Thanksgiving Service for the Life of His Majesty King Constantine of the Hellenes

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall leave the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral, London, on day two of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II. June 3, 2022.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall leave the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral, London, on day two of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II. June 3, 2022.

THANKSGIVING SERVICE FOR THE LIFE OF HIS MAJESTY KING CONSTANTINE OF THE HELLENES, ST GEORGE’S CHAPEL, WINDSOR CASTLE

Tuesday 27th February 2024

Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by members of the Royal Family, will attend a thanksgiving service for the life of His Majesty King Constantine of the Hellenes, at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

The Queen, and members of the Royal Family, will be joined by Her Majesty Queen Anne-Marie, former Queen of the Hellenes, and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Pavlos, with members of the Greek Royal Family, for a thanksgiving service for the late King Constantine.

The service in the Nave of St George’s Chapel will be led by the Dean of Windsor, the Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth, and will be attended by foreign Royal Families and other guests.

King Constantine of the Hellenes

Constantine II (2nd June 1940 – 10th January 2023) was the last King of Greece, reigning from 1964 to 1974. As the only son of King Paul I and Queen Frederica, Constantine II was proclaimed King of the Hellenes on 6th March 1964 at the age of 24, succeeding his father King Paul I, the first cousin of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

His Majesty served in all three branches of the Hellenic Armed Forces and attended the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Law School.

The King had two sisters, Queen Sofía of Spain and Princess Irene.

In 2013, King Constantine II returned to permanently reside in Greece. He passed away in the city of his birth, Athens, on 10th January 2023 and was buried privately in the Royal Cemetery at Tatoi.

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