Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Crown Princess Margareta’s
arrival in Romania
The celebration events took place in the presence of Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess, His Royal Highness Prince Radu, Her Royal Highness Princess Sophie, Her Royal Highness Princess Marie, His Royal Highness Prince Nicholas and His Royal Highness Prince Lorenz of Belgium.
On Saturday, 17th January, a special meeting with The Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation’s people and projects took place at the 'Gheorghe Focsa' hall of the "Dimitrie Gusti" National Village Museum, bringing together Foundation beneficiaries and volunteers.
On Sunday morning, 18th January, at 11 a.m., TRH Crown Princess Margareta, Princess Sophie and Princess Marie, along with foreign personalities from the USA, UK, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Russia, Netherlands, Sweden and Spain visited the Studio 4 of The Romanian Television, from where the historical events were broadcast in December 1989.
On Sunday evening, at 6 p.m., The Royal Family attended the gala concert at the Romanian Athenaeum, performed by the Camerata Regala orchestra, violinist Remus Azoitei and the Choir of the 'George Enescu' Philharmonic under the baton of maestro Horia Andreescu.
The evening concluded with an official dinner hosted by the National Savings Bank Palace, at 8 p.m., in the presence of TRH Crown Princess Margareta and Prince Radu, along with Princess Sophie, Princess Marie, Prince Nicholas and Prince Lorenz of Belgium and of H.E. Victor Ponta, Prime-Minister of Romania, H.E. Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, President of The Romanian Senate, H.E. Emil Constantinescu, former President of Romania (1996-2000), Mr Dorin Chirtoaca, Mayor of the City of Kishinev (Republic of Moldova) and 200 guests, foreign personalities, but also representatives of all areas of Romanian society, who have supported the Royal Family in the past 25 years.
After a break of 42 years, on 18th January 1990, the first member of The Romanian Royal Family, Princess Margareta, was setting foot on Romanian soil, accompanied by her sister, Princess Sofia. His Majesty King Michael I had entrusted to his eldest daughter the mission to represent Him in the country, for the first time since the Royal Family's departure into exile, in the dawn of 4th January 1948.