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

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By ELENA BECATOROS
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government says the country’s former and last king will be buried as a private citizen in Tatoi, the former summer residence of Greece’s royals. A controversial figure in Greek history, Constantine died in a hospital late Tuesday at the age of 82. Greece’s monarchy was abolished in a referendum in 1974, and Constantine spent decades in exile before settling again in his home country in his waning years. Decisions on his funeral were announced Wednesday by the office of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who chaired a ministerial meeting to discuss the details. The date and location of the funeral service was not immediately determined. Constantine’s parents and ancestors are buried at the Tatoi palace.

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