Denmark's Queen Margrethe visits Greece

Denmark's Queen Margrethe visits Greece
Denmark's Queen Margrethe visits Greece

Denmark's Queen Margrethe II met Greek President Karolos Papoulias Wednesday at the start of a three-day visit to Greece.

Margrethe, accompanied by her husband Prince Henrik, will also meet Prime Minister Costas Caramanlis before her visit ends Friday.

The 66-year-old monarch became queen in 1972, and is the older sister of Greece's former Queen Anne-Marie.

Greece's former King Constantine II and Anne-Marie officially lost their titles after Greeks voted overwhelmingly to abolish the monarchy in a 1974 referendum that followed the collapse of a seven-year military dictatorship, reports the AP.

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