February 28, 2024
Constantine II: Greece's former and last king dies at 82

Constantine II: Greece’s former and last king dies at 82

Former King Constantine II, a cousin of Britain’s King Charles III, ruled Greece before the country became a republic in 1974. Greek media reported he died of a stroke.

At the age of 82, former Greek King Constantine II passed away in Athens on Tuesday. He ruled the country before it became a republic in 1974.

King Charles III of England’s cousin Constantine, according to Greek national broadcaster ERT, passed away “after a stroke.”

He was admitted to an Athens hospital last week with breathing issues, according to Greek media.

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Way to the throne

Constantine was born on 2nd of June 1940 to Prince Paul, younger brother to King George II and heir presumptive to the throne, and princess Federica of Hanover , in Athens. The royal family was compelled to leave Greece after the German invasion in World War II before Constantine turned one.

Following a contentious referendum, King George II made his way back to Greece in 1946, but he passed away only a few months later, leaving Constantine as King Paul I’s heir. On March 6, 1964, King Paul I passed away from cancer, and Constantine succeeded him.

Short reign

Following a contentious referendum, King George II made his way back to Greece in 1946, but he passed away only a few months later, leaving Constantine as King Paul I’s heir. On March 6, 1964, King Paul I passed away from cancer, and his replacement was Constantine.

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