Albania's Prime Minister Sali Berisha plans to ask France to return the remains of King Zog, who died in 1961 in Paris. The king reigned from 1928 until 1939 when he and his wife and their infant son were forced to flee after Italian troops invaded the country.
The prime minister described the late king "as one of the most distinguished personalities, with a major contribution in the history of the Albanian nation.
King Zog was married to Countess Geraldine Apponyi, a Hungarian countess with an American mother. The couple had one son, Leka, who is seen by many as Albania's monarch.
King Leka currently lives in Tirana as a private citizen.