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Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece

Marie-Chantal
Crown Princess of Greece (more)
The Princess at the wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden, 8 June 2013
Born (1968-09-17) 17 September 1968
London, England
Spouse Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece (m. 1995)
Issue Princess Maria-Olympia
Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark
Prince Achileas-Andreas
Prince Odysseas-Kimon
Prince Aristidis-Stavros
Full name
Marie-Chantal Claire
Father Robert Warren Miller
Mother Marie Chantal Pesantes
Religion Greek Orthodox
prev. Roman Catholic

Marie-Chantal Claire, Crown Princess of Greece, Princess of Denmark[1] (née: Miller; born 17 September 1968 in London, England), is the wife of Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, Prince of Denmark. Pavlos is the son and heir apparent of King Constantine II, who was deposed in 1973.

Contents

  • Background 1
  • Career 2
  • Business 3
  • Marriage and issue 4
  • Titles, styles, honours and arms 5
    • Titles and styles 5.1
    • Honours 5.2
  • Ancestry 6
  • References 7

Background

Marie-Chantal Miller was born in London, England, to Marie Chantal Pesantes, an Ecuadorian, and [2]

Marie-Chantal was raised in Hong Kong where she attended The Peak School until she was 9 years-old when she went to board at Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland. In 1982 she transferred to the Ecole Active Bilingue in Paris until her senior year which she took at The Masters School in New York which was then girls only. After graduating she attended the Academy of Arts for one year. She began a degree in History of Art at New York University in 1993 but dropped out a year later after Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, proposed to her on a skiing holiday in Gstaad, Switzerland, at Christmas.

Career

Marie-Chantal is the Founder and Creative Director of Marie-Chantal, an international childrenswear brand founded in 2000.[3] She is a trustee of the Royal Academy Trust and a board director of DFS Group Ltd. DFS is a luxury retailer catering to the travelling public and is a division of LVMH.

Business

Marie-Chantal childrenswear is designed in Chelsea, London.[4] Its signature piece is the Angel Wing onesie.

Marie-Chantal childrenswear is sold at its four boutiques and online through its official websites.[5] Marie-Chantal is also stocked by luxury department stores, including Harrods, Saks 5th Avenue, Petit Marchons and boutiques in over 20 countries around the world.

Marriage and issue

In 1995, Marie-Chantal became engaged to Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, Prince of Denmark. Pavlos is the son and heir apparent of King Constantine II, who was deposed in 1973. She converted from Roman Catholicism to Greek Orthodoxy on 22 May 1995 in a private Chrismation ceremony held at St Paul's Chapel in New York. She received a cabochon-cut sapphire and heart-shaped diamond engagement ring from the crown prince.[6] The wedding was planned by Lady Elizabeth Anson and Robert Isabell. Marie-Chantal wore a Valentino dress.[7] The ceremony was held on 1 July 1995 at St Sophia's Cathedral in London. Attendees included many members of European royal families and ten members of the Greek political party New Democracy.

The couple has five children:

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Styles of
Crown Princess Marie-Chantal
Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Ma'am

Titles and styles

Since her marriage, Marie-Chantal has been styled as Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess of Greece, Princess of Denmark".

Honours

See also List of honours of the Greek Royal Family by country

Ancestry

References

  1. ^ Greekroyalfamily.org
  2. ^ Greekroyalfamily.org
  3. ^ "Designer Kids Clothes from Marie-Chantal Children". mariechantal.com. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "About Us | Marie-Chantal". mariechantal.co.uk. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Stores and stockists | Marie-Chantal". mariechantal.co.uk. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Crown jewels: The fabulous rings which sealed the love of Europe's royal couples". HELLO! magazine (UK). 
  7. ^ "Royal weddings in history". Vogue. 
  8. ^ Royal Baptism photos 1999 http://www.angelfire.com/de/verenasroyalty/Baptism1999.html
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