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Former king wants to return to form foundation for needy

Former King Constantine said yesterday that the 12 million euros that the European Court of Human Rights awarded him in compensation for property confiscated by the Greek State would be used to establish a foundation in his wife Anne-Marie’s name. Speaking a week after the ruling, Constantine said the foundation would help victims of natural disasters or people who needed medical treatment. At a news conference in London which was broadcast live in Greece, the former king said he hoped to return to Greece. He said he had never asked for compensation but for his home to be returned to him. He also said he did not want to play a political role. «I don’t want to stay in a hotel,» he said. «I want a little house where I can stay with my wife and the children can come visit, our grandchildren.»