Princess Margarita of Romania and Prince Radu attend the wedding ceremony of Prince Guillaume and Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg at the Cathedral of our Lady of Luxembourg, 20 October 2012.
Today Crown Princess Margarita of Romania and Prince Radu celebrate 16 years since their religious wedding ceremony, in Lausanne, at St. Gherassimos Orthodox church. The civil marriage took place previously in Versoix, on 24 July the same year.
“Fatherland and Destiny” [Patrie si Destin] brings for the first time together, a significant part of the myriad of events, places and people encountered throughout the life of Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess Margarita of Romania. Her destiny is often congruent with that of her father, King Michael, and her life has been profoundly influenced by the more recent history of her country and south east Europe. His Majesty is the one who, by naming Princess Margarita as his successor, has shown vision in understanding the necessity to adapt to the realities of the new century, paralleling the approach of his illustrious predecessors King Carol I or King Ferdinand, in the 19th or the 20th century. Modernity and adaptability to new conditions thus ensures the continuation of the monarchy. Diana Mandache [the book will be released on 31 May 2012, 2 pm, at Bookfest, in Bucharest. Litera publishing house]
THE NEW FUNDAMENTAL RULES of the ROMANIAN DYNASTY. AN APPRAISAL
By Diana Mandache (‘Royalty Digest Quarterly’, No 1/2008, 49-52pp) Continue reading »
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The photograph above presents HRH Princess Margarita of Romania arriving for the first time in her country, on 18 of January 1990, at Otopeni airport, Bucharest. There was a degree of interest among the Romanian press of the time about this momentous event, but insufficiently disseminated, probably for political reasons, to make an impact among a public hungry for such news. The image bellow is Princess Margarita’s first interview given to a central Romanian newspaper.
Prince Radu: ‘Provisional Romania’ is my latest book, published by Litera International and translated into English by James Christian Brown. Foreword by Roger Griffin, professor at Oxford University. Democracy is not just a matter of 24 hours on election day. Democracy also has to be respected during the four years between elections, day-by-day, minute-by-minute, by every public institution, every representative of a public institution, and indeed every citizen. For this, the laws and framework of democracy are not sufficient. It will take the contribution of every force in Romanian society to transform into practice what we demagogically affirm in theory. And above all, we need a State that is respected and that inspires trust, with professional institutions working in a complementary and ethical way, in harmony with each other.”
Today HRH Prince Radu of Romania delivered a conference entitled “The wise rule” at the National Theatre in Bucharest presenting his visions on the contemporary Romanian society and politics, with references to the high relevance of the monarchy in Romania’s history and also in the actual conditions when the country faces an acute economic and moral crisis, still having to recover its pre-communist values and memory. Among the audience were present HRH Princess Margarita, cultural and business personalities. With this occasion HRH also released his new book entitled “Provizoratul istoric” ['The historical contingence"] (Polirom, 2010, cover in the image bellow), which details many of the ideas expounded in the today conference. DM