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The royal palace located on Calea Victoriei Avenue in Bucharest (today the National Art Museum) became the official royal palace of the Romanian monarchs on the accession of King Carol I in 1866, then Prince Carol of Romania.  In 1926 a fire had destroyed the central part of the palace and damaged the Throne Hall. The palace was restored and enlarged during the reign of Carol II. Thus his cipher has adorned the palace doorway awnings ever since. It is interesting that the communist regime left the cipher untouched, most probably because the communists, usually an uncouth lot, did not realise that it represents an abstract composition of the name of the former sovereign.

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Weekly picture: Diana Mandache's weblog Royal History

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I endeavour in the “Weekly Pictures” post series to bring to light worthy of note, often less known images from the royal past and present and thus further enhance the understanding of royal history and what it represents for us.

Weekly picture: Diana Mandache’s weblog ROYAL HISTORY

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