• Thu, Feb 5 2009

Who is Queen Sofia of Spain?

Her Majesty Queen Sofia

queen-sofia-2008-spain-ncBorn as: Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark

Birthday and birthplace: November 2, 1938 in Psychiko, Athens, Greece

Royal House: The House of Borbon (The Spanish Royal Family)

Parents: King Paul I (1901-1964) and Queen Federica (1917-1981) of Greece

Siblings: ex-King Constantine II of Greece (b. 1940), and Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (b. 1942)

Spouse: King Juan Carlos (wedding day: May 14, 1962 at the Church of Saint Dennis at Athens)

Children: The Infanta Elena (b. 1963), The Infanta Cristina (b. 1965), and Prince Felipe (b. 1968)

Grandchildren: Don Felipe Juan (b. 1998) and Dona Victoria (b. 2000); Don Juan Valentin (b. 1999), Don Pablo (b. 2000), Don Miguel (b. 2002), and Dona Irene (b. 2005); and The Infanta Leonor (b. 2005) and The Infanta Sofia (b. 2007)

Official Residence: Palacio Real de Madrid (Royal Palace of Madrid)

Other Residences: La Zarzuela Palace; Marivent Palace in Palma de Mallorca

Education: Childcare, music, and archeology

Special Interests: sailing, social and welfare issues activities

Other Notes: Queen Sofía is a descendant of Britain’s Queen Victoria. She was a reserve member of the Greek sailing team at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome. Queen Sofia is fluent in Spanish, English, French, German, and Greek.

source: The Official Website of the Spanish Monarchy, and Wikipedia; image credit: Newscom

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  • jack mcdonald

    Q. on the television show “Who wants to be a Millionaire” a question was asked : which country was princess Sophia a princess of (1)Denmark,(2) Italy,(3)Greece or (4) Netherlands. the answer appeared to be Greece but I thought she was of Denmark and Greece? who is correct?.