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Romanian royals visit the border with Ukraine

Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania, is also president of the Romanian Red Cross. On Thursday, she and her husband Prince Radu visited the town of Tulcea on the border with Ukraine. Tulcea has seen an influx of Ukrainian refugees fleeing from the war.

Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania, was greeted by the prefect of Tulcea County, Member of the Romanian Parliament, Colonel Daniel Petrov and the head of the Delta Tulcea branch of the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations in Romania.

Her Majesty and Prince Radu spoke to the volunteers of various organizations, the military, medical staff, translators and representatives of the local authorities who work daily at the border crossing point at Tulcea. The visit began at the tents of the Romanian Red Cross. Next, Her Majesty and Prince Radu went to the base of operations and learned about the activity and structure of the base from the IGSU representative.

Her Majesty thanked all present for the courage and devotion with which they serve their fellow people and society and that their contribution to helping refugees is a strong example for Romanian society and the European Union.

Her Majesty said during her visit: “Everything seems very well organized to me. I am very proud of what Romanians do and that they have opened their arms and their hearts. It is a beautiful and necessary thing. It is going to take time, and that is the problem. It is a global effort that we are making now, but Romania is exemplary in how it reacted, and I am very proud.”

Her Majesty also conveyed the Romanian Royal House’s decision to help resolve the tragic consequences of military aggression against Ukraine. Currently, Her Majesty is collaborating with state institutions, with national and international organizations, with companies that have the quality of Royal Supplier and with foundations and associations with Royal Patronage. These partnerships envisage longer-term action, as the Ukrainian humanitarian crisis will intensify in the near future and will require a long-term effort.

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Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written six books on historical subjects and more than 1.500 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.