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Princess Ileana of Romania. In 1961, Ileana entered the Orthodox Monastery of the Protection of the Mother of God, in France. She founded the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, the first English language Orthodox monastery in North America. She was the third female descendant of Queen Victoria to become a Mother Superior in a convent of her own foundation. She served as abbess until her retirement in 1981, remaining at the monastery until her death in 1991.
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Queen of Romania with her two children. Prince Mircea died at Buftea on 2 November 1916 of typhoid fever, during a time of war, when enemy troops were approaching Bucharest and many battles were taking place close to the city. The royal family had to quickly bury him on the grounds of Cotroceni Palace, before they went into exile to Jassy, the old capital of Moldavia, the unoccupied part north-eastern Romania.