Princess Alexia, was born on 10 July 1965 at a house called ‘Mon Repos’ in Corfu. This had been the 18th century home of the English Governors of Corfu and was owned by the Greek Royal Family. It was also the birthplace of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, in 1921.
Her early years were spent in Greece until her Father, King Constantine, left with his wife, Queen Anne-Marie, for Rome after the Colonels’ coup in December 1967
“Every one of the 512 players in this tournament is homeless. They have each engaged with programmes run by the foundation to deal with some incredible personal challenges to make it here.”
Educated, like her brothers, at the Hellenic College in London, she earned an AB at the University of London at Sussex, where she studied history. Subsequently she completed a course in elementary education, working in London’s East End where she taught in a state primary school before moving to Barcelona where she became a teacher of children with developmental disabilities
On 9 July 1999 Alexia married Carlos Morales Quintana, an architect and a champion yachtsman, at St. Sophia Cathedral, London
Alexia is godmother to her only niece, Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark; Pablo Nicolas Urdangarin y de Borbon, Countess Ingrid von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth and Princess Isabella of Denmark, all children of her cousins; and Emma Tallulah Behn.
Alexia and her family live now in her husband’s native land, at Puerto Calero, Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, in a house designed by her husband