Pro-monarchy messages were on display during the tenth day of protests in Bucharest, when several hundred Romanians gathered downtown in the Romanian capital, marking entry into the second week of street protests. The Royal House of Romania used the momentum to issue its first statement since the start of protests in the country.
“Romanians have lost their faith. […] The entire Royal House have their hearts close to those who need encouragement and solidarity during these moments. […] The King and the Successor Princess follow the events with deep concern and are determined to do everything in their power to protect and promote Romania's interests, without favoring any political party,” reads a statement from the Royal House of Romania.
King Michael of Romania, 90 years old, last year decided that the Royal House in Romania will no longer be called The House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, but the Royal House of Romania. The members of the Royal Family will also give up all their titles given by the heads of the Hohenzollern royal family.
The House of Hohenzollern is one of the most important dynasties in Europe and has included kings of Prussia and Romania, as well as German emperors. The Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen is a wing of the Hohenzollern dynasty. Kings Carol I (1881-1914), Ferdinand I of Romania (1912-1921), Mihai I (Michael) of Romania (1927-1930 and 1940-1947) and Carol II of Romania (1930-1940) are part of this dynasty.
(photo: Royal House of Romania: King Michael I and Princess Margareta)