Why did Greece get rid of the royal family?

Following the National Schism during World War I and the subsequent Asia Minor Disaster, the monarchy was deposed in March 1924 and replaced by the Second Hellenic Republic. Between 1924 and 1935 there were in Greece twenty-three changes of government, a dictatorship, and thirteen coups d’etat.

Why did Greece remove royal family?

A head of state referendum was held in 1862 to name a new King. Most of the Greek people wanted Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, to be the new King. … In July 1973 the Greek military junta called a ‘referendum’, which abolished the Monarchy for the second time in Greek history.

When did Greece lose its monarchy?

On June 1, 1973, the military regime ruling Greece proclaimed a republic and abolished the Greek monarchy.

Why was the King of Greece exiled?

In 1993, Constantine visited Greece, but faced with government insecurity, he was asked to leave. In 1994, the second government of Andreas Papandreou passed new legislation reversing the 1992 agreement and stripping Constantine of his property in Greece and his Greek citizenship.

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.

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Can the Greek royal family go to Greece?

Sometimes you can go home, even if you are a disgraced King who has been living in exile for decades. Constantine and Ann Marie returned to Greece roughly 50 years after they were forced out.

Will Greece bring back the monarchy?

Twelve royal carriages which once belonged to Greece’s royal family and were rediscovered in 2020 at the premises of the famous Tatoi Palace, on the outskirts of Athens, have been approved for restoration, the Greek Ministry of Culture announced on Tuesday.

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.