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December 9, 2022

150 years Jubilee of Royal House celebrated in Chisinau

Princess Margareta, the Crown Custodian, and the Prince Radu paid a visit to Chisinau on Monday, where the jubilee celebrating 150 years since the founding of the Royal House, the Press Bureau of His Majesty King Mihai I informs in a press release remitted to AGERPRES.

At the invitation of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, the events during the visit started at 11.00hrs with a ceremony during which Prince Radu will award Scholarships “King Ferdinand I” and “Queen Maria” for 2016-2017 academic year, at the Science Academy University of the Republic of Moldova.

The scholarships are annual and have been established in 2015 by the Princess Margareta and the Prince Radu. The event will also be attended by Moldovan Minister of Education, Corina Fusu, the chair of the Moldovan Parliament’s Commission of Education, Vladimir Hotineanu, and the Romanian Ambassador in Chisinau, Daniel Ionita.

At 12.00.hrs, Princess Margareta will be awarded the an honorary doctorate of the Sciences Academy University of Moldova.

The homage ceremony for the Royal House of Romania, at the 150 years jubilee of its foundation will take place at 19.00hrs, at the Palace of the Republic, where the two guests will be greeted by the Speaker of the Moldovan Parliament, Andrian Candu. Other high officials with the Parliament and Government will attend the event.

The first part of the evening will feature a gala where the Presidential Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Moldova, the Choral Chapel “Doina”, and the Children Choir “Moldovan Voices” will perform. At the request of the Parliament Speaker and of the Royal Family, the gala’s proceeds will go towards the reparation of Ceremony Hall of the “Ciprian Porumbescu” Music High-school .

Furthermore, an official reception will take place, where the Crown Custodian will offer a historical painting to the Moldovan Parliament, representing King Ferdinand I during the First World War.

The ceremony in Chisinau ends the 2016 jubilee year, which celebrated 150 years since the foundation of the Royal House and since the establishment of the modern Romanian state by the promulgation of the 1866 Constitution. The 2016 royal year started in Bucharest and continued in Peles Castle on 10 May, and had events and ceremonies in many cities of Romania, as well as in Madrid, London, Dusseldorf and the royal domains at Balcic.

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