Princess Beatrice and her fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi were forced to postpone their nuptials due to COVID-19, and now Princess Theodora of Greece has revealed she’s also put her wedding on hold.
The London-born actress, 36, who plays secretary Alison Montgomery in The Bold and the Beautiful, was set to wed LA-based lawyer Matthew Kumar, who she has been dating since 2016.
But a statement released by the Greek Royal House over the weekend explained that they’ve been forced to postpone their nuptials as a result of the pandemic.
The London-born actress, 36, was set to wed LA-based lawyer Matthew Kumar (pictured together), who she has been dating since 2016
Princess Theodora of Greece (pictured with her fiance Matthew Kumar in Ireland) has revealed she’s put her wedding on hold due to the coronavirus
The princess, who goes by the stage name Theodora Greece, is the youngest daughter of King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie, who have retained their royal titles since the abolition of the Greek monarchy in 1973.
She was scheduled to marry her fiance on the Greek island of Spetses after announcing her engagement in November 2018.
Her guest list was tipped to be very star-studded thanks to her showbiz and royal connections, with Theodora being the goddaughter of the Queen, as well as having close ties to both the Danish and Spanish royal families.
Famous godmother! The Queen with her Greek counterpart Anne-Marie at Princess Theodora’s christening in London in 1983
Royal relatives! Theodora (second right) with (left to right) her parents Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, King Constantine II of Greece, brother Crown Prince Pavlos and his wife Princess Marie-Chantal, her sister Princess Alexia of Greece, Carlos Morales and Prince Philippos
Her father is a second cousin of Prince Charles, and Prince William’s godfather, and the two were expected to attend the nuptials.
King Constantine is also the older brother of Queen Sofia of Spain, who is Theodora’s aunt, while King Felipe of Spain is her cousin.
Meanwhile, her mother Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark is the younger sister of Queen Margrethe of Denmark, making Crown Prince Frederik her first cousin.
King Constantine and his son the Crown Prince Pavlos have no official remit, but are still active participants in royal life around Europe.
Theodora’s wedding is the second royal wedding to be postponed because of the coronavirus – with Princess Beatrice and her fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi (pictured together in October 2019) putting their nuptials on hold
At the time of her engagement, Theodora announced the happy news on Instagram, saying: ‘Words can’t express our happiness and excitement. I can’t wait to marry this wonderful man. I love you, Matt.’
Her parents separately released a statement saying: ‘Their Majesties King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie are delighted to announce the engagement of their youngest daughter Theodora to Mr Matthew Kumar.
‘Further details about the forthcoming wedding will be provided in due course.
‘Mr Matthew Kumar, 34, was born and raised in Southern California to Sam and Lonnie Kumar. He is a practising attorney in Los Angeles.’
The princess (pictured) was scheduled to marry her fiance on the Greek island of Spetses after announcing her engagement in November 2018
Theodora (pictured with her partner) was born in at St Mary’s Hospital, London, the youngest of five children, and attended the all-girls Woldingham boarding school in Surrey
Soap star royal! The princess who goes by the stage name Theodora Greece plays secretary Alison Montgomery in The Bold and the Beautiful (pictured)
Theodora was born in at St Mary’s Hospital, London, the youngest of five children, and attended the all-girls Woldingham boarding school in Surrey.
She moved to LA in 2010 to pursue an acting career, and landed a long-running role in the popular soap The Bold And The Beautiful.
Theodora’s wedding is the second royal wedding to be postponed because of the coronavirus – with Princess Beatrice and her fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi putting their nuptials on hold.
The Queen’s granddaughter, 31, was set to wed the millionaire property tycoon, 37, at St James Palace on May 29 but the wedding was postponed last month amid the UK’s lockdown.
The princess was overjoyed after becoming engaged on a weekend trip to Italy last September, and the couple said they could not wait to be married.