Greece's ex-king Konstantin buried - without godchild Prince WIlliam


Writed by - Andy Gocker
  Greece's last king Constantine II died at the age of 82
Constantine II was proclaimed the last king of Greece in 1964. © imago/PPE, SpotOn

On January 10th a piece of history died! Six days later, this Monday (January 16), Greece's last king was buried. Constantine of Greece († 82) died at the age of 82 . Shortly before, he had suffered a stroke, which led to multiple organ failure. No wonder, then, that numerous royal houses pay their last respects at his funeral.

Numerous royals say goodbye

In addition to the family of the former king numerous international royal houses also said goodbye . Constantine's son, the former Crown Prince Pavlos (55), also welcomed King Felipe VI. (54) and Joy (50) from Spain. Felipe's parents, the former König Juan Carlos (85) and his wife Sofia (84) - a sister of the deceased - are also in Athens. Prince Albert II of Monaco (64) has also traveled to Greece, as shown in pictures waving to the mourning crowd. King Willem-Alexander (55) and Queen Máxima (51) of the Netherlands with Beatrix (84), Princess of the Netherlands, and King Carl XVI also attended the service. Gustaf (76) and Queen Silvia (79) of Sweden. King Philippe (62) and Queen Mathilde (49) of Belgium and Queen Margrethe of Denmark (82), Constantine II's sister-in-law, also attended the funeral service.

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But what about King Charles III. and Prince William?

Great Britain became King Charles III (74) from his sister Princess Anne (72) and husband Sir Timothy Laurence (67) represented. A bit surprising, after all, both King Charles and Prince William (40) a strong connection to Constantine: King Charles as his second cousin and Prince William as godchild of the Greek monarch.

In the middle of last year, the king's health was so worrying that he did not attend the funeral and funeral service of Queen Elizabeth († 96) was able to participate in September 2022. His wife Anna-Marie from Denmark (76) and two of his children came to take his place.

Long years in exile

Constantine II was appointed heir to the throne in 1947 and ascended it in 1964. In the year of his accession to the throne, he married the Danish Princess Anna-Maria (76), a sister of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. About three years later, however, a military coup followed before the monarchy in Greece was officially abolished in 1974. From 1967 he lived in exile together with his wife , first in Rome, later in London. The two only returned to Greece in 2013. (spot on/msu)

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