Untitled Page


The formal monarchy lasted from 1866 to 1947 when King Mihai (Michael) was forced to abdicate by the Communist government. He was allowed to return as a private citizen during the 1990s and certain privileges were restored including use of a Palace in Bucharest and recovery of family property.

King Carol I (1871-1916)

King Ferdinand
King Carol II (1930-1940)
King Mihai (Michael) (1927-1930, 1940-1947)

There are many reference sites but a starting place is one that focuses on Queen Elisabeta, Queen Marie and Princess Ileana.

Another is the Maryhill Museum (Washington State) that maintains a museum wing devoted to Queen Marie. During the 1920s she visited the United States and was treated much as Lady Diana of England was in the 1990s.

Return to HERITAGE

Queen Marie 1875-1938, grand-daughter of Queen Victoria of England married to King Ferdinand; credited with influencing her husband, a Hohenzollern, to side with the Allies in WW I, a decision that led to the reunification of Transylvania into Romania in 1920
Prince Radu, husband of Princess Margarita, was designated a special representative of the Romanian Government. The members of the Royal family in Romania currently reside at the Elisabeta Palace (Bucharest).

Lft to rt: King Carol I, King Ferdinand, King Carol II