Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Helen's portraits barred

May 25, 1931

By Special Cable to the New York Times.  

It is being reported in Rumania that a "confidential order" has been issued by the commandant of the Rumanian gendarmie, that portraits of Queen Helen shall be discreetly removed from all official premises." 

General Dimitrescu, the commandent, is the son of King Carol's personal secretary.   Queen Helen, who is still at her palace in Bucharest, has received "thousands of telegrams" from Rumanians "expressing profound devotion" to Crown Prince Michael's mother.

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