File No. 868.001C76/10
The Chargé d’Affaires of Greece to the Secretary of State
Washington, June 1/14, 1917.
Mr. Secretary of State: Deeply moved, I have the honor to inform your excellency that His Majesty King Constantin, my august sovereign, yielding to insuperable political necessity upon steps taken by three of the great Powers, is leaving Greece accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Sophie and His Royal Highness Crown Prince George.
He leaves on the throne His Royal Highness Prince Alexander.
His Majesty the new King took yesterday the oath provided by the Constitution.
The grief of the Greek people at their separation from a King to whom they were devoted is unspeakable.
Be pleased to accept [etc.]