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George II 11-24-2003 02:58 PM

Queen Sofia....Heir to several thrones in Europe?
 
Is it treu that Queen Sofia of Spain, bron Princess of Greece, is heir to the Greek, Danish, and even the German and British (her mother was a descendant of the German and British monarchs??) throne?http://pro.corbis.com/images/waterma...3/U1982187.jpg

xicamaluca 11-24-2003 03:13 PM

She's is descendent from those monarchies, not heir to any throne ;)

Sean.~ 11-24-2003 03:18 PM

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Originally posted by George II@Nov 24th, 2003 - 2:58 pm
Is it treu that Queen Sofia of Spain, bron Princess of Greece, is heir to the Greek, Danish, and even the German and British (her mother was a descendant of the German and British monarchs??) throne

No, she isn't an heir to any of those thrones. Greece is a republic and she renounced her right to the throne upon her marriage to Juan Carlos. Denmark's succession is limited to the legitimate descendants of King Christian X and Queen Alexandrine. She is not eligable for the British throne because she is a Catholic (and even if she were, she would be way, way down the list). She has no succession rights in Germany. Firstly, it is a republic. Secondly, Hanover (which was annexed by Prussia in the 1860s) had salic law (meaning the throne couldn't pass on to a woman). In any event, there are enough male dynasts to head the household. Her maternal grandmother was born a Princess of Prussia (daugter of the last Kaiser), but again, the throne didn't pass in the female line.

I hope that makes sense.

George II 11-24-2003 03:53 PM

Wasn't she Greek-Orthodox?? Or maybe protestant (cause her mother was)?

Sean.~ 11-24-2003 04:23 PM

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Originally posted by George II@Nov 24th, 2003 - 3:53 pm
Wasn't she Greek-Orthodox?? Or maybe protestant (cause her mother was)?
She was Greek Orthodox until her marriage to Juan Carlos, after which time she converted to Catholicism. A non-Catholic Queen of Spain would have been unthinkable. Indeed, the Spanish monarchs are traditionally known as His/Her Catholic Majesty.

Her mother, Frederika, also converted to Orthodoxy.

carlota 07-04-2004 12:32 PM

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Originally posted by Sean.~@Nov 24th, 2003 - 4:23 pm
Indeed, the Spanish monarchs are traditionally known as His/Her Catholic Majesty.
in fact no. the exact title of sofia would be, as in other monarchies, her royal highness. the only ones who could be known as their catholics majesties were isabel de castilla and fernando de aragon.


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