Thanksgiving Service held in Windsor for King Constantine of Greece

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The British Royal Family joined the Greek Royal Family and royals from across Europe to remember King Constantine II of Greece at a Thanksgiving Service in the Nave at St George’s Chapel.

The Windsor service was led by the Dean of Windsor, the Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth and saw a host of royals in attendance.

Queen Anne-Marie of Greece was accompanied by her children, Crown Princess Pavlos and his wife Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and their children, Princess Alexia and her husband Carlos Morales Quintana, Prince Nikolaos and his wife Princess Tatiana, Princess Theodora and her fiance Matthew Kumar, and Prince Philippos and his wife Princess Nina.

Anne-Marie’s sister, Princess Benedikte of Denmark attended with her son Gustav, 7th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, daughter-in-law Princess Carina and daughter Princess Alexandra.

King Constantine’s sisters, Princess Irene of Greece and Queen Sofia of Spain were also in attendance. Queen Sofia was joined by her husband, King Juan Carlos; their son, King Felipe and his wife Queen Letizia; their daughter and grandson Infanta Cristina and Juan Urdangarin y Borbón; and their other daughter Infanta Elena.

The British Royal Family was led by Queen Camilla, who was joined by the Duke of York, Princess Beatrice and Edo Mapelli Mozzi, Sarah, Duchess of York, the Princess Royal, Mike and Zara Tindall, Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Duke of Kent, Earl and Countess of St Andrews, Lady Helen Taylor, Princess Alexandra, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and Lady Sarah and Daniel Chatto, among others.

Others in attendance included Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia and Queen Noor of Jordan.

The Prince of Wales, a godson of the late monarch, was due to give a reading but had to pull out due to “personal reasons” at the last minute. Crown Prince Pavlos stepped into William’s shoes and read Revelation 21:1-7.

The Rt Hon Lord Nicholas Soames, a close friend of King Constantine, gave the eulogy.

Queen Camilla hosted a reception after the service in place of King Charles, who is undergoing treatment for cancer.

King Constantine died on 10 January 2023 after years of health battles. His funeral occurred on 16 January in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, and he was buried at the Royal Cemetery at Tatoi Palace.

The late King of Greece was related to the British Royal Family through King Charles’s father, Prince Philip, who was born a Prince of Greece and Denmark. King Constantine was a second cousin to King Charles III.

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