Greece’s former king to be buried as a private citizen


              Flags are flown at half-mast at the Queen's Palace Amalienborg Castle in Copenhagen, Denmark, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023 to honour the death of former Greece king of Greece, Costantine. A controversial figure in Greek history, Constantine died in hospital late Tuesday night at the age of 82. The family, which had ruled Greece from 1863 apart from a 12-year republican interlude during 1922-1935, was descended from Prince Christian, later Christian IX of Denmark, of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg branch of the Danish ruling family. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
            
              Greek and Olympic flags are seen at half-staff as the Hellenic Olympic Committee commemorate the former king of Greece who was an Olympic sailing gold medalist in Rome in 1960, at Panathinean stadium in Athens, Greece, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Greece's government says Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, will be buried as a private citizen in Tatoi, the former summer residence of Greece's royals where his parents and ancestors are buried. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
            
              People enter Hygeia hospital in Athens, Greece, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. A controversial figure in Greek history, Greece's government says Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, died in the private hospital late Tuesday at the age of 82. Greece's monarchy was abolished in a referendum in 1974, and Constantine had spent decades in exile before settling in his home country once more in his waning years.(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
            
              Greek and Olympic flags are seen at half-staff as the Hellenic Olympic Committee commemorate the former king of Greece who was an Olympic sailing gold medalist in Rome in 1960, at Panathinean stadium in Athens, Greece, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Greece's government says Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, will be buried as a private citizen in Tatoi, the former summer residence of Greece's royals where his parents and ancestors are buried. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
            
              The son of former king Constantine of Greece, Nikolaos, leaves Maximos mansion, the prime minister's office, in Athens, Greece, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Greece's government says Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, will be buried as a private citizen in Tatoi, the former summer residence of Greece's royals where his parents and ancestors are buried. A controversial figure in Greek history, Constantine died in hospital late Tuesday at the age of 82. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
            
              The sons of former king Constantine of Greece, Pavlos, right, Nikolaos, center, and Philippos leave Maximos mansion, the prime minister's office, in Athens, Greece, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Greece's government says Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, will be buried as a private citizen in Tatoi, the former summer residence of Greece's royals where his parents and ancestors are buried. A controversial figure in Greek history, Constantine died in hospital late Tuesday at the age of 82. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
            
              The sons of former King Constantine of Greece, Pavlos, right, and Nikolaos leave Maximos mansion, the prime minister's office, in Athens, Greece, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Greece's government says Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, will be buried as a private citizen in Tatoi, the former summer residence of Greece's royals where his parents and ancestors are buried. A controversial figure in Greek history, Constantine died in hospital late Tuesday at the age of 82. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
            
              FILE - Former King Constantine II of Greece arrives for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 7, 2014. Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, has died his doctors announced late Tuesday Jan. 10, 2023. He was 82. (AP Photo/Lionel Bonaventure, Pool, File)
            
              Flags are flown at half-mast at the Queen's Palace Amalienborg Castle in Copenhagen, Denmark, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023 to honour the death of former Greece king of Greece, Costantine. A controversial figure in Greek history, Constantine died in hospital late Tuesday night at the age of 82. The family, which had ruled Greece from 1863 apart from a 12-year republican interlude during 1922-1935, was descended from Prince Christian, later Christian IX of Denmark, of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg branch of the Danish ruling family. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
            
              Greek and Olympic flags are seen at half-staff as the Hellenic Olympic Committee commemorate the former king of Greece who was an Olympic sailing gold medalist in Rome in 1960, at Panathinean stadium in Athens, Greece, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Greece's government says Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, will be buried as a private citizen in Tatoi, the former summer residence of Greece's royals where his parents and ancestors are buried. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
            
              People enter Hygeia hospital in Athens, Greece, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. A controversial figure in Greek history, Greece's government says Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, died in the private hospital late Tuesday at the age of 82. Greece's monarchy was abolished in a referendum in 1974, and Constantine had spent decades in exile before settling in his home country once more in his waning years.(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
            
              Greek and Olympic flags are seen at half-staff as the Hellenic Olympic Committee commemorate the former king of Greece who was an Olympic sailing gold medalist in Rome in 1960, at Panathinean stadium in Athens, Greece, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Greece's government says Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, will be buried as a private citizen in Tatoi, the former summer residence of Greece's royals where his parents and ancestors are buried. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
            
              The son of former king Constantine of Greece, Nikolaos, leaves Maximos mansion, the prime minister's office, in Athens, Greece, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Greece's government says Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, will be buried as a private citizen in Tatoi, the former summer residence of Greece's royals where his parents and ancestors are buried. A controversial figure in Greek history, Constantine died in hospital late Tuesday at the age of 82. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
            
