On Thursday evening, the Romanian Forbes Woman 2018 Gala was held in Bucharest. During this event, Her Majesty Margareta, the Custodian of the Romanian Crown, received the accolade of Romania’s most influential woman in 2018. The award was given to Her Majesty in recognition for her activity in promoting Romania to the world and its sustained efforts to build and consolidate a healthy society.
Romania’s Forbes Woman Gala has for the last seven years presented this award to the influential women who serve as good role models to the Romanian people. After collecting the award, Her Majesty delivered a short speech in which she said that she was very proud and honoured to receive this recognition.
She said the award: “marks a new beginning for the Royal House of Romania in a year so important for the country, for our contemporary history and for the Royal Family.”
Earlier on Thursday, the Forbes Woman Summit took place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Bucharest and was the first meeting in Romania dedicated to successful women who have changed the business environment and Romanian society. The meeting celebrated woman as a source of inspiration and support, helping them to realize their potential.
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.
Her Majesty addressed the Romanian Parliament Tuesday following major demonstrations during the last week that have ravaged in both Romania and neighbouring Moldova. The demonstrators, which are primarily organised by Romanian and Moldovan royalists, have been held to force 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