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Crown Princess Margareta: “A new time starts for the Royal House of Romania”

Following the death of His Majesty King Michael of Romania, his oldest daughter, Crown Princess Margareta has been made Head of the House of Romania. The Crown Princess has now released a statement regarding the Romanian Royal Family following her father’s death. The statement was recorded and published on the YouTube channel of the Royal Family.

The late King Michael of Romania. Photo: RoyalRumounger2 (CC BY-SA 4.0)/Wikimedia Commons

The Crown Princess said in the statement:

“Romanians, our Country has lost King Michael. For over nine decades, he dedicated to Romania all the strengths that God bestowed onto him. And death alone could put an end to his tireless and patient work.

“We have all suffered an immense loss. A personal loss and a loss for the entire Nation. We mourn together, knowing that we are united in our sorrow Praying to God will give us strength, in this terrible moment.

“An example of unwavering devotion to his people, with a high sense of duty and strong principles, King Michael wrote the most valuable page in the contemporary history of our nation.

“His kindness and compassion defeated all the evils of the past century. His wisdom ensured the continuity of our identity in moments of severe deviation from the natural path of our State and Nation. The King was a part of the fabric of our people, and we are all very proud of him.

“Through his work, King Michael continued the ties that bind the Royal Family to the Romanian nation. For our tomorrow, he gave us his today.

“A new time starts for my Family and for the Royal House of Romania. Inspired by the same sentiments as my father, I will continue his work, for the fulfilment of our mission towards the Romanian people. So God help us!”

If you would like to know more about the Crown Princess, read more about her here.

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander greeted His Majesty King Michael of Romania on an earlier occasion a few years ago. Behind the King is his eldest daughter, Crown Princess Margareta of Romania. Photo: Royal Place Belgrade.

It has recently been stated that the former Romanian King will receive a state funeral.

Europe’s royal houses have sent their condolences to the Romanian Royal Family. Among them, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia and the King and Queen of the Netherlands.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.