Who Is The Queen’s Cool Girl Cousin, Flora Ogilvy?
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Who Is The Queen’s Cool Girl Cousin, Flora Ogilvy?

April 10, 2022 Share

Given the royal family’s extensive family tree, it’s not surprising we appear to be constantly discovering a new favourite relation. Not that we’re complaining. Meet Flora Ogilvy.

Flora Vesterberg (née Ogilvy), the queen’s 27-year-old cousin, is the latest It-Girl on our radar and here’s everything you need to know about the artsy aristocrat, from her royal background to her headline-making marriage.

So, how exactly if Flora Ogilvy royal? Right well…  Flora is the daughter of landscape designer James Ogilvy, who is the son of Princess Alexandra of Kent, daughter of Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. Therefore,  Princess Alexandra, Flora’s grandmother, is a first cousin of the queen as well as a first cousin, once removed, of the queen’s late husband, Prince Philip. 

Credit: Daniele Venturelli

Academic as well as royal, Flora received her BA in Art History, Criticism, and Conservation from the University of Bristol before completing her Masters in Art History at The Courtauld Institute of Art in London last year.

Cool and cultured, Flora has put these degrees excellent use by becoming an art curator, speaker, lecturer, and writer. She’s delivered seminars at Christie’s and Sotheby’s auction houses, writes for Vogue, and has even been made an ambassador for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Flora certainly knows her stuff.

Flora joined the ranks of her fellow COVID brides in 2020, when she married her lover, Swedish financier Timothy Vesterberg, in a private ceremony at St. James’s Palace’s Chapel Royal, deferring their big celebration until a year later, when the two renewed their vows in front of friends and family. For the event, the bride wore a handmade gown by British couturier Phillipa Lepley and her grandmother’s exquisite pearl and diamond tiara.

Timothy Vesterberg and Flora Ogilvy outside St James’s Church in Picadilly, London

If there’s one thing about Flora, it’s that she can always be counted on to dress to the nines. The aristocrat can also be seen at elegant events and exclusive bashes across the United Kingdom and Europe, in typical socialite style. Flora is always stepping out in style, whether it’s for artsy evenings in London or Fashion Week parties in Milan.

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