Custodian of the Crown, Margareta, conveyed, on Sunday, in a message on the occasion of the national holiday of May 10, that the Royal Family is in spirit with all those who celebrate the Romanian Crown, our modern history and aspirations our freedom, progress and democracy.
“Today is the national holiday of May 10. Every year, Elisabeta Palace opens wide its gates for thousands of Romanians in the country, from the Republic of Moldova and from all corners of the world. Unfortunately, this year we cannot do the same. We are in spirit with all those who celebrate today the Romanian Crown, our modern history and our aspirations for freedom, progress and democracy. Throughout a century and a half, all the generations of our family have taken part in this great Romanian celebration of spring and national identity,” affirms Her Majesty Margareta.
The Custodian of the Crown wishes all Romanians a May 10 holiday with hope and confidence.
“Even if these days are difficult for all of us, I wish you all a celebration of May 10 with hope, trust and belief in the destiny of our country. Many Happy Returns!”, HM Margareta further said, according to Agerpres.
The traditional events held by the Royal House of Romania to mark May 10 have been cancelled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, the military ceremony and wreath laying at the statue of King Carol I have been cancelled, as well as the open air party at the Elisabeth Palace, which used to be attended by thousands of guests from Romania and the neighboring Republic of Moldova each year.