Friday, March 9, 2012

Carol gives Helen a villa

March 9, 1932

King Carol II of Romania is purchasing a villa in Florence for his former wife, Queen Helen.  The king sent his personal representative General Condescu to Italy to "discuss not only the purchase of the villa but the question of Queen Helen's return to Romania," reports the New York Times.

King Carol believes that it would be better for Crown Prince Michael to visit his mother in Florence "than for her to make annual visits to Bucharest, which are likely to be made the occasion for demonstrations injurious to the Romanian royal family."

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