A full program of the coming reburial of Queen Mother Helen of Romania has been released. Queen Mother Helen, born Princess Helen of Greece and Denmark, died in exile in Switzerland in 1982 and was buried in the Bois-de-Vaux Cemetery there. In 2018, it was announced that her remains and those of her former husband King Carol II of Romania would be moved to the New Episcopal and Royal Cathedral.
Tomorrow – 18 October 2019 – Queen Mother Helen’s coffin will arrive at Otopeni Airport around noon. A military and religious ceremony will be performed in the presence of the former Royal family. Around 12.45 P.M. the funeral cortege will travel from Otopeni Airport to Curtea de Arges. The cortege will not make any stops but will slow down when passing through towns. At Curtea de Arges, the coffin will be placed in the old cathedral where the family will have a private moment of prayer. After this, the public is invited to pay their respects. Those wishing to bring flowers are asked to bring white ones and to lay them in front of the cathedral.
The following day – 19 October 2019 – the public can pay their respects until around 10 A.M. From noon to 12.40 P.M. the funeral service will take place in the old cathedral. The coffin will be carried in a military and religious procession to the New Episcopal and Royal Cathedral, where the reburial will take place from 1 P.M.