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Greece

Crown Prince Pavlos wants Donald Trump removed from office

Crown Prince Pavlos
By Frankie Fouganthin - CC BY-SA 3.0, Wiki Commons

Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece has taken to Twitter ans issued a statement calling for the 25th Amendment of the United States Constitution to be invoked to remove President Trump from office. It came as protestors entered the Capitol building in Washington DC on January 6th 2021, a move many described as an attempted coup.

The statement from the Greek Crown Prince is as follows: “When a President accepts and Encourages such behaviour by the public he should no longer be president and the 25th amendment should be invoked. This is an embarrassment to democracy and to the Republic of the United States of America.”

Crown Prince Pavlos has personal experience with coups, from his native Greece. He had to live in exile for many years following a successful coup that cost Pavlos’ father, King Constantine II, his throne and brought to an end the power of the Greek constitutional monarchy. World leaders from Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, New Zealand, Norway, and Spain, have condemned the attack on the democratic institutions of the United States, as well has NATOs General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg.

Four people died after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. Shots were fired inside and it took a long time to gain control of the situation. At least 52 people have been arrested and several bombs have been found in the US capital. Politicians had to barricade themselves inside their offices to ensure their own security.

Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece is the eldest son of King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie and was born in 1967 at Tatoi Palace in Athens. When he was just seven-months-old, he moved with his family to Rome after the Greek military coup d’état. They would later move to London in 1974. The heir to the now defunct Greek throne also holds the title of Prince of Denmark. Crown Prince Pavlos has long connections to the US as he attended the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. He also attended the Armand Hammer United World College of the American West in New Mexico.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.