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The Queen receives Custodian of the Romanian Crown

Her Majesty The Queen has received Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Romanian Crown and her husband, Prince Radu at Buckingham Palace. The Romanian Crown revealed the visit on their Twitter account.

The meeting was private, and as such, no photos have been released. The Romanian Royal House called the meeting “the most important part of the UK visit.”

Her Majesty Margareta and Prince Radu just concluded their four-day visit to London which saw them meet with other members of the British Royal Family throughout their time in the capital. Besides The Queen, the Romanian royals met the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Prince Michael of Kent, and the Prince of Wales; the couple met Prince Charles at Clarence House.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness attended a blessing service alongside the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester at the Queen’s Chapel of Savoy in London on Sunday. The Romanian Royal House explained on Sunday, “Her Majesty Margareta and Prince Radu today attended a Thanksgiving service dedicated to Romania at the Queen’s Chapel of Savoy in London.” Margareta’s sister, Princess Elena and her husband, Lord Alexander Nixon also attended.

On Monday, Prince Michael of Kent joined the Romanian royals at the Travelers Club in Pall Mall where a dinner was held in honour of the Custodian of the Crown. Once again, Princess Elena and Lord Alexander participated.

The couple arrived in the United Kingdom on 9 December in what was the 13th foreign royal visit by the Romanian Royal Family in 2018. Their last visit before travelling to London was to Croatia in November. It was also the first visit for Margareta as the Head of the Romanian Royal House.

Romania will soon take over the presidency of the Council of the European Union, which was part of the reason for the visit, as was celebrating the end of the First World War and Great Union.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.