Greece: Royalty in Exile

The bartenders at Rome's Eden Hotel, near the walls of Villa Borghese Park, have an unusual customer. He drinks little, but stays around for long, amiable conversations with them. He seems lonely and a little forlorn. One night recently he reached across the bar and poured his own drink. "I never had a chance to pick up a bottle for myself before," he explained. He is Constantine II, King of the Hellenes—restless and a bit bored by his extended exile from Greece.

Constantine, 27, who fled to Rome after his abortive countercoup last...

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