Happy Birthday to Crown Princess Elia of Albania, who turns 37 today! Born Elia Zaharia, she is the daughter of Gjergj Zaharia and Yllka Mujo, a famous actress, she grew up in Tirana and graduated from the National Art School Jordan Misja in Tirana in art and scenography and later studied at the National Conservatory of Bordeaux in art drama and later continued her studies in scenic acting at the Paris 8 University. She is fluent in French, English and Italian, and after performing at the National Theatre in Albania, she has acted in movies and performed as a singer, also co-hosting Kënga Magjike, a major musical event in Albania. In 2010, she got engaged to Crown Prince Leka II of Albania, the pretender to the former Albanian Throne, and the couple got married, with a plethora of Royal Guests, in a semi-official ceremony in 2016. Crown Prince Leka and Crown Princess Elia have a semi-official role, mainly connected to the Queen Geraldine Foundation, and the couple also attend some foreign royal events. We wish HRH a very Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns!