King Otto of Greece’s royal emblems found in Tatoi Palace


The crown, sceptre and sword belonging to King Otto of Greece has been located in the former summer palace of Tatoi in Attica.

In an announcement, the Greek Ministry of Culture said the royal emblems were found in very good condition, well preserved and carefully packed.

The much talked about royal emblems were commissioned by Ludgwig of Bavaria in 1835 and were meant to be given to the young King Otto upon his coronation. However, the ship that transported the items did not arrive on time and the coronation was conducted without them.

Upon the King leaving Greece in 1862, the emblems were taken to the royal house in Bavaria as Otto never abdicated or accepted his eviction from the throne. The emblems were eventually returned to Greece by the House of Wittelsbach in December 1959.

The Greek Ministry of Culture said the emblems, once maintained, will be on display in the “Eleftherios Venizelos” Trophies Hall.

Source: Keep Talking Greece




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