|Born||11 May 1942|
Cape Town, South Africa
|Father||Paul of Greece|
|Mother||Frederica of Hanover|
|Greek royal family|
Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Ειρήνη; born 11 May 1942) is the youngest child and second daughter of Paul of Greece and his wife Queen Frederica. She is the younger sister of Queen Sofía of Spain and of the deposed Constantine II of Greece, Prince of Denmark and maternal aunt of Felipe VI of Spain.
Irene was born in Cape Town, South Africa, on 11 May 1942. She was a pupil of concert pianist Gina Bachauer and, for a while, she was a professional concert pianist herself.
Irene was courted by Prince Michel of Orléans, a younger son of the Orléanist pretender Henri, Count of Paris, until he met French noblewoman Béatrice Marie Pasquier de Franclieu, whom he married on 18 November 1967 in Casablanca, Morocco, without his father's consent.
After her brother was dethroned, Irene moved to India with her mother. Since her mother's death in 1981, she has lived in Spain in an apartment at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, the residence of her sister and brother-in-law, Queen Sofía and King Juan Carlos.
Irene is the founder and president of the organisation World in Harmony (Mundo en Armonía). On 16 March 2018, Princess Irene obtained the Spanish nationality and renounced her Greek nationality.
|Ancestors of Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark|