|Princess Sophia with her father, King Pavlos, and sister Princess Irene 1948.|
The Greek Royal Family was again forced into exile in 1941, when German and Italian troops invaded the Kingdom. In an adventurous escape Crown Princess Friederika and her two children fled first to the island of Crete, then to Egypt and finally to South Africa, where the family stayed until in 1946 another referendum affirmed the Monarchy in Greece.
During the Greek civil war and the years of reconstruction in the 1950s Princess Sophia fulfilled her duties as a member of the Greek Royal Family.
|Royal wedding in Athens in May 1962.|
Between 1963 and 1968 the couple had three children: Infanta Elena (* 20th December 1963), Infanta Cristina (* 13th June 1965) and Infant Felipe (* 30th January 1968).
|Queen Sofia cuddles a panda bear in the Madrid zoo.|
Queen Sofia behind the wheel of the Peugeot iON, a zero-emission electric vehicle with a
battery life of 80 miles.|