The World: A Royally Low Roman Profile

For the past five years, the handsome, boyish King of the Hellenes has languished in comfortable Roman exile. When not taking correspondence courses in political science from Cambridge University, he has spent much of his time playing wretched rounds of golf (with balls supplied by Richard Nixon) or sailing in an assured, near professional style (he was an Olympic gold medalist in 1960). Deadly serious about his future, King Constantine, 33, has conscientiously kept up with Greek politics since the failure of a 1967 attempt to oust the junta forced him to flee his homeland.

Despite the benefit of a $580,000...

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