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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #480 on: February 24, 2013, 11:57:25 PM »
Charming photos of Queen Anne. Her short autobiography is a must read on personalities on her family.

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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #481 on: April 06, 2013, 07:36:11 AM »
Young King  Mihai attending with her mother a street show in 1928 :





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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #482 on: April 06, 2013, 12:03:23 PM »
The poor boy looked bored...

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« Reply #483 on: May 01, 2013, 05:38:24 PM »
I'm guessing that when King Michael was forced into exile in 1947, he probably thought he'd never set foot in his native land again.   Thankfully, that was not the case.  I wonder how many Monarchs the Communists forced out have gotten the chance to go back to their homelands after Communism was tossed into the gutter of history.  Michael might be the only one to have done so, I mean he was alive when the Communist stole his country, and he lived to see their downfall (one wonders what he was thinking when Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu were dispatched to Hell as a Christmas gift), and he is still living now, part of the time in Romania.

None of the Romanovs that escaped Russia ever got to go back even for a visit, let alone live there (of course, the Communists were in power a lot longer in Russia than they were in Romania). 
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« Reply #484 on: May 02, 2013, 08:37:13 AM »
The only one who could have gone was Princess Vera Constantinovna, who lived long enough to see the fall of Communism in Russia. She left Russia as a young girl.

Yes, the people remembered "Bread & Michael" very well and loved him mire during the difficult times under the dictators and communists. It is one of his joy to be back to his country and see democracy returned.

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« Reply #485 on: May 02, 2013, 09:59:11 AM »
Hi,

Simeon of Bulgaria has returned to his country;  and although not former monarchs - Maria Vladimirovna lives in Russia and Alexander of Serbia lives there now.  And Leka of Albania (now deceased) and his son, Leka, are there now;  also, Zog was recently reburied in his homeland.

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« Reply #486 on: May 02, 2013, 12:05:26 PM »
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Simeon of Bulgaria has returned to his country

***a quick trip to Wikipedia later***

Not only that, he became Prime Minister.  There was a time in my lifetime that would have been unthinkable.
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« Reply #487 on: May 02, 2013, 06:38:12 PM »
Yes. I think Vera left the earliest before 1917. Simeon wasn't even born...

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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #488 on: May 02, 2013, 11:16:09 PM »
The only one who could have gone was Princess Vera Constantinovna, who lived long enough to see the fall of Communism in Russia. She left Russia as a young girl.

Yes, the people remembered "Bread & Michael" very well and loved him mire during the difficult times under the dictators and communists. It is one of his joy to be back to his country and see democracy returned.
Did she retured for a visit?

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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #489 on: May 03, 2013, 09:10:15 PM »
Don't think so...

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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #490 on: May 08, 2013, 11:17:48 AM »
Marlene reported on her blog:

"Queen Anne of Romania has been admitted to a Swiss hospital, according to press reports.  King Michael and Crown Princess Margarita chose to remain in Switzerland to celebrate Orthodox Easter because of the Queen's health...The Queen has been in frail health for several years.  Press reports say she entered the hospital because of a sprained ankle.  She will celebrate her 90th birthday on September 18."

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« Reply #491 on: May 08, 2013, 03:00:22 PM »
Will pray for her recovery.  :(

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« Reply #492 on: May 08, 2013, 05:06:41 PM »
I hope she gets better too.
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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #493 on: May 09, 2013, 08:26:50 AM »
She is a great lady. I love her autobiography. Very human.

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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #494 on: May 10, 2013, 12:05:59 PM »
She and Michael have sure seen a lot of history.
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