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This a private photograph found in the archives (public archives..) showing the Romanian Queen together with her grandson, in Belgrade, preparing for the christening festivities.
I endeavor 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.
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Princess’ Ileana children will reopen Bran castle on 1 June 2009.
The Bran Castle was a little fortified retreat, as Queen Marie liked to say. ‘The poetry, atmosphere, spirit of the place is extraordinary, so different from anything else. I think – Marie said – that we all at times feel we want to fly from our over-prosaic age into a little bit of once upon a time don’t you?’ Bran represented for Marie a place for discovering the medieval symbols. From this place the queen wrote in 1926 to her friend Roxanne Weingartner: ‘my only joy remain Bran and Balcic’, and ‘ at least they are my only incontestable properties’. Later on, in 1933 Queen of Romania wrote in a letter addressed to her people and country: ‘What you large-hearted gave it to me, I sent between you, I embellish the places were I lived… I brought to life the small neglected castle of Bran to a new life. And for this it means for more than I can ever say’. All rights reserved©Diana Mandache https://royalromania.wordpress.com