A very Happy Birthday to HM Queen Anne of Romania, 18 September 2012
King Michael of Romania and Queen Anne among the invitees at the wedding of Don Juan Carlos of Spain (future King of Spain) and Princess Sophia of Greece, in Athens, 14th May 1962.
A Very Happy Birthday to HM King Michael of Romania, 25 October 2010!
HM King Michael of Romania celebrates today his 89th birthday! He is an example to follow by all his fellow countrymen of high moral standards and dignity in the face of vicious and continuous adversity endured throughout his life, a monarch and a human being to be respected by the generations to come! In my work over the years as a historian, I came across a great multitude of books and articles on HM King Michael and also researched countless archive materials covering the inter-war period, the dramatic WWII and the postwar years. The common denominator of all of these documents is the upright attitude, compassion, continuous striving for justice and great personal suffering and sacrifices of His Majesty. King Michael’ memory and exemplary deeds have also been all around me while I grew up in communist Romania, during his long and difficult years of exile. His memory was kept alive by our grand parents, many of whom proudly served their county under our Sovereign and had the fondest memories of him. I vividly remember my grandfather, who was a member of the Romanian Royal Air Forces during the WWII, talking each and every day about His Majesty, about his character, about the freedom and prosperity the country was contemplating to achieve under his reign in the postwar peacetime, but which sadly have never materialised. Every story my grandfather was referring to, was pointed in time “before the war”, “during the war” or “after the war”. In all that very emotional recounting, King Michael of Romania was a central figure. His Majesty’s speeches for the New Year’s eve on Radio Free Europe or the Voice of America were always eagerly awaited by my family and constituted the highlight of the year for countless Romanians during the dark and long years of the communist dictatorship. HM King Michael of Romania’s life example is even more relevant nowadays, during a chaotic post-communist transition, when rapaciousness, rush to get rich quick and disregard of one’s fellow being gravely affects the moral fabric of the country.
To celebrate this great event for us, there is a special charity concert today 25th October at 6 pm at the ‘Romanian Athenaeum’ concert hall in Bucharest.
Crown Princess Margarita of Romania, European royal families, Familia regala, istoria regalitatii, King Michael of Romania, Noblesse et Royautés, non reigning monarchs, Queen Anne, Regele Mihai, Regina Ana, Romanian Royal Family, South-East European Monarchs
A very Happy Birthday to HM Queen Anne of Romania, 18 September 2010!
I would like to extend here my well wishes to Queen Anne for her birthday anniversary! Most of the heritage architecture of Bucharest and Romania has been created during the reign of the Romanian monarchs. The Royal Family represents the link with those achievements, cultivating with abnegation, through the work of its members, the appreciation of this country’s history. Queen Anne’s exemplary life, from her education and remarkable modesty in the spirit of the catholic church, to the meritorious service during the Second World War in the French Forces, and sacrifices endured with dignity during the long exile together with her husband, King Michael of Romania, is an ideal worth emulating for us all! Valentin Mandache (Historic Houses or Romania)
Listen the interview: Queen Anne of Romania TVR 1, September 2008 – French and Romanian languages
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Ceremonii la Palatul Elisabeta, Familia regala, Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, istoria regalitatii, King Michael of Romania, Prince Nicholas of Romania, Queen Anne, Regele Mihai, Regina Ana, Romanian Royal Family, Royal ceremonies, Royal Ceremony at the Elisabeta Palace
I am honoured to be invited together with my husband, Valentin, to the 25th birthday anniversary of Prince Nicholas and Investiture Ceremony with the titles of Prince of Romania and that of Royal Highness. The ceremony will take place on 14 June at 6 pm in the Hall of the Kings at the Elisabeta Palace. HRH Prince Nicholas of Romania was born on 1 April 1985. Also there will be a special concert occasioned by this event on 15 May at 7.30 pm at the Bucharest Conservatory of Music. DM
Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Regele Mihai, King Michael of Romania, Familia regala, European royal families, Principesa Margareta, Crown Princess Margarita of Romania, Queen Anne, Regina Ana, Prince Radu, Principele Radu, istoria regalitatii, non reigning monarchs
I have been honoured to be invited together with my husband, Valentin, to this wonderful representation entitled “Royal Fashion”, bursting with energizing royalist messages, directed by Dan Puric; we thoroughly enjoyed it!
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Crown Princess Margarita, Familia regala, Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, istoria regalitatii, King Michael of Romania, Monarhia, Noblesse et Royautés, non reigning monarchs, Prince Radu, Principesa Margareta, Queen Anne, Regele Mihai, Regina Ana, Romanian Royal Family, South-East European Monarchs
Last night (28 Dec.2009) I watched on the Romanian national TV station (TVR1) a short interview with HM King Michael of Romania. It preceded the message of the Romanian Royal Family for the New Year 2010.
I was thrilled to hear HM analyzing the precarious state of nation, now in a middle of an economic and political crisis, in such an even headed and informed manner. HM cares about and deeply loves his country, no matter how many evils are inside the society. King Michael stated that he well understands that during the soviet occupation and subsequent communist regime the mentalities of many fellow citizens were radically altered, and many of the civilization values gained during the Kingdom vanished in many ways. What HM does not embrace is the continuous decay of the country in the last two decades, since it is truly free from outside oppression, generated because of the eternal political disputes, un-European mores and attitudes, which brought Romania into a deep economic crisis, from which it will now take many years to recover.
The monarchy has modernised the country over eight eventful decades since the 1860s until mid 1940s. What remains today of the country is only a shadow of the glorious old Kingdom of Romania; a shadow of a state that has a long and difficult way ahead to recover its values and prosperity…
15 November 2009: A very Happy Birthday to HRH Princess Helena of Romania!
King Michael and Queen Anne’s second daughter: her first photograph