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Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II on visit to Greece May 24, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Greece News.

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II began an official three-day visit to Greece on Wednesday, accompanied by her husband Prince Henrik.

After arriving by yacht at the southern port in Faliron, the Queen met with President Karolos Papoulias and was also scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and the President of the Greek Parliament Anna Psarouda-Benaki.

The Royal couple will also visit the northern port city of Thessaloniki while Prince Henrik is expected to speak at a Greek-Danish Economic Forum on Thursday.

The Queen, which took over the monarchy in 1972, is the elder sister of Greece’s former Queen Anne-Marie.

Greece’s former King, Constantine II, and Anne-Marie lost their titles in a nationwide referendum in 1974, when Greeks voted to abolish the monarchy at the end of a seven-year dictatorship of the military junta.

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