Former King of Greece gets rid of the mansion in England

Former King of Greece gets rid of the mansion in England

"The Greek King in exile" Constantine II, one of Prince Charles' best friends, sells his villa in Chobham, Surrey, where he moved with his family in 1967 after having been expelled from the country after the military Colonels' Coup of 21 April 1967. The villa costs €6.4 million (5.5 million pounds), according to the portal ee24.com.

The villa was built in 1883 and is located at the highest point of Surrey, which offers a great view of the purely British landscapes, abundant forests and ponds. Also nearby are Eton College and Ascot Racecourse.

The house has five reception rooms, ten bedrooms, six bathrooms, large terrace and heated pool. On the territory are a tennis court, a meadow for grazing horses and an orchard of 32 acres. Inside the mansion has a rich fireplaces, a billiard room with wood-paneled walls, a garage for three cars and a special room for parties.

The British newspaper The Sunday Times, which was published in the sale announcement, reported that Constantine is the "King of Greece in exile", who found refuge in the UK after a military coup in 1967. In 1974, he received the news that the Greek referendum decided not to return the former king to the throne. The villa has long been vacant. It is possible that in the near future Constantine II returns to relocate to Greece.

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