Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Princess Alexia
Royal Wedding Stockholm 2010-Konserthuset-401.jpg
Princess Alexia at the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, 19 June 2010
Born (1965-07-10) 10 July 1965 (age 50)
Mon Repos, Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece
Spouse Carlos Morales Quintana (m. 1999)
Issue Arrietta Morales y de Grecia
Ana María Morales y de Grecia
Carlos Morales y de Grecia
Amelia Morales y de Grecia
House Glücksburg
Father Constantine II of Greece
Mother Anne-Marie of Denmark
Religion Greek Orthodox

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 and Queen Sofia of Spain.


Early life[edit]

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 heir 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[edit]

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) her godparents are Princess Theodora of Greece (maternal aunt); Maria Teresa Morales (paternal aunt); Infanta Cristina of Spain (her mother's paternal first cousin) and Manuel Cabrera (her father's friend)
  • Ana María Morales y de Grecia (born 15 May 2003 in Barcelona) her godparents are Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece (maternal uncle) and Alejandro Morales (paternal uncle)
  • Carlos Morales y de Grecia (born 30 July 2005 in Barcelona) his godparents are Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark (maternal uncle); Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece (maternal uncle's wife) and Infanta Elena of Spain (her mother's first cousin)
  • Amelia Morales y de Grecia (born 26 October 2007 in Spain) her godparents are Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark (paternal uncle) and Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (her mother's cousin)

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]


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