Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Constantine reaches Athens

March 20, 1913

King Constantine of the Hellenes arrived in Athens today, reports the New York Times.  He will be proclaimed as king tomorrow, and will take the oath in the Chamber of Deputies.   After, the new king will travel to Salonika with Prime Minister Venizelos, where his father was assassinated two days ago.

The body of the late King George will be placed on a warship on March 26, and will arrive in Athens the following day.

The King, Dowager Queen Olga and other members of the Greek royal family will return to Athens with the king's body.

The funeral is expected to take place on March 30.

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