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M
onarchy is closely related with all countries where the Orthodox Church is dominant.

There are also close links with our Australian Monarchy.
Orthodox priest, Fr. Andrew Phillips has said, the Monarchy is, in fact, one of the few remaining vestiges of Orthodox Christianity in the West. Christian monarchy was inherited from the first Christian Emperors. It is not by chance, Fr. Phillips says, that the Golden Jubilee celebration of Her Majesty's accession coincides with the Feast of Sts. Constantine and Helen. Constantine himself was born in Eboracum or what is now York in England.
“The Queen is herself the blood descendant of Orthodox saints such as St Edward the Martyr.
“No less than three Orthodox saints are among the close relatives of Queen Elizabeth the Second. Two of these are granddaughters of the Regina-Imperatrix Victoria - St Alexandra the Tsaritsa and her sister, St Elizabeth the New Martyr. Tsar St Nicholas is the third. 

 The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, is an Orthodox Christian as well  (he returned to Orthodoxy in the 1990's). On widowhood, his mother became an Orthodox nun and had her chapel in Buckingham Palace until her death in 1969 when she was buried beside St Elizabeth Fedorovna in Jerusalem.



HM King Constantine Print E-mail
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Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Thursday, 02 February 2006
 

Mr.George Bougias, head of the Greek Royalist Association of Australia, advises that the website of HM King Constantine is accessible again. Interested persons can easily subscribe for news bulletins on the homepage. The site is http://www.kingofgreece.gr/

From my own reading, and not from any information from the Greek Royalist Association of Australia - so that any errors are mine and not the Association's - it seems that the King had been unfairly treated by the politicians when he was trying to do the best for Greece which had not long emerged from the civil war where the communists had been defeated .

When naval officers tried to overthrow "the Colonels" ,the notorious right wing military junta in 1973, the dictator George Papadopoulos, with the support of a rigged plebiscite, retaliated by declaring a republic in 1973, the third in modern Greek history. The King at this stage was in exile, after an earlier attempt to overthrow the junta.

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