Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Royal Profile: 30 Facts about Queen Anne-Marie of Greece

  1. 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}. 
  2. She has two older sisters{Source}:
    1. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (1940)
    2.  Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1944)
  3. She has two brothers-in-law:
    1. Prince Henrik of Denmark (Margrethe II, m. 1967)
    2. Prince Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (Benedikte, m. 1968)
  4. Through her sisters and brothers-in-law, she has the following nieces and nephews:
    1. Crown Prince Frederik André Henrik Christian of Denmark (1968)
    2. Gustav, Hereditary Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1969)
    3. Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, The Countess of  von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (1970)
    4. Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (1975)
    5. Prince Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian of Denmark (1969)
  5. She is also an aunt-in-law to:
    1. Alexandra,  Countess of Frederiksburg (Joachim, 1995-2008)
    2. Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (Alexandra, 1967, m. 1998)
    3. Alexander Johannsman (Nathalie, 2011)
    4. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (Frederick, 2004)
    5. Princess Marie of Denmark (Joachim, 2008)
  6. She is a great aunt to:
    1. Count Friedrich Richard Oscar Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (1999)
    2. Prince Nikolai William Alexander Frederik of Denmark (1999)
    3. Prince Felix Henrik Valdemar Christian of Denmark (2002)
    4. Countess Ingrid Alexandra von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (2003)
    5. Prince Christian Valdemar Henri John of Denmark (2005)
    6. Princess Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat (2007)
    7. Prince Henrik Carl Joachim Alain of Denmark (2009)
    8. Prince Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander of Denmark, Count of Monpezat (2011)
    9. Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat (2011)
    10. Konstantin Johannsmann (2010)
    11. Princess Athena Marguerite Françoise Marie of Denmark (2012)
    12. Louisa Johannsmann (2015)
  7. Her first cousins are:
    1. Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler (maternal, 1934)
    2. Princess Elisabeth of Denmark (paternal,1935)
    3. Princess Brigitta of Sweden, Princess of Hohenzollern (maternal, 1937)
    4. Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld (maternal, 1938)
    5. Count Ingolf af Rosenborg (paternal, 1940)
    6. Count Christian af Rosenborg (paternal, 1942-2013)
    7. Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson (maternal,1943)
    8. Count Michael Sigvard Bernadotte af Wisborg (maternal, 1944)
    9. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (maternal, 1946)
    10. Monica Kristina Margaretha Bernadotte (1948, adopted 1951, maternal)
    11. Christian Carl Henning Bernadotte (1949, adopted 1950, maternal)
  8. She married Crown Prince Constantine of Greece on 18 September 1964.
  9. With her husband, she has the following children:
    1. Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark (1965)
    2. Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece (1967)
    3. Prince Nikolaos of Greece & Denmark (1969)
    4. Princess Theodora of Greece & Denmark (1983)
    5. Prince Philippos of Greece & Denmark (1986)
  10. She is the mother-in-law of:
    1. Crown Princess Marie-Chantal (m. 1995)
    2. Princess Tatiana of Greece & Denmark (1980, m. 2010)
  11. She is the grandmother of:
    1. Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece & Denmark  (1996)
    2. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece & Denmark (1998)
    3. Prince Achileas-Andreas of Greece & Denmark (1999)
    4. Arrietta Morales y de Grecia (2002)
    5. Ana María Morales y de Grecia (2003)
    6. Prince Odysseas-Kimon of Greece & Denmark (2004)
    7. Carlos Morales y de Grecia (2005)
    8. Amelia Morales y de Grecia (2007)
    9. Prince Aristidis-Stavros of Greece & Denmark (2008)
  12. She is the sister-in-law of:
    1. Queen Sofia of Spain (1938)
      1. King Juan Carlos of Spain (1938)
    2. Princess Irene of Greece & Denmark (1942)
  13. Through her marriage, she is the aunt of:
    1. The Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo (1963)
    2. The Infanta Cristina of Spain (1965)
    3. King Felipe VI of Spain (1968)
  14. She is aunt-in-law through her marriage to:
    1. Jaime de Marichalar y Saenz de Tejada (m. 1995-2010)
      1. Iñaki Urdangarín (1968, m. 1997)
      2. Queen Letizia of Spain (1972, m. 2004)
    2. She is a great aunt through her marriage to:
      1. Don Felipe Juan Froilán de Marichalar y de Borbón (1998)
      2. Don Juan Urdangarín y de Borbón(1999)
      3. Doña Victoria Federica de Marichalar y de Borbón (2000)
      4. Don Pablo Urdangarín y de Borbón (2000)
      5. Don Miguel Urdangarín y de Borbón (2002)
      6. Doña Irene Urdangarín y de Borbón (2005)
      7. Leonor, Princess of Asturias (2005)
      8. The Infanta Sofia of Spain (2007)
    3. 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
    4. The young princes attended schools in Denmark, and Switzerland. 
    5. She began attending Zahle's School in 1952 until 1961{Source}.
    6. From 1962-1963, she attended the Chatelard School for Girls{Source}.
    7. In 1963-1964, she attended the Institut Le Mesnil {Source}.
    8. 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}. 
    9. They met again two years later, where Constantine declared his intentions to marry Anne-Marie{Source}.
    10.  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}
    11. They met a fourth time during the centenary of the Greek Monarchy in 1963{Source}.
    12.  In March 1964, her potential future father-in-law died, leaving her potential suitor to be King of the Hellenes{Source}. 
    13. 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}.
    14.  During her tenure as Queen of the Hellenes, she worked for countless charitable efforts.
    15. In 1967, her husband was forced to flee Greece for Italy{Source}. 
    16. In 1973, they continued their exile, settling in England with their children{Source}.
    17. Currently, the couple resides in Greece.

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