Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark

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Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark
Princess Alexia of Greece.jpg
Princess Alexia in 2010
Born (1965-07-10) 10 July 1965 (age 57)
Mon Repos, Corfu, Ionian Islands, Kingdom of Greece
Carlos Morales Quintana
(m. 1999)
  • Arrietta Morales y de Grecia
  • Anna Maria Morales y de Grecia
  • Carlos Morales y de Grecia
  • Amelia Morales y de Grecia
HouseHouse of Glücksburg
FatherConstantine II of Greece
MotherAnne-Marie of Denmark

Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Αλεξία; born 10 July 1965) is the eldest child of Constantine II and Anne-Marie, who were King and Queen of Greece from 1964 until the abolition of the monarchy in 1973. She was heiress presumptive to the Greek throne from her birth in 1965 until the birth of her brother Crown Prince Pavlos in 1967.[1]

Early life[edit]

Princess Alexia with her mother Queen Anne-Marie, 1965.

Alexia was born on 10 July 1965 at Mon Repos, a villa on the Greek island of Corfu used at the time as a summer residence by the Greek royal family.[2] She was the first child born to the then King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes. At the time of her birth, her father was King of Greece, her grandfather was King of Denmark, and her great-grandfather was King of Sweden.[1]

As the monarch's only child, between her own birth and the birth on 20 May 1967 of her brother Pavlos, Alexia was heir presumptive to the throne of the Hellenes, then an extant monarchy.[1][3] The Greek Constitution of 1952 had changed Greece's order of succession to the throne from the previous Salic law, prevalent in much of the continent, and which precluded the succession of women, to male-preference primogeniture, which accorded succession to the throne to a female member of a dynasty if she has no brothers, similar to the then extant succession laws of the United Kingdom, Denmark and Spain.[4]

Alexia grew up in exile and was raised in between Rome and London.[5] Prior to her education at the Hellenic College of London, she attended the Miss Surtee’s School for Boys and Girls in Rome, Italy. After Hellenic College, she went to the Froebel College of the Roehampton Institute, a division of the University of Surrey, in 1985 and took a BA in History and Education in 1988. In 1989, she achieved a Post Graduate Certificate of Education and became a primary school teacher in the inner city area of Southwark in London between 1989 and 1992[6][7] before moving to Barcelona where she became a teacher of children with developmental disabilities.[7]

Marriage and children[edit]

On 9 July 1999, Alexia married Carlos Javier Morales Quintana, an architect[8] and a champion yachtsman, at St. Sophia Cathedral, London.[9][10] The princess wore a gown by the Austrian designer Inge Sprawson. Her attendants were her sister Princess Theodora, her niece Princess Maria-Olympia, and Princess Mafalda, daughter of Kyril, Prince of Preslav, a son of former King Simeon of Bulgaria.

Their wedding was preceded by a royal ball,[8] two days prior.

The couple have four children:

Dual Cypher of Alexia and Carlos
  • Arrietta Morales y de Grecia (b. 24 February 2002, Barcelona)[11][12]
  • Anna-Maria Morales y de Grecia (b. 15 May 2003, Barcelona)[11]
  • Carlos Morales y de Grecia (b. 30 July 2005, Barcelona)[11]
  • Amelia Morales y de Grecia (b. 26 October 2007, Barcelona)[13]

Alexia and her family now live in her husband's native land, at Puerto Calero marina, Yaiza, Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, in a house designed by her husband.[13]

Titles and styles[edit]

Arms of a Princess of Greece
  • 10 July 1965 – present: Her Royal Highness Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark[6]




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  2. ^ Lakritz, Talia (14 April 2021). "Take a look inside Prince Philip's birthplace, a 19th-century Greek island villa that is now an archaeological museum". Insider. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  3. ^ Queen of Style. Daily Telegraph (London), [s. l.], p. 38,39,40,41, 2021. Disponível em: Acesso em: 21 mar. 2023.
  4. ^ Hourmouzios, Stelio (1972). No Ordinary Crown : A Biography of King Paul of the Hellenes. Weidenfeld & N. pp. 243–244. ISBN 0-297-99408-5.
  5. ^ Cope, Rebecca (1 June 2021). "Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark and Nina Flohr celebrate second wedding". Tatler. Archived from the original on 28 June 2021. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  6. ^ a b c de Badts de Cugnac, Chantal. Coutant de Saisseval, Guy. Le Petit Gotha. Nouvelle Imprimerie Laballery. Paris. 2002. pp. 522–525, 536–539 (French) ISBN 2-9507974-3-1
  7. ^ a b Eilers, Marlene. Queen Victoria's Descendants. Rosvall Royal Books, Falkoping, Sweden, 1997. pp. 31–33, 132, 173. ISBN 91-630-5964-9
  8. ^ a b THEODORACOPULOS, T. Royal Is as Royal Does. National Review, [s. l.], v. 51, n. 15, p. 29–30, 1999. Disponível em: Acesso em: 21 mar. 2023.
  9. ^ Gay, Danielle (8 July 2019). "Inside Princess Alexia and Carlos Morales Quintana's 1999 wedding". Vogue. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  10. ^ "Royal weddings in history". Vogue. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014.
  11. ^ a b c "Πριγκίπισσα Αλεξία". Retrieved 17 January 2023.
  12. ^ N.A. Baby due for Princess. Advertiser, The (Adelaide), [s. l.], [s. d.]. Disponível em: Acesso em: 21 mar. 2023.
  13. ^ a b "Princess Alexia". Archived from the original on 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021.

External links[edit]

Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 10 July 1965
Greek royalty
Preceded by Heir-presumptive to the Greek throne
Succeeded byas Crown Prince