Europe's Royals to Gather for Romanian Ex-King's Funeral

Members of several European royal houses, as well as royals from as far away as Bahrain and Japan, are set to gather in Bucharest at the end of the week to attend the funeral of Romania's last monarch, King Michael I, who died last week aged 96.

The king died at his modest residence in the village of Aubonne , in Switzerland, after over a year of battling cancer.

Romanian Ex-King Michael Dies Aged 96

Romania's former king, Michael I, passed away on Tuesday aged 96 at his residence in Versoix, near Geneva in Switzerland, following a battle with cancer, the royal family announced.

Michael, 94, a cousin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth and the last surviving head of state from World War II, retired from public life in spring 2016.

Princess Margareta awarded honorary degree of Banat University of Agricultural Sciences

Her Royal Highness, Princess Margareta of Romania, was awarded on Friday the honorary degree of the Timisoara-based University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Banat "King Mihai I", with the academic institution thus marking 70 years since its coming into being under a Royal Decree signed by His Majesty King Mihai I of Romania.

Princess Margareta takes over as president of Romanian Red Cross Society

The General Assembly of the Romanian National Red Cross Society, convened on Friday in Brasov, elected Princess Margareta as president of the society.

Photo credit: (c) Romanian Red Cross / Facebook

The Princess earned 75 votes, while her contender Dumitru Costin garnered 11 votes.

Iohannis: The royal family, essential page in country's history, symbol of values I admire

The royal family is not only an essential page of our country's history, but a symbol of the values I think highly of: respect for the people, the power to go over injustice and hardships, large-heartedness and seemliness, president Klaus Iohannis said, after attending on Wednesday, and accompanied by his wife, Carmen Iohannis the dinner offered by the Royal House at the Peles Castle.

Book on Princess Margareta to launch in Bucharest

A book called "Margareta, m?rturia unui sfert de veac regal / Margareta, Testimonies of a Royal Quarter of Century" by Sandra Gatejeanu-Gheorghe that narrates the princess' "past twenty-five years of representative deeds," and her "rich charity activity along with her contribution to the institutional and cultural development of Romania," will be released on Wednesday in Bucharest, at the Elisa

Tariceanu, presented with France's Knight of the Legion of Honour decoration

On Thursday at the French Embassy in Bucharest, Chairman of Romania's Senate Calin Popescu-Tariceanu was presented France's Knight of the Legion of Honour decoration, at a ceremony also attended by Princess Margareta, Prince Radu, former presidents Ion Iliescu and Emil Constantinescu, along with political figures and more.


Personalities of Romania, France, US, decorated by Princess Margareta

A number of personalities of Romania, the United States of America, France, and Switzerland were decorated, on Sunday, by Princess Margareta, on the occasion of the events held in honor of the anniversary of 25 years since her return to her homeland, among them Frederic Mitterand, the nephew of the former president of France.

Photo credit: (c) Liviu SOVA / AGERPRES PHOTO

Princess Margareta, 25 years after return to homeland: A great sense of accomplishment for Romania

Princess Margareta believes that the 25th anniversary of her return to her homeland and the activity of the Foundation that bears her name is a great accomplishment for Romania.

Princess Margareta, Prince Radu attend evening dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation ? Elisabeta Palace