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The links between British and Romanian royals at heart of latest visit

Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Romanian Crown is this week on a four-day long visit to the United Kingdos with her husband Prince Radu of Romania. It’s the latest in a long line of visits between the two families.

The first visit of the Royal Family of Romania to London took place in 1874 when Sovereign Prince Carol I and Princess Elizabeth met with the Prince and Princess of Wales, later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. The first British royal visit to Romania took place at Peles Castle, in 1888, when the future King Edward VII was the guest of King Carol I. The most recent Romanian royal visits to Great Britain took place in December 2018 and December 2019.

This visit saw a very special meeting between Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Romania, Prince Radu and The Queen who welcomed them to Windsor Castle. The meeting, on November 24th 2021, followed a trip to the Royal Defence College. The college was also visited by the Romanian Royal Family in February 2017, and the members of the college visited Elisabeta Palace in May 2018.

The first day of the visit also included a trip to the Mansion House where they were welcomed by the current Lord Mayor of London. Prince Radu was also the guest of the British Paralympic Association.

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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.