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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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Flashback Friday: King and Queen Mark Armistice Day in Belgrade

  November 11, 2016 at 8:00 am by

November 11, 1930: Yugoslav King Alexander I and his wife, Queen Maria (nee Princess of Romania), are present at an Armistice Day ceremony where they unveiled a sculpture dedicated as a tribute to France.

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Princess Elena Visits London

  November 2, 2016 at 5:23 am by

Last week, Her Royal Highness Princess Elena of Romania visited London on behalf of the Royal Family in order to attend two events celebrating King Michael’s 95th birthday earlier in the week. On Wednesday 26th October, Princess Elena took part in the launch of a book about the history of the Royal Victorian Order written by the Chaplain of The Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy and Chaplain of The Royal … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Margareta Visits Thai Embassy

  October 29, 2016 at 3:37 pm by

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta alongside her husband, Prince Radu, has visited the Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand in Bucharest to pay her respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died earlier this month. Before a portrait of the King, Their Royal Highnesses laid a bouquet of yellow flowers – the colour of the Royal Family of Thailand – before signing a book of condolence in which they … Continue reading

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A Romanian Royal Birthday!

  October 29, 2016 at 3:09 pm by

Today marks the 59th Birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Sophie of Romania, the 4th daughter of Their Majesties King Michael and the late Queen Anne. Born in Athens, Princess Sophie studied initially in Switzerland and in England. Later on, she developed her interests in fine arts, graphic design and photography when she moved to the United States, conducting her education in these fields at the Fine Arts University North … Continue reading

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Royal Orders Conferred at Peleș Castle

  October 26, 2016 at 6:39 am by

To commemorate the 95th Birthday of His Majesty King Michael of Romania, Royal Orders, Honours and Decorations have been conferred upon a variety of receivers from Romania and abroad at two ceremonies that took place in the Hall of Honour at Peleș Castle. The honours were handed out by HRH Crown Princess Margareta – Custodian of the Crown – and in attendance were her husband, Prince Radu and her sister, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!

  October 25, 2016 at 2:52 pm by

His Majesty King Michael of Romania has celebrated his 95th birthday today! Messages of congratulations have come from all over the world via a special on-line greetings page via the Royal Family of Romania website as well as a special message from the President of Romania, His Excellency Mr Klaus Werner Iohannis. The website also stated what many people in Romania and beyond will be wishing for the King – … Continue reading

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Princess Maria Attends Radio-Play Preview

  October 21, 2016 at 6:05 pm by

On Thursday 20th October, Her Royal Highness Princess Maria of Romania attended a preview of a play entitled “Algeria” (choice) that was written back in 1960 by the Princess’s parents, King Michael and Queen Anne. The preview was arranged by Romania’s National Radio Theatre at the Press Center of Romanian Radio Broadcasting and was hosted by the President and General Manager of the Romanian Radio Society. The event was part … Continue reading

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A Service of Blessing in Romania!

  September 29, 2016 at 10:05 am by

Late last Saturday afternoon, in celebration of their 20th Wedding Anniversary, Crown Princess Margareta and Prince Radu of Romania had their marriage blessed in a beautiful ceremony held at the Coronation Cathedral in the city of Alba Iulia, north-west of Bucharest.  The Service of Blessing was conducted by His Eminence, Archbishop Irenaeus of Alba who was assisted by priests from the Archdiocese.   During the sacred formalities, Crown Princess Margareta … Continue reading

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20th Wedding Anniversary for Margareta and Radu!

  September 21, 2016 at 2:28 am by

  Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Margareta and Prince Radu of Romania celebrate their 20th Wedding Anniversary today! A civil wedding had taken place in the town hall of Versoix, Switzerland on the 24th July 1996 and two months later at the Orthodox Cathedral in Lausanne, the religious wedding took place.  Given away by her father, King Michael, Princess Margareta wore a stunning white silk dress with long sleeves, a square … Continue reading

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Farewell Beloved Queen

  August 14, 2016 at 8:32 am by

The funeral of Her Majesty Queen Anne of Romania took place yesterday outside the former Royal Palace in Bucharest and attended by members of the Romanian Royal Family, members and representatives of foreign Royal Families, members of the Romanian Government and State Institutions and a large number of other dignitaries. Not least of all, the funeral was also witnessed by the people of Romania, thousands of whom joined the solemn gathering … Continue reading

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Mourners At the Royal Palace in Bucharest

  August 12, 2016 at 1:20 pm by

On Wednesday evening, the body of Her Majesty Queen Anne of Romania was moved in Military Ceremony from the Hall of Honour at Peles Caste to the Throne Room of the former Royal Palace in Bucharest ahead of Her Majesty’s funeral tomorrow. In attendance were Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta, Prince Radu, Princess Elena and her husband, Princess Marie and Princess Sofie who has throughout these last days been … Continue reading

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Her Majesty Queen Anne Returns To Romania

  August 10, 2016 at 6:44 am by

Military and religious ceremonies have marked the return of the body of Queen Anne back to Romanian soil yesterday afternoon as Her Majesty’s coffin arrived at Otopeni Airport in Bucharest in preparation for her funeral on Saturday.  The occasion was as solemn and dignified as it could ever be – and it was also as fitting and appropriate as the much loved wife of Romania’s former monarch, King Michael, could … Continue reading

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Memorial Service Held at Săvârşin

  August 8, 2016 at 6:30 am by

Crown Princess Margareta of Romania and her husband, Prince Radu, attended a memorial service at the Orthodox Church in Săvârşin yesterday in memory of Queen Anne who died last week.  Dressed in mourning, the royal couple took their places solemnly amongst the rest of the congregation inside the ornate church. Queen Anne of Romania’s funeral will take place on Saturday, 13th August in Bucharest.  The Government of Romania has announced that … Continue reading

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Details Announced of Queen Anne’s Funeral

  August 2, 2016 at 9:42 am by

Details of the events leading up to and including the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Anne of Romania have now been announced by the Royal Family of Romania. On Tuesday 9th August, Queen Anne’s coffin will be flown to Romania and transported to Peles Castle where Her Majesty’s body will lie in State in the Hall of Honour. Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margarita accompanied by other members of the … Continue reading

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Queen Anne of Romania – An Obituary

  August 2, 2016 at 7:36 am by

The sad news announced yesterday of the death of Queen Anne of Romania has been met with many messages of condolences and sadness amongst so many royal watchers and followers of the Royal Family of Romania. She was a great and admirable lady, related to many royals throughout Europe, yet she enjoyed the simple things in life, was never showy or grand nor did she act in any way other … Continue reading

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