Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Royal Profile: 45 Facts about Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, Princess of Denmark

  1. Marie-Chantal Claire Miller (aka Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece) was born 17 September 1968 {Source}
  2. She is the daughter of  Ecuadorian born María Clara "Chantal" (née Pesantes Becerra) and Robert Warren Miller {Source}
  3. She is one of the famed "Miller Sisters" socialite trio{Source}
  4. She has two sisters, Pia-Christina & Alexandra-Natasha{Source}
  5. Crown Princess Marie-Chantal is a former sister in law to Christopher Ronald Getty and Alexander von Fürstenberg{Source}
  6. Her sisters have several children between them/ She is aunt to{Source}:
    1. Princess Talita Natasha  von Fürstenberg (1999) (Princess Alexandra-Natasha von Fürstenberg)
    2. Prince Tassilo Egon Maximilian  von Fürstenberg(2001) (Princess Alexandra-Natasha von Fürstenberg)
    3. Isabelle Getty (1993) (Pia-Christina Miller-Getty)
    4. Robert Maximilian Getty (1996) (Pia-Christina Miller-Getty)
    5. Conrad Getty(1998) (Pia-Christina Miller-Getty)
    6. Maximus Getty (2002) (Pia-Christina Miller-Getty)
  7. On her Husband's side, she is aunt to{Source}:
    1. Arrietta Morales y de Grecia (2002) (Princess Alexia)
    2. Ana María Morales y de Grecia (2003) (Princess Alexia)
    3. Carlos Morales y de Grecia (2005)(Princess Alexia)
    4. Amelia Morales y de Grecia (2007) (Princess Alexia)
  8. She grew up as an American citizen, but spent much of her youth globe trotting{Source}
  9. She gave up her American citizenship in 2011 {Source}
  10. She was born in England, and spent her early childhood years in Hong Kong, Switzerland, and France{Source}.
  11. She attended Instute Le Rosey at 9 years old until she was 14 years old {Source}
  12. She finished high school at The Masters School {Source}
  13. In addition to homes in London, New York and Los Angels, they also have a weekend home in Connecticut {Source}
  14. She graduated high school and attended university in NYC, USA{Source}
  15. She attended New York University{Source}
  16. She began dating Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece in the early 1990s{Source}
  17. He proposed in 1993, during a Christmas skiing holiday {Source}
  18. She received a cabochon-cut sapphire and heart-shaped diamond engagement ring from the crown prince{Source}.
  19. Their wedding was planned by the famed wedding planners Lady Elizabeth Anson & Robert Isabell{Source}
  20. They wed in 1994 in London {Source}
  21. Upon her marriage, she gained the title Her Royal Highness Crown Princess of Greece, Princess of Denmark {Source}
  22. Together, they have five children, a daughter and four sons{Source}:
    1. Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece, (25 July 1996)
    2. Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece (named after his grandfather), (29 October 1998)
    3. Prince Achileas-Andreas of Greece, (12 August 2000)
    4. Prince Odysseas-Kimon of Greece, (17 September 2004)
    5. Prince Aristidis-Stavros of Greece, (29 June 2008)
  23. She designs her own luxury children's clothing line for the self-titled company she founded in 2000{Source}
  24. She has also written and illustrated a book entitled The Frog Prince {Source}
  25. Crown Princess Marie-Chantal served on the board of the School of American Ballet {Source}
  26. She is also on the board of the Animal Medical Centre{Source}
  27. She is also a co-founder of Venetian Heritage {Source}
  28. She is a  co-chair of World in Harmony{Source}
  29. She is godmother to Domino Hicks, daughter of India Hicks {Source} and her nephew, Carlos Morales y de Grecia {Source} 
  30. Crown Princess Marie-Chantal is active on her own blog, and instagram accounts.
  31. Her daughter, Princess Maria-Olympia is following in her mama's footsteps, and already doing charity work and designing accessories under her mama's line {Source}
  32. Crown Princess Marie-Chantal was named to  People's Most Beautiful List (1997){Source}
  33. Crown Princess Marie-Chantal was named to People's Best Dressed list (1998) {Source}
  34. She holds numerous orders and decorations from various countries, including Greecehttp://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-08-03/html/2011-19677.htm
  35. She was honored with the honor Grand Cross of the Order of Saints Olga and Sophia from Greece {Source}
  36. She is the daughter-in-law of King Constantine of The Hellenes & Queen Anne Marie of Greece{Source}
  37. She is sister-in-law to{Source}:
    1. Princess Alexia of Greece
    2. Prince Nikolas of Greece
    3. Princess Theodora of Greece & Denmark
    4. Prince Philippos of Greece & Denmark 
  38. She is also sister-in-law to Princess Tatiana of Greece & Carlos Morales Quintana, through their marriages in the Greek Royal Family.
  39. Recently, she attended Baroness Thatcher's funeral on her father-in-law's behalf {Source}
  40. She is the niece in law of Queen Margarethe II of Denmark & Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg 
  41. She is the cousin-in-law of:
    1. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark 
    2. Prince Joachim of Denmark
    3. Gustav Frederik Philip Richard, Hereditary Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
    4. Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
    5. Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
    6. Infanta Elena of Spain, Duchess of Lugo
    7. Infanta Cristina of Spain, Duchess of Palma  de Mallorca
    8. Prince Felipe of Astrurias
  42. There was a Marie-Chantal boutique recently opened in Guam {Source}
  43. Recently, she and Crown Prince Pavlos attended a Vouge Party in London {Source}
  44. At 16, she was working for Andy Warhol {Source}
  45. In spite of popular belief, her father DID NOT help her finance her business endeavors {Source}

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