Originally Posted by LabelKing
The abolition of the monarchy in 1974, I believe.
The Wittelsbach Otto was also King of Greece.
Yes, that is the Otto I mentioned. He was a foreigner imposed by the Big Three - France, Britain and Russia - as the king of the Hellenes during the first years of the new republic - Kapodistrias never managed to make Greece a democracy. What better way to make sure a new nation would be your ally and will work to your advantage
? Most of the "royal family" are at the very least controversial figures in the Greek world and quite often personnae non grata.