Prince Michael of Greece: Crown, Art, and Fantasy: A Life in Pictures
Author HRH Prince Michael of Greece, Foreword by Princess Olga of Savoy-Aosta
A revelatory tour through the private photo albums of Prince Michael of Greece—as dashing a prince as ever lived, whose remarkable life traveling between traditional royals and iconic figures of art and style redefined our vision of royalty.
A unique figure among European royalty, Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark is a member of Europe’s grandest dynasties but also a bohemian, historian, writer, and the most glamorous kind of royal rebel, who renounced his rights to the Greek throne to marry the artist Marina Karella in 1965.
A Life in Pictures is his extraordinary illustrated memoir—a visual record of a life lived in some of the most beautiful places in the world, moving seductively between old-world dynasty and twentieth-century glamour. Drawn from the Prince’s extensive library of photograph albums, the images are a mixture of private and public, intimacy and fame.
In more than 500 photographs we move cinematically from royal palaces to Mediterranean villas, and from formal engagements with Queen Elizabeth II and the Princesses of Orléans to an intellectual life in Paris and parties with Jagger and Warhol in New York. Luxuriously produced with a slipcase, gatefold pages, and marbled—this captivating book offers a glimpse into a remarkable life in which royalty has mixed with art, style, and beauty.
About The Author
Prince Michael of Greece is related to many of Europe’s royal families, including those of England, Denmark, France, Spain, and Romania. An established author of biographies and historical novels, he is an active contributor to Architectural Digest. Princess Olga of Savoy–Aosta is an artist, journalist, and filmmaker, and the daughter of Prince Michael and Marina Karella.