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Last king of Greece, Constantine II, dies aged 82

Constantine was forced into exile in 1967 after clashing with military rulers, who later abolished monarchy

Greece’s former King Constantine II, whose nine-year reign coincided with one of the most turbulent periods in the country’s political history, has died at a private hospital in Athens, his doctors announced late on Tuesday. He was 82.

Constantine, a cousin of British monarch King Charles III, died “of a stroke”. He was admitted to an Athens hospital last week with breathing problems, Greek media reported.

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