Princess Maria of Romania has visited the Isaccea border control station in Tulcea County near Ukraine along with representatives of the Children in Difficulty Foundation to see what is being done to help refugees as they flee the wartorn country.
Over the past few weeks, the Romanian Royal Family has contributed greatly to helping Ukrainian refugees in Romania. Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees have found their way to Romania since the war began as the countries share a border.
The Children in Distress Foundation began working in Romania in 1990 as a branch of the Children in Distress Foundation in Great Britain. Princess Maria is the patron of the Romanian branch.
Representatives of local authorities and the Inspectorate for Emergency Situations welcomed Princess Maria before she visited the customs tents and met those helping Ukrainian refugees. She also spoke to volunteers and thanked them for their work during such a difficult time in Europe.
Princess Maria of Romania was born in 1964 in Copenhagen, Denmark as the fifth and youngest daughter of King Michael I and Queen Anne of Romania. She has lived in Romania since 2015 and carried out public duties on behalf of the defunct monarchy.
Princess Maria’s older sister, Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania, is the leader of the Romanian Red Cross. As the crisis in Ukraine has unfolded, she has worked with the Red Cross in Romania to assist those in neighbouring Ukraine.
Romania has been contributing a significant amount of humanitarian aid to Ukrainians and Ukraine.