THE SPANISH ROYAL FAMILY

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Su Majestad la Reina Doña Sofía
(Her Majesty Queen Sofía)

Queen Sofía was born in Athens on November 2, 1938.   She was the first daughter of King Paul I of Greece.  Her family was forced to flee Greece during World War II.  In 1960, she was a reserve member of the Greek sailing team in the Olympics in Rome.  In addition to her royal duties the Queen devotes a great deal of time to social and charity activities.  She heads the Queen Sofía foundation which helps refugee people in Bosnia.  She also heads the Royal Board on Education and Care of Handicapped Persons. 

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