1938 – Her Majesty the Queen Sofía was born in Athens the 2nd of November. The first-born daughter of King Pablo I and Queen Federica of Greece, her family belongs to one of the older Royal Houses of Europe.
– She spent part of her childhood in Egypt and South Africa as part of her family’s forced exile during World War II.
1946 – She returned to Greece where she continued her education, specializing in childcare, music and archeaology.
1962 – The king and queen were married on May 14th, and have three children and four grandchildren.
1993 – She is the executive president of the Queen Sofía Foundation, which sent funds for relief in Bosnia, and is the honorary president of the Royal Board on Education and Care of Handicapped Persons and the Foundation for Aid for Drug Addicts.