Monday, August 1, 2016

Obituary: Queen Anne of Romania (1923-2016)

Anne of Romania, the loyal and modest wife of Romania’s last monarch, King Michael, has died, Romania’s royal house said. She was 92.
Anne died Monday afternoon at a hospital in Morges, Switzerland, surrounded by family including four of her daughters, a statement said.
Michael, 94, who is suffering from cancer, visited her every day, and she received the last rites on Sunday, the statement said.
Born Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma, she met Michael in November 1947 when they had both come for the wedding of the future Queen Elizabeth II and Philip Mountbatten in London.
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Queen Anne of Romania in San Francisco, October 2000.
(©Arturo Beéche)

King Michael and Queen Anne of Romania on their wedding day, Athens, 1948.
(©Eurohistory royal Photographic Archive)

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