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Crown Princess Margareta Visits Galaţi

  May 25, 2016 at 4:47 am by

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania, and her husband, Prince Radu visited the city of Galaţi as part of her “inter-generational” project to support both children and the elderly by building “intergenerational centres”.  The project is being supported by the Community Foundation Galati and shipyard firm Damen Shipyards Galati in the area. The idea of the intergenerational centres is to create a place for … Continue reading

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Romanian Royals Visit Pelişor Castle

  May 22, 2016 at 7:14 am by

Following the celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of the Royal House of Romania earlier this month, Her Royal Highness, Crown Princess Margareta, Custodian of the Crown, together with other members of the Romanian Royal Family returned to Pelişor Castle late last week to view the exhibition being held there entitled “Architecture and Kingship” and to thank everyone involved in organising the celebrations. The royal party also took a tour round … Continue reading

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Princess Maria of Romania Visits Moldova

  May 20, 2016 at 3:47 pm by

HRH Princess Maria of Romania has been on an official visit to Moldova this week, her first trip to the country and the fourth official visit to the country by a member of the Romanian Royal Family this year alone. On May 17th, the princess took a tour of the Academy of Economic Studies in Chisinau where she learned of its history. Later that day, she paid a visit to … Continue reading

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Tax Liability for King Michael?

  May 19, 2016 at 7:03 am by

Romanian news website, Romania Insider, reports that His Majesty King Michael I of Romania is amongst a list of 187,000 names of the country’s biggest individual debtors to the State. According to the report, King Michael has tax liabilities of RON4.1 million (Romanian Leu), which is just over EUR 910,000 or around £697,000. The list, published by the National Fiscal Administration Agency, states that the liabilities relate to overdue payments … Continue reading

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Royal Photographs of Romanian Castle!

  May 16, 2016 at 7:00 am by

HRH Princess Sofia of Romania has issued two photos of the Peleș Castle (Castelul Peleș), that she took on May 10th during the celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Royal House of Romania.  The magic and serenity of the castle have been captured beautifully in the photographs for sure! The Neo-Renaissance castle was built by King Carol I and can be found amongst the great forests … Continue reading

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Music and Elegance at the Elisabeta Palace

  May 13, 2016 at 7:19 am by

Last night, HRH Margareta, Custodian of the Crown hosted a musical event at the Elisabeta Palace in honour of her Foundation.  Attendees included a variety of people associated with the Foundation itself and supporters from Romania’s music and cultural arenas including Romanian tenors, Vasile Moldoveanu and Teodor Ilincăi. Members of the annual scholarship programme called “Young Talents” provided a variety of classical music pieces and, afterwards, guests enjoyed drinks and … Continue reading

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Lady In Red – Princess Maria of Romania at Awards Ceremony

  May 13, 2016 at 6:21 am by

In between attending celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of the establishment of the Romanian Royal House earlier this week, Princess Maria handed out an award at the UNITER Awards Gala at the Queen Maria Theatre in Oradea. UNITER – the Theatre Union Of Romania – is an association for theatre employees and was created in 1990 following Romanian revolution in 1989. The Romanian Royal Family have for many years encouraged … Continue reading

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Celebrating 150 Years of the Romanian Royal House – Part III

  May 10, 2016 at 5:31 pm by

For the final day or events celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Royal House of Romania, HRH Margarita, Custodian of the Crown issued a special filmed message to the people of Romania from the Elisabeta Palace.  HRH spoke of the “hardest and most blessed years” of Romania’s history when referring to when Prince Carol I swore an oath of faith to the country and later put in place the constitution … Continue reading

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Celebrating 150 Years of the Romanian Royal House – Part II

  May 10, 2016 at 11:11 am by

Events continued yesterday in connection with the 150th Anniversary of the establishment of the Royal House of Romania. Although Romania is a republic, the royal family continue to have a public role in Romanian society.  This “semi-official” status certainly allows avid royal watchers a chance to see less well known royal families carrying out engagements, visiting interesting places and attending official events in the same way they do in monarchies! So, … Continue reading

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Celebrating 150 Years of the Romanian Royal House – Part I

  May 10, 2016 at 7:53 am by

Today marks the 150th Anniversary of the establishment of Romania’s Royal House with a number of events attended by members of the royal family being held to mark this auspicious occasion – including a special message from Crown Princess Margarita, Custodian of the Crown of Romania (more of that in Part II!). It is well known that Romania was a monarchy between 1881 until the abdication of King Mihai in … Continue reading

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Orthodox Easter Celebrations for Romanian Royals

  May 4, 2016 at 3:34 pm by

Last weekend, members of the Romanian Royal Family celebrated the Romanian Orthodox Church’s Easter on May 1st with various colourful and religious events. Custodian of the Crown, Princess Margarita of Romania and her husband Prince Radu were in Sweden for the 70th Birthday of King Carl XVI Gustav and so celebrated Easter with members of the Romanian community in Stockholm. The celebrations centred around two special church services – one … Continue reading

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A Port of Call for Princess Marie of Romania!

