Marie-Chantal was born in London, England, on 17 September 1968 and is the daughter of Robert Warren Miller, an American billionaire, and Marie Chantal Pesantes.
Marie-Chantal was raised in Hong Kong until the age of nine, after which she attended boarding school in Switzerland before transferring to the Ecole Active Bilingue in Paris. Marie-Chantal was studying for a degree in art history at New York University in 1993 when she received her marriage proposal from Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, and she subsequently dropped out.
Marie-Chantal was first introduced to Pavlos on a blind date in 1992 and it was love at first sight. After Pavlos proposed on a skiing holiday, Marie-Chantal decided to convert to the Greek Orthodox faith before her marriage. Since the Greek royal family are in exile in England, the wedding took place on 1 July 1995 at St. Sophia’s Cathedral in London, with guests from most of the European royal families.
The wedding wasn’t without controversy though as the ten Conservative members of the Greek parliament who attended the wedding were promptly asked to resign by the Greek President as he felt their attendance showed tacit support for the restoration of the Greek monarchy. The wedding did attract significant audiences on Greek national television though and contributed to an increase in popularity for the royal family.
Marie-Chantal and Pavlos have five children: Maria-Olympia, born on 25 July 1996; Constantine-Alexis, born 29 October 1998; Achilleas-Andreas, born on 12 August 2000; Odysseus-Kimon, born on 17 September 2004; and, Aristidis-Stavros, born on 29 June 2008 in Los Angeles.
As well as being a mother, Marie-Chantal launched an international clothing company, Marie-Chantal, in 2001, which offers a broad range of clothing for boys and girls from newborn to twelve years. Many of the designs featured on the clothing have been inspired by Marie-Chantal’s own children, including the company’s signature piece, the angel wing motif, and the Tino Collection.
House (marriage): House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg
Father: Robert Warren Miller
Mother: Marie Chantal Pesantes
Born: 17 Sep 1968
Spouse: Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece
HRH The Crown Princess of Greece, Princess of Denmark
01 Jul 1995 – present
Born: 25 Jul 1996
Born: 29 Oct 1998
Born: 12 Aug 2000
Born: 17 Sep 2004
Born: 29 Jun 2008