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Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania mourns ”father figure” Prince Philip


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Margareta, Custodian of the Crown in Romania has sent her condolences to The Queen on the death of Prince Philip, who she described as a ”father figure”.

Margareta’s late father, King Michael of Romania, was Philip’s cousin and the two, who were both born in 1921, spent a lot of time together in their childhoods. Prince Philip was among Margareta’s godparents and played an important role in her upbringing.

The statement from Romania’s royals read:

”Her Majesty, the Prince Consort, together with the entire Royal Family, have learned with untold sadness the news of the passing to the eternal ones of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. The British Sovereign’s consort died this morning at Windsor Castle.

Prince Philip and King Michael, born in the same year, were cousins and kept a lifelong friendship. The Duke of Edinburg was a godfather of Her Majesty The Custodian of the Crown and supported her through school, high school and college. Prince Philip, with Queen Elizabeth, has always been present in the life of the Romanian Royal Family.

After the death of King Michael, for Her Majesty Margareta, the Duke of Edinburg was a father figure.

All generations of the Royal Romanian and British Families were close, but for today’s generation, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip remain as spiritual role models, fundamental sources of inspiration.”

Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh died on April 9th 2021 at Windsor Castle.

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Lydia Starbuck is Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.