Romanian Royal Family

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Elizabeth Queen of Romania. (29 December 1843 – 3 March/2 November 1916) was the Queen consort of Romania as the wife of King Carol I of Romania, widely known by her literary name of Carmen Sylva. Elisabeth was the aunt of William of Albania (sister to William, 5th Prince of Wied, father of William of Albania).

Elizabeth Queen of Romania. December 1843 – 3 November was the Queen consort of Romania as the wife of King Carol I of Romania. She was also known by her literary name of Carmen Sylva. She was a prolific writer.

Happy couple! Princess Ileana and her 1st husband, Archduke Anton, on their wedding day, 26 July, 1931. After the wedding Ileana's jealous brother, King Carol II, denied her and Anton permission to live in Romania, claiming the Romanian people wouldn't tolerate a Habsburg living on their soil. The Archduchess's sons ended up in the United States, becoming American citizens and marrying American women.

Princess Ileana of Romania, Princess of Hohenzollern & Archduke Anton of Austria,

Queen Elisabeth of Romania, born a German princess wearing the national costume of Romania

A royal portrait employing strong mythic overtones: Queen Elisabeth of Romania, born a German princess, adopts the national costume of Romania, with distaff and spindle.

HM Queen Mother Elena of Romania (mother of HM King Michael I) with her granddaughter HRH Margareta (today Crown Princess of Romania) — Majestatea Sa Regina-mamă Elena a României (mama MS Regelui Mihai) cu nepoata sa, ASR Principesa Margareta (azi moștenitoarea Coroanei României).

HM Queen Mother Elena of Romania (mother of HM King Michael I) with her granddaughter HRH Margareta (today Crown Princess of Romania) — Majestatea Sa Regina-mamă Elena a României (mama MS Regelui Mihai) cu nepoata sa, ASR Principesa Margareta (azi moștenitoarea Coroanei României).

Queen Anne of Romania, wife of King Michael. She was raised in France with her brothers. Her family escaped to Spain after the German invasion in WWII and eventually settled in the US. In 1943 Anne joined the French army and served as an ambulance driver in 5 countries, earning the French Croix de Guerre medal. Through her mother, Princess Margaret of Denmark, Anne is a distant cousin of, among others, Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, and her husband, King Michael.

Queen Anne of Romania, wife of King Michael. She was raised in France with her…

Wedding of King George II of Greece with Elisabeth of Romania

Princess Elisabeth of Romania & Crown Prince George of Greece 1921 wedding photo

Princess Elizaveta of Romania, spouse of King George II of Greece

Prinzessin Elisabeth von Rumänien, future Queen of Greece 1894 – 1956

Carol I, King of Romania (born Karl Eitel Friedrich of Hohenzollern- Sigmaringen, 1839 - 1914), photographed two years after Romania gained full independence upon the Russian-Romanian victory over the Ottomans.

Carol I, King of Romania (born Karl Eitel Friedrich of Hohenzollern- Sigmaringen, 1839 - photographed two years after Romania gained full independence upon the Russian-Romanian victory over the Ottomans.

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