Las fotos del adiós a Constantino II: la realeza europea despidió al ultimo rey de Grecia

The former crown prince of Greece Pavlos, the former prince Nikolaos and the former prince Philippos together with the former king of Greece Constantino II, on the day of his funeral, in Atenas, Greece, on January 16, 2023 (Reuters)
The former crown prince of Greece Pavlos, the former prince Nikolaos and the former prince Philippos together with the former king of Greece Constantino II, on the day of his funeral, in Atenas, Greece, on January 16, 2023 (Reuters)

The Spanish royal family and numerous members of the European nobility will leave this Monday Catedral Metropolitana de Atenas al que fue el ultimo rey de Greece, Constantine IIhermano de la Reina Sofíafellecido el pasado martes a los 82 años.

The funeral will have a private character by the decision of the Greek Government, which did not want to give it the status of the State because the deceased had left the throne in 1974, so it was abolished. Greece the monarchy.

Algunas factions de la derecha have criticized this decision, but the prime minister, the conservator Kyriakos Mitsotakisla ha defendedido argumentando que Constantine II era una persona privada y debe ser entrerada como tal.

King Guillermo Alejandro of the Netherlands, Queen Máxima and Princess Beatriz walk on the funeral day of the ex-king of Greece Constantino II, in Athens, Greece, on January 16, 2023 (Reuters)
King Guillermo Alejandro of the Netherlands, Queen Máxima and Princess Beatriz walk on the funeral day of the ex-king of Greece Constantino II, in Athens, Greece, on January 16, 2023 (Reuters)

Fue jefe de Estado del reino de Grecia, que ya no existe. Y no debemos olvidar que había perdido su ciudadanía griega“, recalcó Mitsotakis para adder que el funeral “se llevará a cabo con dignidad”.

Although the installation of an ardient chapel is not foreseen, the Executive has finally acceded to the desire of the family to give the opportunity to the people who wish to approach the cathedral, where the coffin will be exposed from six to six. diez y media de la mañana (04.00 a 8.30 GMT).

Al funeral asistieron cerca de 200 personas, de las que unas 130 llegarán desde el extranjero, entre ellos varios monarcas.

The ex-rey español Juan Carlos and the ex-reina Sofía attend the funeral of the ex-rey de Grecia Constantino II in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, Greece, this Monday, January 16, 2023 (Reuters)
The ex-rey español Juan Carlos and the ex-reina Sofía attend the funeral of the ex-rey de Grecia Constantino II in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, Greece, this Monday, January 16, 2023 (Reuters)

The Spanish royal family will be there Athens al completo: la Reina Sofía lleva días en la ciudad pues acompañó a su hermano en los ultimos días de su vida. Felipe VIsobrino del fallecido, y la reina Letiziallegaron por separado, while que el rey emérito Juan Carlos llegó directamente desde Abu Dhabiy las infantas Elena y Cristina ya se encontraban desde antes en la capital helena.

Entre la familia más cercana estuvo la reina Margaret of Denmarkhermana de la esposa de Constantine, Ana María de Dinamarcathat’s how el principe heredero Federico y la princesa Benedicthermana mayor de la monarca.

Además, también dieron su presente los reyes de Sweden, Belgium and Holland; the princess Ana de Inglaterra, el principe heredero de Norwayel Grand Duke of Luxembourg y el Prince Albert of Monaco.

Carlos XVI Gustavo, King of Sweden and Queen Silvia of Sweden walk on the day of the funeral of the former King of Greece Constantino II, in Atenas, Greece, on January 16, 2023 (Reuters)
Carlos XVI Gustavo, King of Sweden and Queen Silvia of Sweden walk on the day of the funeral of the former King of Greece Constantino II, in Atenas, Greece, on January 16, 2023 (Reuters)

Durante toda la jornada habrá medidas de seguridad draconianas en el centro de Athenswhere the cathedral is located, with about 1,500 police deployed in the area, drones vigilando desde el aire and snipers positioned in key points.

Después de las exequias que serán officiadas por el archobispo de Athens y primado de la Iglesia orthodoxa en Greece, Jerónimo IIel féretro con los restos mortales de Constantine serán trasladados al cementerio en las antiguas fincas reales de Tatoi, donde, entre otros members de la realeza helena, yacen sus padres, el rey Pablo y la reina Federica de Hannover.

Allí el entorno más estrecho le dará sepultura, sin presencia de medios.

