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I agree and that is the way I see it. But I could not convince those I was debating with to see it that way.
: "once a King, always a King".
: As explained in another post on another
: board some weeks ago, former Kings had the
: right (recognised by other Courts) to keep
: the royal title.
: But Constantine can no longer be addressed
: as "HM the King of the Hellenes",
: which will be his title if still reigning.
: He should be addressed as "HM King
: Constantine of the Hellenes (or of
: Greece)" or simply "HM King
: Constantine", the style used by the
: Danish Court.
: --Previous Message--
: I was debating someone on the inter net
: (imagine that! ) about King Constantine II
: of Greece (or should I say former king
: Constantine of Greece)and his usage of the
: royal title.
: The argument some raised is that Constantine
: has no right to call him self King or the
: king of Greece because he was deposed and
: Greece is now a republic.
: While I recognize that Constantine is no
: longer the Greek head of state and Greece is
: a republic I also believe that the majority
: of former royals still use their titles
: despite the fact that their countries are no
: longer a monarchy.
: The further issue is, with the issue of
: Constantine or other former royals) how are
: they treated by their relatives that are
: still reigning even though their governments
: recognize the Greek republic?
: In other words do the British and Danish
: royal courts still treat Constantine and his
: family as a King and the Greek royal family
: even though the British and Danish
: governments recognize the Greek republic?
: Other examples from other non-reigning
: families are welcome.
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