Anne of Bourbon-Parma

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Romania

The Kingdom of Romania began its life in 1881 when Prince Karl of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen was proclaimed King Carol I of Romania. He had been Domnitor (ruler) of Romania since 1866. In 1869, he married Princess Elisabeth of Wied, who was thus the first Queen of Romania. Their marriage was unhappy and their only child, a daughter named [read more]

Anne of Bourbon-Parma

Queen Anne of Romania’s death and funeral

Romania’s former royal house has confirmed that Queen Anne of Romania, the wife of Romania’s last monarch, King Michael I, died on 1 August 2016 at 1.45 PM at the age of 92. Crown Princess Margareta, Prince Radu, Princess Helen, Princess Sophie and Princess Marie were at the Queen’s bedside. Queen Anne was born as Princess [read more]