Government angry over auction for Greek royal heirlooms (UK)

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A collection of heirlooms including silverware and paintings that belonged to the Greek royal family has raised more than £7m in a controversial auction which went ahead despite appeals from the Greek government.

The authorities in Athens are concerned about how the treasures, once owned by the Duke of Edinburgh's grandfather, King George I of Greece, came to auction in London and have warned that action would be taken if the artefacts were illegally imported.

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