Greece: Love, Tears & 100,000 Flowers

Byron died to help give Greece a Danish King, and last week Greece and Denmark joyously readied for a royal wedding to gladden a Romantic poet's art: the love match of the world's youngest King, dark and dashing Constantine of the Hellenes, 24, and lissome Princess Anne-Marie, 18, of Denmark.

The festivities began in Copenhagen, where Constantine had flown to participate in Anne-Marie's last round of farewells to her nation. In a televised family fete, Danes heard the father of the bride, King Frederik IX, admonish his daughter: "Let your mother be your...

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