Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark
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Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark
Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark ( Greek: ; born 11 May 1942) is the youngest child and second daughter of King Paul of Greece and his wife Princess Frederika of Hanover. She is the younger sister of Queen Sofía of Spain and of the deposed King Constantine II of Greece and maternal aunt of Felipe VI of Spain.
She was born in
Cape Town, South Africa, on 11 May 1942. She was a pupil of concert pianist Gina Bachauer and, for a while, she was a professional concert pianist herself.
dating Prince Michel of Orléans, comte d'Évreux, a younger son of the Orléanist pretender Henri, Count of Paris, when he met Béatrice Marie Pasquier de Franclieu, whom he married on 18 November 1967 in  Casablanca, Morocco, without his father's consent. 
After her brother was dethroned, she moved to
India with her mother. Since her mother's death, Princess Irene has lived in Spain in an apartment at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, the royal residence of her sister and brother-in-law, the King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía of Spain.
She is the founder and president of the World in Harmony organisation (Mundo en Armonía).
On 16 March 2018, Princess Irene obtained the Spanish nationality and renounced her Greek nationality.   
Notable published works
Titles and honours
11 May 1942 - present: Her Royal Highness Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark. 6 March 1964 - 10 July 1965: Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Irene of Greece, Duchess of Sparta, Princess of Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.
(Between Accession of King Constantine II and Birth of Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark)
Ancestors of Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark
16. Christian IX, King of Denmark (= 26) 8. George I, King of the Hellenes 17. Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel (= 27) 4. Constantine I, King of the Hellenes 18. Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia 9. Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna of Russia 19. Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg 2. Paul, King of the Hellenes 20. William I, German Emperor 10. Frederick III, German Emperor (= 28) 21. Princess Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 5. Princess Sophia of Prussia 22. Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 11. Victoria, Princess Royal (= 29) 23. Victoria of the United Kingdom 1. Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark 24. George V of Hanover 12. Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover 25. Princess Marie of Saxe-Altenburg 6. Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick 26. Christian IX, King of Denmark (= 16) 13. Princess Thyra of Denmark 27. Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel (= 17) 3. Princess Frederica of Hanover 28. Frederick III, German Emperor (= 10) 14. Wilhelm II, German Emperor 29. Victoria, Princess Royal (= 11) 7. Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia 30. Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein 15. Princess Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein 31. Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
^ Herrero, Nieves.
, El Mundo Magazine. 4 October 2009 Beatriz de Orleans
^ Velde, Francois.
The Royal Family: A Genealogy, Heraldica.org, Retrieved 12 October 2009
"Who We Are". World In Harmony . Retrieved 2011.
«Real Decreto 164/2018, de 16 de marzo, por el que se concede la nacionalidad española por carta de naturaleza a Su Alteza Real doña Irene de Grecia de Hannover.»
Librería Marcial Pons
^ Flickr, Photo of
Princess Irene and Princess Sofia, Queen of Spain
Membership of the Constantinian Order Archived 5 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
Sito web del Quirinale: dettaglio decorato.
Royal State Visits
^ Jørgen Pedersen:
Riddere af Elefantordenen 1559-2009, Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag, 2009. ISBN 8776744345