Paul was much-loved and respected. Had he had a longer life, it is quite possible that Greece would still be a monarchy, not the mess that it has turned into.
To commemorate the somber anniversary, the King's children gathered at Tatoi. Along with Queen Sofía of Spain, King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie and Princess Irene, were some of the late King Paul's grandchildren, among them the Prince of Asturias and his wife, the Duchess of Lugo and the Duchess of Palma de Mallorca, Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal with their children. The office of HRH Crown Prince Alexander also announced his attendance, along with his wife Katherine and King Simeon of Bulgaria.
Royal Couple in
for His Majesty King Paul of the Hellenes 50th commemoration of his passing Greece
A documentary “Pavlos No Ordinary King” about the life of His Majesty King Paul of the Hellenes was shown last night at the Gennadius Library, Kolonaki in
. HM Queen Sophia of Athens hosted a dinner for relatives after the documentary. Spain
This morning a memorial service took place at the graveside located at Tatoi for His Majesty King Paul.
The Greek Royal Family was represented by Their Majesties King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie, Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess Marie Chantal and their children and Her Royal Highness Princess Irene. Also present were Her Majesty Queen Sophia of
, Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Asturias, Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina, as well as His Majesty King Simeon of the Bulgarians. Spain
King Paul was born in
Athens 14 December 1901 and was the third son of King Constantine I of Greece and his wife, Princess Sophia of . King Paul married Princess Frederica of Prussia . King Paul’s brother was His Majesty King Alexander of the Hellenes grandfather of Crown Prince Alexander of Hanover . King Paul died in Serbia 6 March 1964. Athens
His Majesty King Alexander of the Hellenes and Her Royal Highness Princess Aspasia (grandparents of Crown Prince Alexander) are buried in the
at Tatoi. Her Majesty Queen Alexandra of Royal Cemetery Yugoslavia was buried in the cemetery and was transferred last year to the Royal Family Crypt in the Mausoleum at . Oplenac, Serbia