August 21, 1930. According to a report in the Daily Herald, a London newspaper, Queen Helen of Roumania, the former wife of King Carol II, has decided to enter a convent. The newspaper's correspondent had accompanied Helen during her visit to a hospital near Bucharest, and telegraphed his editor that Helen "is contemplating a final renunciation of the world and entry into a convent."
The reporter confided that Helen "has attended this hospital regularly for many months and share with the convent sisters their service to women patients. Doubts and anxieties as to her future have left their traces on the unhappy Queen."
Queen Helen has been "devoting considerable time to religious books, and final preparations are being made for the day when she will take her vows. Her decision has been taken and the place chosen."