Queen Sofía of Spain

queen consort of Spain

Sophia of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Σοφία, Spanish: Sofía; born 2 November 1938) is a member of the Spanish royal family and former Greek royal family who was Queen of Spain during the reign of her husband, King Juan Carlos I, from 1975 to 2014.

Sofía in 2009
Queen consort of Spain
Tenure22 November 1975 – 19 June 2014
Anointing27 November 1975
BornPrincess Sophia of Greece and Denmark
(1938-11-02) 2 November 1938 (age 85)
Tatoi Palace, Athens, Kingdom of Greece
HouseGlücksburg (by birth) Bourbon-Anjou (by marriage)
FatherPaul of Greece
MotherFrederica of Hanover
ReligionRoman Catholic
prev. Greek Orthodox
SignatureSofía's signature

Biography change

Sophia of Greece and Denmark was born on 2 November, 1938 in Athens. Her parents were King Paul and his wife Queen Frederica. Sophia is the sister of King Constantine II and Princess Irene.

She became queen upon her husband's accession in 1975.[1] On 19 June 2014, Juan Carlos abdicated in favor of their son Felipe VI.[2]

In 2023, Sophia attended the funeral of her brother, Constantine.


2 November 1938-14 May 1962: Her Royal Highness Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark

14 May 1962-21 July 1969: Her Royal Highness Princess Sophia of Spain

21 July 1969-22 November 1975: Her Royal Highness The Princess of Spain

22 November 1975-19 June 2014: Her Majesty The Queen of Spain

19 June 2014-present: Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain

References change

  1. Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser XV. "Spanien". C.A. Starke Verlag, 1997, pp. 20, 100-101. (German). ISBN 978-3-79800-814-4
  2. "Spain will have two kings and two queens". Retrieved 14 June 2014.