Sofía de Grecia (Psykhikó, Atenas, Grecia, 2 de noviembre de 1938) es la reina consorte de España desde 1975, por su matrimonio con el rey Juan Carlos I, y princesa de Grecia y Dinamarca.
Nacida como Sofía Margarita Victoria Federica (en griego Σοφία Μαργαρίτα Βικτωρία Φρειδερίκη), es la hija primogénita del rey Pablo I de Grecia y la reina Federica, que eran príncipes cuando ella nació. Desde su nacimiento hasta su matrimonio ostentó el título de Su Alteza Real la princesa Sofía de Grecia y Dinamarca.
Esta es una lista de títulos y tratamientos que la reina ha ostentado desde su nacimiento:
- Su Alteza Real la Princesa Sofía de Grecia y Dinamarca (1938-1962).
- Su Alteza Real la Princesa Doña Sofía de España (1962-1969).
- Su Alteza Real la Princesa de España (1969-1975).
- Su Majestad la Reina de España (Desde 1975).
Queen Sofía of Spain (born 2 November 1938) is the wife of King Juan Carlos I of Spain. Born a princess of Greece and Denmark, she became queen of Spain upon her husband's accession in 1975.
Princess Sofia of Greece and Denmark was born in Psychiko, Athens, Greece on 2 November 1938, the eldest child of King Paul and his wife, Frederica of Hanover. Sofia is a member of the Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg dynasty. Her brother is the deposed King Constantine II and her sister is Princess Irene. However, since the abolition of the Greek monarchy, the royal titles are only recognized by the Dutch Monarchy and the Danish Royal Family.
Marriage and family
Princess Sofia of Greece and Denmark met Infante Juan Carlos of Spain on a cruise in the Greek Islands in 1954; they met again at the wedding of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, at York Minster in June, 1961.
The couple married on 14 May 1962, in Athens at the Catholic Cathedral of Saint Dennis. The bride's gown was made by Jean Dessès and she was attended by her sister Irene, the groom’s sister Infanta Pilar of Spain, and Sofia’s future sister-in-law Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, along with Princess Irene of the Netherlands, Princess Alexandra of Kent, Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Princess Anne of Orleans, and Princess Tatiana Radziwill.
The couple have three children: Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo (born 20 December 1963); Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca (born 13 June 1965); and Felipe, Prince of Asturias (born 30 January 1968). The King and Queen have four grandsons and four granddaughters: Felipe and Victoria from Infanta Elena; Juan, Pablo, Miguel and Irene from Infanta Cristina; and Infanta Leonor, and Infanta Sofía, named in her honor, from the Prince of Asturias; all of whom are in the line of succession to the Spanish throne.
December 3, 2009