Princess Diana‘s hedge fund analyst godson Prince Philippos of Greece has celebrated his second wedding with Nina Flohr after they originally married in a tiny private ceremony in the glitzy ski resort of St Moritz in December.
The New York City-based hedge fund analyst secretly married creative director for airline VistaJet Nina Nastassja Flohr, in a civil ceremony in Switzerland last year, with just their fathers King Constantine, 80, and Thomas Flohr, 60, present due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The couple’s second low-key wedding was hosted by Vogue writer Alice Naylor- Leyland and her husband Tom at their home of Stibbington House in Cambridge, with the pair decorating their home with white balloons and blue flowers for the occasion.
Under current Covid rules there is a limit of 30 guests at weddings – although the cap is expected to be lifted on June 21st – ‘freedom day’ – when most restrictions are set to be lifted.
Philippos is the youngest son of King Constantine (the godfather of Prince William) and Queen Anne-Marie, who have retained still use their royal titles despite the abolition of the Greek monarchy in 1973.
Princess Diana ‘s hedge fund analyst godson Prince Philippos of Greece has celebrated his second wedding with his long term girlfriend Nina Flohr after they originally married in a tiny private ceremony in the glitzy ski resort of St Moritz in December
The couple’s second low-key wedding was hosted by Vogue writer Alice Naylor Leyland and her husband Tom at their home of Stibbington House in Cambridge, with the pair decorating their home with white balloons and blue flowers for the occasion
The New York City-based hedge fund analyst secretly married his long-term girlfriend, creative director for airline VistaJet Nina Nastassja Flohr, in a civil ceremony in Switzerland last year, with just their fathers King Constantine, 80, and Thomas Flohr, 60, present due to Covid-19 restrictions
In photographs shared by Nina after the event, she posted: ‘Dearest Alice, you have made us smile more than you can ever imagine!’
In the snaps, a candle-lit dining room table could be seen, decorated with huge white and blue peonies, monogrammed napkins and images from the couple’s first wedding in December.
Nina captioned an image of the table: ‘Thank you for making us feel so special. The love, the happy tears, the speeches and 18 years of friendship!’
Another image showed Phillopos and Nina cutting into a three-tiered blue wedding cake, with the bride posting: ‘Our wedding cake! We didn’t actually have one at our civil ceremony so this was very special.’
In snaps shared on Instagram over the weekend, the couple could be seen cutting into a three tiered wedding cake
The bride shared a gushing tribute to her hosts Alice Naylor-Leyland and her husband Tom for hosting the wedding and said there had been ‘speeches and happy tears’ during the event
Guests included Alice, who was named as one of Tatler’s ‘society swans’ of 2018, who wore a bright pink floral gown for the event
The bride opted to wear an ivory satin dress for the occasion, while the groom donned a crisp black tie suit.
Guests included Alice, who was named as one of Tatler’s ‘society swans’ of 2018, and her husband Tom, who is heir to one of Britain’s land-owning dynasties. His family has historic land and property across the country.
He is the son of Baronet Sir Philip Naylor-Leyland and the grandson of the late Lord Lambton and owns the 17th-century Talbot hotel in Malton, North Yorkshire near their rented farmhouse home.
Others invited to the event were magazine editor Violet Henderson and Princess Eugenie’s friend Caroline Rupert.
Other images from the weekend showed a group of guests enjoying a picnic in the grounds of the country house, with Nina snuggling up with Alice’s daughter, and her goddaughter, Nancy.
Other snaps from the weekend revealed the wedding party enjoyed an outdoor picnic in the sunshine (left and right)
In December, the couple shared three photographs from their first, low-key wedding, where they could be seen beaming at one another as they exchanged vows in front of their fathers.
For the civil service, the bride donned a smart crisp white two piece suit, which featured a scalloped hem and pretty sequin detailing.
Nina swept her hair into a half-up do, clipping her locks into place with a large white bow.
The couple were first married in a private ceremony in December, and were joined only by their fathers King Constantine, 80, and Thomas Flohr, 60, due to Covid-19 restrictions
Who are the Greek royal family?
Philippo’s father Constantine II was king of Greece until he was ousted from power in a military coup in 1967.
Greece descended into civil war after it was liberated from the Nazis in 1944, and the conflict finally came to a head 23 years in 1967.