  April 7, 2016 at 4:11 am by

HRH Princess Marie of Romania was the city of Constanta yesterday, where she visited several of the local institutions. Constanta is a large port city on the Black Sea, where Romania’s only piece of coast can be found.  It is said to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in Romania and is one of the largest ports in Europe. The princess met students and teachers at the Carol I College, visited … Continue reading

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Former Prince Gives Interview to Romanian Press

  March 24, 2016 at 10:43 pm by

Nicholas Medforth-Mills, who until August 2015 was a Prince of Romania and third in line to the headship of the house, has given an interview to Ion Cristoiu of EVZ. “I can say that revoking my title was as much a surprise to me as it was for the public,” Nicholas told Cristoiu, also saying there was “never a discussion between me and the King on the subject, before I was … Continue reading

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Margaretha Is The Most Influencial Woman of Romania

  March 19, 2016 at 3:57 am by

Crown Princess Margaretha of Romania has been named the most influencial woman of Romania in 2016 by business magazine ‘Forbes’. The Princess received her award at a gala that was held in Bucharest’s Hilton Hotel: Athénée Palace. The Princess has been named ‘custodian of the crown’ two weeks ago, when her father King Mihai announced that he would withdraw from public life. Crown Princess Margaretha. Picture from prtince Radu’s blog. … Continue reading

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Special Meetings In Romania

  March 16, 2016 at 2:54 pm by

As previously reported, Crown Princess Margarita of Romania returned to Romania in order to cary out her duties as Custodian of the Crown, following the announcement that her father, King Mihai had transferred his duties to her following his recent health problems. During the last few days, the princess has met both the President of Romania and the Romanian Prime Minister. The purpose of both meetings was to discuss, amongst … Continue reading

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New Bulletin: King Mihai Released from Hospital

  March 16, 2016 at 6:31 am by

A bulletin on the health of 94-year-old King Mihai I of Romania was released yesterday, stating that the former monarch has been released from the Swiss hospital he has been in for the past 17 days. “The King’s general condition is stable. Considering the severity of the diagnosis [leukaemia], treatment and the recovery process will be length and will require close supervision,” the bulletin read. He will continue to be monitored … Continue reading

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Former King’s Health Stable But Worrying

  March 4, 2016 at 6:42 pm by

A Report regarding the health of former King Michael I of Romania has been issued on the royal family’s official website today. Mihai I, seen here back in January with his eldest daughter and Custodian of the Crown, Crown Princess Margarita, has spend the last five days in a Swiss hospital being treated for cancer.  The report states that the king’s condition is stable but that he is severely weak. Casa … Continue reading

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Praise for King Mihai

  March 3, 2016 at 1:22 pm by

Former King Mihai received a lot of praise in Romania today. Yesterday the king announced that he has health problems and that he would withdraw from public life and hand over his public responsibilities to his eldest daughter Crown Princess Margarita. Romania’s president Klaus Iohannis issued a statement in which he said he heard the news about the king’s health with worry and he hopes that the kill will find … Continue reading

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King Mihai Withdraws From Public Life

  March 2, 2016 at 3:20 pm by

Former King Mihai of Romania (94)  will withdraw from public life and  will transfer his duties to his eldest daughter, Crown Princess Margaretha (66). The king announced this in a writter statement today, he also added that he hopes that his daughter will “find the wisdom and strength to represent me and fulfill my public duties.” King Michael has recently undergone surgery, after which he has been diagnosed with metastatic … Continue reading

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Dracula’s Castle to Close Its Doors?

  February 26, 2016 at 7:29 pm by

The Romanian government has decided to end the lease of Bran Castle. The castle was once believed to be owned by Vlad III the Impaler, better known as ‘Dracula’. Bram Stoker uses the castle as the residence for his ‘Dracula’. In 1920 the castle became property of the Romanian royal family. It became a great favourite of Queen Marie, née Princess of Edinburgh. Her youngest daughter, princess Ileana inherited from … Continue reading

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