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Farewell Lilibet! Romania joins the British people and the British Royal Family in mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Flag lowered to half-mast at British Embassy in Bucharest: Queen was the very spirit of Great Britain

Romania joins the British people and the British Royal Family in mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II who died on Thursday at the age of 96 in the Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

In his message of condolences, President Klaus Iohannis emphasized that the reign of Queen Elizabeth II represents an exceptional symbol of loyalty and commitment to the public service. And the press office of the Custodian of the Crown of Romania said that that Her Majesty, Margareta, and His Royal Highness the Prince Consort, together with the entire royal family, learned with great pain the news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The special connection between the kings of Romania and those of Great Britain began almost a century ago, the grandmother of Queen Marie of Romania being Queen Victoria of Great Britain. Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and the former sovereign of Romania, Mihai I were third-degree cousins. At the same time, King Mihai of Romania and the Prince Consort Philip, who was married to Queen Elizabeth for 74 years, were cousins, born on the same day.

The Queen’s eldest son, who has now automatically become King Charles III, fell in love with Transylvania on his first visit to Romania in 1998. Since then, he has constantly returned to Romania, where he owns around 10 properties, the most famous being at Viscri, the Transylvanian village that has become famous throughout Europe thanks to him. The area has acquired a fantastic tourist potential, especially after the release, in 2011, of the documentary Wild Carpathia, in which, the then Crown Prince Charles is a true ambassador of Romania, Radio Romania International reports.

President Iohannis: Reign of Queen Elizabeth II shaped modern history, Romanians are with the British people and the Royal Family

 

President Klaus Iohannis sent, on Thursday, a message of condolence on the death of Queen Elizabeth II, stating that the reign of the British monarch represents “an exceptional symbol of loyalty and commitment to public service”.

“Sincere condolence on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s reign, which spanned seven decades, shaped modern history and represents an exceptional symbol of loyalty and commitment to public service. Romanians are with the British people and the Royal Family,” the president wrote on Twitter.

 

Patriarch Daniel: A friend of the Romanian people and, in particular, of the Romanian Orthodox Church

 

The Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, Daniel, sent a message of condolence at the passing of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, in which he emphasized that the former British sovereign “was a constant friend of the Romanian people and, in particular, of the Romanian Orthodox Church”.

“We are deeply moved by the passing to the Lord of the late Queen Elizabeth II, the beloved mother of Your Majesty and Sovereign of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, on September 8, 2022, in which we celebrate, in the Orthodox Church, the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God and the Ever-Virgin Mary. We know the close connection that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II had with the Royal Family of Romania, especially with the former King Mihai of Romania, whom she appreciated so much,” reads the message sent by the Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church to King Charles III.

The Patriarch recalls that “at the same time, Her Majesty was a constant friend of the Romanian people and, in particular, of the Romanian Orthodox Church, in the endeavor to go through the difficult times of the communist dictatorship.”

“Last but not least, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II remained in our consciousness as a constant supporter of the Romanians who settled in the United Kingdom and, in general, of Romania, being inspired by the steadfast manifestation of love and appreciation of Your Majesty for our country and people. In these moments of great sorrow and grief for the British Royal Family and for Your Majesty, personally, we pray that the noble soul of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will rest in the peace, light and love of the Most Holy Trinity. Her eternal remembrance from generation to generation!”, Patriarch Daniel said

 

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bucharest:  Queen Elizabeth II, a symbol of devotion to the people she has served and a touchstone for political leaders from all over the world

 

In a message of condolence on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archbishop of Bucharest Aurel Perca states that the former British sovereign represents a symbol of devotion to the people she has served and a touchstone for political leaders from all over the world.

“We learned with sadness the news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. On behalf of the community of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bucharest, together with His Holiness Ioan Robu, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus, and the Most Reverend Cornel Damian, Auxiliary Bishop, we pray for the eternal rest of Queen Elizabeth and that the Lord offers solace and support to His Majesty King Charles III, the members of the Royal Family of Great Britain and the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth,” the message of the Catholic prelate reads.

The archbishop notes that in the person of Queen Elizabeth II the Romanian people had a friend and a faithful supporter.

“We particularly remember that Queen Elizabeth has always been present in the life of the Romanian Royal Family, and that throughout her existence she cultivated a relationship of friendship and affection towards King Mihai I, also a descendant of Queen Victoria. We pray that the Holy Virgin Mary, on whose Nativity Day Her Majesty the Queen was called to eternal life, intercedes for the repose of her soul. Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei! Requiescat in pace!,” is the message of Monsignor Aurel Perca.