Constantine had come to the throne aged 24 three years previously following the death of his father King Paul but was forced to flee when a junta of army generals overthrew the ruling monarchy and took control of the country.
The military dictatorship continued until 1974 when it was overthrown.
Constantine had hoped to return to the throne but instead the country became a republic.
A law was passed in 1994 stripped Constantine of his Greek citizenship, passport, and property.
His wife Anne-Marie is the sister is Queen Margrethe of Denmark.
Constantine, the first cousin of the Duke of Edinburgh, and his wife Anne-Marie of Denmark fled Athens for Britain and set up home in north London, buying a 13-bedroom stately house on the edge of Hampstead Heath.
There they raised their five children Alexia, Pavlos, Nikolaos, Theodora and Philippos, and would often host visits from Princess Diana and the young prince Harry and William in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Meanwhile Prince Philippos opted to wear a navy suit with a baby blue tie for the occasion.
The prince’s engagement was announced in September 2020 by his parents, who released the following statement: ‘Their Majesties King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie are delighted to announce the engagement of their youngest son HRH Prince Philippos to Nina Nastassja Flohr, daughter of Thomas Flohr and Katharina Flohr.
‘Nina and Philippos were engaged on the island of Ithaca in Greece earlier this summer. The details of their wedding will be announced in due course.’
It was thought his guest list could be filled with royals, with the prince being the godson of both Prince Philip and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. The Greek household also has close ties to the Danish and Spanish royal families.
Two photographs of Nina and Philippos were shared to mark their engagement, showing the happy couple posing together on a rock overlooking the sea in Ithaca.
A dazzling gem stone ring can be seen on Nina’s left hand in the snaps, taken by King Constantine’s second son Prince Nikolaos.
Nina, who was a guest at Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank in October 2018 alongside Philippos, shared the touching pictures to her personal Instagram account.
She added the caption: ‘My dearest Philippos. I love you today, I will love you tomorrow and forever. You make us happier, better and stronger. I cannot wait to spend the rest of our lives together.’
Prince Philippos has four siblings – Princess Alexia, 55, Crown Prince Pavlos, 53, Prince Nikolaos, 50, and Princess Theodora, 37.
Theodora was forced to postpone her wedding to her American fiancé Matthew Kumar in May due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Philippos, who was born at St Mary’s Hospital in London in 1986, was raised in a 13-bedroom stately house on the edge of Hampstead Heath where Princess Diana was a frequent visitor with Prince William and Prince Harry.
He’s known to be private and largely shuns the limelight, but he’s made appearances at numerous high profile events such as the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden in 2010 and her sister Princess Madeleine in 2013.
The Georgetown University graduate now works as a hedge fund analyst in New York, while his future wife founded the nonprofit marine research facility, the Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies (BCSS), in 2017.
She is the daughter of Swiss businessman Thomas Flohr, who founded private jet charter company VistaJet, where she also works as a creative director.
Nina wore a large white bow in her hair and opted to wear a smart two piece suit for the couple’s first wedding
Photographs released of the couple’s intimate big day showed the royal and Nina standing together in front of the registrar
Royals attend the christening of Prince Philippos of Greece in London on July 10 1986. King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece with their daughter Theodora and Philippos (pictured centre). Prince Diana is seen in the white blazer and blue hat, while Prince Philip is centre right, standing next to the newborn
Prince Philippos announced his engagement to his long-term girlfriend, creative director for airline VistaJet Nina, in September (pictured)
Nina and Philippos were guests at Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank in October 2018 (pictured)
King Constantine and his son the Crown Prince Pavlos have no official remit, but are still active participants in royal life around Europe.
The family is closely connected with the British royals as King Constantine is second cousins with Prince Charles and Prince William’s godfather.
Queen Anne-Marie’s sister is Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. King Constantine is the older brother of Queen Sofia of Spain, who is Philippos’ aunt, while King Felipe of Spain is his cousin.
Prince Philippos has four siblings – Princess Alexia, 55, Crown Prince Pavlos, 53, Prince Nikolaos, 50, and Princess Theodora, 37. Theodora was forced to postpone her wedding to her American fiancé Matthew Kumar (pictured together) in May due to the coronavirus pandemic