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King Michael of Romania – An Obituary

  December 5, 2017 at 2:20 pm by

King Michael of Romania, who died today at the age of 96, was born on 25 October 1921 at Foișor Hunting Lodge, part of the Peleș Castle estate. He was the son of King Carol II (then Crown Prince) and Princes Elena of Greece and the grandson of Ferdinand I. When Michael’s father renounced his rights to the throne in order to pursue a life with Elena Lupescu, Michael became … Continue reading

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Romania’s Last King, Mihai I, Passes Away Aged 96

  December 5, 2017 at 8:26 am by

The Romanian Royal Family has announced a short time ago the death of former King Mihai I. He was 96. King Mihai passed away today at his home in Aubonne, Switzerland, at 1pm Romanian local time. His youngest daughter, Princess Maria, was at his bedside. The former King – one of only three living World War II heads of state – had been in ill health for some time. He … Continue reading

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Royal Family Files Complaint With Swiss Police Against Fromer Prince

  November 8, 2017 at 5:56 pm by

The Romanian royal family has filed a complaint against Nicholas Medforth-Mills, formerly Prince Nicholas of Romania, grandson of king Mihai. Mr. Medforth-Mills was denied entry to the house of his ill grandfather King Mihai in Geneva. After the entry was denied, Nicholas tried to force a way and verbally and physically abused three people in the entourage of the king. The Romanian royal family released the following statement: On Tuesday … Continue reading

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King Michael’s Health Worsening, Princess Margareta Returns To Switzerland

  November 6, 2017 at 7:20 pm by

A statement issued by the Romanian Royal House today reveals that the health of 96-year-old former King Mihai I has “worsened considerably”. “King Michael’s general state of health has worsened considerably, with a significant decline in his physical strength,” the statement reads. His family “will have a series of meetings with His Majesty’s doctors” in the coming days, “to discuss the King’s current medical treatment and obtain their advice in … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Margareta Granted Swiss Nationality

  June 28, 2017 at 7:24 pm by

In a ceremony at the Palais de Beaulieu in Lausanne, Switzerland on Wednesday, Crown Princess Margareta of Romania became a naturalised Swiss citizen. The Princess took her citizenship oath alongside over 450 others during the ceremony, presided over by the Chancellor of the State of Vaud. She was joined by her husband, Prince Radu. “Our royal family and the canton of Vaud share a common history. I was born in Lausanne, … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Margareta Hosts Children’s Garden Party

  May 28, 2017 at 5:35 pm by

At Elisabeta Palace on Sunday afternoon, Crown Princess Margareta of Romania hosted hundreds of children and their parents for some fun and games in the Palace’s gardens. The Princess joined her guests for music and dance performances, before the children were given free reign to take part in painting, crafts, flower crown making, fencing and karate. The event was arranged by the Princess Margareta Foundation. Garden Party al Copiilor la … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Elisabeta Palace

  May 28, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Viata la palat e tare frumoasa! #ziuaregalitatii #palatulelisabeta A post shared by Silvia Cimpeanu (@sil_buchareststyle) on May 10, 2017 at 10:33am PDT Central courtyard of the Elisabeta Palace Location: Bucharest, Romania Built: 1936-1937 Architect: Corneliu Marcu Commissioned By: Elisabeth of Romania Style: Moorish, Brâncovenesc Current Owner: The Romanian State Current Use: Official residence of the formerly ruling Romanian Royal Family (King Mihai I and Crown Princess Margareta have lifetime rights to use the Palace) Fun Fact: Romania’s last King, Mihai … Continue reading

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Royals Express Sorrow Over Manchester Attack

  May 23, 2017 at 7:36 am by

Europe’s heads of state have this morning expressed their sorrow and solidarity following the terrorist attack in Manchester last night, which killed 22 people when a bomb went off as people were leaving an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Over 50 people were injured in the attack. Other royals also shared their messages of support on social media. Queen Elizabeth II this morning issued a message to the Lord-Lieutenant … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The Romanians Make a State Visit to Britain

  May 12, 2017 at 4:00 am by

May 12, 1924: Romania’s King Ferdinand and Queen Marie (born a Princess of Edinburgh)  upon their arrival to the Port of Dover for their state visit to the United Kingdom, as part of a diplomatic tour of Western Europe. They were guests of Marie’s first cousin, King George V.

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Princess Sofia Inaugurates Her First Exhibition in Romania!

