Greece's Princess Tatiana has managed to keep a low profile since marrying Prince Nikolaos in 2010. Now, the stunning Venezuelan beauty, who formerly worked in PR for Diane von Furstenberg, is stepping into the spotlight with her sustainable lifestyle company TRIA ETC. The 35-year-old hopes to help local artisans in Greece sell their creations in the international market. During a recent chat with legendary Canadian fashion journalist Jeanne Beker, Tatiana opened up about her new venture and revealed just what life is like as a princess.
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"Once in a while I'll put on a ball gown and a tiara, but apart from that my life is very simple," said Princess Tatiana during an interview with Jeanne Beker. Photo: © Getty Images
“The irony is that prior to marrying my husband, I felt that I had to behave and dress like a princess ... and I sort of acted like a princess!” she told Jeanne, via a report for The Globe and Mail. "And now I just happen to be married to a prince. I lead a very, very normal life."
Tatiana revealed that the reality of her royal life is far from what many imagine. "I’m very active, very sporty. I have a daily routine like everyone else. Once in a while I’ll put on a ball gown and tiara. But apart from that, my life is very simple, but still very exciting." She also shared that her life with Nikolaos has taught her that, "it’s not about acting like a princess, it’s just being who you are.”
Discussing her community spirit, Tatiana said she is excited about working alongside local artists with her company and that she is well aware of her “sizeable social responsibility," especially now with her high profile. “I was a charity representative in high school and I studied sociology at Georgetown, I did quite a lot of social work," she said. "Community service has always been something very close to my heart.” She is quick to add that her loving relationship with her husband has only heightened her awareness and passion for giving back. "I think marrying Nikolaos made it grow in me. And now I have found an outlet."