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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Queen Anne of Romania dies at hospital in Switzerland

Queen Anne of Romania, the wife of King Michael I, died on Monday, August 1, at a hospital in Morges, Switzerland, according to a statement from the Royal House. She was 92 years old.

Queen Anne’s body will be brought for one day at the Peles Castle in Sinaia mountain resort, and then will be moved to the Royal Palace in Bucharest. The Queen will be buried at Curtea de Arges, most probably on August 13, according to Royal House lawyer Adrian Vasiliu, reports local News.ro. The official program of the funerals is to be released on Tuesday.

The last Royal Funerals in Romania took place on July 24, 1938, when Queen Marie died. At the wish of His Royal Highness King Michael I, Queen Anne’s funeral will respect the tradition. The Royal House announced great mourning for the first seven days after the funeral, and then 40 days of mourning.

Starting Tuesday, condolence books will be opened simultaneously at Peles Castle, the Royal Palace located on Calea Victoriei, and the Elisabeta Palace. They will be publicly available for 40 days from the date of death.

The Queen’s death occurred amid King Michael I’s precarious health condition. In early March this year, King Michael passed to his daughter, Princess Margareta, the responsibility to represent Romania’s Royal House after he was diagnosed with cancer. He was operated at a clinic in Lausanne and was released from the hospital on March 15. However, despite his health condition, the King visited Queen Anne at the hospital every day of the last week.

Queen Anne was born on September 18, 1923. She was the daughter of Prince Rene of Bourbon-Parma and Princess Margaret of Denmark. She met King Michael I of Romania in November 1947, when he was in London for the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten. The wedding ceremony took place on June 10, 1948, in Greece.

King Michael I and Queen Anne have five daughters, namely Crown Princess Margareta, Princess Elena, Irina Walker, Princess Sophie, and Princess Maria.

Romania was a monarchy from 1881 until 1947 when King Michael was forced to abdicate. He wasn't married to Queen Anne at that time.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(Photo source: Familia Regala on Facebook)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Queen Anne of Romania dies at hospital in Switzerland

Queen Anne of Romania, the wife of King Michael I, died on Monday, August 1, at a hospital in Morges, Switzerland, according to a statement from the Royal House. She was 92 years old.

Queen Anne’s body will be brought for one day at the Peles Castle in Sinaia mountain resort, and then will be moved to the Royal Palace in Bucharest. The Queen will be buried at Curtea de Arges, most probably on August 13, according to Royal House lawyer Adrian Vasiliu, reports local News.ro. The official program of the funerals is to be released on Tuesday.

The last Royal Funerals in Romania took place on July 24, 1938, when Queen Marie died. At the wish of His Royal Highness King Michael I, Queen Anne’s funeral will respect the tradition. The Royal House announced great mourning for the first seven days after the funeral, and then 40 days of mourning.

Starting Tuesday, condolence books will be opened simultaneously at Peles Castle, the Royal Palace located on Calea Victoriei, and the Elisabeta Palace. They will be publicly available for 40 days from the date of death.

The Queen’s death occurred amid King Michael I’s precarious health condition. In early March this year, King Michael passed to his daughter, Princess Margareta, the responsibility to represent Romania’s Royal House after he was diagnosed with cancer. He was operated at a clinic in Lausanne and was released from the hospital on March 15. However, despite his health condition, the King visited Queen Anne at the hospital every day of the last week.

Queen Anne was born on September 18, 1923. She was the daughter of Prince Rene of Bourbon-Parma and Princess Margaret of Denmark. She met King Michael I of Romania in November 1947, when he was in London for the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten. The wedding ceremony took place on June 10, 1948, in Greece.

King Michael I and Queen Anne have five daughters, namely Crown Princess Margareta, Princess Elena, Irina Walker, Princess Sophie, and Princess Maria.

Romania was a monarchy from 1881 until 1947 when King Michael was forced to abdicate. He wasn't married to Queen Anne at that time.

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

(Photo source: Familia Regala on Facebook)

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