Greece – Constantine II died – Politics

The deceased ex-king of Greece Constantine II is to be buried as a private citizen. This was decided by the government under Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday. The funeral will take place at his family’s summer palace.

The media had previously reported that Konstantin’s family had hoped for a state funeral. In Greece Funerals with full military honors are customary for ex-heads of state. Constantine II was the last king of the country. Ten years after he ascended the throne in 1964, the monarchy in Greece was abolished by referendum. Constantine II died on Tuesday at the age of 82. The ex-monarch’s health had deteriorated after a stroke.

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