Happy Birthday to Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, Duke of Sparta, who turns 50 today. The eldest son of King Constantine II of Greece and Princess Anne Marie of Denmark, he counts Queen Margrethe of Denmark and Queen Sofia of Spain among his aunts. Born at the Tatoi Palace in Athens, just a month after the coup d’état which ended democratic rule in Greece, the Greek Royal Family was forced into exile in December that year. Living first in Rome then in London, Crown Prince Pavlos was educated in the Hellenic Collage of London, then at Sandhurst, before obtaining a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, where he roomed with his cousin, now King Felipe of Spain. In 1995, he married Duty Free heiress Marie-Chantal Miller in a grand ceremony in London, which had a impressive collection of royalty in attendance, including seven Kings and thirteen Queens. The couple have five children, with the eldest son, Prince Constantine-Alexios (godson of the Duke of Cambridge, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, and King Felipe of Spain), second in line to the Throne. While King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie have been allowed to live in Greece in recent years, Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal live in London (where he works as a hedge fund manager) recently announcing their move to New York City, with frequent holidays in Greece. They don’t undertake official duties, but attend most royal events, including the recent 80th Birthday Celebrations of the King and Queen of Norway. I wish HRH a very Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns on this milestone!