              The sons of former king Constantine of Greece, Pavlos, right, Nikolaos, center, and Philippos leave Maximos mansion, the prime minister's office, in Athens, Greece, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Greece's government says Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, will be buried as a private citizen in Tatoi, the former summer residence of Greece's royals where his parents and ancestors are buried. A controversial figure in Greek history, Constantine died in hospital late Tuesday at the age of 82. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
            
              The sons of former King Constantine of Greece, Pavlos, right, and Nikolaos leave Maximos mansion, the prime minister's office, in Athens, Greece, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Greece's government says Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, will be buried as a private citizen in Tatoi, the former summer residence of Greece's royals where his parents and ancestors are buried. A controversial figure in Greek history, Constantine died in hospital late Tuesday at the age of 82. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
            
              FILE - Former King Constantine II of Greece arrives for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 7, 2014. Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, has died his doctors announced late Tuesday Jan. 10, 2023. He was 82. (AP Photo/Lionel Bonaventure, Pool, File)
            
              Flags are flown at half-mast at the Queen's Palace Amalienborg Castle in Copenhagen, Denmark, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023 to honour the death of former Greece king of Greece, Costantine. A controversial figure in Greek history, Constantine died in hospital late Tuesday night at the age of 82. The family, which had ruled Greece from 1863 apart from a 12-year republican interlude during 1922-1935, was descended from Prince Christian, later Christian IX of Denmark, of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg branch of the Danish ruling family. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
            
              Greek and Olympic flags are seen at half-staff as the Hellenic Olympic Committee commemorate the former king of Greece who was an Olympic sailing gold medalist in Rome in 1960, at Panathinean stadium in Athens, Greece, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Greece's government says Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, will be buried as a private citizen in Tatoi, the former summer residence of Greece's royals where his parents and ancestors are buried. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
            
              People enter Hygeia hospital in Athens, Greece, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. A controversial figure in Greek history, Greece's government says Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, died in the private hospital late Tuesday at the age of 82. Greece's monarchy was abolished in a referendum in 1974, and Constantine had spent decades in exile before settling in his home country once more in his waning years.(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
            
              Greek and Olympic flags are seen at half-staff as the Hellenic Olympic Committee commemorate the former king of Greece who was an Olympic sailing gold medalist in Rome in 1960, at Panathinean stadium in Athens, Greece, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Greece's government says Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, will be buried as a private citizen in Tatoi, the former summer residence of Greece's royals where his parents and ancestors are buried. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
            
              The son of former king Constantine of Greece, Nikolaos, leaves Maximos mansion, the prime minister's office, in Athens, Greece, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Greece's government says Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, will be buried as a private citizen in Tatoi, the former summer residence of Greece's royals where his parents and ancestors are buried. A controversial figure in Greek history, Constantine died in hospital late Tuesday at the age of 82. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
            
              The sons of former king Constantine of Greece, Pavlos, right, Nikolaos, center, and Philippos leave Maximos mansion, the prime minister's office, in Athens, Greece, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Greece's government says Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, will be buried as a private citizen in Tatoi, the former summer residence of Greece's royals where his parents and ancestors are buried. A controversial figure in Greek history, Constantine died in hospital late Tuesday at the age of 82. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
            
              The sons of former King Constantine of Greece, Pavlos, right, and Nikolaos leave Maximos mansion, the prime minister's office, in Athens, Greece, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Greece's government says Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, will be buried as a private citizen in Tatoi, the former summer residence of Greece's royals where his parents and ancestors are buried. A controversial figure in Greek history, Constantine died in hospital late Tuesday at the age of 82. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
            
              FILE - Former King Constantine II of Greece arrives for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 7, 2014. Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, has died his doctors announced late Tuesday Jan. 10, 2023. He was 82. (AP Photo/Lionel Bonaventure, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Front row from left, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, King of Greece Constantine, Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark, Queen Sofia of Spain, Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, and Marie-Chantal Claire, Crown Princess of Greece, on the right, with their children attend a memorial service for the 50th anniversary of Greece's King Paul I death in a cemetery of Tatoi Palace, Greece, March 6, 2014. Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, has died his doctors announced late Tuesday Jan. 10, 2023. He was 82. (AP Photo/Branko Peic, File)
            
              FILE - Queen Anne-Marie and King Constantine of Greece arrive at the funeral of Prince Henrik of Denmark, husband of Margrethe II of Denmark, which took place from Christiansborg Palace Chapel, in Copenhagen,  Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, has died his doctors announced late Tuesday Jan. 10, 2023. He was 82. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, right, speaks with former King Constantine II during the opening ceremony of the Round Square International Conference at Wellington College, Crowthorne, England, Oct. 17, 2011. Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, has died his doctors announced late Tuesday Jan. 10, 2023. He was 82. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool, File)
Greece’s former king to be buried as a private citizen