Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark
Her paternal grandparents were George I of Greece and Olga Konstantinovna of Russia. Her maternal grandparents were Friedrich III, German Emperor, and his Empress consort Victoria. Victoria was a daughter of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Queen regnant Victoria of the United Kingdom. Currently, she is one of two living great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria, along with Carl Johan Bernadotte.
Katherine was born in Athens. Her parents were deposed in 1917, when she was just four years old, and re-instated in 1920 and deposed again in 1922. Katherine's brother George became King George II of the Hellenes in 1922. He was deposed in 1924 and reinstated in 1935. He then abdicated in 1941. In 1947, Katherine's brother Paul, or Pavlos, became Paul I of Greece. In that same year, Katherine, living in the United Kingdom, married Richard Brandram on April 21. She received permission to style herself 'Lady Katherine Brandram' and in 25 August 1947 she formally renounced her title of Princess of Greece and Denmark and the style 'Royal Highness'.
Lady Katherine is one of only two surviving great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria. The other one is Count Carl Johan Bernadotte of Sweden. She is also the last surviving niece of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. Katherine had two sisters, Helen of Greece and Denmark (who married Carol II of Romania and became Queen Helen of Romania) and Princess Irene (not to be confused with her namesake niece Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark, daughter of King Paul I of the Hellenes), and another brother, Alexander I of Greece.
Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark (until 1947)
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|Spoken style||Your Royal Highness|
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