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Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown, voted as Romania’s most influential woman

Margareta, Custodian of the Crown
Photo: Romanian Royal Household (Daniel Angelescu/Cristian Coposesc)

Last week the Romanian Forbes Woman 2020 Gala was supposed to be held in Bucharest. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, the event was cancelled. Nevertheless “Romanian Forbes Woman” announced the winner of this year’s prize as most influential woman. As in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Her Majesty Margareta, the Custodian of the Romanian Crown won the prize for 2020. That is the fifth year in a row that Her Majesty has been awarded the prestigious title.

The Prize has only been given out a total of nine times.

The award was given to Her Majesty in recognition for her activity in promoting Romania to the world and her sustained efforts to build and consolidate a healthy society. Her Majesty expressed her thanks for the award in a written statement to the Romanian people. The winner of the award is democratically voted on by the magazine’s readers.

When Royal Central`s Senior Europe Corresponded Oskar Aanmoen visited Romania in January this year he interviewed Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown. She then said: “We will keep going as we are, and we have a kind of complementary role, which is extraordinary and very useful. We can do a lot for the country. We can count on the authorities for follow-ups for certain things, so it is kind of an ideal situation for the moment. And we obviously aim to continue this.“

Since the death of her father King Michael, Margareta has become very prominent in both Romanian society and Romanian politics. Also in Moldova, the Romanian Royal Family has anchored its place.

Fllowoing protests in Romania and Moldovia of 2018, Her Majesty addressed the Romanian Parliament. The demonstration, which was primarily organised by Romanian and Moldovan royalists, were held to put pressure on the two nations’ political leadership to begin the work of reconciling the Romanian-speaking countries. The Romanian Royal Family has given its support to a new union between the two countries.

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.