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Princess Margareta of Romania visits ill father, King Michael, in Switzerland

The Romanian Royal Court has this week published a short press release announcing that Her Royal Highness Princess Margareta of Romania has travelled to Switzerland together with her husband, His Royal Highness Prince Radu, to visit her father, His Majesty King Michael of Romania. It is unclear how long the Princess and her husband will stay in Switzerland before returning to her permanent home in Romania.

The Princess is also referred to as Crown Princess Margareta of Romania, Princess of Hohenzollern. She is the eldest daughter of King Michael I of Romania and his wife, Queen Anne. On 30 December 2007, His Majesty King Michael designated Princess Margareta as theCustodian of the Crown.

His Majesty King Michael of Romania. Photo: Emanuel Stoica via Wikimedia Commons.

The translated press release announced the following:

On 26 June 2017, Their Royal Highness PrincessMargareta and Prince Radu arrived in Switzerland on a family visit to spend a few days with His Majesty King Michael at his private home.

His Majesty’s state of health is fragile but stable. King Michael is quiet, has a deep appreciation and appreciates the care of his medical team. Along with the King, there are permanently employed doctors in His Majesty’s House and two Orthodox nuns.

In March 2017, Prince Charles met Princess Margareta and Prince Radu in the Royal Palace of Elisabeta. Photo: @CLARENCEHOUSE/TWITTER

Late in 2016, His Majesty was diagnosed with chronic leukaemia and metastatic epidermoid carcinoma and had to face a complex treatment. When his wife, Queen Anne, died at the age of 92, on 1 August 2016, the King was too ill to participate in the funeral.

The Romanian Royal Family are very popular among the Romanian people, and a majority of citizens want to re-establish the monarchy that was illegally removed by the communists. The Royal Family also have a great relationship with other European royals and especially the exile-royals of Serbia and Bulgaria.

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