What happened to Greece royal family?

When did Greece get rid of the royal family?

On June 1, 1973, the military regime ruling Greece proclaimed a republic and abolished the Greek monarchy. A referendum on July 29, 1973, confirmed these actions.

Does Greece still have a royal family?

The voters confirmed the abolition of the monarchy by a vote of 69% to 31% and the establishment of a parliamentary democracy in Greece.

Where is the Greek royal family now?

King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie currently live in Greece. The exiled King sold his Hampstead property in London in 2013 when he returned to Greece. King Constantine spent 46 years living in the Hampstead property with his wife and their children.

Why is there no royal family in Greece?

Most of the Greek people wanted Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, to be the new King. … There was a referendum in 1920 to restore Constantine I as monarch, but four years later the Second Hellenic Republic was established and the monarchy was abolished following a referendum in 1924.

Will Greece ever become a monarchy again?

The short answer is: the monarchy will never be restored because the royal family has become completely IRRELEVANT to modern Greece and its citizens. Even during the worst years of the crisis the idea of the King “coming back to save us” was never an issue for both the politicians and the people.

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Are Queen Sofia and Prince Philip related?

Felipe’s Greek-by-birth mother, Queen Emeritus Sophia, was a second niece to Philip. The uncle of Queen Elizabeth’s late husband was King Constantine I of Greece — Sophia’s grandfather. Sophia is the wife of Juan Carlos I, who was Spain’s king between 1975 and 2014 and also a distant relative of Queen Victoria.

Did Princess Irene of Greece marry?

Princess Irene has never married though she is believed to have had a long time relationship with a married Greek man, close to her brother Constantine. The late King Olav V of Norway had hoped that his son, now King Harald V, would marry her and make her Queen of Norway.