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Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark

Princess Alexia
Princess Alexia at the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, 19 June 2010
Spouse Carlos Morales Quintana
Issue Arrietta Morales y de Grecia
Ana María Morales y de Grecia
Carlos Morales y de Grecia
Amelia Morales y de Grecia
House House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Father Constantine II of Greece
Mother Anne-Marie of Denmark
Born (1965-07-10) 10 July 1965
Mon Repos, Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece
Religion Greek Orthodox
Greek Royal Family
Coat of Arms of the Royal Family of Greece

HM The King
HM The Queen

Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Αλεξία; born 10 July 1965) is the eldest child of the deposed King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, as well as the niece of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.

Contents

  • Biography 1
    • Early life 1.1
    • Marriage and issue 1.2
  • Honours 2
  • Ancestry 3
  • References 4

Biography

Early life

Princess Alexia was born at Mon Repos, Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece, the same house as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Since her own birth and until the birth on 20 May 1967 of her brother Pavlos, Princess Alexia was heiress presumptive to the throne of Hellenes, then an extant monarchy. The succession law of Greece was not a Salic one, instead it was effectively similar with the ones of the United Kingdom and Spain.

Marriage and issue

On 9 July 1999 Princess Alexia married Carlos Morales Quintana, an architect and a champion yachtsman, at St. Sophia Cathedral, London. [1] The bride wore a gown by the Austrian designer Inge Sprawson. [2] Her attendants were her sister Princess Theodora, her niece Princess Maria Olympia, and Princess Mafalda, daughter of Prince Kyril of Bulgaria.

The couple has four children:

  • Arrietta Morales y de Grecia (born 24 February 2002 in Barcelona)
  • Ana María Morales y de Grecia (born 15 May 2003 in Barcelona)
  • Carlos Morales y de Grecia (born 30 July 2005 in Barcelona)
  • Amelia Morales y de Grecia (born 26 October 2007 in Spain)

Alexia is godmother to her niece, Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece; Pablo Nicolas Urdangarin y de Borbon, Countess Ingrid von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth and Princess Isabella of Denmark, all children of her cousins; and Emma Tallulah Behn.

Alexia and her family live now in Puerto Calero, Lanzarote, Canary Islands in a house designed by her husband.[3]

Honours

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

Ancestry

References

  • Miroslav Marek. "Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg". Genealogy.Eu. Retrieved 8 October 2005. 
  1. ^ "Royal weddings in history". Vogue. 
  2. ^ "Princess Alexia's gown". Order of Splendor blog. 
  3. ^ Exilio de las Infantas en Lanzarote provocado por Zapatero
  4. ^ Mad Hattery, Victoria of Sweden's Wedding, 06/2010, HRH Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark, and Carlos Morales
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