.
Images of the party were posted all over social media with hashtags like #princeandrevolution and #5021revolution.
The occasion also served as a farewell party for the family as they will be moving back to New York where they lived previously for many years. Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal’s first three children (Princess Maria Olympia, Prince Constantine-Alexios and PrinceAchileas-Andreas) were born in the city; their other two children were born in London (Prince Odysseus-Kimon) and Los Angeles (Prince Aristidis-Stavros).
It was revealed by Marie-Chantal in an Instagram post earlier this year that the family would be relocating to New York from London.
They already have family residing in the States, as the youngest brother to Pavlos, Prince Philippos, lives in New York, while Princess Theodora (the younger sister of Pavlos) resides in Los Angeles. Theodora is an actress and stars in the Amerian soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.