“My mother was the one that did the speaking, I didn’t know anything about it.
“He wasn’t really [my] type.
“I was only interested in horses – she put me down as a sculler. I couldn’t row. Mother was born in 1908. It was unladylike to only want to be on a horse.”
Despite her resistance against becoming Charles’ wife, Princess Olga appears to be a big fan of the Duchess of Cornwall.
She recalled their first meeting, telling The Telegraph: “She was pretty, funny, tanned, swore like a trooper then, like me, and we both smoked.”
Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine today, Olga also backed the Queen’s iconic “never complain, never explain” motto when asked about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive Oprah Winfrey interview.
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Lorraine asked: “The Queen has this thing doesn’t she?
“She never complains. Never explains. That comes from the Queen Mother, too.
“But her children and her grandchildren have given extensive TV interviews.
“We have seen that. Do you think that is the way ahead to sort of modernise the Royal Family?
“Or do you think people should just shush?”
Princess Olga replied: “I think the Queen does it right.
“I was taught to ‘sit down and shut up’ and never wash your dirty linen in public, no matter what it might be.”
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Prince Charles and Camilla in 1979
A young Princess Olga
Princess Olga has ties to the Royal Family which will be explored in tonight’s ITV documentary.
‘The Queen and Her Cousins’ runs in commemoration of the monarch turning 95 years old.
In the show host Alexander Armstrong embarks on a trip across the country to meet the monarch’s far-flung relatives.
The series will follow Olga as she tracks down relations including Lord Ivar Mountbatten to discuss royal links and heritage.
Olga lives at Provender House in the hamlet of Provender, Kent, where she has restored the 13th century mansion and opened it to tourists.
The Queen’s official birthday is on (usually) the second Saturday in June
In 2005, she was on Australian Princess, a reality show, giving advice to competitors.
During an interview on Channel 4’s “Royal House of Windsor”, she noted that, contrary to the prevalent assumption, the fatal abandonment by the British of Tsar Nicholas II, his wife and children to the Bolsheviks during the Russian revolution was not due to the callousness of the British government of the day, but to the reluctance of his diffident cousin King George V.
In 2017 she published a memoir, ‘Princess Olga, A Wild and Barefoot Romanov’.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK