The World: Constantine: I Will Return

In one of the few interviews he has given since his 1967 exile, King Constantine of Greece last week spoke with TIME Correspondent Wilton Wynn on the terrace of the comfortable royal villa off Rome's Via di Porta Latina. Excerpts from their conversation:

Wynn: Do you still regard yourself as the legal chief of state of Greece?

Constantine: Yes. I am head of state until the Greek people freely decide otherwise. The first government formed after the coup of April 21, 1967 [headed by Constantine Kollias, a civilian], swore its oath to me. So did Papadopoulos when he assumed the premiership in...

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