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Romania

Her Majesty Margareta and Prince Radu visit hospital


Photo: Oskar Aanmoen/Royal Central

On Monday, Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania, and her husband Principal Radu visited the Private Hospital of “Regina Maria” in Cluj-Napoca Municipality.

The royal couple were welcomed by the hospital manager and other members of the health institution’s management. Following the warm welcome, the royals received a tour of the hospital’s gynaecology department and surgery department. The royals spoke to doctors and medical staff and appreciated the high level of endurance and comfort available at one of the region’s best-performing hospitals.

The Custodian of the Crown of Romania has actively worked to improve the Romanian health care system since her return to Romania in 1990. Her charity has devoted much time and money to improving the knowledge and treatment that Romanians receive after decades of decay due to communism.

In January, the Romanian Royal Court stated that Margareta had received the vaccine against the coronavirus together with her husband, Prince Radu. Their vaccination took place on 25 January 2021 in the Regina Maria in Cluj-Napoca that the royals visited on Monday.

Her Majesty Margareta addressed the Romanian people last year regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Her Majesty spoke to Romanians about the way everyone can show their generosity, humanity, civic spirit and compassion, at a difficult time in the life of the Romanian nation. Her Majesty’s message was clear: “In the hard days, we are all together”.

In March 2020, the Romanian Royal Family chose to make large parts of one of its palaces available to Romanians who have to quarantine because of the coronavirus. Her Majesty Margareta and her sisters made 53 individual accommodation spaces in the hotels and villas from the Peles Castle available to the National Committee for Emergency Situations, free of charge, for those who will have to be quarantined.

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.