Queen Emeritus Sofia had the opportunity to say goodbye to her brother. King Constantine of Greece passed away this Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at the age of 84.
The Greek monarch had starred the last headlines of the press due to health problems. The brother of the queen emeritus was unable to overcome the after-effects of the stroke he suffered on January 6.
King Constantine of Greece funeral
The last king of the Hellenes, will not have a state funeral, on the contrary, he will be buried as a private person, something that contradicts what the children of the late king would have wanted. The funeral will take place next Monday, January 16, and both King Felipe and Queen Letizia are expected to attend.
The mortal remains will be buried after an orthodox mass at the Tatoi Palace, located on the outskirts of Athens, where the remains of his parents are also buried.
Constantine of Greece had five sons
The Greek king had five children. The first to be born was Alexia of Greece and Denmark, she was the heir to the throne until her brother Paul was born. She was born in Greece, but like her father, she lived in exile. Rome, Denmark and London became her temporary home.
Finally, she settled in Spain and studied education in Barcelona, she was best friends with Infanta Cristina and they shared a lot. Infanta Cristina is godmother to Arrietta, Alexia’s eldest daughter, while Alexia is godmother to Pablo Urdangarin.
Pavlos of Greece: The heir to the throne is Pavlos of Greece, the second son of King Constantine. He is linked to Spain not only by his family but also by a great friendship. It is known that Paul is one of King Philip’s best friends, they grew up practically together and even went to the same university.
Pavlos, together with his wife Marie Chantal, form one of the most stable couples of the royals. They married in 1995 and since then have had a solid marriage that has produced five children. After having no institutional obligations, Paul is a stockbroker in New York, while his wife has her own children’s fashion line.
Nikolaos of Greece: is the third son of Constantine, despite his well-known family, he is the most discreet and has chosen to keep a low profile. He studied International Relations, however, he left his job to become his father’s secretary.
In 2010 he married Tatiana Ellinka Blatnik and is the only one of the king’s sons living in Greece.
Theodora of Greece and Denmark: Theodora is the penultimate daughter of Constantine and the only one who has leaned towards the arts as a way of life. She studied dramatic art and lives in Los Angeles where she is trying to make a place for herself in the mecca of cinema, she has not yet achieved her great role, but she has had some special participations in series, soap operas or secondary characters in movies.
The king’s daughter can boast that she had Queen Elizabeth II as godmother and is the only one who is still single. Although her family announced, in 2018, that she would marry American lawyer Matthew Kumar, the marriage has not yet taken place.
Philip of Greece: Finally, Philip is the last son of the Greek monarch. He is one of the lucky royals who can boast that the Duke of Edinburgh, King Juan Carlos, Diana of Wales and Infanta Elena were his godparents at his christening.
He dedicated himself to the family business, he held a position in the financial company of his brother. In 2021 he married Nina Flhor in Greece, in an emotional ceremony held in the same church where 57 years earlier his parents, Constantine II of Greece and Princess Anne Marie of Denmark, were married.