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King Mihai of Romania and his family
« on: April 05, 2005, 06:49:56 PM »
I saw that King Michael of Romania is part of the Romanian delegation to the Pope's funeral. I presume he is Greek Orthodox not Roman Catholic and since he doesn't rule the country does anyone know why he's going? Did he have a personal relationship for example?
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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2005, 06:00:01 PM »
Read on another board that KM was invited to Russia as part of the VE Day celebrations. The ex-King was surpised by the invitation by the Russian government given their history.

An interesting note--while KM might not be a reigning head of state anymore, he is still the only living head of state from that era. I hadn't really thought about that.

I wonder if he's going to go?
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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2005, 09:59:33 PM »
King Micheal may not be a "Head of State" but he seems to get invited to all the right "Politico" things by all the right "Politicos".

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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2005, 11:30:14 AM »
is queen Anna of Romania a relation to Princess Maria Louisa of Bulgaria?

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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2005, 01:01:21 PM »
Yes. Both being  progeny of the prolific Roberto. Maria Luisa was a daughter, Anne a grand-daughter, her father being Rene, Roberto's son from his second marriage and therefore M-L's half brother.
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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2005, 09:12:05 AM »
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Yes. Both being  progeny of the prolific Roberto. Maria Luisa was a daughter, Anne a grand-daughter, her father being Rene, Roberto's son from his second marriage and therefore M-L's half brother.
I think I have that right.


It looks right to me!

Maria Luisa (1870-1899) daughter of Roberto I of Bourbon-Parma (1848-1907) and his first wife Princess Maria Pia delle Grazie of Bourbon-Two Sicilies is at:
http://www.btinternet.com/~allan_raymond/Bourbon_Parma_Royal_Family.htm#38.1

and Queen Anne's father René  (1894-1962) son of Roberto I and his second wife Infanta Maria Antónia of Portugal is at:
http://www.btinternet.com/~allan_raymond/Bourbon_Parma_Royal_Family.htm#38.S

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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2005, 11:48:53 PM »
King Michael is orthodox [by law he has to]. He even insisted that his children would be orthodox and because of that he had problems with the Vatican in the 50's. Then the catholic-orthodox relations improved in the 60's and he visited John Paul II several times. I presume all was forgotten and the pope appreciated his lifetime moral integrity.

p.s. even King Michael is not a monarch anymore he is KING nevertheless; please don’t use ex-king, it’s incorrect;
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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2005, 12:07:56 AM »
I don't particularly like this photo from the pope's funeral but it's the first time I'm putting a photo on a forum, so I'm practicing on this one.

King Michael is the second from the right, among romanian politicians. :(

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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2005, 06:12:59 PM »
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I don't particularly like this photo from the pope's funeral but it's the first time I'm putting a photo on a forum, so I'm practicing on this one.

King Michael is the second from the right, among romanian politicians. :(

http://img296.echo.cx/img296/103/83267je.jpg

Other than Kig Michael Of Romanoia, who are the other gentlemen?

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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2005, 06:22:18 PM »
From left to right:

1. Emil Constantinescu [former president 1996-2000]
2. Ion Iliescu [former president 1990-1996, 2000-2004]
3. Traian Basescu [president from 2004]
4. King Michael
5. Calin Popescu Tariceanu [prime-minister from 2004]
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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2005, 12:54:44 PM »

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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2005, 12:57:34 PM »
Wedding photo, June 10 1948, Athens, The Royal Palace.


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