Wednesday, August 3, 2016

DEATH | Queen Anne of Romania

Royal Romanian Wedding, 1948
Queen Anne of Romania died on August 1 in Switzerland. She never learned Romanian (the only Romance language spoken in Eastern Europe).

It was 44 years before she visited  the country that by title she ruled over.

She was born in 1923 as Princess Anne Antoinette Françoise Charlotte Bourbon-Parma.

When Germany invaded France in 1940, she moved to New York City and worked as a sales assistant in a store while studying painting.

She met King Michael I of Romania in 1947, after he had been forced to abdicate by the Communists. He was two years older. They were married in 1948. She is survived by him and five daughters.

See also my post on Romanian Lazăr Edeleanu, which has been viewed by an astonishingly large number of people. He died after the Nazi takeover of Romania.

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