Tuesday, August 02, 2016

HM Queen Anne of Romania 1923-2016

_. HM Queen Anne of Romania, who died 1 Aug, 2016, aged 92, was wife for 68 years of HM King Michael of Romania (b 25 Oct 1921).

She was born Princess Anne Antoinette Francoise Charlotte of Bourbon-Parma, at Paris, 18 Sept, 1923, the only dau of Prince Rene of Bourbon-Parma by his wife Princess Margarethe of Denmark. Two of her great-aunts were Queen Alexandra, wife of Edward VII, and the Tsarina Maria Feodorovna, mother of Tsar Nicholas II. She married King Michael, 10 June, 1948, at the Royal Palace, Athens, and was mother of five daughters, Margarita, Elena, Irina, Sophia and Maria.

Her ancestors include Charles X, King of France, the first King of the French, Louis Philippe I, and Christian IX, King of Denmark.

Her husband, King Michael, survives her.

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