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June 18, 2021

Royalty Day marked with military ceremony, wreath-laying at King Carol I statue and garden party at Elisabeta Palace

Crown Princess Margareta and Prince Radu, together with Princess Maria, laid on Wednesday morning a wreath at the statue of King Carol I of the Royal Palace Square, on Royalty Day.

On this occasion, a military ceremony took place, and the manifestations in the Royal Palace Square commenced with a recital of the Army’s Representative Orchestra.

Military of the 30th ‘Mihai Viteazul’ Guard Regiment presented arms. In the end, they offered the public a demonstration of weapon skills. The event was attended by representatives of the Gendarmerie.

A group of monarchists, some of them, representatives of the National Alliance for the Monarchy Restoration, waived flags with the royal insignia, placards with the portraits of King Mihai and Princess Margareta.

A bouquet of flowers from the Capital City Hall and a wreath from the Liberal Club were laid at the statue of King Carol I, after the departure of the Royal House representatives. Flowers have also been laid by simple citizens.

On Wednesday afternoon,  the Garden of Palace Elizabeta hosted the Garden Party event, that brought together guests from all the country’s counties and from the Republic of Moldova, dignitaries of the central and local authorities, academics, cultural, scientific and political public figures, personalities of the civil society and the business environment, representatives of the Diplomatic Corps and the clergy.

The Royal Family greeted the attendance from the Palace’s balcony .


Princess Margareta: King Mihai is serene


Crown Princess Margareta of Romania told the media on Wednesday that her father, King Mihai, who is at his private residence in Switzerland, is serene.

“He is more serene. He is very peaceful,” Margareta told a garden party at Elisabeta Palace in Bucharest, adding that her father was visited by Archpriest Adrian Diaconu of the Romanian Christian Orthodox Church for Switzerland. She said she will talk to the king after the party and make sure to forward to him all the good wishes of the party attendees.

“I will talk to him. I have to draw a report. Afterwards, I will relay to him all that you have said. He will be very thankful and I want to thank you as well,” said Margareta.

On Wednesday, May 10, King Mihai I welcomed at his Swiss residence Archpriest Adrian Diaconu of the Romanian Christian Orthodox Church for Switzerland for a te deum service on behalf of the king and the heiress apparent, followed by a litany of the deceased members of the Romanian Royal Family.


Thousands attend May 10 garden party at Elisabeta Palace


Thousands of people attended on Wednesday a garden party at Elisabeta Pace in Bucharest to celebrate May 10, the Day of Romania’s Royalty.

Hosting the party were Crown Princess Margareta, Prince Radu and Princess Maria, with the royal family showing up at the balcony at 17:00hrs to greet the attendees. Afterwards, they came out to talk to the guests.

Margareta was warmly welcomed by the revelers, most of whom wished good health to ailing King Mihai I.

During the party, the Representative Brass Band of Romania’s Defence Ministry and the Military Choir staged a concert in the garden of the place.

Among the attendees were Chairman of the Romanian Academy Ionel Valentin Vlad; Ombudsman Victor Ciorbea; Chairman of the Federation of Romania’s Jewish Communities Aurel Vainer; Agriculture Minister Petre Daia; politician Daniel Constantin; author Teodor Paleologu; doctors Irinel Popescu, Dorin Sarafoleanu and Monica Pop; Apostolic Nuncio in Romania Miguel Maury Buendia; US ambassador in Bucharest Hans Klemm and Israel’s ambassador Tamar Samash.

Also attending were invitees from all of Romania’s counties and Moldova, central and local administration officials, academics, cultural figures, scientists, politicians, leaders of the civil society and the business community, as well as members of the diplomatic corps and the clergy.

On May 12, the Mihail Jora Concert Hall of the Romanian National Radio Broadcasting Corporation will host a concert celebrating May 10. Performing will be the National Radio Orchestra conducted by William Kunhardt. Violinist Eugen Sarbub will give a solo performance. The public will listen to the Royal Anthem by E. Hubsch, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61, and Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms. Princess Margareta will be in attendance.

The series of events dedicated to the Romanian Royalty ends on May 14 with a King’s Cup oina competition at the Arcul de Triumf stadium, as the Romanian Oina Federation operates under the aegis of King Mihai.

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