Sophia-Theodora was born in 19 November 1974, in Constantinople, as the daughter of Emperor Emmanuel II and his wife Anna. She didn't have any siblings and remained only child, making her heiress apparent of the Roman Empire. She was educated at the Imperial Academy of Rome and met many children of rich parents. However, she didn't make many friends and blamed her parent for not sending her to a normal school and let her enjoy a normal life, like any normal child. She was mainly taught in the arts, politics, etiquette as well as in Latin, Greek and Italian. She was also prepared to ascend the throne of the empire.