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Prince Eitel Friedrich arrived in Bucharest on 1stFebruary to represent his father, the German Emperor Wilhelm II at the baptism of Prince Mircea, who was born to the Crown Prince & Princess of Romania on 3rdJanuary 1913 (22 December 1912, old style) at Cotroceni Palace, Bucharest. Eitel Friedrich was met at the Bucharest train station by King Carol I, the Crown Prince Ferdinand and Prince Carol, and was the guest of the King during his stay.
The Christening Ceremony took place at the Royal Palace from Calea Victoriei on 2ndFebruary 1913. The godparents, in addition to the Emperor Wilhelm and King Carol, included the Empress Maria of Russia and Princess of Wied. Marie, his mother, the Crown Princess of Romania was not present owing to a threatened attack of phlebitis. Mircea was the name of a medieval Romanian prince who opposed a vigorous resistance to the Turks in the 14thcentury, andwhose troops fought side by side with the Serbians on the fatal field of Kossovo. Continue reading