Queen Sofía of Spain

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Queen Sofía of Spain
A photograph of Sofía aged 71
Queen Sofía in 2009
Queen consort of Spain
Tenure 22 November 1975 – 19 June 2014
Born Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark
(1938-11-02) 2 November 1938 (age 85)
Tatoi Palace, Athens, Greece
Spouse Juan Carlos I of Spain (m 14 May 1962)
Issue Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo
Infanta Cristina
Felipe VI of Spain
Full name
Sophia Margarita Victoria Federica
House Glücksburg
Father Paul of Greece
Mother Frederica of Hanover
Signature
Religion Roman Catholic
prev. Greek Orthodox


Sofía (born Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark born 2 November 1938) is a member of the Spanish royal family who was Queen of Spain from 1975 to 2014 as the wife of King Juan Carlos I. She is the first child of King Paul of Greece and Frederica of Hanover.



Issue[edit]

  1. Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo (born 20 December 1963) married Jaime de Marichalar and had issue before they divorced.
  2. Infanta Cristina of Spain (born 13 June 1965) married Iñaki Urdangarin and had issue.
  3. Felipe VI of Spain (born 30 January 1968) married Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano and had issue.


Titles and styles[edit]

  • 2 November 1938 - 14 May 1962 Her Royal Highness Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark.
  • 14 May 1962 - 21 July 1969 Her Royal Highness The Princess of Asturias.
  • 21 July 1969 - 22 November 1975 Her Royal Highness The Princess of Spain.
  • 22 November 1975 – 19 June 2014 Her Majesty The Queen.
  • 19 June 2014 – present Her Majesty Queen Sofía of Spain.


Honours[edit]


Queen Sofía of Spain
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 2 November 1938
Spanish royalty
Vacant
Title last held by
Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg
Queen consort of Spain
22 November 1975 – 18 June 2014
Succeeded by