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King Constantine II, the last King of Greece, dies aged 82

King Constantine II, the last King of Greece before the formation of the Hellenic Republic, has died in Athens at the age of 82.

Constantine had been in poor health for a number of years, with the former monarch being treated in an intensive care unit for a number of days.

His wife, Queen Anne-Marie, was by his bedside, as were his children who flew in to Greece to be alongside their father.

Queen Sofia of Spain and Princess Irene had also made the journey from Madrid to be at the hospital with their brother.

Constantine II’s death marks the end of an era in Greece, with the country being a republic since the mid-1970s when dictator Geórgios Papadopoulos condemned the King as an enemy of the Greek people.