On Wednesday, the Greek government announced that they would lay Greece’s Last King, Constantine, to rest as a private citizen in Tatoi.
Greece’s Last King, Constantine, a divisive character in Greek history, passed away late Tuesday night at the age of 82 at a hospital. After decades away from Greece, where the monarchy had been abolished in a vote in 1974, Constantine returned there in his old age.
The office of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis confirmed the funeral arrangements during a ministerial meeting he convened on Wednesday morning. Also, The Prime Minister’s office stated another thing. That is, the date and place of the funeral service would be set in consultation with the former King’s family.
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According to the notice, the government will also represent at the funeral by the minister of culture. And “all etiquette procedures will be followed for dignitaries from overseas who will attend the funeral.”
Although few Greeks hold fond memories of the royal family, including those with ties to Constantine, they are expected to attend his funeral. His aunt is Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. And his uncle is Prince Philip of Greece, who was married to the late monarch.
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Prince William, the future King of the United Kingdom, counts Constantine as one of his godparents.
The Greek royal family traced their lineage to Prince Christian of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.
Anne-Marie, Greece’s Last king Constantine’s wife, is a younger sister of Queen Margrethe of Denmark. The Copenhagen royal house released a statement saying the queen had learned of Constantine’s death “with deep sadness.”