King Mihai I is not going to attend the funerals of Queen Anne, the website romaniaregala.ro informs.
“A college of five physicians of various specialties of King Mihai I’s, have recommended against his participation in the funerals of his late wife, Queen Anne. King Mihai I will remain during the Royal Funerals at his residence in Switzerland, alongside friends and close ones, employees of His Majesty’s and two Orthodox nuns detached there. This decision was made with great sorrow,” the source reads.
The funerals of Queen Anne will be attended by the Crown Princess Margareta, Custodian of the Romanian Crown, Prince Radu, Princess Elena, Alexander Philips Nixon, Princess Sofia, Princess Maria, Nicolae Medforth-Mills and Elisabeta Maria Biarneix.
Members of foreign Royal Families have also announced their presence in the Queen Anne’s funerals. Their names will be made public on Thursday 11 August.
Queen Anne of Romania has passed away on 1 August in a Swiss hospital. The coffin with her body is expected to reach Romanian soil today.
“On Tuesday afternoon, 9 August 2016, 3:15pm, the coffin with the body of late Queen Anne will touch down at Bucharest-Henri Coanda (Otopeni) International Airport from where it will be transported by automobile to the Peles Palace. The event is to unfold in the presence of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta and the Royal Family, of the representatives of the state bodies and of the members of the Royal House of His Majesty the King,” a release by the Royal House reads.
The public will have no access to this event.
From Tuesday 9 August, 5 p.m. till Wednesday 10 August, 6:30 p.m., the body of the late sovereign will be laid in state at Peles Palace’s Hall of Honour.
The public and the media will have no access in the Hall of Honour while the coffin is laid in state at the Sinaia Royal Domain.
On Wednesday night, the coffin will be transported to the Throne Room of the Royal Palace in Bucharest. The ceremony will be private, with no access for the public or media.
On Thursday, 11 August, and on Friday, 12 August, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., all of those who wish to lay flowers and pray at the bier of Queen Anne can go to the Throne Room of the Royal Palace, the Royal House specifies in the said release.
Queen Anne’s burial service is scheduled for August 13, in the narthex of the new Curtea de Arges Cathedral. The cortege coming from Bucharest will travel the city south to north, traversing the central area and Basarabilor Boulevard that links the local Royal Church to the Curtea de Arges Monastery.
Increased security, first-aid tents in Curtea de Arges for Queen Anne’s burial
Public security will be increased and two first-aid tents will be set up on in Curtea de Arges on August 13, the day when Queen Anne of Romania will be buried in the city, Arges Prefect Cristian Soare said Tuesday.
“Because we are expecting very many people to Curte de Arges on August 13, we want to counter any risk and make sure there will be no problems. Two first-aid tents will be set up manned by doctors and ambulances; there will also be intervention vehicles of the Emergency Inspectorate and additional public security will be provided,” Soare told a news conference.
He added that he had several operative meetings with officials of the County Police Inspectorate (IPJ), the County Gendarmerie Inspectorate (IJJ), the Emergency Inspectorate (ISU), the County Ambulance Service (SJA) and the Curtea de Arges City Hall to make sure there will be no organisational problems.