Greece: Sorrow in Athens

To a roll of muffled drums, 100 sailors of the Royal Hellenic Navy towed the caisson carrying the coffin of King Paul of the Hellenes through the streets of Athens. Flanking the coffin were 20 evzones in tasseled red hats, pleated kilts and pompon shoes, their weapons carried upside down in mourning. Aides carried Paul's decorations on red velvet cushions, and after the carriage came the King's riderless white horse.

Clutching the hand of his distraught mother, Queen Frederika, Greece's new King Constantine, 23, headed a funeral cortege that included five reigning...

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