The British Princess Ana, the Royal Princess and her husband the vice admiral Sir Timothy Laurence walked to attend the funeral of the ex-king of Greece Constantino II, in Athens, Greece, on January 16, 2023 (Reuters)
The British Princess Ana, the Royal Princess and her husband the vice admiral Sir Timothy Laurence walked to attend the funeral of the ex-king of Greece Constantino II, in Athens, Greece, on January 16, 2023 (Reuters)

Desde la abolition de la monarquía en 1974 y el exilio del rey la finca de Tattoo empezó a deteriorate por la falta de uso y cuidados.

Tras muchos vaivenes respecto a la titularidad, en 2003 Tattoo pasó definitively a manos del Estado griego, quien por un dictamen del Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos se vio, sin embargo, obligato a pagar a la familia una indemnización de 13.2 million euros.

El Gobierno de Mitsotakis ha approved a restoration plan that includes the creation and opening of a museum, four exhibition zones, numerous points of public services such as shops, restaurants and cafeterias, a hotel and several zones enabled for different agricultural activities.

King Felipe of Belgium and Queen Matilde on the day of the funeral of the former king of Greece Constantino II, in Atenas, Greece, on January 16, 2023 (Reuters)
King Felipe of Belgium and Queen Matilde on the day of the funeral of the former king of Greece Constantino II, in Atenas, Greece, on January 16, 2023 (Reuters)
The former crown prince of Greece Pavlos speaks during the funeral of the former king of Greece Constantino II in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, Greece, on January 16, 2023 (Reuters)
The former crown prince of Greece Pavlos speaks during the funeral of the former king of Greece Constantino II in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, Greece, on January 16, 2023 (Reuters)
Prince Albert II of Monaco greets those attending the funeral of the former king of Greece Constantino II, in Athens, January 16, 2023 (Reuters)
Prince Albert II of Monaco greets those attending the funeral of the former king of Greece Constantino II, in Athens, January 16, 2023 (Reuters)
The Grand Duke Enrique de Luxemburgo and the Grand Duchess María Teresa de Luxemburgo saludan a la gente que se gregó fuera del ex Rey de Grecia Constantino II, en Atenas, este 16 de enero de 2023 (Reuters)
The Grand Duke Enrique de Luxemburgo and the Grand Duchess María Teresa de Luxemburgo saludan a la gente que se gregó fuera del ex Rey de Grecia Constantino II, en Atenas, este 16 de enero de 2023 (Reuters)
The former crown prince of Greece Pavlos greets Queen Letizia of Spain on the day of the funeral of the former king of Greece Constantino II, in Atenas, Greece, on January 16, 2023 (Reuters)
The former crown prince of Greece Pavlos greets Queen Letizia of Spain on the day of the funeral of the former king of Greece Constantino II, in Atenas, Greece, on January 16, 2023 (Reuters)
Los Reyes de España Felipe and Letizia attend the funeral of the former King of Greece Constantino II in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, Greece, on January 16, 2023 (Reuters)
Los Reyes de España Felipe and Letizia attend the funeral of the former King of Greece Constantino II in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, Greece, on January 16, 2023 (Reuters)
The ex-rey español Juan Carlos, the ex-reina Sofía -hermana de Constantino II-, the infanta Elena, the infanta Cristina and the ex-princess Irene de Grecia assisted the funeral of the ex-rey de Grecia en la Catedral Metropolitana de Atenas, Grecia, este January 16, 2023 (Reuters)
The ex-rey español Juan Carlos, the ex-reina Sofía -hermana de Constantino II-, the infanta Elena, the infanta Cristina and the ex-princess Irene de Grecia assistant to the funeral of the ex-rey de Grecia en la Catedral Metropolitana de Atenas, Grecia, este January 16, 2023 (Reuters)
The ex-principe heredero de Grecia Pavlos, junto al féretro del ex-rey de Grecia Constantino II, el día de su funeral, en Atenas, este 16 de enero de de 2023 (Reuters)
The ex-principe heredero de Grecia Pavlos, junto al féretro del ex-rey de Grecia Constantino II, el día de su funeral, en Atenas, este 16 de enero de de 2023 (Reuters)
People gather outside the chapel of San Eleftherios on the day of the funeral service of the last king of Greece, Constantino II in Athens on January 16, 2023 (Reuters)
People gather outside the chapel of San Eleftherios on the day of the funeral service of the last king of Greece, Constantino II in Athens on January 16, 2023 (Reuters)

Constantine II fue coronado rey de Greece en 1964 a los 24 años, aunque poco después de la instauración de la dictatorship de los Coroneles en el país, en 1967, se vio obligado a exiliarse con toda su familia en Rome.

In 1974, after the fall of the military junta, a referendum was held in the country, in which 69.2% of the population opted for the republic. Constantine al último rey que ha tenido Grecia.

(Con información de EFE).-

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