Queen Anne-Marie of Greece turned 65 years old on August 30, 2011.   The Queen was born at the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen and is the third child and youngest daughter of King Frederick IX of Denmark and his wife, Queen Ingrid (nee, Princess Ingrid of Sweden).  Through her mother, Queen Anne-Marie is a direct descendant of Queen Victoria through Queen Victoria’s son, Prince Arthur.   Queen Anne-Marie’s sisters are the reigning Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II, and Benedikte, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.  In September 1964 in Athens, eighteen-year-old Anne-Marie married King Constantine II of Denmark.  In 1967 the Greek royal family fled Greece after a failed counter coup.   The Greek monarchy was abolished in 1974.  Queen Anne-Marie and King Constantine currently reside in London and have periodically returned to Greece.  The King and Queen are the parents of five children:  Princess Alexia (b. 1965, married, 4 children); Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece (b. 1967, 5 children);  Prince Nicholas (b. 1969, married, no children);  Princess Theodora (b. 1983, unmarried); Prince Philippos (b. 1986, unmarried).

Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark at her confirmation in the Danish Church, with her parents, King Frederick IX and Queen Ingrid of Denmark, and sisters, Princess Benedikte and Princess Margrethe, 1961 (photo: Bettman Corbis)

Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark with her sisters, Princess Benedikte (center) and Princess Margrethe (the current Queen Margrethe II of Denmark), 1964 (photo: Bettman/Corbis)

A photograph taken by the famed society photographer, Patrick Lichfield (the Earl of Lichfield), of Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, 1964 (photo: Lichfield/Getty Images)

A closeup of the eighteen-year-old Anne-Marie, Queen of the Hellenes, on her wedding day in Athens, Greece, September1964

The Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony of Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark and King Constantine II of Greece, September 1964 (photo: Getty Images)

The christening of Queen Anne-Marie's eldest child, Princess Alexia of Greece in Athens, 1965. From left to right: King Constantine II of Greece, Queen Ingrid of Denmark, Queen Frederica of Greece and KIng Frederick IX of Denmark (photo: Bettman Corbis)

A photo from 2005 of Queen Anne-Marie with her family (photo: Milos Bicanski/Life/Getty Images)

Queen Anne-Marie and King Constantine II at the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, June 2010 (photo: Albert Nieboer/dpa/Corbis)

Queen Anne-Marie of Greece at the christening of the twin children of her nephew, Crown Prince Frederik, in April 2011 (photo: Patrick van Katwijk/dpa/Corbis)


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  1. Starlet Tebbe

    I think it must of been grand to be a princess for a day let alone all your life how delightful indeed a life well lived & still is at age 65 – enjoy life n know you are loved very much my dear lady- by many- my dutch jew ancestors came from there n Denmark – that is all I know so I want to someday travel to Israel and know her -live there -n live life –

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