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Former King Constantine of Greece treated in hospital after suffering stroke


PHOTO: HOLGER MOTZKAU VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

The former King of Greece, Constantine II, is being treated in a hospital in Athens after suffering a stroke.

Constantine, who is 83, was rushed to hospital on the afternoon of December 15th 2021 after becoming ill. Doctors stabilised his condition and he was moved to a second hospital in Athens where he continues to be treated.

News of his stroke was broken on December 16th by the newspaper, the Greek Reporter.

No further information on his condition has been shared.

Constantine has suffered from poor health for several years. In 2018, he was treated for a stroke and in recent times, he has been seen using a wheelchair on rare public outings.

Constantine II became King of Greece in 1964 but was forced into exile and deposed in 1973. He lived for many years in London with his wife, Anne-Marie, and their five children before returning to Greece in 2013.

The family home is now at Porto Cheli.

Constantine’s last appearance was in October when he was seen at wedding celebrations for his youngest child, Prince Philippos, and Nina Flohr.

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