Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark
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|Born||10 July 1965|
Mon Repos, Corfu, Ionian Islands, Kingdom of Greece
Carlos Morales Quintana
|Issue||Arrietta Morales y de Grecia |
Anna Maria Morales y de Grecia
Carlos Morales y de Grecia
Amelia Morales y de Grecia
|Father||Constantine II of Greece|
|Mother||Anne-Marie of Denmark|
Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Αλεξία; born 10 July 1965) is the eldest child of Constantine II and Anne-Marie of Denmark, who were King and Queen of Greece from 1964 until the abolition of the monarchy in 1973. She was heir presumptive to the Greek throne from her own birth in 1965 until the birth of her brother Crown Prince Pavlos in 1967.
Alexia was born on 10 July 1965 at Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece. Between her own birth and the birth on 20 May 1967 of her brother Pavlos, Alexia was heir presumptive to the throne of the Hellenes, then an extant monarchy. Greece's order of succession to the throne was determined by male-preference primogeniture, similar to the succession laws of Spain, rather than Salic law, prevalent in much of the continent, which precluded the succession of women.
Alexia grew up in exile and was raised in between Rome and London. Prior to her education at the Hellenic College of London, she attended the Miss Surtee’s School for Boys and Girls in Rome, Italy. After Hellenic College, she went to the Froebel College of the Roehampton Institute, a division of the University of Surrey, in 1985 and took a BA in History and Education in 1988. In 1989, she achieved a Post Graduate Certificate of Education and became a primary school teacher in the inner city area of Southwark in London between 1989 and 1992 before moving to Barcelona where she became a teacher of children with developmental disabilities.
Marriage and children
On 9 July 1999, Alexia married Carlos Javier Morales Quintana, an architect and a champion yachtsman, at St. Sophia Cathedral, London. The bride wore a gown by the Austrian designer Inge Sprawson. Her attendants were her sister Princess Theodora, her niece Princess Maria-Olympia, and Princess Mafalda, daughter of Kyril, Prince of Preslav, a son of former King Simeon of Bulgaria. The couple have four children: Arrietta, Anna Maria, Carlos and Amelia
Titles and styles
|Greek royal family|
- 10 July 1965 – present: Her Royal Highness Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark
- Greek Royal Family: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Redeemer
- Greek Royal Family: Dame 1st Class of the Order of Saints Olga and Sophia (by birth)
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