  April 27, 2017 at 10:21 am by

Her Royal Highness Princess Sofia of Romania held her first ever exhibition of photographic works in Romania yesterday at the Media Hall of the National Theatre in Bucharest today. The exhibition entitled “Nature Elements” includes fifty landscape photographs revealing “the beauty of nature” that the Princess has made during the last two years in Brittany, France where she lives. The event also heralded the launch a collection of thirty-six Ultramarine … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Margareta Addresses the Romanian Parliament

  April 27, 2017 at 9:25 am by

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta of Romania yesterday addressed a solemn session of the Romanian Parliament in connection with the jubilee celebration of “Iasi – Capital of the Kingdom of Romania 1916-1918 and the City Of the Great Union”. It was 100 years ago in 1917 that the Romanian Senate and Assembly of Deputies met in the city of Iasi and adopted the reforming laws of the Romanian State … Continue reading

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Princess Maria of Romania Attends Opening of Transylvanian Museum

  April 27, 2017 at 8:49 am by

Last Saturday, Her Royal Highness Princess Maria of Romania attended the inauguration of a new museum at Kálnoky Castle in the town of Miclosoara north of Bucharest. The reception for the Museum of Transylvanian Life started off with a speech by Count Tibor Kálnoky who is President of the Kálnoky Foundation and a close friend of the Prince of Wales.  The Prince of Wales himself sent a special message which … Continue reading

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The Gardens of Elisabeta Palace

  April 10, 2017 at 10:30 am by

When we think of the Elisabeta Palace in Bucharest, we imagine all the official functions and duties carried out there by Crown Princess Margarita and other members of the Romanian Royal Family throughout the year and often get a glimpse of the beautiful architecture and interiors of Palace through the photographs taken. But what about the gardens? Well, last week the gardens were photographed to show some of the plants, … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Continues Strengthening Relationship With Romania On Second Day Of Visit

  March 30, 2017 at 5:43 pm by

The Prince of Wales has continued his official visit to Romania today, focusing today on the culture of the Balkan nation. He began at Bucharest’s Village Museum, a popular tourist attraction that promotes Romania’s cultural heritage. Here, Charles toured the museum, viewing different traditional crafts. The Prince absolutely delighted locals when he joined in on a traditional folk dance. Afterwards, Prince Charles visited the Vacaresti Nature Park where rangers walked him … Continue reading

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Princess Maria Collects ‘Most Influential Female’ Award on Sister’s Behalf

  March 30, 2017 at 6:57 am by

On March 29, Princess Maria of Romania attended a gala dinner hosted by Forbes Romania that celebrated women in the country. The ‘Gala Forbes Women’ is held annually, and the Princess was present this year to accept an award on behalf of her elder sister, Crown Princess Margareta, who has been named ‘Most Influential Female’ in Romania. The Crown Princess also received the same award in 2016. Crown Princess Margareta … Continue reading

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20 Years Since the King’s Return!

  February 28, 2017 at 11:46 am by

Today, marks the 20th anniversary of the return of His Majesty King Michael of Romania to his homeland after many years in exile. It was on Friday, 28th February 1997 when the King and his wife Queen Anne arrived at Otopeni Airport in Bucharest.  They had flown in from their home in Switzerland and upon arrival, His Majesty was handed his Romanian passport from the Foreign Ministry. King Michael and Queen … Continue reading

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A Lunch at Peleș Castle with Princess Maria

  January 31, 2017 at 6:50 am by

On Monday 30th January, Her Royal Highness Princess Maria of Romania hosted a lunch at Peleș Castle on behalf of her sister, Crown Princess Margareta. The event was held in honour of the Romanian Academy and the Academy of Sciences of France, whose perpetual secretary, Catherine Bréchignac, was given honorary membership of the Romanian Academy. Amid the splendour of the great Dining Room of the Castle, guests at the lunch … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Margareta Gives Deserving Awards

  November 19, 2016 at 6:34 pm by

  Last Wednesday, as well as meeting a delegation from the European Regional Office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, Crown Princess Margareta of Romania handed out awards to volunteers of the National Red Cross Society of Romania as part of the celebrations for the Organisation’s 140th Anniversary. The volunteers all wore their distinctive red and white uniforms to collect their awards, with Crown Princess Margareta … Continue reading

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Official Events At Elisabeta Palace

  November 19, 2016 at 6:08 pm by

It has been a busy time at the Elisabeta Palace this last week, with several official events taking place. The delightful surroundings of this Palace, set in leafy suburbs north of city centre of Bucharest, provide an excellent backdrop for the many and various official functions that are carried out by members of the Romanian Royal Family. Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margarita chaired a meeting of the Board of … Continue reading

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Scholarships Awarded to Young Telents by Crown Princess Margareta!

  November 16, 2016 at 8:14 am by

  On Monday 14th November, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta of Romania and her sister, Princess Maria attended the Young Talent Gala at the National Theatre in Bucharest in order to hand out diplomas to 36 young scholars for their artistic performance and abilities in Fine Arts and Classical Music. The diploma awards were sponsored by the Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation, which over the years has invested almost … Continue reading

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