Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Crown Princess Margarita's 25th anniversary in Romania

Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Crown Princess Margareta’s

arrival in Romania

The Household of His Majesty King Michael I of Romania organized, on Saturday, 17th January 2015 and Sunday, 18th January 2015, a series of events dedicated to the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Crown Princess Margareta’s arrival in her country, Romania, on the 18th of January 1990.

 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.  


Alquimista Artificial said...

Is there a video or archive footage of the Crown Princess arrival?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

No idea. There are photos http://royalmusingsblogspotcom.blogspot.com/2015/01/gala-concert-on-january-18-in-bucharest.html

Alquimista Artificial said...

I meant the arrival 25 years ago.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Just photos. It was a daring thing to do, as they were invited and had to leave