Anastasia Nonnie May “Nancy” <I>Stewart</I> Oldenburg

Anastasia Nonnie May “Nancy” Stewart Oldenburg

Birth
Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, USA
Death 29 Aug 1923 (aged 40)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Plot Heather Plot, Section 70 - Stewart Mausoleum
Memorial ID 61474862 · View Source
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HRH Princess Anastasia of
Greece and Denmark
(aka Nancy Stewart Worthington Leeds)

Royal House of Oldenburg
Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

Daughter of William C. Stewart, and wife of HRH Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark.

Born Nonnie May Stewart, she was commonly called Nancy throughout her life.

She was first married to George Worthington, but their marriage ended in divorce in 1900. Three days after her divorce was granted, Nancy married William Bateman Leeds, a wealthy tin magnate. Their marriage produced the couple's only child, William B. Leeds Jr.

Mr. Leeds died in Paris in 1908, leaving his fortune to his wife and only son.

On 20 January 1920, Nancy married HRH Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark, in Vevey, Switzerland. She was afterwards granted the style and title of HRH Princess Anastasia in her own right by King Constantine I of Greece.

Her fortune greatly helped members of the impoverished and exiled Greek royal family. And her marriage to Christopher, though tragically short, was a devoted and happy one.

Princess Anastasia was soon diagnosed with cancer, and she died three years later at Spencer House in London. Prince Christopher was at her bedside.

Her express wish was to be buried with her parents in the family mausoleum she had built in New York. Due to their status as exiles in Greece, it was doubted by the royal family that she would be allowed a burial in Tatoi Royal Cemetery. Therefore, they had Nancy's body returned to America for burial.

She was survived by her husband Prince Christopher; her son and daughter-in-law, William B. Leeds, Jr. and Princess Xenia Georgievna Romanova of Russia; and a sister, Mrs. Henderson Green of Montclair, NJ.


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