Saturday, December 16, 2017

Funeral of King Michael of Romania

At the moment, King Michael I of Romania is on his final journey to Curtea de Argeș where he will be laid to rest later this evening. Michael, who ruled Romania twice before being forced to abdicate by the communists in 1947, died at age 96 in Switzerland on December 5. Earlier today, a church service also took place at the Patriarchal Cathedral and on the Royal Palace Square in Bucharest. Among the mourners in Bucharest were both Grand Duke Henri and Princess Isabelle, sister-in-law of Prince Hans-Adam II representing the Princely Family of Liechtenstein. Princess Isabelle is seated in the second row hidden behind Princess Astrid of Belgium in the picture above.

Alongside the King and Queen of Sweden as well as King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain, the Grand Duke also attended a meeting with the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, and his wife. Princess Isabelle will also be present for the laying to rest in Curtea de Argeș.

You can see a video of the Bucharest portion of the funeral on Youtube. There is also a livestream from Curtea de Argeș available.

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