Princess Olga of Yugoslavia

Princess Olga of Yugoslavia : Her Life and Times

3.6 (10 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 11-16 business days.

Not ordering to the United States? Click here.


Often called the 'most royal Princess in Europe', Olga's life is imbued with drama from the outset: Taken 'hostage' by her Romanov grandmother, she is further traumatised by the assassination of her grandfather, the King of Greece, followed by a humiliating Swiss exile and being cast aside by a future Danish king.

While Olga's marriage to the Prince Regent of Yugoslavia finds her raised to the rank of Consort, it eventually leads to her being branded a 'dangerous traitor' and sent as a 'political prisoner' to Kenya.

Yet, as readers will discover, this is ultimately a story of duty, determination and redemption.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 438 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 29mm | 751g
  • Claygate, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 28 black and white images
  • 1839754427
  • 9781839754425
  • 333,397

Table of contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgements ix

Family Tree of Princess Olga xi

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 Setting the Scene 1

Chapter 2 A 'Clannish Intimacy' 11

Chapter 3 The Russian Influence 17

Chapter 4 Turbulent Times 21

Chapter 5 War and Revolution 31

Chapter 6 Swiss Exile 37

Chapter 7 Bitter Lessons 43

Chapter 8 Betrothal and Marriage 55

Chapter 9 Belgrade, Bohinj and Beyond 63

Chapter 10 Finding One's Feet 73

Chapter 11 Two Weddings and a Funeral 83

Chapter 12 Queen in all but Name 93

Chapter 13 Troubled Times 127

Chapter 14 Yugoslavia in Crisis 141

Chapter 15 Political Prisoner 161

Chapter 16 Mercy Mission 179

Chapter 17 Despair and Hope 191

Chapter 18 South African Sojourn 197

Chapter 19 A Royal Meeting 217

Chapter 20 Return to Europe 233

Chapter 21 Tragedy upon Tragedy 257

Chapter 22 Grandmother 265

Chapter 23 'So many problems' 283

Chapter 24 'I am the only one left...' 289

Chapter 25 Failing Health 297

Chapter 26 Alone 311

Chapter 27 Mental Drowning 323

Notes on Sources 331

Bibliography 395

Index 405

About the Author 421
show more

About Robert Prentice

Robert Prentice has been a regular contributor to Britain's 'Majesty' magazine for over a decade, as well as to numerous Facebook pages dedicated to royalty including Royalty Digest, Royal History and The World's Best Royals. He contributes articles for his own Royal Blog and he has been an occasional commentator on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Scotland television news programmes.
show more

Rating details

10 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 30% (3)
4 30% (3)
3 20% (2)
2 10% (1)
1 10% (1)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X