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Constantine II Of Greece

Constantine II was King of the Hellenes from 1964 until the abolition of the monarchy in 1973, the sixth and last monarch of the Greek Royal Family.
He succeeded his father Paul in March 1964, being styled His Majesty Constantine II, King of the Hellenes. Although the accession of the young monarch was initially regarded auspiciously, his reign soon became controversial: Constantine's involvement in the Apostasia of July 1965 made him unpopular in broad parts of the population and aggravated the ongoing political instability that culminated in the Colonels' Coup of 21 April 1967.
The coup stood on scant legitimate ground until Constantine, as head of state, agreed to swear-in the putschist government, thereby legitimizing it; this act became the subject of much criticism. On 13 December 1967, he was forced to flee the country following an abortive counter-coup against the junta, although he remained de jure head of state until 1 June 1973, when the junta abolished the monarchy and declared a republic.
This abolition was confirmed after the fall of the junta by a plebiscite on 8 December 1974, which established the ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Spain's King Juan Carlos Abdicates, Succeeded by New King Felipe VI
2014-06-19
In 1962, Juan Carlos married Princess Sophia, daughter of HM King Paul of Greece and sister of King Constantine II. Their son, who is their third child and given the title of Prince of the Asturias – a title given to the heir of the Spanish throne, was ...
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    Juan Carlos kept Spain 'from extremism,' Constantine II says
    2014-06-02
    Spain's King Juan Carlos, who announced Monday he would abdicate, prevented the country from falling prey to extremism and made sure it remained democratic, Constantine II, former king of Greece, told CNN's Christiane Amanpour. “His legacy is very, ...
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      King Juan Carlos Abdication: Who is Spain's Next King, Crown Prince Felipe?
      2014-06-02
      He speaks Spanish, Catalan, French, English, and some Greek. (His mother, the Greek-born Queen Sophia, is princess of Greece and sister of the deposed Greek monarch Constantine II.) The Spanish prince got engaged to former print and broadcast ...
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        Easter Services
        2014-04-19
        Easter: The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day – 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I; 9:45 a.m. – Easter Egg Hunt on the front lawn; 10:15 a.m. Choral Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Both services with Flowering of the Cross by the children of Grace). Greater ...
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          Easter Services
          2014-04-19
          Easter: The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day – 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I; 9:45 a.m. – Easter Egg Hunt on the front lawn; 10:15 a.m. Choral Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Both services with Flowering of the Cross by the children of Grace ...
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            Turkey's EU dreams, so near, yet so far
            2014-04-12
            The lettering on a banner outside the mausoleum of the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II, whom the British called 'Abdul the Damned', reads “The founder of the Zionist movement Theodor Herzl offered Sultan Abdul Hamid II to buy Palestine where he gets this ...
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            Carlos Gracida, polo player who taught Princes William and Harry, dies in ...
            2014-02-26
            Mexican Carlos Gracida, often described as the Queen's favourite player, was a favourite instructor with celebs and royalty, giving lessons to Prince Charles and his sons as well as King Constantine II of Greece and actor Sylvester Stallone. The 53 ...
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            1. Queen's favourite polo player and Royal tutor Carlos Gracida dies in freak ...
            2. Polo champion who taught Princes William and Harry is killed during match
            3. Royal polo coach Carlos Gracida dies in accident

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            Football: Olympiakos to aid quake-struck Cephalonia
            2014-02-06
            (Globalpost/GlobalPost). Please support our site by enabling javascript to view ads. Greek champions Olympiakos announced Thursday that they will provide funds to reconstruct schools damaged by earthquakes last week on the Greek island of Cephalonia.
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            1. Olympiakos to Help Cephalonia After Earthquake

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            Greece's former king goes home after 46-year exile
            2013-12-15
            Greeks who have the means may be leaving in droves, but after 46 years in exile the former king, Constantine II, has moved back to his crisis-plagued homeland. The deposed monarch, who was forced to flee Athens shortly after the seizure of power by a ...
            (The Guardian)
            1. Greek royals Constantine II and Anne-Marie leave London and return to Greece

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