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A Very Personal Tribute to King Michael

  December 27, 2017 at 7:48 am by

Her Royal Highness, Princess Sofia of Romania has paid a remarkable and personal tribute to her late father, King Michael, in a set of photographs published on the website of the Royal Family of Romania and her own photography page on FaceBook. The photos were taken in the grounds of the Săvârșin Palace two days ago as Princess Sofia took a quiet “walk of remembrance” on her own and, as … Continue reading

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King Michael of Romania’s Funeral Held in Bucharest

  December 16, 2017 at 7:17 pm by

On December 16, the late King Michael’s funeral took place at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Bucharest. King Michael was later buried beside his late wife, Queen Anne, at the Curtea de Argeș. Crown Princess Margareta lead the Romanian Royal Family throughout the several days of funeral events. Those in attendance at the funeral were the Prince of Wales, the former Queen of Greece, Queen Sofia and King Juan Carlos of Spain, … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Two Exhibitions For One Princess!

  June 9, 2016 at 11:16 am by

Her Royal Highness Princess Maria of Romania has viewed two exhibitions this week. On Tuesday, the Princess visited the National Theatre in Bucharest where a photographic exhibition is currently on show entitled “King Michael, A Happy Childhood”, with a number of previously unpublished images of the princess’s father, King Mihai I. The photos all come from three different sources: the photographer Joseph Berman, the Royal House’s own archives and the … Continue reading

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Săvârșin Castle – A Special Anniversary

  June 2, 2016 at 4:44 pm by

The Royal Family of Romania website has posted a special article about Săvârșin Castle to mark the 15th Anniversary of when King Mihai I, Queen Ana and other members of the Royal Family were able to return to the Royal Domain of Săvârşin Castle and its estates. The article recalls all the events that have happened there over the years including Christmas and Easter celebrations, birthday gatherings and family visits. It also … 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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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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Marie of Romania’s Heart Returned to Pelişor Castle

  November 4, 2015 at 10:49 am by

The late Queen Marie of Romania’s heart was returned to her place of death yesterday, in a ceremony attended by her great-granddaughter Crown Princess Margarita, as well as her descendants in the Austria-Tuscany line. Beginning at the National Museum of Romanian History, the silver casket containing the British-born Queen’s heart was given a military farewell in front of a crowded street before it was placed into a car and driven to … Continue reading

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Further Statements Regarding Romania’s Former Prince Nicolae

  August 13, 2015 at 1:52 am by

Following Monday’s announcement that King Michael of Romania had removed his grandson, Nicholas, from the succession to the defunct Romanian throne, as well as stripping him of his title, much discussion was had – and is still being had – about the circumstances of why the action was taken. Nicholas Medforth-Mills released a statement of his own on the matter, stating that “this decision, which I accept, comes after a … Continue reading

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King Michael of Romania Removes Grandson’s Title and Succession Rights

  August 10, 2015 at 12:01 pm by

The former King of Romania and the current Head of the Romanian Royal Family, Michael I, has made the decision to remove from his grandson, Nicolae, his title and succession rights to the defunct Romanian throne. “On August 1, 2015, His Majesty King Michael signed a document withdrawing from his grandson, Nicolae, son of Princess Elena, the title ‘Prince of Romania’ and the style ‘Royal Highness’. The King also excluded … Continue reading

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