HRH Prince Nikolaos was born on 1 October 1969,
in Rome, Italy. His parents, TM King Constantine and
Queen Anne- Marie, had moved there in 1967. In 1975
the family settled in London, where Prince Nikolaos
was home educated for six years. He then attended
the Hellenic College of London. In 1988 he began his
studies in international relations at Brown University
in Providence, Rhode Island, focusing on Diplomacy
and National Security. During his sophomore year,
he took a sabbatical to join the British Army on a
Short Service Limited Commission, serving as 2nd
Lieutenant with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.
Upon his college graduation (1993), Prince Nikolaos
moved into TV production for Fox News in New York.
He returned to London in 1995 to work in the foreign
exchange options department of NatWest Markets.
From 1997 to 2003 he worked in King Constantine’s
Family Office. Since then he has been active in business
An avid photographer for all his life, Prince Nikolaos
has passionately dedicated himself to photography
since 2013. In November 2015 he exhibited his work
for the first time at Christie’s in London. In March
2016 his photography was featured at The New York
Times ‘Art for Tomorrow’ conference in Doha, Qatar.
A selection of his photographs were also published in
the book ‘A Taste of Greece’, published by teNeues. In
June 2018, Prince Nikolaos had his first solo museum
exhibition, titled ‘Phos: A Journey of Light’, at the
Hellenic Museum in Melbourne, Australia. The artist was then commissioned by LA Organic, to produce
a work, after the recommendation of Philippe Starck
studio, which is currently exhibited at La Almazara,
In November 2018, the artist was invited by Sotheby’s
Jewelry to show 10 photographs from his series ‘Phos’
to a select audience. Sotheby’s experts have dubbed
prince Nikolaos’ photographs ‘Jewels from Greece’.
In March of 2019, his collection titled ‘Celestial
Choreography’, was exhibited in Rundetaarn, one of
the most iconic buildings of Copenhagen, to great
critical acclaim. In October and November of the
same year, his dual exhibition ‘Aegean Desert’ opened
up in Athens, Greece and Doha, Qatar, respectively.
The exhibition, pairing images from the sea with
images of the desert presented within site-specific art
installations, was the first institutional collaboration
between Benaki Museum of Islamic Art in Athens and
Katara – Cultural Village Foundation in Doha.
In June of last year, Prince Nikolaos exhibited his
work ‘Together’ at the London Design Biennale 2021.
There, he presented an enchanted, immersive scene of
illuminated, life-sized olive trees reflected in mirrors
and surrounded by sounds of Greek nature.
His current exhibition ‘Resilience’ opened in Chicago
on September 16, 2022, marking the reopening of the
National Hellenic Museum, after a 2-year closure. In
this exhibition, the artist presents works that revolve
around the themes of water, olive oil and wine, being
loosely based on the famous adage of Odysseas Elytis:
‘If you deconstruct Greece, you will in the end see
an olive tree, a grapevine, and a boat remain. That
is, with as much, you reconstruct her’. HRH Prince
Nikolaos sits on the Board of Knightsbridge Schools
International, established in 2008 to develop and
operate a network of international schools around
the world. He is an active member and Advisor to the
Board of Axion Hellas, a Greek non-profit volunteer
organization supporting local communities in remote
parts of the country. Prince Nikolaos and his wife
Princess Tatiana (née Tatiana Blatnik) married in 2010.
Three years later, they moved to Athens, Greece, where
they currently reside.