Thursday, May 11, 2017

A girl for Frederika and Paul

May 11, 1942

Crown Princess Frederika of Greece, wife of Crown Prince Paul, gave birth to a daughter, in Cape Town, South Africa,

This is the third child for the couple.  Their first child, Princess Sophie, is three years old, and their son, Prince Constantine, will celebrate his second birthday on June 2.

Along with other members of the Greek Royal Family, the Crown Prince and Crown Princess have been living in Cape Town since fleeing Greece after the German invasion.

Crown Prince Paul is the younger brother of King George II.

[Princess Irene lives in Madrid near her sister,  Queen Sofia.  The two are very close.   The princess has never married, but was said to have had a happy relationship with a married man, Michael Aranoutis, King Constantine's private secretary and long time friend.]

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