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Philippos of Greece to Marry his Wife for a Third Time in Athens

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Phillipos of Greece and Nina Flohr will have their third wedding in the Athens Cathedral. Credit: Nina Flohr / Instagram

Third time is a charm, even for married royals. Philippos of Greece and billionaire’s daughter Nina Flohr will exchange wedding vows for a third time this weekend in Athens. The ceremony is tipped to be particularly lavish, even by royal standards.

Phillipos, the youngest son of the last King of Greece, Constantine, is married to Swiss billionaire businessman Thomas Flohr’s daughter Nina Flohr. Their third ceremony will be conducted on Saturday, at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens.

It will be the third wedding for the couple, who first wed last December in a small civil ceremony in St Moritz, Switzerland, followed by a high society springtime celebration in Cambridgeshire.

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Both were intimate affairs – indeed there were just the two fathers as witnesses at the first – but this third wedding has all the makings of a full-blown extravaganza. There will be no shortage of potential names on the guest list.

Phillipos, 35, has four siblings, including former Crown Prince Pavlos, 54, who shares five children with the jet-set socialite Marie-Chantal. Their model daughter Princess Olympia, 25, would surely bring some glamour to her uncle’s wedding.

Royals, celebrities expected at Philippos of Greece Athens wedding

Other Brits expected to make the journey include Vogue writer Alice Naylor- Leyland and her husband Tom, who hosted the couple’s wedding No. 2 at their home of Stibbington House in Cambridge.

Other guests reportedly include Vogue editor Violet Henderson and Princess Eugenie’s friend Caroline Rupert. Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank could also be in attendance, with Philippos and Nina making the guest list for their own royal wedding in October 2018.

The Duke of Edinburgh‘s long-time carriage driving companion Lady Penelope Knatchbull is the groom’s godmother and so could also be among the guests. Philippos’s well-connected family means there could be representatives from almost every European monarchy at the ceremony.

His paternal aunt Queen Sofia of Spain, mother of the current King Felipe, will attend, as will Princess Elena of Spain, the groom’s cousin and godmother. Another godmother and the groom’s maternal aunt, Princess Benedikte of Denmark, has no doubt been invited.

As has godfather Kyril, Prince of Preslav. Margrethe II of Denmark, is also a maternal aunt, and she could attend alongside her son, Crown Prince Frederick and daughter-in-law, Crown Princess Mary.

Phillipos’ family connected to British royals

Although they’re not directly related, royal banksnewscol means King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Crown Princess Victoria and Crown Prince Daniel of Sweden, and Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, could also be at the Greek cathedral on Saturday.

Among the notable absences will be godfather and cousin King Felipe of Spain and his wife, Queen Sofia. They are otherwise engaged at the annual Asturias awards.

Phillipos’ family is closely connected with the British royals. He is the godson of the late Princess Diana and the Duke of Edinburgh. Former King Constantine is second cousins with Prince Charles and Prince William’s godfather.

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