HRH Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark
Tatiana Blatnik was born in Caracas, Venezuela on August 28, 1980. After graduating from Aiglon College in Switzerland, she received her BA in Sociology from Georgetown University (2003). She has lived and worked in New York, London, Washington and currently resides in Athens, Greece, with her husband, HRH Prince Nikolaos.
Tatiana’s career path has always been combined with the spirit of philanthropy. While working as a public relations consultant and event organizer for Diane von Furstenberg’s fashion house, she was heavily involved in supporting emerging women leaders around the world via Vital Voices. At the same time she was an active member of the Walkabout Foundation’s Board, which focuses on funding research for paralysis and donating wheelchairs to people in need around the world, the Red Cross (Royal Patron, 2011), the JuanFe Foundation, which aims to improve the quality of life of impoverished children and teenage mothers in the city of Cartagena, Colombia and The Eve Appeal, dedicated to raising awareness and funding research in the five gynaecological cancers.
It was shortly after moving to Greece in 2013 that Tatiana co-founded TRIA ETC, a brand featuring exclusive accessories and homeware of unique-quality craftsmanship. It is through TRIA’s collaboration with local artisans and artistic minds that Greece’s heritage and new talent is celebrated beyond national borders. The products are sold online and in selected boutiques worldwide.
Tatiana’s course of life is based on the pillars work, healthy living, sharing and giving a voice to others. She co-founded ELPIDA Youth, a branch of ELPIDA Association of Friends of Children with Cancer, which aims to raise awareness about and support the psychological wellbeing of children suffering from neoplastic diseases.
By actively pursuing her passion for natural and healthy living not only through her entrepreneurial work but also through her philanthropic activity, she co-created the cook book “A Taste of Greece” which has been published in four different languages and made available in 72 countries. All proceeds of the book support BOROUME (translation: WE CAN), the Athens-based food-donating and saving non-profit organization.
Being an ardent admirer of the arts, she has joined forces with the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, Greece, as a Young Patron. She also lent her support to the Athens-based Bodossaki Foundation, specifically the ‘Giving for Greece’ program, which includes the ‘Safe Home’ and ‘Thought for Food’ initiatives; the former is targeted to support the Unaccompanied Refugee Children in Greece and the latter is aimed to support individual farmers, small businesses and cooperatives active in the production of five flagship Greek agricultural product categories.
In 2017, she joined the effort of The Hellenic Initiative (THI), a global movement of the Greek Diaspora based in New York, via the role of its first International Ambassador. THI’s mission is to develop sustainable economic and business improvement programs to empower the Greek people toward long-term prosperity. THI’s maxim is Oli Mazi which means All Together, a motto in which Tatiana firmly believes.
Most recently, Tatiana was named Vice President, Business Development of the Lemon Tree Trust, which promotes the dignity and reaffirms the purpose of people through agricultural businesses and garden initiatives in refugee communities. Tatiana’s goal is to engage with partners to find new opportunities through which to elevate Lemon Tree Trust’s current activities as well as its future plans of creating small business enterprises which are refugee-run and profited (Read the Press Release here).
PASSIONS INTO ACTIONS
“Born to multicultural parents and moving between countries ever since childhood, I was raised lacking a special bond to any one place, country or identity. What remained constant in my life throughout the years was a passion for natural & healthy living. In other words, the pursuit of a healthy mind in a heathy body; applying a holistic approach to wellness; staying in tune with whatever provides purpose and perspective to our lives: nature, long-lived traditions, one’s own skills and talents.
When my husband and I moved to Greece in 2013, I decided to turn my passion into action and embarked on a number of relevant projects. Joining forces with a large community of people on shared goals, in the hope to help make a positive difference, has been a blessing.
As with all things close to the heart, my passion for natural & healthy living never ceases to grow. I look forward to continuing on this journey and sharing it with you every step of the way…”
– Tatiana Blatnik