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The last Greek king was overthrown in 1973

The last Greek king was overthrown in 1973

The overthrown King Constantine II. he continued to live in Rome, later moving to London.

On June 1, 1973, royal power was abolished in Greece. The former Greek king Constantine II. it was formally overthrown and a republic established. Admittedly, Constantine II. he had previously been in exile in Rome since 1967, when a military junta coup was carried out against him. From 1967 to 1973, Greece was still formally a monarchy, but in reality it was ruled by a junta led by Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos.

On that date, Papadopoulos abolished the monarchy and proclaimed himself president of Greece as a republic. This decision was later confirmed by a controversial referendum, the results of which were suspected by supporters of the monarchy and opponents of the military junta. The overthrown King Constantine II. he continued to live in Rome, later moving to London, and the monarchy in Greece to this day has never been restored, despite the power of the military junta being removed in the meantime. It was not until 2013 that Constantine II settled. again in Greece, after as many as 46 years spent in exile. Foreign monarchs still invite him to the ceremony, still addressing him as King of the Greeks.

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