Constantine II, the last king of Greece, died at the age of 82. He reportedly took his last breath on Tuesday, January 10, 2022, in Athens. Last week, the king was taken to a private hospital in the capital of Greek as he was having problems in breathing. Tributes have poured in for him on social media ever since the saddening piece of news surfaced. His loved ones and well-wishers are coming forward and expressing their sincere respects to the grieving family. Let us find out what happened to him and what was his cause of death in the article below.
Apart from the news that Constantine II breathed his last on Tuesday, the family and his representatives did not share anything about his sudden death. However, it is said that he was experiencing breathing problems and due to the same reasons, he was taken to the hospital too where he received treatment. Unfortunately, it did not recover his condition and now, it is coming forward that he has passed away. Needless to say, the news has spread like wildfire on social media platforms and has garnered everyone’s attention.
Who Was Constantine II?
Constantine’s nine-year rule fell during one of the most difficult times in the nation’s political history. After his father passed away in 1964, Constantine II, the only child of King Paul and Queen Frederica of Greece, took the throne. However, his reign was marked by political unrest, which culminated in a military takeover on April 21, 1967. A few months later, after conducting a failed countercoup against the ruling military junta, he was forced to leave the country.
He stayed in Rome up until 1973 when the junta overthrew the monarchy. Constantine, a member of the Glücksburg royal dynasty of Denmark, was William, prince of Wales’ godfather and the second cousin of King Charles III of Great Britain. At the age of 23, he succeeded to the throne in 1964, shortly after taking home the gold medal in sailing at the Olympics. But due to his disagreements with George Papandreou’s elected government, he quickly lost support.
Following the “royal coup” in 1965, when the government was overthrown, Constantine nominated consecutive administrations that received little popular support. In 1967, a military junta was established as a result of this era of political unrest. His sudden death has shattered the hearts of many who are now offering their deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. Follow Social Telecast for more updates.