Her Majesty Queen Anne of Romania has died
Her Majesty Queen Anne of Romania died on Monday, the 1st of August 2016, at the Hospital in Morges (Switzerland), at 1.45 p.m. Queen Anne was 92 years old.
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Margareta and Prince Radu, Princess Helen, Princess Sophie and Princess Marie were at the Queen's bedside. His Majesty King Michael was with the Queen at the hospital every day of the last week. Father Charlemagne, vicar of the Catholic Parish of Morges, administered the last rites to the Queen.
According to the traditions of the Romanian Royal Funerals, the Queen will lie in state for a day in the Hall of Honour of Peles Castle, then for a day in the Throne Room of the Royal Palace in Bucharest. The burial will take place in the New Cathedral of Curtea de Arges.
The last Royal Funeral in Romania was Queen Marie's, which took place on the 24th of July 1938. According to the wishes of His Majesty King Michael I, Queen Anne's funerals will respect the tradition of her predecessors.