Thursday, November 3, 2011

More photos from Bucharest

Marlene and Nelly Mirciou
Princess Anne de Ligne and her husband, Charles
Queen Sofia taking a picture of King Michael on tv

The Prince of Löwenstein-Rosenberg-Wertheim on Monday
Dr. John Fruchaud,  Princess Tatiana Radziwill and Queen Sofia

Prince and Princess Wilhelm of Schaumburg-Lippe

Archduchess Maria Magdalene of Austria and her husband, Baron von Holzhausen

Marlene with Queen Sofia and Prince Vladimir

Princess Irina of Romania and her husband, John Walker

Prince and Princess Ludwig of Baden

Crown Princess Katherine and Crown Prince Alexander

Prince Vladimir and Princess Birgitte

Archduchess Katharina and Archduke Martin

Princess Sophie, Marlene, Prince Georg Friedrich

Princess Helen

Princess Stephanie and Prince Bernhard of Baden

Archduke Georg and Archduchess Eilika

Grand Duchess Marie and Grand Duke George
The Margrave and Margravine of Baden

A random selection of photos of guests at the 90th birthday celebrations of King Michael.   The guests included European royalty, and members of the King's family, including four of his daughters, Crown Princess Margarita and her husband, Prince Radu, Princess Helen and her two children, Prince Nicholas and Karina,  Princess Irina and her husband, John Walker, and Princess Marie.  Princess Sophie was unable to attend.



Rex said...


You look to have had a fabulous time mingling with all those royals! Are you so savvy about them all that you could identify them by their names?

Were there any British royals there? I thought Prince Michael of Kent and his wife might have been on the guest list.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Rex, I have known some of the royals, personally, for some time -- it is an honor .. and I've been to Serbia twice as the guest of Crown Prince Alexander, who is a real sweetie.

I nearly died when I introduced myself to Georg Friedrich, and said, How do you do, I am Marlene .. and he said Marlene Koenig .. and went on about knowing about my work, etc. Some of the guests I have corresponded with for many years, and others are good friends. I felt very privileged to be there

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

The Prince of Wales was invited, but declined .. he was in Romania visiting the family several months ago. All of the guests stayed at the hotel -- and security was tight. It would have been hellacious if the Prince of Wales was also at the hotel ..

AceOfSpades said...

Some great pictures, Marlene! It truly looked likie it was an amazing event!

You look positively teeny-tiny next to Georg Friedrich! I'd guesstimate that he's in the 6'4 range, and next to him, you seem to be about 4'11!! lol

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

I felt like I shrunk in the wash. I am only 5'1 1/2" short.

Bea said...

Marlene, I love the pictures. What was on your plate? Bea

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

a salmon pate .. yummie