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Sophia of Greece and Denmark
Karaliene Sofija (cropped).jpg
The Queen in 2009
Queen consort of Spain
Tenure 22 November 1975 – 19 June 2014
Anointing 27 November 1975
Born 2 November 1938 (1938-11-02) (age 83)
Tatoi Palace, Athens, Kingdom of Greece
House Glücksburg
Father Paul of Greece
Mother Frederica of Hanover
Religion Roman Catholic
prev. Greek Orthodox
Signature Sophia of Greece and Denmark's signature

Sophia of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Σοφία, Spanish: Sofía; born 2 November 1938) is a member of the Spanish royal family who was Queen of Spain during the reign of her husband, King Juan Carlos I, from 1975 to 2014.

She became queen upon her husband's accession in 1975. On 19 June 2014, Juan Carlos abdicated in favor of their son Felipe VI.

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