Former King Constantine: Will he lie in state? – The officials who will attend the funeral
On Monday, January 16, the funeral procession of the former King Constantine will be held in the Metropolitan Church of Athens, and then his burial will follow in Tatoi, near his ancestors.
The Greek government, after an inter-ministerial meeting chaired by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis - and after intense behind-the-scenes consultations - decided that the former King Constantine will be buried as a private person and discusses all the procedures provided for in the Protocol for officials from abroad, who will attend the funeral in Athens.
The Greek government will be represented by the Minister of Culture, Lina Mendoni, while the funereal procession will be led by Archbishop Hieronymos and probably members of the Holy Synod will also take part.
According to government sources, the government's decision to bury him as a private person was purely political and the prime minister never wavered about it.
The dignitaries and security measures
At the same time, police have already started the processes for the security measures and the operational plan for the dignitaries who will arrive in our country from abroad.
Constantine's children and his sister Sophia of Spain have been in Athens for days since his health deteriorated. All his grandchildren are expected in Greece, the five children of Pavlos and Marie-Chantal and the four of Alexia.
Sending invitations by the family to the persons who wish to attend the funeral of the former King Constantine is considered a matter of time.
The relatives and members of the royal families of Europe, with whom they are connected, have already been informed in order to prepare their visit to Athens.
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