Sunday, August 30, 2015

Royal Profile: Queen Anne-Marie of Greece

Queen Anne-Marie Dagmar Ingrid of Greece was born Princess Anne-Marie Dagmar Ingrid of Denmark, the third child of King Fredrick IX of Denmark and Queen Ingrid of Denmark on 30 August 1946 {Source}. She has two older sisters, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark & Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg{Source}.

Her godparents were:
  1. King Christian X of Denmark (paternal grandfather)
  2. Queen Alexandrine of Denmark (paternal grandmother)
  3. King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (maternal grandfather)
  4. Prince Bertil of Sweden (maternal uncle)
  5. King Haakon VII of Norway (maternal 1st cousin 1x removed)
  6. Prince George of Greece (paternal 1st cousin 1x removed)
  7. Crown Princess Märtha of Norway (maternal 1st cousin 1x removed)
  8. Queen Juliana of the Netherlands (maternal 1st cousin 1x removed)
  9. Princess Dagmar of Denmark (paternal great-aunt)
  10. Queen Mary of the United Kingdom

The young princes attended schools in Denmark, and Switzerland. She began attending Zahle's School in 1952 until 1961{Source}. From 1962-1963, she attended the Chatelard School for Girls{Source}. In 1963-1964, she attended the Institut Le Mesnil {Source}.

She met her double third cousin who would later become her husband when she was 13 during a State Visit from Greece to Denmark{Source}. They met again two years later, where Constantine declared his intentions to marry Anne-Marie{Source}. They met a third time in 1962, during the wedding of Princess Sophia of Greece to King Juan Carlos of Spain, which Anne-Marie was a bridesmaid, and Constantine was a brother-of-the bride {Source} They met a fourth time during the centenary of the Greek Monarchy in 1963{Source}. In March 1964, her potential future father-in-law died, leaving her potential suitor to be King of the Hellenes{Source}. Four months later in July 1964, their engagement was announced, and they were wed in a ceremony on 18 September (two weeks after Anne-Marie's 18th birthday){Source}. During her tenure as Queen of the Hellenes, she worked for countless charitable efforts.

In 1967, her husband was forced to flee Greece for Italy{Source}. In 1973, they continued their exile, settling in England with their children{Source}.

Today, she has a large family, three sons, a son in law, two daughter-in-laws, two daughters,and four granddaughters, and five grandsons, who are{Source}:
  1. Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece(1967) 
    1. Crown Princess Marie-Chantal (1968)
      1. Princess Maria-Olympia (1996)
      2. Prince Constantine Alexios (1998)
      3. Prince Achileas-Andreas (2000)
      4. Prince Odysseus-Kimon(2004)
      5. Prince Aristidis-Stavros (2008)
  2. Princess Alexia of Greece (1965) 
    1. Carlos Morales Quintana 
      1. Arrietta Morales y de Grecia (2002)
      2. Ana María Morales y de Grecia (2003)
      3. Carlos Morales y de Grecia(2005)
      4. Amelia Morales y de Grecia (2007) 
  3. Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark (1969) 
    1. Princess Tatiana of Greece in 2010 
  4. Princess Theodora of Greece & Denmark (1983)
  5. Prince Philippos of Greece (1986)

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