 

Flag lowered to half-mast at British Embassy in Bucharest: Queen was the very spirit of Great Britain

 

The British flag was lowered to half-mast at the headquarters of the British diplomatic mission in Bucharest, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

“Our flag at the British Embassy Bucharest has been lowered to half-mast in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She was the very spirit of Great Britain – and that spirit will endure,” is the message published on Friday on the Facebook page of the British Embassy in Romania.

 

British Ambassador Noble: Her Majesty the Queen will be missed; she knew Romania well

 

Queen Elizabeth II knew Romania extremely well and she will be missed by the British people, the British Ambassador to Bucharest, Andrew Noble, stated on Friday.

He said he was moved by all the messages of condolences he received from the Romanian officials.

He said that this was a moment of deep sadness not only for the United Kingdom but also for other countries of which she was Queen. The Commonwealth and also other countries outside the traditional British family are also in mourning. The British diplomat also said he was deeply moved by the affectionate messages he received from his Romanian colleagues, members of the Government and fellow diplomats.

“The death of a monarch is necessarily a moment of sad disturbance in the life of the country. In the case of the death of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II the impact is enormous, affecting not only the citizens of the United Kingdom, but also citizens of the other countries of which she was Queen, citizens of Commonwealth countries and globally. To mourn a Queen in the same year that we celebrated Her Platinum Jubilee underlines why we feel Her loss so deeply but also why we revere Her memory and Her example…,” the diplomat said in a press statement.

He appreciated that the celebration of Queen’s 70th year on the throne in the same year in which she died explains the deep shock and sadness that the people feel in every part of the world.

He added that, for all those who knew the Queen, who met Her personally, this moment was felt like a very personal loss. Noble also recalled how well the Queen knew Romania and that the British and Romanian Royal had very close relations, which strengthen the bond between the two countries, said the British diplomat.

Noble also mentioned that King Charles III knows Romania extremely well, and that He is a great friend of Romania, where he comes as often as possible.

The bond between our two countries will be strengthened further in the years to come, said Andrew Noble, while hoping that Romanians everywhere will feel the same as the British citizens, that the day when the Queen died was a very sad day. However, he added, no matter how much Her Majesty the Queen will be missed, this is also a moment of hope, when a new monarch begins His reign, King Charles III. When the Queen dedicated Herself to the public service and Her duty, on Her 21st birthday, in 1947, the modern monarchy was born in the United Kingdom, said Noble, adding that he was certain the British monarchy will continue to be a modern one. The King of the UK and the other territories, as Head of Commonwealth, will be a source of power through the painful days towards better ones, he said.

 

Online Book of Condolence on British Royal House page announces the UK Embassy in Bucharest

 

An online Book of Condolence is open at www.royal.uk for people who want to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the British Embassy in Bucharest reports on Friday.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Royal Family and to the people of Great Britain, the Realms and the Commonwealth, in this period of immense pain,” says a press release of the diplomatic mission.

 

Tens of persons pay homage to Queen Elizabeth at British Embassy: Farewell Lilibet!

 

On Friday, several tens of people brought flowers and candles in front of the British Embassy in Bucharest, to honour the memory of Queen Elizabeth II.

Earlier in the day, several tens of people left bouquets of flowers and lit candles at the gate of the diplomatic mission in the Capital City, taking a short moment of silence after placing the tribute objects. One of the bouquets had a handwritten message: “Farewell, Lilibet”, a reference to the Queen’s childhood nickname.

The flag in the Embassy courtyard is lowered to the half-mast, to commemorate the sovereign. The British ambassador in Bucharest, Andrew Noble, made a short statement, in which he spoke about the personality of his Queen Elizabeth II, but also about how moved he was by the Romanians’ messages.

He said he received many very affectionate messages from his Romanian colleagues, members the Government and fellow diplomats, and he was very moved by them.

He said the Queen’s death was felt like “a very personal loss” for those who knew her.

Noble recalled that Queen Elizabeth “knew Romania deeply” and had very close family relations with the Romanian Royal Family, and this “strengthened” the bond between the two countries “in a very clear way.”

 

Message of mourning displayed on gate to King Charles III’s house in Viscri

 

At the house in the Romanian village of Viscri, where the recently anointed King Charles III lived when he came to visit Romania, a message of mourning was displayed after the announcement of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty, the Queen. Our thoughts and prayers are with His Majesty, King Charles, and members of the Royal Family at this time,” reads the message in Romanian and English posted on the gate to the house under a black scarf.

Officials of the foundation that administers the building have not yet made any statement regarding this gesture of solidarity with the British Royal House.

 

Compiled from Agerpres

 

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