Sophie, Princess of Greece and Denmark

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Name
Sophie, Princess of Greece and Denmark Gender: F
born on 26 June 1914 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Corfu, Greece, 39n36, 19e56
Timezone LST m23e43 (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 03°43' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 04°33 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 17°57'



Biography

Princess of Greece and Denmark, as the fourth child and youngest daughter of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg. The Duke of Edinburgh (husband of Queen Elizabeth II) is her younger brother.

Although the youngest of four sisters, Sophie was the first to wed, marrying her second cousin-once-removed Prince Christoph of Hesse (1901–1943) on 15 December 1930 in Kronberg, Berlin; she was 16. They had five children. A director in the Third Reich's Ministry of Air Forces and a commander in the German Air Reserves, Christoph held the rank of Oberführer in the Nazi SS. On 7 October 1943, he was killed in an airplane accident in a war zone of the Apennine mountains near Forlì, Italy. His body was found two days later.

Sophie's second marriage was to her cousin Prince George William of Hanover on 23 April 1946 in Salem, Baden. Together they had three children.

Until her death on 3 November 2001 in Munich, Sophie was a frequent visitor to her brother, Prince Philip and her sister-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II. She was a godmother to their son, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 15 December 1930 (Prince Christoph of Hesse)
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  • Death of Mate 7 October 1943 (Prince Christoph of Hesse)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 23 April 1946 (Prince Georg Wilhelm of Hanover)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites a letter written by her grandmother, Princess Victoria of Hesse-Darmstadt, quoted in "Alice: Princess Andrew of Greece" by Hugo Vickers (Hamish Hamilton, 2000): "There was good news on 26 June. 'Well, the baby is there at last,' wrote Victoria. 'She (alas) made her appearance at 6 a.m.'"

Categories

  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Eight)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Glücksburg)