Balkans | Constantine II, the last king of Greece, will not be buried in a state ceremony

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It was decided not to bury the last king of the country, Constantine II, who died in Greece at the age of 82, yesterday evening, with an official ceremony.

In a statement by the Prime Ministry, decisions regarding the funeral ceremony were exchanged at the meeting, which was chaired by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis with the participation of the relevant ministers.

The statement stated that the funeral of the former king will be held as a “civilian citizen”.

The statement said that Constantinos II would be buried in Tatoi, the former royal palace, where members of the former royal family were buried, and that the Minister of Culture and Sports, Lina Mendoni, would represent the government at the funeral.

The statement indicated in the statement that relevant protocol rules will be applied to official guests coming from abroad to attend the funeral.

There has been controversy over how the funeral was conducted.

How the funeral of Constantine II, the last king of Greece, was conducted caused controversy in the country.

According to Greek media, the family of the former king had requested the funeral, according to what the “former head of state” said.

On the other hand, opponents of this idea argued that the title “King” was taken from him in the referendums of 1973 and 1974, and that the King was also stripped of his Greek citizenship, and they said that it could not be an official ceremony.

Constantine II, the last king of Greece

Constantine II was born in June 1940 in the Palio-Psihiko district of the capital, Athens, and held the title “King of Greece” from 1964 until 1973, when the monarchy in Greece was abolished by referendum. With the second referendum in 1974, the kingdom system in Greece was finally abolished.

The former king had gone abroad in December 1967, after the unsuccessful action of the colonel’s military junta against the country’s dictatorial regime.

The Greek government also stripped the former king of his Greek citizenship in 1994.

Constantine II, who lived in Italy and England, preferred to live in Greece in his last years.

In 2003, the Greek state paid more than 13 million euros in compensation to the former king, who claimed damages for the confiscation of royal property.

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