My interview, headline, in one of the main Romanian newspapers about my recently published first biography of the Crown Princess Margarita of Romania.
In a televised address recorded in the Presence Room in Buckingham Palace yesterday before the Jubilee Concert, the Queen said the celebrations to mark her Diamond Jubilee year had been a “humbling experience”.
“It has touched me deeply to see so many thousands of families, neighbours and friends celebrating together in such a happy atmosphere,” the Queen said in her message that was transmitted on television and radio at 6pm in the UK and across the Commonwealth. She added: “I hope that memories of all this year’s happy events will brighten our lives for many years to come.”
The Crown Prince Michael of Romania became Senator in November 1939, as the Constitution awarded him a seat in the Parliament once he reached the 18 years old age.
Film source: itn.com
Diana Mandache, European royal families, Familia regala, Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, istoria regalitatii, King Carol I, King Carol II of Romania, King Ferdinand, King Michael of Romania, Regele Carol I, Regele Carol II, Regele Ferdinand, Regele Mihai, Valentin Mandache
This is a trailer from the documentary film entitled “Coroana Romaniei” (“The Crown of Romania”), directed by Marian Baciu from Sahia Studios in Bucharest, produced in 2010. The author of this blog presents the reigns of King Carol I, King Carol II, and His Majesty King Michael, together with the historian Valentin Mandache. King Ferdinand and his achievements are likewise surveyed. DM
I would like to invite you to listen to HM King Michael of Romania’s radio message to the nation, broadcast 14 years ago by Radio Free Europe, shortly before he was allowed to return to Romania by officially regaining the country’s citizenship, abusively withdrawn by the communist regime nearly five decades before, on 2 February 1948. It is a highly emotional instance to listen to such a remarkable personality that has suffered with such a high dignity and indeed heroically for his country, for so many years. My hope is for those who listen, to meditate on the recent tragic history of Romania under the terrible communist dictatorship. In his message, King Michael expresses his happiness and joy for regaining his rights as a simple Romanian citizen and also pledging “to remain faithful to my oath taken when I have been proclaimed the sovereign of this country; I do not belong to any group or party, but I belong to every one of you… I come towards you not to demand, but to give, not to command, but to unite…” Those extraordinary words were uttered 14 years ago…, how many of us have listened and answered to His Majesty’s gracious call? DM
For those of you who speak or read Romanian, this is an interview with the Crown Princess Margarita of Romania, which I took a few weeks ago.
Directed by Tom Hooper; written by David Seidler; director of photography, Danny Cohen; edited by Tariq Anwar; music by Alexandre Desplat; production design by Eve Stewart; costumes by Jenny Beavan; produced by Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin; released by the Weinstein Company. Running time: 1 hour 58 minutes. WITH: Colin Firth (King George VI), Geoffrey Rush (Lionel Logue), Helena Bonham Carter (Queen Elizabeth), Guy Pearce (King Edward VIII), Jennifer Ehle (Myrtle Logue), Eve Best (Wallis Simpson), Freya Wilson (Princess Elizabeth), Ramona Marquez (Princess Margaret), Claire Bloom (Queen Mary), Derek Jacobi (Archbishop Cosmo Lang), Michael Gambon (King George V), Timothy Spall (Winston Churchill) and Anthony Andrews (Stanley Baldwin).
Crown Princess Margarita of Romania, Diana Mandache, European royal families, Familia regala, Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, King Michael of Romania, Prince Nicholas of Romania, Princess Helena of Romania, Regele Mihai, Romanian Royal Family, Royalty Digest Quarterly, Valentin Mandache
The Royalty Digest Quarterly will publish in its December issue (4/2010) an insightful interview with HRH Prince Nicholas of Romania, entitled ”I see Romania as one big history lesson”, in which he speaks about his country, education, his famous grandfather- HM King Michael, plans for the future. Interviewers: Diana Mandache & Valentin Mandache.