Thursday, May 23 2024

Royals and Thousands of People Pay Last Respects to the Former King of Greece Constantine (videos)

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Constantine II, the former king of Greece, is being laid to rest in a funeral service in Athens today, Monday. The late monarch died last week at the age of 82, after his health deteriorated following a stroke. Constantine was a divisive figure in Greece's history and will be buried as a private citizen.
 
Over 200 people are expected to attend the private funeral service, which is being held at the Athens Metropolitan Cathedral.
 
Members of the public were able to pay their respects on Monday morning. Thousands of people lined up outside the church to pass by Constantine's casket.
 
Greece's former Crown Prince Pavlos, former Prince Nikolaos, and former Prince Philippos stand near the coffin of former King of Greece Constantine IIGreece's former Crown Prince Pavlos, former Prince Nikolaos, and former Prince Philippos stand near the coffin of former King of Greece Constantine II
Constantine's sons, Pavlos, Nikolaos and Philippos, paid tribute to their father during the funeral on Monday.
 
He will later be buried at the summer palace of the former royal family in northern Athens where Constantine's ancestors are buried.
 
Among those attending are royals and nobility from across Europe.
 
Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, the king and queen of the Netherlands and the entire royal family of Spain will be in attendance. Royals from Sweden, Luxembourg and Monaco are also set to attend.
 
The British royal family is being represented by Princess Anne — the daughter of the late Queen Elizabeth II.
 
The sons of the late ex-King
 

His wife Anna-Maria

 

Royals and politicians

  

The funeral service