Who is Princess Olga Romanoff and how is she related to King Charles? | The Sun

PRINCESS Olga Romanoff is a Russian royal who is related to the British Monarchy.

In 2022, it was revealed that the princess will join the cast of the new E4 series The Big Celebrity Detox.

Who is Princess Olga Romanoff?

The princess was born on April 8, 1950, and is the youngest child of Prince Andrei Alexandrovich of Russia from his second marriage to Nadine Sylvia Ada McDougall.

The London born royal still lives in the restored 13th-century home she grew up in, Provender House, near Faversham, Kent.

Her patron throws many events to raise money for charities she supports.

The Russian Summer Ball and The Russian Debutante Ball in London are just two of the more prestigious events that she has supported.

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Taking part in The Big Celebrity Detox is not the first time Princess Olga has appeared in a reality tv series.

In 2005, she was featured on Australian Princess training ordinary Australian women to become noblewomen.

Princess Olga also starred in the ITV programme Keeping Up With The Aristocrats, where she talked about the possibility of finding love again.

She said on the show: "The type of man I've always liked is a trained killer, ex-SAS, ex-Special Forces…I've always liked the idea of a perfect relationship and romance but I have a knack for picking the wrong people."

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In October 2017, she released a book called Princess Olga, A Wild And Barefoot Romanov.

She welcomed four children with her ex-husband Thomas Mathew, whom she married in 1975, before divorcing in 1989.

Their youngest child, Thomas, passed away at 18 months old from a congenital heart defect.

Their surviving children are Nicholas, Francis-Alexander and Alexandra.

How is she related to King Charles?

Princess Olga's father, Prince Andrei, was Tsar Nicholas II's eldest nephew, making the last Russian Tsar, Princess Olga's great uncle.

Tsar Nicholas II was the first cousin of King George V, who was the late Queen Elizabeth II's grandfather and King Charles III's great-grandfather.

Princess Olga is a distant cousin to Queen Elizabeth II and to King Charles III.

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In January 2022 during her appearance in Keeping Up With The Aristocrats, the Princess mentioned her mother's determination to set her up with the new King Charles III.

She said in the programme: "I would have been a terrible, terrible wife for poor old Charles, a narrow escape….I hate tiaras."

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