At the time of the engagement of Prince Nikolaós of Greece and Tatiana Blatnik, there was a lot of comment on the fact that little information had been given on the future Princess’s background. In an interview with Hello! (No 1110, 15 February), the bride-to-be herself gives some information.
She was born in Venezuela 29 years ago, to a Slovenian father and a German mother, and is the granddaughter of Ellinka Countess von Einsiedel. She moved to Switzerland when she was three years old and was educated partly there and partly in the USA. She holds a degree in sociology from Georgetown University in Washington and returned to Switzerland to study public relations.
Since 2006 she works for the PR office of fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg. Her father, who died when Tatiana was six years old, had known the designer since she was a young girl, but Tatiana only met her at the opening of her boutique in London in 2006 and subsequently wrote to her asking for a job. “I do a little bit of everything: organising events, talking to the press, travelling around the globe with Diane”, Blatnik says.
Asked if she and Prince Nikolaós, who will marry in Greece in the summer, are considering settling permanently in that country, she replies: “We both live in London for the time being, because our jobs are there, but it’s a possibility that we wouldn’t rule out at all”.